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Police catch 2 men believed responsible for 33 auto burglaries in Pleasanton

Original post made on Dec 31, 2011

Pleasanton police said Friday that they believe they caught a pair of thieves responsible for at least 33 automobile break-ins when they captured the men after a high-speed chase on I-580.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, December 31, 2011, 8:07 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Peter Malloy
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

Great Job PPD! Keep up the good work!

Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Oh come on Joe of Sienna -- none of your insightful comments from your insider's perspective of how the police screwed this up? Maybe they should have waited a few more days to be certain they had the right guys. Or maybe they should have said "mother may I" before making the arrest. Since you know so much and have so much to criticize about the PPD let's hear it from Joe the expert.
The rest of us will just say thanks to the PPD for another job well done.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Thanks, Pleasanton PD, for tracking and apprehending the latest scum from the east bay that have come here to victimize the hard working residents of our city. Hopefully, the word gets out to the boys in the hood, that the tri valley is not the easy pickins their homies told them it was........

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

"During this investigation, a consistent pattern was determined based on the type of vehicles being entered, the method or mode of entry and the type of property taken. Plain clothes officers were ultimately deployed in an effort to apprehend the suspects involved in these cases while detectives followed up on various leads."

And the investigative effort paid off big dividends when. . .

"on Dec. 19, witnesses saw two men burglarizing a vehicle at Stoneridge Mall and called police."


Posted by Bobby D
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jan 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm

A preview from their lawyer - this was their last job, and they were going to turn their lives around, honest.

Too bad the 580 crash didn't end this story.

Posted by michaelfox
a resident of Heritage Valley
on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

michaelfox is a registered user.

You've got to hand it to the Pleasanton police. I've never heard of another police department investigating, much-less solving a vehicle burglary.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

Dear PPD...thank you for a job well done! HOORAY!

Posted by Kudos to LPD
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Michaelfox has it right! Many other PDs will not take the time to investigate, and have no interest in solving "property" crimes like this.
That's one reason these scum do it so often.
If the PD will catch these guys they'd solve many crimes. If they lock 'em up, they'd prevent more.
Once in SF on a Saturday morning I found a parking place, right where my car had been. Long story short: SF PD had almost no interest in investigating, did everything wrong, including failing to tell me when it was found (minus valuables, and parts) so I had to pay for 14 days "storage". They also failed to "Recover" the car, a CHP form, which meant I was driving a car that was still officially listed as stolen.
And if anything Oakland PD is as bad...

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