Police Log: No Silent Nights During DUI Crackdown

Several motorists apparently forgot "don't drink and drive" rule, and other notable incidents from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17.

The Livermore Police Department, joining the statewide Avoid the 21 campaign, focused on impaired drivers this week, while also responding to burglaries, thefts and assaults. 

Sunday, Dec. 11

  • A 21-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication at 12:26 a.m. on the 2200 block of First Street.
  • Assault and battery was reported at 12:30 a.m. on the 9500 block of Tesla Road.
  • Theft was reported at 3:20 p.m. from the 900 block of Clubhouse Drive.
  • Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence: a 33-year-old female at 12:24 a.m. on Fourth Street and College Avenue; and a woman, 21, at 11 p.m. on the 1800 block of First Street.

Monday, Dec. 12

  • Two early-morning DUI arrests were made: a 25-year-old man at 12:04 a.m. on the 300 block of Pullman Street; and a male, 23, at 12:46 a.m. at College and South O streets. 
  • Identity theft was reported at 9:30 a.m. on the 2000 block of Research Drive.
  • Breaking-and-entering was discovered at a structure on the corner of Laughlin and Northfront roads at 2 p.m.   
  • Burglary was reported at 4:45 p.m. from a business on the 900 block of Larkspur Drive.
  • A 22-year-old man was arrested on weapons charges at 8:30 p.m. at North I and Park streets.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

  • A 37-year-old male motorist was arrested for suspected DUI at 12:49 a.m. on the 1700 block of Railroad Avenue.
  • A man, 44, was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics on the 1000 block of Voyager Street at 9:28 a.m. 

Wednesday, Dec. 14

  • Commercial burglary was logged at 4:04 p.m. from the 1400 block of First Street with a 50-year-old male suspect arrested.
  • Two incidents of disobeying court orders were handled on the 3900 block of East Avenue at 4:30 p.m. and 10:56 p.m. The second call resulted in the arrest of a 43-year-old man on contempt charges.
  • Domestic violence was reported on the 1800 block of First Street at 7:26 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 15

  • A minor was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana at , on the 400 block of Wall Street, at 11:35 a.m.
  • A contempt of court report — the third in a week from the 3900 block of East Avenue — was taken at 4:30 p.m.
  • Assault and battery was reported on the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue at 7:36 p.m.; a 34-year-old individual was arrested and charged.
  • Car break-ins were reported on the 700 block of Las Flores Road at 8:30 p.m., and at 11:59 p.m. on the 1300 block of Spruce Street.

Friday, Dec. 16

  • A 52-year-old man was arrested on DUI suspicion at 7:33 a.m. on the 100 block of Diamond Drive.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of Junction Avenue at 7:30 a.m.
  • A hit-and-run that resulted in property damage was called in from the 2700 block of Las Positas Road at 4:05 p.m.
  • Three adults were arrested at 4:40 p.m. on the 1300 block of Locust Street for alleged drug and paraphernalia possession. One suspect, a 40-year-old woman, was also charged with child cruelty. 
  • Shoplifting was recorded on the 1500 block of First Street at 5:45 p.m.
  • Vehicular burglary was reported at 7:15 p.m. on the 800 block of Herman Avenue.

Saturday, Dec. 17

  • Assault was reported on the 800 block of East Stanley Boulevard at 11:29 p.m.
  • Two vandalism incidents were reported: at 7:03 p.m. from the 6200 block of Tesla Road; and on the 2500 block of Old First Street at 11 p.m.
  • Motorists arrested on suspicion of DUIs included: a 25-year-old woman at 12:09 a.m. on Second and McLeod streets; a male, 27, at 12:20 a.m. on the 800 block of Bower Court; a woman, 49, at 12:48 a.m. on the 400 block of Hanover Street; an individual at 2:08 a.m. at Dolores Street and East Avenue; a female, 27, on McLeod and Second streets at 2:32 a.m.; male, 25, at 4:15 a.m. on the 3800 block of Pestana Way.  
MzMia December 20, 2011 at 09:07 PM
It's nice to know that you guss are doing your job. But out of curiosity, why aren't there any names posted? Livermore post has no problem posting names and ruining lives in other articles, why not this one?
Terri December 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM
I believe they post names when there is a charge, not an arrest.
Anonymous Witness December 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Anonymous Witness 8:03 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Eyewitness 12/19 Last night out on the town in Livermore near the intersection of Railroad Ave & North Livermore about 1:30am. I say that i was astounded at the event that took place. A small white taxi was coming down Railroad Ave approaching the intersection. From my view point behind the Bankhead theater, i could clearly see the light was green as the driver of the taxi proceeded past the crosswalk and into the intersection. The next thing to follow was a Livermore Police cruiser traveling at a high rate of speed. The astounding part of this was that the Police car came into the intersection with NO overhead lights. I mentally braced myself as i am sure the driver of the taxi and any passengers in the cab did for what i truely thought was going to be a horrific collision between this Police Car and Taxi. The Taxi driver slams on the breaks just in time for the Police car that CLEARLY ran the signal with NO LIGHTS or SIRENS. Seemingly in shock the taxi car paused in the intersection (i would assume in total disbelief) at the event that just unfolded. The driver of the cab then proceed. Just wanted to put this out there, maybe somebody else caught this take place as there was a bar across the street. Are we not safe driving at night? Is this action no different then driving drunk? What about public safety priorities? Maybe i am off base idk...
Tami Neal December 21, 2011 at 06:25 AM
I am curious about a car accident that happend on Dec 18 2011 around 1130 pm on wente and marina st. I heard it was a teenager under the influence again...... was wondering why there is nothing in the patch about this.
B December 21, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Go to this site if you want names, http://www.localcrimenews.com/city/1356/Livermore-crime-news.html
Bryon Bruce December 22, 2011 at 12:39 AM
I was burglarized for third time in a years time
Bryon Bruce December 22, 2011 at 04:11 AM
i was burglarized over 4th of July , over labor day, and now at Christmas. When is the chief gonna realize that when he spending all the police hours on DUI time the thieves know this. I waited from 3:15pm till 6:15pm the cops did not show up, so i said "dont bother".
Robert December 22, 2011 at 05:53 AM
This may sound like an excuse, and a bad one at that Bryon, but I've been told that LPD has cut their budget, laid off officers, etc. As I said, probably a bad excuse, but still, someone should have responded and filed a report.
Bryon Bruce December 22, 2011 at 08:17 AM
Thank you Robert you are correct. I have only me to blame for the theft. The police are not given the opportunity to get after this kind of police work, because the budget shortfall. The three thefts may have only taken 10 minutes $32,000 is gone, did i make it difficult? NO.


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