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Resident cashes stolen checks, steals thousands

Original post made on Aug 10, 2011

Ricardo Mendoza, 36, was arrested on Thursday, Aug.4 after a doctor's office on Podva Road reported the theft of several checks, credit card information and other miscellaneous items. A search of Mendoza's home uncovered approximately 20 mail theft victims throughout the San Ramon Valley.

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Posted by KJ
a resident of Danville
on Aug 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

The three juveniles who vandalized Hap Magee Park that were cited and released, are their parents responsible for restitution? If not, they should be--pay for the damages as well as a penalty.

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Posted by MJT
a resident of Danville
on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

The three juveniles that vandalized Hap Magee Park. Who pays to repair the damage? The juveniles should do the repair and clean-up under supervision from one of our park people and then they should be banned from the use of the park until they can prove they can be respectful citizens, I feel their parents should pay for all the supplies it takes to put that Park back to its pre-damaged condition and they should also include all protective gear, so they don't get injured while doing the clean-up work! Since they had time to vandalize they should have time to do the repairs and clean-up!

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

I agree with the comments posted but I think we as a community need to go beyond just the repairs. These kids need to understand what they have done. They need to spend community hours cleaning up around town, along the freeway and giving talks to other kids. I would suggest at least once a month on a Saturday for eight hours...just like a job...for a year.

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Posted by the dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

I hope the constables inquired as to whether these particular yout's were the ones who vandalized the dog park benches a few weeks ago, also at the Hap.

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

Yes on restitution. But rather than saddle a park employee with the job of supervising, the parents of the vandals should supervise. And good idea- community service on Saturdays for a year. But NO on giving talks to other kids. That glamorizes the crime. (My kids learned all about drugs from student speakers in the classrooms at SRVHS who, while saying "no to drugs" were former users handed a captive audience where they elaborated re. the exciting effects of drugs, where to buy them and how to use them.) No public forum for the vandals- just a lot of work time.

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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

An immigration hold put on Ricardo Mendoza? My goodness another illegal criminal ripping off Americans?

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Posted by MailBoss
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Simple lesson here. Unlocked residential and business mailboxes leave you vulnerable to check fraud and identity theft. Secure your mail to protect your credit and your good name. Mail contains a plethora of sensitive information for would-be identity thieves like Menoza.

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