Unlocked garage doors, plus gifts and items left visible in automobiles, proved easy pickings for crooks in Pleasanton.
Scads of burglaries logged last week by the Pleasanton Police Department included one case where a thief scored new, unopened boxes of a gingerbread-house kit and coffee appliances from an auto.
The Friday car theft on Tudor Court, which apparently eluded the vehicle owner by mere minutes, resulted in a swiped navigational unit and men's cologne, plus brand-new and unopened milk-frother device, Mr. Coffee mug-warmer and a gingerbread kit, according to police records.
The burglary, called in 5:51 a.m. from Tudor's 2800 block, occurred between 5:36 a.m. and 5:40 a.m., files said.
Other break-ins recorded by police last week included burglaries resulting in tools valued at $5,000 swiped from a Clara Lane home, and $500 of clothes, electronics, office supplies, and a 2012 World Series T-shirt stolen from a Halcyon Court unlocked garage, police said.
Friday, Dec. 21
- Vehicles reported stolen: 5:57 a.m. -- a silver 2006 Ford pick-up -- on the 6000 block of Laurel Creek Drive; 10 a.m. on 3900 Stoneridge Drive -- a 2004 black Pontiac Sunfire.
- Residential burglary logged 9:03 a.m. on the 3900 block of Vineyard Avenue, with reported loss of $500 42-inch, LG television.
- Recorded vehicular burglaries included: 7:08 a.m. along 500 Gerard Court, $2 key taken; 5:31 a.m. on 3700 Vineyard Avenue, $150 in-dash CD player stolen; 5:51 a.m. on the 2800 block of Tudor Court with $200 of goods reported missing.
Thursday, Dec. 20
- Theft reported 7:12 a.m. on the 7600 block of Canyon Meadows Circle. A $500 catalytic converter reported stolen sometime between Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. and Thursday at 7 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
- Vehicle reported stolen 5:13 p.m. along 5800 Owens Drive.
- Fraud report filed 4:09 p.m. along 1200 Stoneridge Mall Road.
- Theft logged on 2300 Stoneridge Mall Road at 2:29 p.m.
- Pleasanton woman, 23, arrested 12:11 a.m. for suspected driving under the influence on Hopyard Road at Valley Avenue.
- Grand theft on the 3500 block of Nevada Street recorded 6:42 a.m. of $1,000 of polished-aluminum wheel rims and $600 tires.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
- Theft reported 3:45 a.m. along 2300 Arbor Drive.
- Residential burglary 8:53 p.m. on the 1800 block of Halcyon Court, with access through unlocked garage.
- Car break-in 8:53 p.m. along 8100 Regency Drive. Vehicle window reportedly smashed, and $400 of computer gear stolen.
- Female arrested 9:10 a.m. on the 7700 block of Highland Oaks Drive for reported theft and warrant.
- Felony-warrant arrest of female, 2:10 p.m. along 4400 Clovewood Lane.
- Burglary reported 11:21 a.m. on the 800 block of Clara Lane.
- Female arrested 5:15 p.m. on 4500 Rosewood Drive for suspected criminal threats, warrant, false identification to police, no license, not leaving property after owner/agent request.
Monday, Dec. 17
- Missing-person case filed 12:53 pm. on the 5400 block of Black Avenue.
- Fraud cases filed: 10:55 a.m. on the 3100 block of Half Dome Drive; 1:09 p.m. on 3200 Northampton Court.
- Graffiti reported 9:01 a.m. Stoneridge and Springhouse drives, and 9:14 a.m. along 1900 Santa Rita Road.
- Vehicular burglary 9:26 a.m. along 5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, with window reportedly smashed, $1,300 laptop and $30 backpack stolen.
- Theft reported 4:47 p.m. on 7200 Johnson Drive.
Sunday, Dec. 16
- Fraud filed 11:21 p.m. on 5500 Springhouse Drive.
- Thefts: 8:59 p.m. on 1600 Stoneridge Mall Road; 10:37 p.m. on 1500 Stoneridge Mall Road.
- Warrant arrests: female, 9 a.m. on 3800 Vineyard Avenue; female, 11:12 a.m., 1800 Santa Rita Road.
- Pleasanton male, 35, arrested 7:27 p.m. on the 5100 block of Rapella Court for suspected domestic battery.
- Pleasanton woman, 55, arrested 1:08 a.m. Valley Avenue at Santa Rita Road for alleged DUI and resisting police.
- Woman arrested 3:01 p.m. on Paseo Del Cajon and Calle Enrique for suspected drug-paraphernalia possession.
- Female suspect arrested 3:59 p.m. 1600 Stoneridge Mall Road for theft.
- Male suspect arrested 5:52 a.m. on Golden Road at Calle Enrique for drug-paraphernalia possession.