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Police log: Cars ransacked in Val Vista neighborhood

Original post made on Apr 12, 2012

More than 11 unlocked vehicles in the Val Vista neighborhood were reported searched by a thief or thieves between 8:45 p.m. Sunday and 9:20 a.m. Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 12, 2012, 1:22 PM

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Posted by Who
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Well at least the new Bart station isn't making a big impact on the crimes. Phew!


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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

@Who

Seriously? I'd blame young people from here first.


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Posted by Judith
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

It sounds like it might be an inside job. Lawn crew or housekeeper maybe? It's usually the help.


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Posted by Who
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

@none of the above
I was referring to the 30yo from union city, 50yo from Castro valley, 19yo from Oakland etc etc etc...


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

@ Judith, that makes no sense. How do you figure a theft from an unlocked vehicle is the landscapers or a housekeeper? Based on the time it happens and because it is from unlocked cars, that is the last thing I would think. Its likely some thieves looking for something easy to steal. Probably some younger folks or people coming into the city to victimize us.

Lock your cars and houses!!! This is 2012 and just because this is Pleasanton, it does NOT mean we are exempt from crime. A lot of this could be avoided if people got out of that mindsight. Leaving your house or car unlocked is plain stupid. You are practically asking to become a victim!


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Posted by Judith
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

It's just a feeling I get whenever I'm around them. I've caught them a lot of times looking into my car to see whether I've locked it or not. Guess that just comes with their occupation. Once they've scoped out two or three cars, then they can do a sweep right down the block. The new BART station gives them an easy getaway.


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Posted by Vineyards
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:47 am

Lock your cars...what are you thinking? Oh how sheltered and safe you think you are.


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Posted by BillHilly
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

Lots of transients and "diversity" coming from out of town. Ain't "diversity" grand? Can't wait for the low-income housing to come.


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This isn't rocket science and it it's the 70s in Pleasanton anymore. It's a CITY. Lock your doors. Stop parking across the street from your house like people do in my neighborhood. Pay attention. Be realistic - it's more than likely a bored kid looking for easy money and a thrill. And don't blame "the help." Where's your head? Stuck in another decade? Comments like that make you look like an elitist snob and it's why people assuming Pleasanton residents are snotty jerks when the majority of us really aren't that way.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Here's an. Idea....park your cars in your garage. That's what it's for, not a storage locker or a unit for your in laws. Those of us that use our garages for its intended purpose don't have to worry about this 'problem'


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Posted by Judith
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I've got a better idea. If they want to get you, they will. I leave my house doors unlocked so that I don't have to face broken windows and busted down doors. And I never park in the garage because they're more likely to burn your garage down. They envy us our freedom and will stop at nothing to take us down to their level.


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Posted by Susan
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Has anyone noticed the strange massage parlors on First Street? They clearly are NOT a normal massage parlor and only have men coming and going late at night.


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