Burglar nabbed in string of Pleasanton thefts

Linked to at least 10 burglaries

A Castro Valley man has been arrested in connection with a string of local burglaries.

Peter Grgurevic III, 19, has been linked to 10 burglaries in northwest Pleasanton and Castro Valley and will likely be connected to more, according to a report from the Pleasanton Police Department.

Police credit two leads in breaking the case: a laptop stolen in one of the burglaries that had loss prevention tracking software, and a police artist sketch produced after an interrupted burglary in late October.

A search warrant at Grgurevic's home turned up hundreds of items, including jewelry, electronics, high-end purses and jewelry boxes, said police. The report said Grgurevic has admitted to being responsible for numerous burglaries in Pleasanton and Castro Valley; police will be contacting victims to see if they can identify items seized from Grgurevic's home.

Grgurevic is being held at Santa Rita Jail on seven counts of residential burglary. The arrest was the result of a cooperative investigation with Pleasanton police and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

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Posted by Relieved
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Good job PPD! I am so happy to know that our neighborhood will be safer now that you caught the guy breaking into our houses. Thanks for the great work.

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Posted by Johannes Mehserle
a resident of another community
on Nov 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Did he use BART?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

The PPD did an excellent job! GRACIAS!!!

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Posted by yasmin
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

What do you think the chances are that Peter is a meth freak?. That drug does more damage to society then all the others combined (except alcohol).

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Posted by gwynne
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Peter is a very nice boy who just got in with a bad group of people. He's had a lot of trouble the past five years with his personal life. Until you've walked a mile in his shoes you don't have the right to judge him.

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Posted by really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

"Until you've walked a mile in his shoes you don't have the right to judge him."

Well, he can tell that to the judge and see how that works out for him.

How about the victims of his crimes, do they have any right to judge him, or should they let him slide since he was hanging out with a 'bad group of people'?

Clearly he can do no wrong in your eyes, it must be someone elses fault.

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Posted by Castro Victim
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jan 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I am a victim of the robbery! This was my first experience and it left me feeling distrustful of my fellow man.

I'm a christian; I have forgiven him and pray for his future. However,I will never forget. He took away memories of my Mom and Grandmother that I wished to leave my daugther and granddaughters.

It's just unbelievable what we are coming to as human beings; no regard for one another.

I feel he was not the only person invovled in this crime and am praying he will confess to the Judge.

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