Pleasanton

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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

Tina Faelz

Still Professing Innocence, Man Gets 26 Years To Life For 1984 Murder Of His High School Classmate

A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton more than 30 years ago.

01/09/2015

(Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

(CBS)

Suspected Package Thieves Arrested On Christmas Eve With Goods From 5 Bay Area Cities

Two suspected package thieves were arrested Christmas Eve in Livermore.

12/25/2014

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