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Business park 'plagued' by thefts

Original post made on Jan 30, 2012

While auto burglaries are fairly common in San Ramon, employees at one office park have fallen victim to a rash of thefts from their cars and places of employment. Over the past two weeks, there have been 10 auto and commercial burglaries and grand thefts in and around Bishop Ranch.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 27, 2012, 1:11 PM

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Posted by Lena
a resident of Danville
on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:52 am

I'm glad you wrote this article. We frequent the Whole Foods and Target by Bishop Ranch at night sometimes. Since Borders closed, there has been a noticeable reduction in customer traffic. This reduction has made it easier to notice suspicious people around the parking lot. I saw a couple sketchy people wandering the parking lot about 5 days ago when I had to use the Wella Fargo ATM at about 8 p.m. It doesn't feel as safe to use the ATM there at night and I hope there is increased security.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

I have notice an increase in burglaries in San Ramon and Danville. This fall several houses were broken in and computer, etc were stolen. It seem that the burglar are watching when you leave. I am happy that Danville Express is talking about this.


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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:40 am

The bad guys count on the citizens being complacent. I saw a "sketchy" individual walking between cars at Blackhawk Plaza looking into cars in broad daylight a few weeks ago and called the police. They arrived interviewed him, searched him, arrested him and took him away. Haven't seen him back since. If you see something that Just doesn't look right call the police and let them figure it out. When you don't call your part of the problem not part of the solution.


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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

Well said, William, and good job! Have noticed a big increase in alleged "sales people" going door to door in danville, possibly casing out homes and seeing who is not home. Do not be afraid to call the police to check them out. I also think our town requires some type of permit to go door to door,etc. Mr. Gillette, town spokesperson, do you have any info on this?


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Posted by frankly
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 1, 2012 at 6:41 am

William

EXCELLENT job!!!!

Good to see people beginning to get involved to protect themselves from any kind on illegal or abusive intrusion which crime people perpetrate due to not me attitude of involvement by good citizens but not wanting to bother yet till that cow gets out of the barn and is long gone!!!!

Again well done William.

I saw a weaving gas tanker on the moving north on I680 last week and called 911, reported it and hopefully CHP was able to catch up with it and make determinations.

The speed of the tanker and headed north told me that tanker was empty and that meant plenty of fumes(if present) which are what explode not the liquid which would ignite more then explode.

CHP agreed. The call went out.


So its people indicating strange happenings which help the community, not abusive intrusive meddling.

Save your community and town; call when believed necessary.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:54 am

I've also noticed an increase in door-to-door solicitors. Most recently there was a guy who was selling home security/alarm systems who said they are working in conjunction with the police department due to an 18% increase in crime. I have no interest in an alarm system for my home, but I still wonder if he was telling the truth about being sanctioned by Danville PD.


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Posted by Tarkus
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Yup, getting door to door magazine sales every other week now. "I used to be in pharmaceutical sales now trying to set my life straight... " I tell them that I heard the same pitch two days ago and not to bother the neighbors since they have heard it as well. Having a 92 pound dog staring at them helps as well


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Posted by Tarkus
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Yup, getting door to door magazine sales every other week now. "I used to be in pharmaceutical sales now trying to set my life straight... " I tell them that I heard the same pitch two days ago and not to bother the neighbors since they have heard it as well. Having a 92 pound dog staring at them helps as well


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The Danville Police Department does not sanction any home alarm companies. It was likely a phony sales pitch, but could also have been a potential burglar. In any case, a recession such as we are going through can turn economically marginal citizens into thieves.


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Posted by Jane
a resident of Danville
on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I got some of my packages stolen right off my porch last month while I was at work. I live pretty close to San Ramon so I wouldn't be surprised this is related to the 'theft' cases. I informed USPS about it and filed a complaint to the police too. I hope they catch the perpetrators soon!


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