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Community Pulse - February 29, 2008

Police Bulletin

One man injured in car theft collision

Pleasanton police responded to a single-car collision on eastbound Valley Avenue near Busch Road around 2 a.m. Monday. The driver of a 2004 four-door BMW 325i reportedly lost control and crashed on the center median, where the car slid sideways and sheared off a large tree. Witnesses reported seeing three teens flee on foot towards Busch Road. About an hour after the crash, the BMW was reported stolen by a Pleasanton resident.

Richard Cordova, a 19-year-old from Pleasanton, was injured and the only one found at the scene. Sgt. Michael Collins said it was likely the same person, who goes by Chris, arrested in July for allegedly beating a teen at a house party. Cordova was taken to ValleyCare Medical Center and identified 18-year-old Dillon Costello of Pleasanton as the driver.

Police later questioned Costello and discovered injuries consistent with the crash when he reportedly came to the hospital to see Cordova. Costello allegedly refused to comment on his involvement in the incident, but he and Cordova were arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail for felony vehicle theft. Cordova also had four outstanding no-bail warrants for which he was booked.

A police report said it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding the case should call Officer Bob Leong at 931-5100 (case 08-09231).


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 6, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Send those Bad Boyz to jail for a long time!!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm

30 years to life in prison....NO MERCY! for these creeps.

Posted by LMAO, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2008 at 4:46 am

Cordova and Costello are about to get to know Bubba intimately. BOHICA Boys!

Posted by aaron, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 7, 2008 at 10:30 am

how could you leave a injured friend in the vehicle. are police sure it was stolen or was it the kids trying to cover their track? hit and run = felony, car theft = felony, dui = felony, recless drivin= fine, poss felony, depnendant on the how reckless is reported by witnesses. it's going to be a plea bargin of a lifetime here folks.

Posted by Chach N Noodle, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 4, 2011 at 12:55 am

U all kno wats good wit it.. NOT, NOT GUILTY, Y'ALL GOT TO FEEL ME.

Posted by john , a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

first off they got this bulletin all messed up i know chris cordova never and there where no police report writen or sighned so there for they are reporting false information and he also did not have four out standing warrants they got this all messed up.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

Those boys are innocent. This was an awful report.