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The Danville Police Department provides Danville Express with a record of its calls each week.

Original post made by nancy s., Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2010

Why can't the Pleasanton Police Dept. provide the Pleasanton Weekly (Express) with a record of calls each week?

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Posted by Can do
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2010 at 12:33 am

I believe the Police Dept. can do this in Pleasanton as well. The reason I believe it is possible is that The Pleasanton Patch carries that information as soon as it is released; as an example, on 6/22, The Pleasanton Patch posted the Pleasanton Police and fire log for 6/14 - 6/20:
Web Link


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

I'm unsure about Pleasanton, but typically a police department has a log that the news groups can access outlining the chronological activity of the department. Of course, the newspaper has to be motivated enough to retrieve the information.

If you're curious, Pleasanton Police Department activities are routinely reported in another local publication.


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Posted by Glenn Wohltmann
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Just so you know, we put that information in the print edition every week.

If you don't get the paper (Why not? It's free to everyone who actually lives in Pleasanton.) you can see the information here: Web Link

Click on the issue and look for the police report link.

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Glenn Wohltmann
Pleasanton Weekly
Danville Express
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gwohltmann@pleasantonweekly.com
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Posted by Can do
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Glenn,

Thank you for the information regarding the availability of the log in the print version of the Pleasanton Weekly. I think, however, that there are several points that folks have made on this topic, both here and in prior discussions: the PW entries could be more inclusive, more descriptive, more timely.

1) The PW print version does not contain any log entries for calls from the Pleasanton-Livermore Fire Department. The Pleasanton Patch online listing does include those.

2) Because the log is only available in the weekly print version, the log is often "stale". For example, the PW print version on 6/18 contained entries from 6/8-6/13; the PW print version on 6/25 contained entries from 6/14-6/19.

3) The PW print version contains a highly-edited version of the log; the Pleasanton Patch online listing contains more entries and fuller information. For example, the 6/25 PW print version contained this entry for June 16th incidents:

June 16

Theft
- 10:53 a.m. in the 7200 block of Stonedale Drive; petty theft
- 12:07 p.m. in the 3400 block of Stanley Boulevard; petty theft

Vandalism
- 10:03 a.m. in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive

Prank Calls
- 9:49 a.m. in the 4800 block of River Rock Hill Road

DUI
- 1:37 a.m. at the intersection of Rialto Way and Stoneridge Drive
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The Pleasanton Patch online news of 6/22 showed this entry for the same June 16th log:

June 16

”A 22-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence at 2:07 a.m.
”A fire was reported on the 7900 block of Stoneridge Drive at 9:15 a.m.
”Harassment was reported on the 4800 block of River Rock Hill Road at 9:49 a.m.
”Vandalism was reported on the 4500 block of Chabot Drive at 10:03 a.m.
”Petty theft was reported on the 7200 block of Stonedale Drive at 10:53 a.m.
”Petty theft was reported on the 3400 block of Stanley Boulevard at 12:07 p.m.
”A traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Santa Rita Road at 1:01 p.m.
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Or, for June 17th,

in the 6/25 PW print edition:

Burglary
- 11:53 a.m. in the 4300 block of Foothill Road

versus the more informative 6/22 Pleasanton Patch online:

”Burglary was reported at Foothill High School on the 4300 block of Foothill Road at 11:53 a.m. Stolen items included a pitching machine.


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