Police Log: Graffiti Blitz; Costco Stick-Up; Bicyclist Gets 'RUI'

Notable incidents encountered Feb. 10 to 16.

Graffiti vandals struck daily last week -- including four times at Val Vista Park, according to the Pleasanton Police Department.

Val Vista, a popular skateboard and soccer park on the 7300 block of Johnson Drive, was hit Feb. 10, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with taggers marring the public restrooms, bathroom stalls, park walls, storage areas, a bridge, a cabinet and even the gravel walkways, files state.

Other graffiti incidents logged from all points of town, included such streets as Muirwood and Hearst drives, Bernal Avenue, St. John Circle and Junipero Street. The cases are under investigation.

In other area news last week, a female shopper was reportedly robbed at gunpoint of her handbag in the parking lot at Costco in Livermore. Details here.

Also last week, a Pleasanton man was arrested while bicycling Wednesday near downtown for a suspected "RUI."

Akin to a DUI, riding under the influence is against the law.

Saturday, Feb. 16

  • Two car break-ins reported near Redcoats Pub on the 300 block of St. Mary Street between 5 p.m. and shortly past midnight, with a $100 iPod taken in one case, and a $500 Toshiba computer reported stolen in the other.
  • Graffiti logged on the 7300 block of Johnson Drive at 9:40 a.m.
  • Double meth-related arrest 5:20 p.m. along 3100 Santa Rita Road: male for alleged possession of methamphetamine, controlled substances, paraphernalia, plus a warrant; female for suspected possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
  • Possession of illegal fireworks reported 11:29 p.m. along 5300 Owens Court.
  • Shoplifting logged 1:59 p.m. and 4:22 p.m. on the 1500 and 1300 blocks of Stoneridge Mall Road.
  • Vandalism cited 10:12 p.m. on 6900 Corte Madrid.
  • Suspected driving-under-the-influence arrest made of motorist 12:19 a.m. on Stoneridge Drive at Santa Rita Road.   

Friday, Feb. 15

  • Burglary reported 8:52 a.m. on 4100 Foothill Road.
  • Vehicles reported stolen: 5:09 p.m. along 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road; and a purple, 1985 Chevy Corvette at 3:10 p.m. on the 39 block of California Avenue.
  • Graffiti logged on 7300 Johnson Drive 10:20 a.m.
  • Bicycle theft reported 4:40 p.m. on 4600 Del Valle Parkway.
  • Warrants served: 3:14 a.m. on 5100 Hopyard Road; noon on Bernal Avenue at East Angela Street; 3:07 p.m. on 5100 Hopyard Road; 5:56 p.m. along 3500 Yellowstone Court; 11:02 p.m. on 2000 Santa Rita Road.
  • Car break-in reported 8:18 a.m. on 4700 Willow Road.
  • Vandalism cited on 5100 Hopyard Road at 8:40 p.m.
  • Shoplifting reported 7:54 p.m. on the 6000 block of Johnson Drive.
  • Death investigated on the 2600 block of Calle Morelia at 10:55 p.m. 
  • Livermore's "Hummer Mom" sex offender arrested on parole violation. 

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • Car break-ins: 7:49 a.m. along 1300 Hopyard Road; 1:57 p.m. on 300 Junipero Street; 2:26 p.m. on 3900 Stoneridge Drive, where the vehicle's rear window was reportedly smashed and a $150 navigational unit stolen.
  • Graffiti logged: 12:15 p.m. on Bernal and Vineyard avenues; 1:45 p.m. on 7300 Johnson Drive.
  • Vehicle reported stolen 8:44 p.m. on 7600 Stoneridge Drive.
  • Warrant served along 5400 Sunol Boulevard at 3:23 p.m.
  • Theft logged 2:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Curry Street, with two necklaces and a ring, worth a combined $2,850, reported missing.
  • Shoplifting and warrant arrest of female, 6:05 p.m., 1500 Stoneridge Mall Road.
  • Pleasanton woman, 20, arrested for suspected DUI, Valley Avenue at Santa Rita Road, 4:07 a.m.
  • Male arrested 5:28 p.m. on 7600 Stoneridge Drive for alleged possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia.
  • Female arrested 10:57 p.m. on 6400 Owens Drive for suspected drug-paraphernalia possession.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • Graffiti logged: 8:15 a.m. along 6300 Black Avenue; 1 p.m. on 1100 Hearst Drive.
  • Thefts reported 9:26 a.m. on the 6000 block of Gibraltar Drive, and 4:33 p.m. on 4500 Rosewood Drive.
  • Sex offense investigated 1:20 p.m. on the 400 block of Old Bernal Avenue.
  • Pleasanton male, 30, arrested 4:08 p.m. on 300 Rose Avenue for allegedly riding a bicycle while intoxicated.
  • Drunk-and-disorderly arrest of Stockton man, 48, 5:26 p.m. along 4900 Pleasanton Avenue.
  • I-680 injury accident near Sunol reported 4:41 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • Death investigated 11:33 a.m. on the 3700 block of Vineyard Avenue.
  • Pleasanton male, 34, arrested 3:57 p.m. for alleged battery of officer and police obstruction on the 4700 block of Harrison Street.
  • Graffiti reported 9:32 a.m. on 600 Junipero Street; 10:09 a.m. on Norton Way at Gamay Court; 10:11 a.m. on Pleasanton Avenue and St. John Circle.
  • Fraud filed 8:59 p.m. along 3600 Dunsmuir Circle.
  • Warrants served: 1:26 a.m. along 1700 Santa Rita Road; 5:49 a.m. on 5300 Owens Court; 7 a.m. on Vineyard Avenue at Adams Way.
  • Milbrae woman, 29, arrested for suspected theft on 1300 Stoneridge Mall Road at 8:30 p.m.
  • Theft arrest of male 4:23 p.m. on 1500 Stoneridge Mall Road.

Monday, Feb. 11

  • Woman robbed at gunpoint in parking lot at Costco in Livermore.
  • Vehicle reported stolen -- a red, 1996 Four Taurus -- 9:44 a.m. on 5300 Case Avenue.
  • Bicycle thefts: 11:28 a.m. on 5700 Owens Drive; 1:27 p.m. on 4200 Valley Avenue.
  • Graffiti cited 7:27 a.m. on 3500 Bernal Avenue.
  • Commercial burglary logged 2:34 a.m. on 100 East Vineyard Avenue, near Isabel Avenue.
  • Home-alone kids call 911 during burglary 2:45 p.m. on the 1400 block of Briones Lane.
  • Warrants served: 6:04 a.m. on 2100 Arroyo Court; 8:48 p.m. on 5100 Hopyard Road.
  • DUI arrest of Pleasanton male, 57, 8:13 a.m. on the 500 block of Main Street.
  • Theft reported 12:35 p.m. on 4200 Rosewood Drive.
  • Pedestrian injured by falling traffic light following collision 1:35 p.m.  on Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon.

Sunday, Feb. 10

  • Car break-in logged 12:25 p.m. on the 7700 block of Knollbrook Drive. Lock punch reportedly used; $200 sunglasses taken.
  • San Leandro female, 23, arrested 12:29 a.m. for suspected DUI; location unavailable.
  • Graffiti reported: 9:08 a.m. on 7300 Johnson Drive; 10:23 a.m. on 4700 Muirwood Drive.
  • Warrant arrest made 12:49 a.m. along 5200 Hopyard Road.
  • Shoplifting reported 7:19 p.m. along 1500 Stoneridge Mall Road.
  • Male arrested 2:07 a.m. on 5500 West Las Positas Boulevard for alleged public intoxication.
  • Male arrested for suspected drug-paraphernalia possession 2:30 a.m. on 5300 Hopyard Road.


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