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Person Shot in Home-Invasion Robbery

Livermore police are investigating a home-invasion robbery reported Saturday night in the 1600 block of Paseo Laguna Seco.

Here's information provided by the Livermore Police Department:

On Saturday September 22nd, approximately 11:40 p.m., a home-invasion robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Paseo Laguna Seco in the City of Livermore. According to the victims, several suspects entered the residence with the intent to commit a robbery. The victims resisted and an altercation ensued. During the altercation, a firearm was displayed and the victim was shot. The suspects fled the residence immediately after the shooting. The victim of the shooting was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Livermore Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating this incident as a home invasion robbery/attempted homicide. Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, detectives do not wish to release finite details as to ensure a successful future prosecution. However, detectives have determined this was an isolated incident with the target of the robbery being drug related. There is no known threat to public safety in regards to this incident.

The Livermore Police Department would like to ensure the citizens of Livermore that your safety is our primary concern. We understand the need to share information and to keep the public informed about situations as they become known. In cases where investigations are ongoing, it is often necessary to not release some information of interest to the public. In these cases, we always ensure withholding information is not a threat to public safety. We understand the public may have questions in regards to this case and want to ensure you that we will update this press release and provide further information as soon as it is reasonably prudent to do so.

As always, the Livermore Police Department is concerned with the safety and security of the citizens of Livermore. If anyone has information directly related to this crime, please contact Detective Tony Esquivel at 925-371-4756.

The Real Anon September 25, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I kinda disagree with you there, and I think most security experts would as well. It is better to cooperate with armed thieves and give them what they want than get killed trying to stop them. On the other hand if they are going to kill you anyway (ie, its someone you know, or who has a personal , not professional interest in invading your home) then you might as well resist. The moral of the story is don't hoard valuables in your house, or if you do, get a big safe (like a 2000 pound plus one) or a strongroom and for gods sake, don't let anyone know its there! The best stash is one nobody can see. The best safe is a concealed strong room that is invisible to the uninformed. And the best rule is don't keep anything in your house that isn't insured against loss from theft or fire. If you have valuables that can be stolen or burnt, then get insurance or a safe deposit box at a bank. I realize that it would be impractical for the people mentioned in this story to keep their contraband in the bank, but for everyone else, its a great solution.
Joe Granada September 25, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Are the neighborhoods next to the BART station in Dublin and Pleasanton high-crime areas? That's certainly not my impression.
Paisley September 25, 2012 at 05:26 AM
"The truth is, violent crime is DOWN significantly compared to five or ten years ago." I will wager you don't actually know what the crime rate is because the "official" data is two years out of date. At the beginning of the year, all the news outlets were triumphantly crowing about how low crime was in the middle of a recession. Only when you looked at the date of the data did it make you laugh. It was from 2010. Here, let me prove it. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/12/05/2010-california-homicide-rate-drops-to-44-year-low/ I will also wager that every single city in California has had a dramatic rise in crime. I think the Oaklandization of Livermore is funny because it also is bigoted. San Jose is having a hell of a time with Crime but you don't use that as an example. San Jose has had a sharp increase in murder. Right around Christmas you will see what the crime rate was for last year. It's the way the government does things.
libertus_rebelium September 25, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Anon, your statistics are downright retarded unless you are using per capita percentiles and you know why. If these are per capita, cite please.
John Garzo September 25, 2012 at 08:13 AM
@The Real Anon, you got to be joking. "desperate class of lowlife"... tell that to all the professionals who take BART to their San Francisco offices. If you've ever been on BART durring rush hour it looks like a business class cabin. Some of those people don't want to live in the city though, so they choose to live in the suburbs and commute with BART. We want those people and their money!
Mike September 25, 2012 at 02:33 PM
http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/california/livermore.html
Quinn September 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
@ Livermoron, I agree with you on only one of your statements. That home invasions are usually done by someone who knows the victims either directly or indirectly. A few years back on my street (Hummingbird Ln) there was a home invasion and it was committed by people who know the tenants and knew they had cash and a large amount of marijuana in the home. All of them were caught because they knew who they were. I'm sure this is the case with this situation as to why LPD are not giving any further info. They'll most likely get these guys too. But that doesn't change the fact that criminals still come from poor cities to the suburbs to rob and steal. Just look at what happened at the Stoneridge mall a few months ago. The woman leaving the mall was robbed by two woman who had just gotten off bart. They had no car, they had no money and saw this lady getting in her car with her shopping bag and ran up on her and pulled them out of her hands. How can any of you on here say bart won't bring crime? Stupid asses!!!
Darwinian Justice September 25, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Call it bigoted if you want. I call it keeping the trash out of Livermore. Don't like it? Do something about it. Oh wait, you can't. Sorry we don't all cower to your liberal standby of calling people you don't agree with as racists.
Paisley September 25, 2012 at 07:19 PM
"Sorry we don't all cower to your liberal standby of calling people you don't agree with as racists." I am not a liberal. The comments are still bigoted. Other than the rise in violence that ALL cities are experiencing, Oakland looks better than I ever remember it. They had to push out all that redevelopment money before the state took it away. The San Jose murder rate is now at a 15 year high. Yet you don't use it as a slur. Oakland always has a high murder rate. Named one of the deadliest cities in the nation for many, many years. http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_21367124/san-jose-homicide-tally-hits-30-pace-beat
Mr. Pickles September 25, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Listen @Paisley I invented the word Oaklandization. All rights are reserved for me. I'm going to Webster's Dictionary to see if they will introduce it as a new word. Anyway San Joseization just sounds dumb. Everyone is so sensitive now. Buck up gal.
Big M September 25, 2012 at 09:01 PM
+1 for Scott Never give in to them. Fight them with everything you have. @ The real anon Are you really going to have time to make that determination? If someone has broken in to your house, kill them. They are there to do some sort of harm to you. Whether it is to steal your money or valuables, rape or kill you... why would you do anything but fight...
Scott T September 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM
@The Real Anon...then we agree to disagree. I will never give in.
Darwinian Justice September 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Not a liberal? Your posts say otherwise. It doesn't take much for Oakland to look better than how it has been. That doesn't mean it is equal in any terms to other cities in the area. Aside from a few spots overall Oakland is a blight on the map. It is reasonable for a great place like Livermore to want to keep the trash out. When Oakland is known for something other than pimps, ho's and thugs they won't be slurred. San Jose provides jobs and industry for sectors other than law enforcement. If San Jose spends the next 40 years being a joke of a city, I assure you that San Joseization will become a word.
Ryan McBride September 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM
This seems like the perfect time for a shameless plug. Anyone need some cloud based security cameras? You're a lot less likely to get your door kicked in when criminals are greeted with a nice high definition surveillance camera. :D http://www.advseceng.com
Paisley September 26, 2012 at 12:56 AM
"Not a liberal? Your posts say otherwise." Really? Which ones exactly? Because I don't think a "demographic" change is hurting the city? Or the ones were I tell you to grab your ankles. The world economy is shrinking. http://www.businessinsider.com/global-growth-has-collapsed-2012-9 I don't know how to make this any clearer for you people. Now you can try to figure out which box I fit in - I don't care. Livermore would be better if they stuck a chicken and waffles place right in the center of town. Maybe that is racist. I don't care. Some of the best food is in Oakland and Livermore could use some help. Oh, I'm showing my liberalism again. Conservatives can't like black people. It's in the rule book after all.
vicki September 26, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Oakland is a 3rd world country and I love the word, 'Oaklandization.'
Mr. Pickles September 26, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Thank you @vicki; I hope the Webster people like my word as well. It has really grown some legs. And I don't mind it you use it in a hurtful, bigoted, mean spirted way. Some words are just like that. How else do describe a societies decent into depravity.
John Harrington September 26, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Oakland really sucks. I go to the airport, and that's it. I got a mailer today about raising y taxes to support yhe Zoo in Oakland. Give me a break, give money to a place to which I am afraid to go (not because of thr 4-legged animals)............
Chuck Harding September 26, 2012 at 05:50 AM
The reason that long-time residents of Livermore want BART brought here is BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN PAYING FOR IT FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS!!! We are tired of being ripped off by the politicians that represent the parts of Alameda County on the other side of the Dublin grade!!! We pay and pay and pay and get dribs and drabs of highway improvement. BART was a promise to all of Alameda county, and the Tri-Valley, and especially Livermore, has gotten the shaft for a long time.
Robbin hood September 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM
It sounds to me like almost every single one of you have a whole lot to say about neighborhoods you spend little or no time in be it in livermore OR oakland which makes me wonder what facts you have to base all your judgement on?? I was born and raised in livermore but have also lived all over the bay area and work all throughout east oakland. I have also lived all over livermore and have lived on paseo laguna seco for almost ten years and just so happen to live about 25 feet from where this shooting took place. My apartments/street were MUCH worse 5yrs ago than they are now! Yes, there is still some crime but nothing like it was before. I grew up very low income but also experienced the other side of life in the nice parts of town because of unique circumctances and from my point of view you all sound as if you're sitting in ivory towers passing judgement on all the peasants on the northside of the tracks!! Livermore in no way can compare to any of the parts of oakland mentioned im out there every day so believe me I know
Julia September 26, 2012 at 03:49 PM
As much as I want BART to have a station near Airway/Costco/Las Positas JC area, I too am concerned about the potential of increased crime. Does Pleasanton have crime stats comparing pre-BART to post-BART?
Mike September 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/california/pleasanton.html
ceasar villapando September 26, 2012 at 08:00 PM
All of you even remotely implying that BART is/will be the cause of this crime have the intellect of a swatted fly. Obviously this is already happening and bart isn't here so stop all of your unfounded BS, please. Livermore is a becoming a big city with big city problems and thats not going anywere with or without BART, this is NOT a sleepy cowboy town anymore. Nor is it near any time of crime you would see in Oakland so cut the crap. Im glad the suspects were shot, they deserved it. I just hope our backwards laws dont lead the intended victims here (residents) to be prosecuted for defending their property which they have the right to do.
TrueRealist September 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Not bigoted. Oakland is East bay (Alameda County) and Livermore is East bay (Alameda county). San Jose is south bay. See the difference?
Roger V. Tranfaglia September 27, 2012 at 04:06 PM
RIGHT ON!
Paisley September 27, 2012 at 05:41 PM
"Not bigoted. Oakland is East bay (Alameda County) and Livermore is East bay (Alameda county). San Jose is south bay. See the difference? " No. I don't even understand what you are trying to say. Does crime stop at the county line? Both of these cities are about equal distances away. With equal chances of crime coming from them. Oaklands murder rate is up roughly 5%, while San Jose is up roughly 15%. Yet people are more afraid of Oakland spilling into Livermore than San Jose.
Jenn September 30, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I hope everyone read the part where it states this incident was "drug related". I don't understand how every crime in Livermore sparks the great Bart debate but this incident clearly has nothing to do with Bart going to Livermore! Livermore has crime without Bart being there! Wow! Shocker!
Becky September 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Ceasar, They weren't just protecting their property, but their lives, as they were being attacked.
Mike Franco October 01, 2012 at 07:01 AM
I believe that people in general are good natured and some are not. I believe our law enforcement in Livermore are among the best in the nation and I have confidence in them. Prisons are built for a reason, there are some who absolutely without a doubt belong there. I tend to believe that the majority of these crimes are likely to be an inside job, and some that are just random and horrifying no matter where you live. I think that crime is contributed by many factors and that drugs and poverty being the most common reasons for such crimes. To think that BART will increase crime, I would say that this most likely going to prove true. I also think to live in a bubble will not solve our problem or deliver us from our fears. Most criminals are not born criminals, they become criminals for many reasons and no community or family is immune to it. We have to remain tough on serious crime and explore sensible solutions to our communities drug problems, and constructive ways in dealing with them. People can learn from their mistakes, I learned from mine.
area man February 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I thought you where from Sherwood Forest, with your merry men in green tights. I also heard Little John is not so little. Don't forget your lube.

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