Posted by Scott Walsh, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2009 at 8:28 am
Having lived in Pleasanton 24 years I continue to praise our police department on their quick response and professional work.
Living next to Valley Avenue I have never been burglarized. The extension of Stoneridge Drive may or may not bring an increase in criminal activity. It depends on the neighborhoods getting involved or not. More activity brings more sets of eyes to watch the bad guys like exampled above. You chose to live where you do with full disclosure that Stoneridge was built to go through to Livermore. I live with Valley Avenue, you will live with Stoneridge Drive or you will choose to move.
For me, the Pleasanton Police do their jobs very well and do the "dirty work" that we all cannot do or will not do. Support them. Neighbors can help by being observant, joining Neighborhood Watch Programs, and knowing their neighbors. These measures increase the prevention of crime.....my two cents. I give it 5 minutes and someone will write an insulting gutless reply to my comments. Let's see.
Posted by ?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:48 am
Can anyone explain to me why the "stoneridge extension" will increase crime? I have heard that the new bart station could do that. But you people sound like you're referring to the stoneridge drive extension. Where will it increase? Are we really afraid of Livermore now?...............Livermore?
Thanks neighbor. I also try to be observant and compliment you on your actions. There is only a few police officers, but there are thousands of us "residents". We must help one another! Long Live Neighborhood Watch!
Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of the Stoneridge Park neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm AVHS Dad is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
@ Scott Walsh: Well said! I bought into Stoneridge Park 12-13 years ago and fully expected Stoneridge to be extended through to Livermore years ago. Who of us thought we were moving into Ruby Hill???
@ ?: Some people want to delay the inevitable until their kids are in college. They have no basis for it, so they make stuff up and pay lawyers to argue about it. It's the American way...or so they think.
Posted by PTownResident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm
It's always a GREAT thing when any aware citizen of ANY city/neighborhood goes out of their way to call in what may be a possible crime, which was the case in the news report. It's not only unacceptable, but just wrong to start accusing others, even those from other cities with crime rates that are high, and assume "they" will be the ones who will victimize Pleasanton citizens. Although many might seem to come from outside of our city, I doubt we can claim Pleasanton DOESN'T have our own share of the kind of people who would rather steal from others without hesitating. The unfortunate thing is most aren't caught as this guy was. The reason why this criminal was apprehended was due to the diligence of watchful neighbors and the responsive Pleasanton police officers. We should focus our energy and effort to being as aware and proactive as all of those involved in bringing down that criminal, rather than directing false accusations toward neiboring cities.
Posted by Rang my bell and ran, a resident of the Danbury Park neighborhood, on Apr 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Yesterday my doorbell rang, which set off the two dogs. They thing that's their job!
When I answered, I saw two teenage boys running away, looking back from about two houses over and laughing, and close to the house, one teenage girl in shorts. I held up my cellphone as if taking their picture.