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Community Pulse - September 26, 2008

Police Bulletin

Wells Fargo inside Safeway robbed

Police continue to search for a suspected bank robber who fled the Wells Fargo inside of Safeway on Santa Rita Road with an undisclosed amount of cash Sept. 19.

The suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, allegedly presented the teller with a note demanding money. Police said there was no weapon mentioned or seen. The man fled the scene on foot and officers did not locate the man after a search around the area.

Reports said the man is about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin to medium build and short, dark-colored hair. He was also said to have "two-day beard stubble," smell of cigarette smoke and wearing a black hooded ECKO brand sweatshirt and jeans. Last month, a Wells Fargo bank on Main Street was also robbed. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 931-5100.

Woman hit by truck at Stoneridge and Hopyard

A 37-year-old Pleasanton woman was hit by a truck at Stoneridge Drive and Hopyard Road Sept. 18, according to police. The victim sustained serious injuries to her leg and was transported to Eden Trauma Center in Castro Valley.

Reports said a 40-year-old woman was driving a Toyota Rav 4 westbound on Stoneridge Drive at about 8 p.m., when she allegedly hit the woman who was reportedly in the crosswalk. While the cause has yet to be determined, police have ruled out alcohol or drugs. Lt. Tom Fenner said the investigation is still on going and couldn't confirm where in the crosswalk the woman was walking.

Last week, a 9-year-old bicyclist was hit on his way to school and Fenner said another bicyclist faced minor injuries from recently being hit by a vehicle. A woman run over by a car at Old Santa Rita Road and Rosewood Drive was killed July 28. There were also two pedestrian-auto collisions on First Street near downtown in the past few months.

Fenner said there were a couple witnesses to Sept. 18's collision, but police are encouraging others to come forward. While it is a major intersection, Fenner believes that Stoneridge Drive and Hoypard Road has seen few collisions in the past, considering the high volume of traffic.


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Posted by Boston
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 26, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Dear Pleasanton Weekly,
Did you know that Henry Germain was released on bail, this week. What do you know about the release? Thank you!!! Your articles have been so imformative to date but missed the update today.

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Posted by Emily West
Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
on Sep 26, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Emily West is a registered user.

It does appear that he is out, as he is no longer listed as an inmate on the Santa Rita Jail Inmate Locator. Several phone calls have been made to his attorney and to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, to confirm the information, none of which have been returned.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 29, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Check the inmate locator again. He was re-arrested yesterday [28th] on new charges.