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Report Of Suspicious Person At Pleasanton Park Leads To Arrest Of Man For Identity Theft

Andrew Jonathan Hardy was found in possession of a stolen laptop, drug paraphernalia, various forms of identification from more than a dozen people and credit cards that were not in his name.

03/19/2015

Police Sirens

5 Murder Suspects Lead Police On High-Speed Chase From San Jose To Pleasanton

Police took five people into custody late Monday night after a high-speed chase from San Jose to Pleasanton on Interstate Highway 680, according to the California Highway Patrol.

03/10/2015

Police are describing the female suspect as a 25- to 30-year-old Caucasian adult, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. (Bay City News)

Man Rams Car Into Pleasanton Home Depot Officer; Woman Makes Off With Stolen Power Tools

Police are looking for a female who robbed a Home Depot in Pleasanton Saturday and got away when her accomplice knocked down a loss prevention officer with the get-away vehicle.

03/09/2015

Parking Lot

Attempted Carjacking In Pleasanton Mall Parking Lot Turns Into Armed Robbery

Pleasanton police are looking for two men in connection with an attempted carjacking that turned into an armed robbery at a mall on Saturday afternoon.

03/08/2015

RapidHIT DNA testing machine. (CBS)

DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County Sheriff

It’s not quite as fast as the CSI detectives on television who solve crimes between the commercial breaks, but new technology just acquired by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department promises it will process a suspect’s DNA in record time.

02/25/2015

(CBS)

Former Pleasanton Little League President Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $20K

Police arrested the former president of the Pleasanton American Little League Thursday on suspicion of embezzling more than $20,000 during his presidency.

02/05/2015

Martin Monroe (Bay City News)

Oakland Man Arrested In Spate Of Pleasanton Office Building Robberies

A man suspected of three burglaries in two separate office buildings in Pleasanton was arrested last week, a police detective said.

02/01/2015

An artesian well in a field near Pleasanton, circa 1900. (Museum on Main)

Century-Old Photo Provides Glimpse Of How We Used To Get Our Water

“Before the mid-1890s, Pleasanton’s water needs were handily served by sinking artesian wells at strategic points around town; the local water table was high enough that these did not need to be particularly deep.”

01/22/2015

Matthew Messier (Pleasanton Police Dept.)

Former Police Commander Sentenced In Case Involving Elderly Woman’s Pleasanton Estate

A former Pinole police commander who had been charged with defrauding an elderly neighbor with dementia was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years’ probation for an unrelated felony count of lying about his assets during a bankruptcy case.

01/21/2015

Matthew Messier

Former Cop Faces Sentencing In Scheme To Defraud Elderly Pleasanton Resident Out Of Landmark Estate

An elderly resident of Pleasanton has died and left her landmark Victorian home and estate totaling $1.5 million to her hometown despite the alleged efforts of a former Pinole police commander to use his power of authority to gain her trust and her estate.

01/09/2015

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