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Pleasanton mother helps police nab 'would-be' thieves

Original post made on Nov 23, 2010

Pleasanton police arrested two would-be thieves--one of whom was on parole for a previous burglary conviction--Monday afternoon when the resident of the home they were casing alerted police to strangers lurking around her home.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:44 am

The Community's willingness to participate in reporting all suspicious behavior is essential in decreasing the crime and drug problem Pleasanton currently has.

It's serious!!

This town has become increasingly LAZY -on caring and participating in the safety of it's neighbors.

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Posted by Eddie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

Good for her. I had a situation yesterday where there was a suspicious man parked on our street shuffling around inside and outside his vehicle. He then proceeded to pull up about 30 yards and park in a red-zone, right in front of a fire hydrant. He fumbled around in his car some more then got out, put on a real long heavy coat and took off into the park. Thinking he was suspicious, I called the police department and gave them the vehicle make and model with license plate number and description of the person. Eventually two motorcycle patrol officers showed up, looked over the vehicle and proceeded to drive into the park, I assume looking for the man. Over an hour later the man came back hopped in his car after again fumbling around inside and outside and left. Whether the police ever found him in the park, I am not sure. But what puzzles me is why neither officer wrote up a ticket for parking in a red zone in front of a fire hydrant. Apparently a couple hundred dollars the city did not need.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

Kudos to the would be victim and our Pleasanton PD. These bums cut me off entering the freeway at Sunol Blvd. A Pleasanton officer came on 680 northbound at Bernal and quickly caught up to the suspects SUV. 3 Pleasanton PD backup vehicle joined the pursuit, followed the SUV to the Bollinger Canyon exit and arrested them. Nicely done.....

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Posted by Karla
a resident of Danbury Park
on Nov 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

Our Pleasanton Police afficers are AWESOME! Thank you making Pleasanton the wonderfully safe town that it is!

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Posted by Most people are honest
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

But a few repeat offenders commit multiple crimes.
great that they caught these guys.

Wonder if they can charge them, since they got stopped before they robbed or killed.

The important part is to call 911, whenever you see something suspicious.
Pleasanton police are awesome!
I reported a suspicious confrontive guy, got his vehicle license no.
Pleasanton Police came quickly took the info and left.
Months later I was asked if I would testify- turned out I didn't need to, but the guy was abusive toward the police, too, and got arrested, and charged.
One less bad guy loose. Awesome

Better get this posted before they close the thread!

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Posted by your neighbor
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

the auto thefts are all over town, and they are being down by highschool kids that are wearing RED - they are White - and they are druggies....... they usually steal after midnight - before 4am... the comment i heard the kids use... those are the crack heads at #### highschool. the local police are very SLOW to resolve anything!

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Posted by mark 094
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Nice work PPD! you took two more bad guys off the street and made our town safer. You all earned your pay again!