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Police log: Stoneridge Mall hit with four auto burglaries

Original post made on Dec 2, 2011

Pleasanton was hit with 11 auto burglaries in a week, police reports show.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:14 AM

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Posted by Tess
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

BART coming to Stoneridge Mall has had no effect on the crime rate at the Mall, according to our socialist Mayor. Yeh, and pigs fly.


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Posted by Bob Justsaying
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

Stoneridge Mall Road sure seems to attract a lot of criminal activity. Just saying...


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Posted by mcdaddy
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

Pleasanton's finest are busy these days. Bart to Stoneridge is bitter sweet! I wish there was further info on the offenders residency status. I imagine it would be oak, oak, san leandro, richmond, tracy, tracy, pleasanton (threw this one in just in case).


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Posted by Justine
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

I would imagine its from all areas including San Ramon, Ruby Hills, Dublin, Danville, Alamo, Livermore, etc. The crime rate is going up because of lack of jobs and monies. It matters not where they're from. It is interesting that it all starts from the one location.


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Posted by Kim
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

When the first BART opened many years ago, a police officer told me they expected criminal activity to occur in the city because of it.

Also, it is the shopping season and people do not pay attention like they should to their cars and themselves and their surroundings as they walk back to their cars.

And since when do prank calls make the police blotter news? Did someone call you and ask if your refrigerator was 'running'?


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Posted by Tightlines
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:01 am

I am with you Tess...Let's see what happens when the first of many low income apartments are completed next to the BART station. As always, they tell us there is no relationship to the increase in crime and the low income housing, it's just a coincidence. Ya right!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Seems to me that the problem with crime around Stoneridge Mall doesn't have so much to do with BART as with the presence of the mall itself. The establishment of Stoneridge Mall was a bit before my time, but for those who were around when it opened was there any debate in Pleasanton about allowing a large mall to be built? Didn't anyone point out the fact that there was inevitably going to be more crime in that local area?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I suppose you could look for the crime statistics since the mall was built and statistics since Bart opened. I'm guessing, but there are more shoppers and more things to be stolen with the holidays here, so the determined thief(s) could drive here just as easily.

I think it is likely that the biggest decider was the tax revenue to Pleasanton. I suppose Pleasanton could have said no and it would be on the Dublin side of the interchange.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Sorry, should be thief(ves).


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Posted by Trumaine
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Let's see.... The community wants low-income consumers to patronize shops at the mall, but then when a transportation system helps to make that possible, people complain about BART transporting low-income consumers. Makes sense to me. Beyond that, I am shocked, absolutely shocked, that statistics show a higher incidence of crime among low-income groups.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

4/11 of the thefts were at Stoneridge.
7/11 of the thefts were not at Stoneridge.




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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

trumaine-who said anything about 'The community wants low-income consumers to patronize shops at the mall'.
I bet the folks that own Nordstroms were thnking exactly like you...but, you were right about one thing:'statistics show a higher incidence of crime among low-income groups.'


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Posted by and........
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

steve,Lets not forget local Assembly persons.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I happened to speak with ppd a few weeks back. They indicated there has been an increase in activity at the mall during the day shift.


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Posted by Mal
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Thanks Bart for providing a convenient drop off point for our out of area car thieves, saw this coming years ago!


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Posted by Former mall shopper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

Maybe the mall cops should spend less time watching for the folks who park in the mall parking lot when the BART garage is full. I know they're just doing their jobs, but seriously...

(Yes, I am a little bitter. That is a HUGE parking lot, and I was towed anyways. Well, Stoneridge has lost my business for the forseeable future...)


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