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Pleasanton police seize 2 men at scene of stolen copper wire coils on Rheem Drive

Original post made on Sep 5, 2013

Pleasanton police yesterday arrested two men on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a business in the 2100 block of Rheem Drive.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 5, 2013, 7:44 AM


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Excellent work by an alert business owner.

Posted by Scott Walsh, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

Great job PPD!!!!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

pretty is as pretty does...B U S T E D!

Posted by D W, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

LOVE them 'Caught-In-The-Act' stories! Need more of those, especially with copper thievery!

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Good work by an alert citizen, and a good reminder for everyone that law enforcement is a community activity.


Posted by Mom, a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I see stories like this and think the PPD is on the ball. But unfortunately the level of service depends on who you are. I won't go into details right now, but trying to take them on ever is a bad idea. If they do something you don't like, suck it up and don't say a word. It's not worth the lower level of service as it relates to emergencies. Unfortunately I speak from experience after living here for 20+ years.

I do live close to where this crime to place and am pleased they were caught in the act and apprehended. Thankfully these crooks aren't on the same special poo poo list I'm on.

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

Mohr Park Mom, you sling vague accusations around and write as if the PPD has you on a special "do not respond to" list. Every call is on a recorded line and even if the whole PPD wanted to ignore you or retaliate against you it is highly unlikely it would happen. Perhaps you pissed off one person, who could make certain things harder on you. (Maybe a cop found your perfect little never do anything wrong child breaking the law and you shot off your mouth about persecution. Whatever.) However, to imply that you would not receive the appropriate level of service for an emergency call is ignorant and inappropriate.

Posted by Mom , a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm


You know not what you speak of. But PPD does because the unforgivable contact was recorded. You're kidding yourself if you don't think they prioritize calls, but go with that as I assure you it's better than the realization I live with knowing your call would be responded to faster than mine.

I'm on the fence as to outing the horrible and deceitful behavior or to just let it go because people that move here would be shocked by their actions and lies caught on tape.

I'm happy for you that you receive a great level of service and would want it any other way for anyone else. For me, yeah, not so much.

Posted by goldie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

I am incredibly glad these two drug addicted criminals were caught. I can only speak about one of these 2, but they are both repeat offenders, the one I sadly am related too, belongs in prison and should never ever get out this is his 8th felony conviction, for the exact same thing... I think its time to take a good hard look at our system as clearly it is flawed... just because he is "non violent" he is released several years early each time.. the businesses he steals from are not the only victims. each tax payer is a victim, each member of my family is a victim..

Posted by Daryle, a resident of Danville
on Jul 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I know who you speak of, and you should take a long hard look at yourself. we all take are own path in life. I do not support actions these men took, but for a relative saying such things about there family like that? Wow! I bet that what really gets you is what you believe what others might think of you by Johns actions. To bad. you will loose out on a relationship with a Good man bacause he did not choose your path. Which Iam sure is being finaced by someone other than yourself.

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Daryle waited almost a year to tear down a woman tired of repeat offenders not being severely punished? Did you just now get out on parole or have you been busy with school, enabling you to author such a well constructed, articulate, and grammatically correct rant? 'To loose'

Posted by Formerly Dan from BC, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Formerly Dan from BC is a registered user.

8 felonies = "good man".

Nice going Daryl! <---sarcasm

Wow...just wow.

Posted by Sum Yung Guy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

I can speak from experience and tell you that, as a lifelong Ptown resident (some 40+ years), I have been wronged by the PPD more than once. But, nothing was as bad as being pulled over in my father-in-laws Toyota pickup truck, after having just left the local high school where I was a volunteer coach, after we had had a game. The officer supposedly "fat-fingered" his entry into his computer, and the truck came up stolen...which it obviously was not. Not to be stereotypical, but I was a white guy in his late 30's with a five-day dark beard growing, in an older white Toyota pickup truck. Hmmmm. And the officer said he pulled me over because he thought I was trying to "get away from him". LOL. In a 1993 White Toyota pickup truck? Uh huh. Then...after I was pulled over, I was made to drop on my stomach with my hands behind my back...while no less than THREE other cop cars arrived on the scene...ALL with guns drawn. The worst part of all of this? Players from my team were driving by with their parents and they all SAW me face down on the concrete with GUNS drawn on me. How is that for a reputation killer? A lifelong Ptown resident, volunteer in the community, wife and two young boys, being treated like that? Unreal. Your awesome City Manager, and Chief of Police (Nelson Fialho and Tim Hunt resepectively) did nothing but tell me that I was out of line for shouting expletives at the cops who had wronged me. They offered me a, lets just say, FORCED apology...and then were done with me. They wrote it off like it was a "bad mistake". Yeah..a bad mistake. My, and my family's reputations, and my good name, could have been ruined due to an idiot, overzealous, gun-wielding ROOKIE cop. Thank God it wasn't.

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:09 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

sum ting wong, what does your tale of woe have to do with this post regarding thieves caught in the act with stolen property?
If your incident with the police is true and you were innocent, one would think you'd have grounds for a lawsuit, rather than trying to just gain sympathy here.

Posted by Sum Yung Guy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

holier than thou liberalism...

Someone earlier in the thread talked of the PPD, and being wronged. Thus, I felt to share, as you so eloquently put it, my "tale of woe". I wonder if you, liberalism, would call it a "tale of woe" should you be subjected to 4 guns pointed at your head with 4 police cars sirens blaring in your hometown? But I shall digress. I could have gone forward with a lawsuit..yes...and in the process subjected my young elementary school-aged boys to years of torment at school, not to mention on their sports teams. I could have also subjected my wife and myself to this torment for years as well. I chose not to. But thanks for caring.

Posted by Janna, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I understand Goldie's position. I also have a drug-addicted family member who has caused us nothing but heartache for ten years. They steal to support their habit, and will continue their illegal behaviors until they are caught. Even serving jail time isn't enough to stop their addiction once they pick up using again when they get out. It is a progressive disease that gets increasingly worse until they finally decide to get help and stop. Unfortunately, part of the disease is denial--they think everybody else is causing their problems, not their drug use. Meanwhile, they need to be put away to protect us. Good job, PPD, glad they were caught. Maybe this time will be enough, Goldie. Hope so. Naranon,(like Al-anon but for loved ones of addicts rather than alcoholics), has helped our family a lot--look up their website for meetings, those of you who may be dealing with the addiction of a friend or family member.