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2 women arrested at JC Penney after shoplifting spree, fight with store security officers

Original post made on Mar 7, 2013

Two Alameda County women were arrested Feb. 25 for multiple felonies after a fracas at Stoneridge Shopping Center.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:55 AM

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:42 am

Good news for Penny's! After their stock went down at least they are the retailer of choice for female thieves in the white, 30-40 demographic.


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Posted by mall shopper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:50 am

Wow,this sounds like a pair of seasoned shoplifters who are not afraid of confrontation by authority. Hopefully, jail will be a bit more intimidating for them! Good Job Penney's for not letting these two get away with your goods!! Sick of hearing about all the thugs at the mall..


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Posted by Stoneridge shopper no more
a resident of Val Vista
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

Wow we can't even shop at Stoneridge anymore without hearing about crime. Over the holidays some kid gets jumped in the parking lot, a few weeks ago someone using a stolen credit card now this. I guess it's desperation for some people due to the economy but its sad to see here in Pleasanton.


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Valley Trails
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

That's what happens when you bring BART into town.


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Posted by SupportsBART
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

Sue: Um, they were in a CAR.


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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

It has nothing to do with the economy, it has everything
to do with morals and good parent raising. We never had
much, but we never stole from anyone. Don't make the
thugs the 'victims of a poor economy'.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

It appears that Miss Heather been had a streak of bad luck!

Web Link


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Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

Way to work "Fracus" into your story Glenn. There just aren't enough fracases that are newsworthy these days.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

Why is BART mentioned for every mall crime? Is there a report somewhere that shows that connection to each incident? A web site, or at the police station? Trains that only depart every 15 minutes does not seem like a good get away option.


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Posted by Whatdya Expect
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

Was one of the perps high on meth, or are the security guards light on training? It would be very interesting to know how the perp was able to injure three security guards.
You think we have a problem now, its going to get much worse when the lost-cost housing goes in. Then the "other side of the hills" will also be on "this side of the hills".
Can't tell you how much I despise Gov. Moonbeam. The guy is worse than a meatball -- he is a meatball with a lot of power.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Mike wrote: "Why is BART mentioned for every mall crime? Is there a report somewhere that shows that connection to each incident? A web site, or at the police station? Trains that only depart every 15 minutes does not seem like a good get away option."

If you look at the annual Pleasanton Police report, you'll see that the crime rate in recent years is actually LOWER than it was before BART came to Pleasanton. So, no, blaming BART makes no sense. The problem, if there is one, is not BART but the mall itself. It's no surprise that many property crimes are related to malls. There's shoplifting, auto theft, big crowds with people not watching their belongings, etc.. I'm sure that when Pleasanton allowed Stoneridge Mall to open here that it was recognized that there would be some amount of increased crime related to the presence of the mall, but that the positives outweighed the negatives. The bottom line is that closing Pleasanton BART won't reduce crime rates much but closing Stoneridge Mall will. Anyone want to do that?


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Posted by franco
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Mar 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm

franco is a registered user.

Allow that the original BART comment could be a joke. The feared increase in crime, especially at Stoneridge mall, that BART would bring has been argued in the PW threads in the past. A lot began when construction began on the long-planned-for West Dublin station. Quite a few Pleasanton residents were caught by surprise, and thus began the BART-will-bring-crime-to-Pleasanton arguments.

Of course, the miscreants arrived and tried to depart by car. Can you imagining carrying your stolen load and waiting on the platform for the next train?


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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Well there goes Sam again....
Trying to be a local telling us
how Ptown was before he got here.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

"Ptown native",

Are you saying Sam got something wrong? Sam made several good points, don't you agree? Facts are facts.


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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

Sam is an artificial plant with no roots.
I find him offensive to our local history.
That's all. Have a nice day.


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Posted by Michael L.
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:06 am

Why is it that every time I hear someone talking about being a local I envision some old ornery coot who doesn't know history or anything about the outside world. Ptown native at what point does one become a local? I've been here 16 years is that good enough for you? Is 30 years, 60 years? Considering that Ptown went from a few thousand people in the 60's to over 65,000 now I'd say that most people are transplants, unless you locals were procreating faster than rabbits.

Perhaps you were born here, maybe even your father, but at the most your grandfather was a native considering that Ptown was founded in the late 1800's. That is unless you are descended from the Ohlone who were fishing in the marsh that was in the Stoneridge area for thousands of years before you locals drained it to make roon for the Stoneridge mall, which wouldn't even be there if it wasn't for the rest of us being here to shop there.

As far as the crime it seems that we are talking about 3 very minor incidents in several months. You make it sound like this is Kabul or Bagdad.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

Ptown resident was born in a placed named WEEDPATCH, CA.

does that explain anything? hmmmmmmmmmm...


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

"Sam is an artificial plant with no roots."

Okay, that was funny. We all know artificial plants need to roots (or water for that matter). What that has to do with what Sam wrote, I don't know.

"I find him offensive to our local history."

I can't made heads or tails of that. "Offensive" to "history"? How does that work? How does one "offend" history?


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Posted by Jay
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2013 at 5:41 am

"Stoneridge Shopping Center fracas ends in Pleasanton police chase of their stolen car"

This article does not say anything about a police chase...


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

Nor is there any mention of Pleasanton police having their car stolen and then chasing after it....


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