Pleasant Hill arrested 12 people and recovered more than $3,000 in property while running two theft suppression operations in the past week.
Police were operating on Nov. 9 at the Crossroads Shopping Center and last Sunday at the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center.
Police arrested and booked nine adults and three juveniles on suspicion of a variety of crimes, including auto theft, grand theft, petty theft, possession of narcotics, and other possession crimes.
Police released the names of the adults arrested: James Castle, 55, of Antioch; Rashaud Robertson, 44, of Concord; Jesse Otero, 44, a transient; Joshua Henderson, 41, of Pleasanton; Matthew MacDonnell, 40, of Pleasanton; Tatiana Hackett, 35, of Oakland; Andrenay Henry, 26, of Richmond; Marvieon Wilson, 26, of Rodeo; and Patricia Boling, 45, of San Lorenzo.
Police said the public can expect similar operations throughout the holiday season.