Posted by Tired, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:45 am
"Park our cars in the garage" -? How about questioning your 14-18 year old son if he happened to be out wandering around in the middle of the night with his favorite knife on March 23 and/or April 15... Wake up parents. This is one (or more) of our kids.
Posted by Trust the PPD, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:46 am
Hey Tire-Dealer not all of us want to pay monthly fees to store stuff in high priced storage lots....since houses out here don't have basements we use our garages (I come from the Midwest, houses here are devoid of storage)....plus there's no "workroom" for tools etc. and have to share space with the laundry...good reason to have to park a car on the road if you ask me. I have faith that Pleasanton Peace Officers will get those doing this...eventually.
Posted by Bob, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:18 am
What is the comment, "Sure hope they catch these guys, but only after they find our PW troll's house in Birdland." all about? I don't understand "PW troll's house"? What does this mean? Anyway, its not about parking inside or outside. I don't think it 'should' be necessary to hide in the garage. Its about catching these "Fun Seekers" and deal with them to bring this activity to a stop. Not about changing our way of life to accommodate their actions.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:19 am
"Wake up parents. This is one (or more) of our kids."
How right. There should be an immediate curfew for everyone. Any person seen outside after the curfew would be subject to questioning and search by the PD. If found to be in possession of a knife or ice pick they should be jailed as the criminals they are.
Parents -- where are your kids at night? YOU are the reason this is happening. YOU have failed to instill any values or ethics into your kids. You breed em and them let em run wild. Maybe the parents of these useless losers should be locked up too. But bottom line, make the idiots pay every dime and all police costs for their actions.
Posted by Ben, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:42 am
Steve, if you can imagine how a vandal slashes a tire, I don't believe that involves touching the car. It would just be them jamming a sharp object into the tire. Besides, I don't think prints can be taken from car tires. You watch too much tv!
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm
I think that I'll be getting a video surveillance system for our house. This sort of crime should be more difficult to get away with now than 10 or 20 years ago. I seem to recall seeing a few stories on the PW where home and auto burglary suspects were identified and caught with the aid of outdoor video surveillance systems, including that recent pair of burglars in a black Cadillac from Tracy who were caught with the aid of video from some homeowner's surveillance system. Since many of the video systems work in the infrared (IR), criminals can't use darkness as a cover, either. The system I saw on Amazon includes four IR video cameras and a system with a 500 Gb hard disk capable of continuously recording video and costs about $330.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Ben: "Steve, if you can imagine how a vandal slashes a tire, I don't believe that involves touching the car. It would just be them jamming a sharp object into the tire. Besides, I don't think prints can be taken from car tires. You watch too much tv!"
So I take it you don't think much of Steve's other idea of taking the vandals out with a reduced-power photon torpedo from low earth orbit?
Posted by steve, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Sam your liberal montra can be sooooo condesending. Why should I -- ME -- be forced to pay $330 from the Radio Schaak you own when thats what I pay my tax money for?
Have you ever seen Google Maps, Sam? The saddlelite technology exists. The union police force is just too lazy using our tax money on police picnicks instead of what their supposed to be doing.
I think their afraid of what their going to see. I've got neighbors who have lost their cats and dogs, but the union police thinks it would be politically incorrect to show how their disappearing. (Clue: Hungry, pre-cannabalistic Refugees.)
Posted by tim, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm
police are too busy setting up speed traps throughout Pls (revenue-collection) to do real police work. the yogurt store on tawny was tagged the other night, tires slashed and more to come. catching these culprits does not produce any dollars to the city or county.
Posted by Janyne, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm
After the writing of this article, we had two tires on our truck slashed as did a neighbor across the street. Because two on one side were slashed, all four will have to be replaced for an out of pocket expense of nearly $1000. It is just senseless vandalism. It is too similar to not be related, but after speaking to the Officer Jones, who took our report, they are doing quite a bit to find and eventually prosecute the criminals.
I would like to blame parents, the media, CSI, the Pleasanton Police Department, my messy garage, poor satellite technology and the sharpness of knives, but that won't help. I am grateful the destruction was something, not someone. I am praying the criminals are caught and will suffer the consequences of their actions. I am thankful to have had Police to call when this situation arose. I am appreciative I am living in a community where this is an exception, not the rule for news.
Posted by Curious, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Amen, Janyne! I'm thankful for our Pleasanton PD, and for the fact that our police force is still able to respond to calls regarding slashed tires. Been in P-Town for 41 years, and overall, still happy to call it home.
Posted by nancy s., a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm
@steve - please go live elsewhere.
I truly believe all 3 of these events are related and it is probably a couple of youths sneaking out of the house after their parents are asleep. This last incident was at the end of spring break. One last night of trouble? Probably between midnight and 5 am. What kids missed school on Monday? What kids fell asleep in class (ok that probably won't work, hahaha). Unfortunetly, the shift that has the least amount of officers on duty is the midnight shift when this vandalism is occuring. But there is a curfew in Pleasanton - 10pm if you are under 18. I think the police to start enforcing it.
Posted by Truth, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Steve from Stoneridge,
Funny you talk about being a conservative and you are not in support of the Police. Just because you give yourself a title does not make it so. May I recommend you listen to Mark Levine, as all good conservatives do, and take away the true conservative attitude and fundamentals. I also would ask what you have done for the community other than posting on a blog. Perhaps you could get off your ass and walk a beat..then call the real men at PPD if you see a crime...or you can sit in front of the computer as usual and tap your little keys...either way step up.
Posted by steven, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm
Just how do you think the Emperial President consodilates his power as he creates a Stalinist State? The police, that's who! As soon as the police unionized they got into bed with our beloved leader. There afraid to do anything to offend his majesty or the gutless sheep who bray out as they follow him. Look at the BART station for crying out loud! Look at the tire puncturers from you-know-where! Look at how its easy to get a speeding ticket goiong 43 in a poorly posted 25 school zone. But do the overtime donut eaters get the refugee(s) who ate my dog? Na-uh. Nada. Adios Amigo
Posted by money madness, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm
Please, just go to the middle schools and high schools and ask around. You'll find the culprits bragging to all their friends about what they're doing. It's simple. It's kids who can walk safely through the area, non-conspicuous, part of the neighborhood types. As Pleasanton has grown there are many "hometown hoodlums" that sit right in front of our noses. It's cool to be a "gangsta", I believe they're call "whiggers".
Posted by Mojo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:26 am
Yesterday, I noticed the motorcycle cops were still out giving tickets for doing doing 30 in a 25 mph zone. Meanwhile, the vandalism, muggings, robberies, and assualts just keep increasing. Call members of the City Council, particularly The Three Stooges, and bitch like hell. We have to get the police focused on real crime rather than hiding behind bushes with their radar guns.
Posted by happy about the arrest..., a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Well, I guess the Police were doing more than just writing tickets yesterday. Now they can go back to eating donuts while helping Walmart bust their union and using spy satellites to catch aliens eating cats and dogs, oh and having tea parties at the fair grounds (catered by KFC). No, I don't believe that last sentence. But really, I am glad they got caught before I had a chance to see them working on my tires because then I would be under arrest.