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* Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Melissa Marie Leyendecker With a Stolen Mini Van

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Police arrested a 24-year-old Hayward woman in Pleasant Hill on Wednesday after she was seen pushing a disabled stolen minivan.Officers spotted the woman pushing a gray Plymouth Voyager down Contra Costa Boulevard near Taylor Boulevard at about 1 p.m., Pleasant Hill police said.As police approached the woman, who was later identified as Melissa Marie Leyendecker, she allegedly grabbed items from inside the minivan and ran.Other officers apprehended Leyendecker and learned the minivan had been reported stolen by a Danville resident. The property she grabbed when she fled had also been taken from the resident, police said. The minivan and the property were returned to the owner.Leyendecker was booked into the Contra Costa County jail in Martinez.

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