News


Suspected baby formula thieves arrested after high-speed chase

Both suspects arrested after being located by police K9

Pleasanton police arrested a man and woman early Wednesday morning on suspicion of theft-related charges after the man allegedly stole baby formula from the Safeway on Bernal Avenue.

Police reports said officers were patrolling the parking lot around 2:40 a.m. when a man, later identified as Demarko Luke, ran out of the store carrying two baskets of baby formula.

Luke, an Oakland resident, then got into an orange Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a woman, later identified as San Leandro resident Dejan Martin, according to police.

As Safeway employees were calling to report the theft to authorities, Martin led officers on a pursuit northbound on I-680, according to police.

She exited onto eastbound Stoneridge Drive, lost control, and almost collided with a pole at Stoneridge Drive and Johnson Court, according to police.

After stopping their car, Luke and Martin allegedly ran from the vehicle toward Val Vista Park.

Responding officers set a perimeter and a police K-9 officer located both people hiding within the perimeter, police said.

Luke and Martin were booked at Santa Rita Jail on multiple felony counts.

Police reports said officers recovered a trunk full of baby formula probably stolen from other locations.

This case is likely related to a previous theft of baby formula at the same Safeway on March 1, with a similar suspect and vehicle descriptions, police said.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: Do you Really Agree or are you Afraid of not Agreeing?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 759 views

Castlewood may consider selling Valley course for development
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 514 views

Lab scientists find better ways to ID individuals who die in catastrophic events
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 63 views

 

Pleasanton Readers' Choice ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Pleasanton Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 20th. Stay tuned for the results in the June 29th issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.

VOTE HERE