Police Blotter: Reckless Shopping Cart Operation

Also, a smash-and-grab nets a laptop computer in a store parking lot — more reports by the Pleasant Hill police from Feb. 11-13.

Feb. 11
Homecoming. At 7:15 p.m., police assisted in an incident where an 80-year-old man at Five Guys Burgers, Crescent Drive, complained of not knowing how to get home.

Feb. 12
Window smash. At 1:27 p.m., police responded to a report of a window smash of a Hyundai Santa Fe at the Safeway on Contra Costa Boulevard. A laptop computer was stolen.

Cart on sidewalk, please. Police received two complaints about a man wearing a face mask, wearing dark clothing and pushing a shopping cart in the road. Residents were worried he might get struck by a car at 4:44 p.m. on Putnam Boulevard and at 5:30 p.m. at Patterson Boulevard. Officers gave him some advice.

Feb. 13
Lock the car door. At 3:17 a.m., a resident reported that a man and a woman broke into her Durango on Baylor Lane. The woman wore dark clothing and carried a garbage bag. The two were last seen walking away toward Diablo Valley College on Baylor. The Durango may have been unlocked.

Paint balls. At 11:42 a.m., a front door on the 1600 block of Pleasant Hill Road was shot with two paint balls and a railing with three paint balls. The resident did not see any suspects

Left needle behind. Security at the Marshalls store on Monument Boulevard reported that a strange man came into the store around 5:40 p.m., tried on some clothes, and left behind a purse with a needle in it.


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