Drowning, New Officers Sworn In, Police Chase of Burglary Suspects

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Livermore. Take our poll, check out our grocery specials and our blog of the week.

4-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Backyard Swimming Pool

A 4-year-old boy drowned in his family's swimming pool, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News.

The boy on Thursday afternoon briefly wandered from his mother's view, according to the report. The mother minutes later found her child at the bottom of her backyard swimming pool.

Seven New Officers Sworn In to Livermore Police Department

Seven new officers are replacing vacant positions. A sergeant and lieutenant were promoted during the ceremony while staff members received commendations and awards. Read the full story here.

Report of Police Chase on North Vasco Road

The pursuit began in Livermore when officers attempted to stop a suspect vehicle linked to a burglary in a Springtown neighborhood.

Two Arrested in Connection with Burglary of a Home on Newspaper Subscriber Vacation List

Patrick Piazza, 28, of Bethel Island and 21-year-old Antioch resident Morgan Scales were arrested in Livermore on Jan. 13 after a resident spotted the pair driving off in his car, which he had left idling outside of his home, police officials said. The duo allegedly used a Contra Costa Times subscriber vacation list to target and burglarize at least one home in Walnut Creek and police say the suspects intended to burglarize a home in Livermore that was on the same list when they stole the car.

Girl Scout Cookies in Livermore

Cookie time for the local Girl Scouts! Have your ordered your boxes yet? What is your favorite cookie?

Other news you need to know:

  • Police Seek Details on Suspicious Occurrence
  • High School Writing Contest Open to Livermore Students
  • Vagina Monologues Performance to Benefit Tri-Valley Haven
  • Rental Rates For Homes and Condos In Livermore
  • Check out this week's grocery specials on Patch.

Blog of the Week: Ponzi-Proof Your Portfolio

Take our Poll: Postal Service to End Saturday Mail: Will You Miss It?

Patch Editors Patrick Creaven and Kris Noceda along with Bay City News contributed to this report.

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