Posted by zowns, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Apr 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm
There lives a boy in the same vacinity( the gates), who's brother was convicted of the same crime of over twenty cars being slashed in the Mohr/martin neighborhood several years ago. Oh he was caught and paid about 40% restitution. Was supposed to pay it all, but folks got tired of waiting....police treated each and every case as an individual. Each charge required seperate court cases. In other words he got away with it
Posted by Tango , a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:19 am
Sue the perpetrator in small claims court and if you win you can put a lean against them and mess up their chance of getting any kind of bank loan for a car or house or many other items he /or she might want to have later in life. We did this and because he couldn't pay the judgement we at least new he was having a hard time getting loans. This lean goes for ten years and can be renewed. Things may have changed from when we were in court. I did get satisfaction out of messing up his life.
Posted by Sue them for sure, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:48 am
In a previous town our neighborhood had a house with a teenager who played his car stereo so loudly that our windows (two streets away) literally vibrated in the frames. He would do this for a few minutes at a time, knowing that the police would never arrive in time to cite him.
We worked with the PD and the courts to put together a class action small claims lawsuit. It is a group of lawsuits that is pushed together and heard at the same time. For about $50 in fees and a few minutes filling out documents, each home on the surrounding streets participated. Every occupant in the home is eligible to get $5,000 if the suit is won. This family would have been on the hook for well over $100,000 if the case had gone to court. The PD then met with the family and worked out an agreement. The nasty kid paid all costs to the participants and he was prohibited from even turning on the car stereo within the town limits.
Eventually they moved since every single neighbor had participated in the filing of the lawsuit. That was a big win for all of us.
So, don't let these scummy kids off the hook, sue them big time and maybe the parents will learn how to be parents.
Posted by Alannaz, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm
I often brag about how safe Pleasanton is, Although I think that is still the case, I cant still say that with out being disingenuous! Who ever did this must be caught and justice must be served! What are they on anyways?