30 Cars Vandalized in Livermore Overnight

Police are asking for witnesses or homeowners with video surveillance to come forward to help with this case of felony vandalism.

LIVERMORE, Ca: Car windows broken by vandals overnight. Photo provided by Officer Traci Rebiejo
LIVERMORE, Ca: Car windows broken by vandals overnight. Photo provided by Officer Traci Rebiejo
Vandals roved the streets of Livermore overnight shooting out the windows of at least 30 parked cars, Livermore Police Officer Traci Rebiejo said.

"Last night between 11 p.m. and 2 or 3 a.m., someone with a pellet or BB gun drove through town shooting out car windows," Rebiejo said. "We have taken 30 reports so far and have more coming in."

Rebiejo says many car owners did not know they had been victimized until they were contacted by police who had been scouring the neighborhood. Rebiejo urges anyone who discovers that they were victims of vandalism to call the police for a report. 

According to Rebiejo, police are hoping that homeowners in the area may have caught the suspect or suspects on home video surveillance.

Streets where cases of the car vandalism was reported:
  • Murdell Lane
  • Wagoner
  • Fontette Avenue
  • Encino
  • Anna Maria Street
  • Roselli Drive
  • Leland Way
  • Cedar Drive
  • Alameda Avenue
  • Alameda Drive
  • Placer Circle
  • Obsidian
  • Daisy Field
  • Vancouver Way
  • Laguna Street
  • Walsh Street 
  • Olivina Avenue
  • El Padro Drive
Livermore Police ask that if you have any information about the vandalism, witnessed anything suspicious on the streets listed during those hours or if you are a homeowner with video surveillance, to call 925-580-9665 and ask for Officer Traci Rebiejo.
Christian Holm September 03, 2013 at 12:09 AM
I'm reading some of these comments and I see some stating that the Police are undermanned. Perhaps this is true. However, I'd like to point out that if we, as Livermorons, are to be secure in our community, it does require that we 1. Know our neighbours, 2. be watchful and protective of those around us. I had an experience recently out of town in which I visited a place where strangers were immediately known. "Outsiders" who come into your various neigbourhoods who do not belong there, probably a good idea to find ways by which you and your neighbours can identify them. Those of you who can afford it, put up a video camera or two. You're not violating people's privacy: this is YOUR HOME we're talking about. I would hope you folks would decide it's in your best interest to protect it. The police, despite their slogan, are under zero legal obligation to do so.
Chris September 03, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Christian, thank you. You wrote it absolutely correct. I believe in my town, and I know all my neighbors. Unfortunately, most of us work during the day, so being vigilant is difficult at best, so your suggestion on adding a video security system to your home is spot on.
Eric Hanson September 03, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Police too busy violating Constitutional rights with illegal DUI checkpoints... a friend of mine in San Jose couldn't even get PD to even RUN PLATES on a car he captured via surveillance cameras. Apparently this was a matter of policy.
Mindy Witherell September 03, 2013 at 01:37 AM
My sons car was one that got vandalized. I can't begin to say how this pisses me off. He will have to work almost a full week at his job to purchase a new window. He is a young man and works hard and goes to college. I understand things happen but this is just a useless act of vandalism. My hope is they (assuming more than one individual) are caught and my son is reimbursed. I know that is unlikely but I can hope.
libertus_rebelium September 03, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Shut up, Eric, there isn't anything illegal about a DUI checkpoint and anyone driving drunk deserves to be thrown under their own car. As for your "friend" and his story about running plates, what does that have to do with Livermore PD?
Robert September 03, 2013 at 02:30 AM
This is ridiculous
Chris September 03, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Livermore needs less traffic cops and more cars patrolling the neighborhoods looking for thugs. Pulling over cars going 10 miles per hour over the speed limit on East Avenue or 4th Street is a waste of time while this hooliganism goes unchecked. Get it together LPD and spend your money wisely.
mike September 03, 2013 at 10:33 AM
People who flaunt traffic laws often fail to heed all other laws as well. Pulling somebody over for speeding and then discovering a suspended license and a car of load of stolen merchandise is but one valid reason for traffic enforcement.
Terry September 03, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Maybe both local auto glass repair shops were increasing demand in an illegal way?
mike September 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Both local glass shops or at least two of them are family owned and have been for decades. Unlikely they would suddenly turn into criminal enterprises overnight and risk everything they own for the possibility of a few windshield replacements.
Jim September 03, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Everyone "TELL YOUR KIDS ABOUT THIS" more than likely it is some teens or young adults. They can't keep their mouths shut if they are the type to do something like this. They will slip up and brag to one of their friends. If you have kids with pellet guns question them..... I have had a huge rock thrown at my truck. My boat burned to the ground my gas syphoned and my car gone thru. all separate incidences and two different addresses. I have cameras going up this weekend. 8 of them... I HATE TO HEAR THIS!!!!
kris smith September 03, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Bummer!!!! just when Livermore was just starting to get a decent reputation. I live in Pleasanton and this is unheard of. Feel so fortunate to live in an upper class community, hope LPD catches who is responsible. Hope they don't find their way into our town. Maybe if they came this way they would get caught cause low life sticks out like a soar thumb here.
South Side Livermore September 03, 2013 at 08:14 PM
you didn't just say that... did you?
mike September 03, 2013 at 08:16 PM
kris-you may live in an upper class community but it is not immuned to things like this happening. Your patch site is full of the same kinds of incidents that happen here.
Becky September 03, 2013 at 08:22 PM
kris- Just wait 'til BART comes to Livermore. Then they'll all be coming to Pleasanton.
Bryon Bruce September 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Bart is in Pleasanton,Bart is only a problem for scared people. Kris you are right.
Christian Holm September 03, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Becky September 04, 2013 at 02:50 PM
You're the only one who got it.
Christian Holm September 05, 2013 at 01:47 PM
It still floors me how many people buy the nonsense about BART bringing in crime... but it would be nice we could get BART in livermore and ship all our crime to Pleasanton... it would serve those pretentious notsoPleasanttypes right...
mike September 05, 2013 at 02:44 PM
I wouldn't say that BART directly brings in crime but it does allow easier access for opportunists whom given the chance will resort to criminal activity. The Pleasanton/Dublin BART station at night and even in daylite hours, harbors some very interesting characters, who probably are not there for the boutiques and the wine tasting.
Christian Holm September 05, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Mike, that's true enough. But in this valley it takes a car to come into town and really do mischief. The freeways are a bigger threat than BART ever was.
Becky September 05, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Look at the update to this story to see some Livermore vs Pleasanton trash talk. Oh, and an update to the story too.
Serene September 05, 2013 at 04:52 PM
kris smith wrote: "Bummer!!!! just when Livermore was just starting to get a decent reputation. I live in Pleasanton and this is unheard of. Feel so fortunate to live in an upper class community, hope LPD catches who is responsible. Hope they don't find their way into our town. Maybe if they came this way they would get caught cause low life sticks out like a soar thumb here." _____________________ Haha. Snooty attitude, much?
Serene September 05, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Kris- Here's an article for you regarding a 47 year old Pleasanton man who was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property. http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/business-owner-reports-suspicious-behavior-to-police-leading-to-arrest-of-two Guess that low life did not stick out like a soar thumb there. :)
Such Troll September 05, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Wow everyone is so quick to blame the people that shot at the cars in this incident but are the cars just helpless victims of malicious killers? Let us think of all the times a poor little squirrel was walking about and BOOM side swiped. I had a cat once who really enjoyed waving to cars as they drove bye. After warning him over and over that cars are not his friend he continued to do what he loved to do. Until one fateful night a CAR decided that he not only wasn't going to wave back to my little fluffy friend, he was going to kill him! Now let me ask "you people" this, do you still think the CARS are innocent as they make us believe? I didn't think so. CARS are natures serial killers. They don't care who the hurt. So before you start blaming the people trying to help are fuzzy little friends you should take a look outside and glace at a real criminal, your CAR. Remember people don't kill cars, cars kill people.
Becky September 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM
How do we know that it wasn't people coming over from Pleasanton to shoot out windows?
Serene September 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I think you're onto something, Becky!
Eric Hanson September 05, 2013 at 06:57 PM
@libertus_rebelium rectumus... I hope you're right that Livermore PD is much finer than the very real issue my friend had to fix with the SJ PD. And if the perps are caught they are deserving of a good ol' Singaporean style caning. I am certain I share your enthusiasm for ridding roads of irresponsible operators... and before the unconstitutional checkpoints, there were plenty of opportunities to pull over drunks. Nobody has a right to stop every vehicle for a checkpoint however good it might make you feel. I was recently deprived of my right to pass freely down a road at such a checkpoint and the constitutionally-ignorant officer asked "where are you coming from" to which I replied "I'm not here to be interviewed!". For my own selfish reason of wanting to get home to my kids, I went along with the subsequent request to follow finger with eye and "blow as hard as (I) can" on glove. Had I not acted selfishly I'd have risen to my own duty as citizen to full rejected any improper request until presented with a "probable cause" beyond lawfully driving down the "wrong" road. There are any number of legitimate causes to pull over a driver that might be intoxicated... swerving, speeding, driving to slow, improper lane change, broken tail lamp, etc. Stopping without probable cause is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and even you probably realize as much. I'm sure you also know (or at least hope you do) of Ben Franklin's fine words on the subject... paraphrasing... "Anyone trading essential Liberty for safety deserve neither and will soon lose both". However much a non-man might get jollies from random stops, no actual man trades the "safety" associated with checkpoints for the absurd disregard for liberty that these represent. And back to the subject... hope otherwise very fine Livermore PD live up to high expectations and that the combination of their efforts and citizen support catch the jackal perps.
Eric Hanson September 05, 2013 at 07:00 PM
@A cat in A hat... OMG... looks like we found a motive and a prime suspect. Nice confession.
Such Troll September 05, 2013 at 08:16 PM
O shoot, I mean sh*t. HAHAHA


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something