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27 reports of tire slashings made with Pleasanton police

Original post made on Mar 10, 2009

Police believe the slashing of several car tires in the northeastern part of Pleasanton happened in a half-hour timeframe early Friday. Twenty-seven reports were filed with the Pleasanton Police Department. The victims live in a neighborhood near the end of Stoneridge Drive.

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Comments (20)

Posted by Concerned Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

could this have anything to do with the Stoneridge Drive extension issue? hmm.....IF so, our community is stooping to a new low.

Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

Dang, that's where I walk my dog every night. Haven't seen anything remotely suspicious, or any police presence to speak of.

Posted by john
a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

doubt it has to do with Stoneridge Ext. We had a half-witted moron
go thru our area and the next neighborhood last week spray painting nemo on walls and utility box. Assume that was the vandalism reported in the Weekly

Posted by Nona
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

There's been grafitti spray painted in that area also -- on the sound walls along Stoneridge between Santa Rita and Dennis Drive. The police really need to step up their nighttime patrols of this area.

Posted by trekmtb
a resident of Heritage Oaks
on Mar 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

When the extension is completed the grafitti issue will probably go away.

Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Happy Valley
on Mar 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Perhaps a Neighborhood Watch could come into play. You might want to carry a camera when walking your neighborhood. Don't be afraid to call out to someone you feel may be doing something they shouldn't.... Be tactful but make sure that they know you see them. Shout out something like "Hey there, got the time?" :)

Posted by Anne
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Wonder if the kids at Foothill High are talking about this incident? Sounds more like a bunch of kids trolling around town on Friday night. Just the sort of activity (coupled with drinking/smoking pot) that a bunch of kids would do impulsively "for fun".

Parents--do you know where your kids were on the night of this incident? Do you realize you will be fined for their damages?

Posted by lori
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Mar 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

anne. please get your facts straight before you point fingers. making such an uneducated judgement makes you look absolutely stupid. why would you say "coupled" with drinking and smoking? i'm sure that at least one time in life, someone has told you not to jump to conclusions. i think perhaps you have absolutely no idea what you're speaking about; i just don't want you to embarrass yourself further.

Posted by Anne
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Ignorance is blissful isn't it? Marijuana use in our community is at all all time HIGH among teens! (no pun intended, haha) And this is highly potent medical grade marijuana we're talking about. Not the stuff you probably smoked in high school, Lori.
Have YOU attended any of the seminars that the Pleasanton Police have offered recently? That is where I gained MY information and "jumped to conclusions" with my statement. My comment was that this is just the sort of activity that impulsive teens under the influence, with impaired judgment, would think is "entertaining". (Ever watch an episode of "Jackass"?) Or, do you actually think that these tires were slashed by an adult person who has a bone to pick with their neighbors? Or perhaps the proposed parcel tax has them frustrated and angry?
Please, Lori, stop embarrassing YOURSELF and face reality!

Posted by Sandy Moore
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Ladies please! Let's not argue and insult each other. Truth is, this happens in every neighborhood, in every town in any given year. Most likely, it is young teens with nothing to do. Under the influence? Maybe, maybe not. We'll never know. All we can do is put our cars in at night and install some good lighting and hope the police can step up their patrol. Some teens lie to their parents about where they are going at night. We all want to trust our kids but truth is sometimes they do things we never thought they would do. We do our best but sometimes they are just impulsive and even though they know it's wrong, they do it anyway. Hopefully, there will be talk at school on Monday. To all of the victims, sorry for your loss. Pleasanton is not immune from crime just because it's a nice city.

Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 16, 2009 at 1:01 am

This is a very dangerous activity to pursue. One never knows when the vehicle owner may suddenly appear with a 32oz. Louisville Slugger, or, maybe something that can create even more pain...

Louisville Slugger making contact with a knee presents intense pain and suffering. Possibly long-term if applied with sufficient force...

Posted by Just an observation...
a resident of another community
on Mar 16, 2009 at 10:58 am

The incident happened on the East side of Stoneridge. Although there is a grade school less than 300 feet from this street I don't think that the kids had anything to do with it.
Look for more crime to come once the Stoneridge Highway is built though.

Posted by Mr. Soccer
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I wounder if anyone in the neighborhood has a security camera that could have the perps. on video? If not seeing them in action at least a lead as to who was in the area at the time this happened.

Posted by Sayroya
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Sayroya is a registered user.

Although I had both my cars parked in the garage, five of my neighbors had one or more tires slashed.
I'm worried that the crimes in this area will get worse once the extension is built. If someone wants to commit a crime they will have an even easier way of getting in and out of Pleasanton.
By the way we also had graffiti on our walls.

Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

I've walked my dog every night in that area for the past 6-7 years. Never seen anything more dangerous than a skunk. My guess is this was done by outside visitors, not locals.

Posted by Parent
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Anne,why would you assume Foothill students? There are 2 other high schools in this town.....

Posted by Sayroya
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Mar 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

What is a 17 year old doing on the street in the late hours, on a school night? He should have been at home doing homework. Hopefully the parents will get the kid some professional help.

Posted by happy camper
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 26, 2009 at 11:50 am

fist off mairjuanna is good it doesnt make you wanna to hurt people/tires. I think its because the kid is trying to be a gangsta. But sooner or later young kids will realize that they live in Pleasanton and there isnt really any form of ghettos or poverty around. So little fake bitches goto stockton and get the taste of the real world DONEZZZZZZO CUZZZZZZZZZZO FSU out

Posted by Resident
a resident of California Somerset
on Mar 31, 2009 at 1:14 pm

You FSU people are so lame. If the real FSU found out what your doing you would be so screwed. Look it up on the internet I'm sure you'll find some of the things they would do to posers like you guys

Posted by C
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm


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