LPD Chief Sweeney Retiring, Officer Involved Shooting, Livermore Man Arrested for Stabbing

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Livermore. Take our poll, check out our congratulations tip-of-the hat and our blog of the week.

Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney Retiring in March

Chief Steve Sweeney will step down from his post on March 29. Chief Steve Sweeney has been with the Livermore Police Department since 1984 and chief since 2007.

Livermore Man Wanted for Pleasanton Stabbing Surrenders to Police

Santiago Valencia, 29, of Livermore surrendered to police on Jan. 18 for a stabbing during a fight behind Redcoats Pub in Pleasanton on Jan. 5.

Officer Involved Shooting in Dublin

Dublin Police shot and wounded a 28-year-old man they said was wielding a large "Rambo-style" knife on Friday morning. A neighbor says this is not the first time the suspect, who police identified as Ryan Cox, has been in the street with a knife. Watch the video of the neighbor describing the scene Friday morning. Read the original story here.

Composite Sketch of Shell Station Armed Robbery Suspect

Pleasanton Police released a sketch this week of the man suspected of committing armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station in Pleasanton on Jan. 16. The victim believes the neck tattoo is on the right side of his neck and the suspect has several “tear drop” tattoos underneath his left eye. Do you know this man? If so, call Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

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Patch Editor Patrick Creaven contributed to this report.

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