Pleasanton police arrested six people and recovered a stolen car, mail and drugs in separate incidents that took place less than five hours apart overnight Thursday.
In the later incident Friday, a citizen on Angus Way called police shortly after 1 a.m. reporting that he had confronted a woman in his front yard who was carrying a large amount of mail, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Pat Walsh.
The woman reportedly fled to a waiting car as the citizen called 9-1-1 and provided a suspect and vehicle description.
Within a minute, Walsh said, Officer Rich Trovao located the vehicle leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop. Inside the car, officers allegedly found stolen property, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and stolen mail and credit cards from residents in Pleasanton and San Joaquin County.
Walsh also alleged the two occupants threw mail out of the car as they fled, as officers followed a trail of mail on the route they took leaving the neighborhood.
Both of the car's occupants -- Stockton residents Tiffany Pigg, 30, and Alicia Davis, 28 -- were arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on charges of mail theft and drug possession, according to Walsh.
The other incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Thursday when, according to police, a Pleasanton officer patrolling the Valley Trails neighborhood spotted a car that had been reported stolen from Hayward on Oct. 26. The car was parked on South Valley Drive near Yellowstone Court.
After watching the car for a period of time, police conducted a probation search at 3552 Yellowstone Court and arrested several people on probation for theft and drug-related crimes, according to Walsh.
Police allege Antonio Ortega, a 27-year-old Pleasanton resident, was in possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe, had an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and is on probation.
Livermore resident Robert Maynard, 27, had a warrant for stealing a vehicle, was in possession of methamphetamine and is on probation, according to police.
The other two arrested were 25-year-old San Jose resident Joseph Murphy for cocaine possession and 26-year-old Mariana Coons of Livermore for being in possession of stolen credit cards while on probation, Walsh said.
All four were booked into Santa Rita Jail. The investigation into the stolen vehicle is ongoing, and a suspect has not yet been identified, Walsh said.