Police Log: Pot Dealers Popped; Plus 'Where's My What? My License?'

Notable incidents encountered Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.

Once again, several motorists tooling around town last week were lacking something kind of important — driver's licenses.

Whether their licenses were suspended or never issued to begin with, at least a dozen drivers were stopped for traffic infractions and then cited for the licensing violations, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Livermore Police Department records.

While such offenses are fairly common in Livermore, the associated fallout and costs can be significant, as detailed in a previous article.  

In other news, two people were arrested Thursday at 10:14 a.m. on suspicion of multiple theft-related and marijuana charges on the 1600 block of Paseo Laguna Seco.

The male suspect, 23, from Vallejo, faces felony counts of possession of marijuana for sale, receiving/possession of stolen property and identity theft.

His female companion, 20, is charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a controlled substance, receiving/possession of stolen property and identity theft. 

The pair are to be arraigned today at the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton.

For more area police news, read on:

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Vehicle reported stolen 2:30 a.m. on the 2500 block of Portola Avenue.
  • Domestic assault reported 3:50 p.m. along 800 Yosemite Drive.
  • Male motorist, 18, arrested 12:37 a.m. for suspected driving under the influence on Fifth Street and South Livermore Avenue.
  • Male, 25, arrested for alleged public intoxication and police resistance 2:20 a.m. on 2200 First Street.
  • Arrests for suspected use/influence of controlled substances made: male, 27, 2:33 a.m. on 600 Tanager Road; male, 20, 7:53 p.m. on 1600 Paseo Laguna Seco.
  • Man, 24, arrested for controlled-substance possession 8:49 p.m. on School Street at Madeira Way.

Friday, Oct. 5

  • Triple arrest 12:35 a.m. on 1800 North Livermore Avenue: male for alleged DUI and use/influence of controlled substances; his two companions for alleged substance use/influence.
  • Vandalism cited 9 a.m. along 3400 Gardella Plaza.
  • DUI arrest of male 2:06 a.m. on Third Street and South Livermore Avenue.
  • Suspicious circumstances investigated by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office on 800 Tesla Road at 10 a.m. No additional information available.
  • Controlled-substance possession reported 1:50 p.m. on Ora and Rincon avenues.

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • Grand theft logged 12:03 p.m. on 17500 Patterson Pass Road.
  • Motorists with suspended or no licenses cited: 7 a.m. on Normandy Circle and Concannon Boulevard; 9:40 a.m. on Vancouver Way at Belfast Court; 10:45 a.m. on Olivina Avenue and Meadowlark Street; 1:06 p.m. on Olivina and Rincon avenues; 9:30 p.m. on South P Street at Railroad Avenue.
  • Livermore woman, 45, arrested for alleged domestic assault 1:25 a.m. on the 700 block of William Drive.
  • Battery reported: 1:40 a.m. on 800 Yolo Way; 5:26 a.m. on 800 North Vasco Road.
  • Dublin male, 31, arrested on 4800 Tassajara Road for suspected DUI.
  • Use/influence of controlled substances reported 4:54 p.m. on Catalina Drive at Barcelona Street.
  • Vandalism cited 8 a.m. along 600 Starling Avenue.
  • Vehicle reported stolen 1 a.m. on 4300 Pomona Way.
  • Stolen vehicle recovered on 200 Junco Avenue 11:55 p.m.
  • Double arrest on 1600 Paseo Laguna Seco 10:14 a.m. of Vallejo male, 23, and female, 20, for suspected  felony marijuana possession with intent to sell; stolen property; identity theft.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • Commercial burglary reported 5:03 p.m. on 1500 First Street.
  • Robbery reported at Chase Bank 2:31 p.m. on 1700 North Vasco Road.
  • Motorists with suspended or no licenses cited: 1:40 a.m. on 1900 Holmes Street; 8:45 a.m. on 1500 First Street; 8:58 a.m. on South Vasco Road at Industrial Way; 11:40 a.m. on South Vasco at Brisa Street; 12:15 p.m. on 3900 First.
  • Livermore male, 29, arrested 1:38 a.m. on 2300 Railroad Avenue for alleged possession and use/influence of controlled substances.
  • Marijuana possession on school grounds reported 9:15 a.m. on the 2400 block of Portola Avenue.
  • DUI arrest 1:40 a.m. on 2500 Las Positas Road.
  • Controlled-substance possession reported 11:35 p.m. on Concannon Boulevard and Holmes Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • Grand theft of motor parts reported 11 a.m. on 1100 East Stanley Boulevard.
  • Livermore man, 60, arrested 7:15 p.m. on Concannon Boulevard and Murdell Lane for suspected DUI and narcotics possession.
  • Commercial burglary reported 2:54 a.m. on 2900 Las Positas Road; residential burglary on 2900 Calico Common at 12:45 p.m.
  • Two drunk-and-disorderly arrests: male, 9:37 p.m. on 4600 First Street; female, also charged with police obstruction, 4:59 p.m. on 1000 East Airway Boulevard.
  • Telephone harassment logged on the 5500 block of Felicia Avenue at 6:40 a.m.
  • Motorist with suspended license cited 9:40 p.m. on Patterson Pass and Mines roads.
  • Domestic assault reported 7:50 p.m. on 600 Moraga Drive.
  • Fremont man, 30, arrested for alleged possession of burglary tools and billy club. Location arrest unavailable.

Monday, Oct. 1

  • Vehicle reported stolen 8 p.m. along 2700 Pickfair Lane.
  • Custody-violation incident logged 4:04 p.m. on the 1000 block of Bannock Street.
  • Thefts reported 1:30 p.m. on 500 Humboldt Way, and 4 p.m. on 1000 Airway Boulevard.
  • Motorist with marijuana cited 4:21 p.m. along 3800 East Avenue; motorist with suspended license 12:10 a.m. on North Vasco and Northfront roads.
  • Stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction recovered 9:20 a.m. along 800 Central Avenue.
  • Use/influence of controlled substances reported 9:14 p.m. on 4300 Las Positas Road.

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Livermore man, 28, arrested 7:30 p.m. for suspected domestic assault on the 300 block of Adelle Street.
  • Residential burglaries logged: 11:28 a.m. on 3300 Hampstead Court; 4 p.m. on 5800 Arlene Way.
  • Warrant arrests made 5:45 p.m. on 700 East Stanley Boulevard, and 6:07 p.m. on 600 North L Street.
  • Battery reported 10:10 p.m. along 1700 Mill Spring Common.
  • Unlicensed motorist cited 3:44 a.m. on Moonflower Way at Windflower Drive.
  • DUI arrests: 1:37 a.m. on North Murrieta Boulevard at Olivina Avenue; 2:12 a.m. on Cromwell Way and North Livermore Avenue.
  • Public intoxication reported 2:24 a.m. on 2000 First Street.
  • Livermore police arrest Concord woman found sleeping in stolen van.
Sandy October 09, 2012 at 02:26 PM
As do I !!! Thank you, LPD...... keep up the good work out there!
James Buckley October 09, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Yeah, Yeah, I have heard this rhetoric for years, great job and maybe most people written up or arrested were guilty. The part that has always annoyed me is true probable cause is thrown to the wind in your little town of Livermore and you all except the LPD as being OK with pulling people over for no reason other than to check them out. Do you really think that many people without licenses were foolish enough to be breaking the law. Most without licenses try to drive like saints to avoid being stopped. Your LPD has been randomly pulling people over without probable cause for years and its all alright with you suburbanites that love your LPD. to hell with the American constitution as long as the riffraff is removed from the streets. Shades of Germany in the 40's. I know you will all be offended by this post as the police do a wonderful job even if they are breaking the law themselves by stopping anybody they feel like, for no reason at all, year after year. You have a sad town with no control of your local P D., thats the reality.
Special Ed October 09, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Who are all these people driving without driver's licenses? Get those idiots off of the road. It's an affront to all law abiding, license carrying, insurance paying citizens that these people can get away with driving without a license or worse yet, a license that has been suspended because of a previous violation. I realize there are many more serious issues facing us, but at the heart of a lot of our trouble is that there is a general disregard for law and order in our society today. I would like to see the names of these people published so we can see who they are.
Special Ed October 09, 2012 at 03:41 PM
JB, your comments are laughable. All one needs to do is drive for seconds before you see someone breaking simple traffic laws that are worthy of a stop; speeding, running stop signs, failing to use turn signals, not stopping at occupied crosswalks, using efing cell phones. A majority of drivers, licensed or not, do not follow simple traffic laws and . I don't buy it for a second that non-licensed drivers "drive like saints to avoid being stopped". What a bunch of crap. It's a shame our local law enforcement has to deal with the likes of you and people like you, who have no respect for the rule of law in American society. Law's are written and enforced to protect the rights of everyone, including those of us that do our best to obey the law. In my experience, it's rare that anyone would be pulled over for no reason. Besides, if you didn't do anything wrong there's no reason to worry or complain about being pulled over.
VC October 09, 2012 at 04:38 PM
To those Livermore residents who have never been exposed to immigration issues: reality is that undocumented immigrants are not able to obtain a driver's license in California, therefore, out of necessity, they take the risk of driving without a license. Yes, Yes I know what many of you are going to say (because this is closed-minded Livermore), "They shouldn't be here in the first place." Well guess what? They are here and they are sure not going anywhere. And yes, they are hard working HUMAN BEINGS who do the jobs we don't want to do and have done nothing wrong. They contribute to this country and are "insurance paying citizens"(as stated in the previous comment). FYI: Undocumented immigrants are able to buy a car and pay insurance, but, ironically enough, the state doesn't allow them to obtain a licenses. LPD has a great police force, and I applaud them for that. Though, I also agree that they pull over people without a probable cause, and are involved racial profiling (we are like a mini replica of Arizona). LPD if you really care about your residents focus on those who are truly harming our city, because pulling undocumented immigrants over, taking their car away, having them pay excessive fees to get their car back is sure not solving our residents' issues.
Darwinian Justice October 09, 2012 at 04:42 PM
If you don't like Livermore, James, by all means get out. Your apologist attitude isn't wanted here anyhow.
Special Ed October 09, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Wendy, Usually a fine for an ungodly amount of money means you were exceeding the speed limit by some ungodly amount. Traffic school is also an option, but something tells me that you may not have been eligible. The privilege to drive a car comes with the responsibility to follow the law associated with driving a car. When you break the law you have to pay. Generally if you go to court and appear before a judge and plead your case, they will do whatever they can to help you out. Especially if you can't pay. The last time I was in traffic court, the judge reduced the fine for a motorcyclist who was caught going over 100 mph to a few hundred bucks and let him pay $25 a month until it was paid off. The question is, did you go to court to plead your case or did you try to do everything with a computer, the US mail or by phone. Generally these bad things don't happen to completely innocent people, even when people claim to be completely innocent.
The Real Anon October 09, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Special Ed, while I agree with some of your post the fact is a license doesn't really guarantee anything. Many of the idiots driving without a license did have a license; they know how to drive but maybe lost their license for too many tickets or some such thing. The rest are probably illegals.
Californicated1 October 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM
What do you expect when the majority of the registered voters out here are Republicans? And these folks are just as willing to move in lock-step with the rest of the party faith towards the end of the republic as we know it and into some dark time when another neo-Fascist out there wants to put the country ahead of its people and they too may find themselves either cannon fodder or even have their homes destroyed and bombed out. Who knows, maybe Livermore could wind up becoming the next Dresden or Hiroshima in the process? Such faithless devotion to Deity, to Country, to its Government, and to its Law Enforcement apparatus only leads to Totalitarianism when you get right down to it. But the residents of Livermore don't want to see that, don't want to think that, they just want to plod along in their lives, especially when LPD themselves abuse the laws that they are supposed to enforce, such as blocking the pedestrian exit from Wal Mart on Las Positas by parking their vehicle up against the doors when the officers are doing nothing more than picking up school supplies for one of their humanitarian drives. Back in September 2011, one such car was even parked perpendicularly so that its front end was in the main trafficway for automobiles. If any civilian did that, not only would they have been cited, but the vehicle would have been towed. The LPD can not be flaunting the laws that they are enforcing on the rest of us.
Kathy Montgomery October 09, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Each time the police approach a car they have pulled over they can in an instant be shot and killed by the driver. Just traffic stops alone are a danger to their life. That does not count all their other various calls they encounter 24/7. They risk their life each time they leave home to go to work. Thank you for all you do men and women of the LPD. I am so relieved each time i read someone being caught for driving without a license. The ones that worry me the most are the folks that have literally never taken one "DMV" driving class and have never read the laws of the road DMV booklet. Cars are lethal weapons. Respect the power that a car has to take away innocent lives if the person behind the wheel does not know "how to drive". For me, that is the scariest of unlicensed drivers. You need "what?". You need your license. Be safe on the road everyone; make sure you have a valid license before you get behind the wheel for everyone's safety and your own.
Californicated1 October 09, 2012 at 05:36 PM
The biggest problem in California is that when it comes to traffic violations and revenue violations, the State Government has run roughshod over the people's rights. When you get a license in the State of California, you surrender your right to give consent when the government and its Law Enforcement apparatus pursue you for whatever they suspect--otherwise called the Doctrine of Implied Consent. The lower order governmental life forms, the cities and counties, have used this to their advantage trying to use their Law Enforcement agencies to assess and collect monies through the fines that they levy on those they accuse of violating whatever law, statute or code out there. And because you surrendered your rights to give consent when you were issued a California Driver's License, you have very litte recourse or even redress for the petition of your grievances, and the courts know it. What you need to do next is arm yourself with both the Law and some further information. For starters, pick up a copy of "How To Fight Your Ticket And Win In California" by Nolo Press, which you can purchase online and download the book. Whenever you get a ticket, the first thing you want to do is estimate how much the fine is going to be once the court clerk handles your case. Then once you have that estimate, find out what it's worth to challenge it and what it will take. Pretty stupid to go after one's livelihood if they can't pay a traffic ticket.
david October 09, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Mr. Buckley: you really need to get a grip! Your extrapolations from my comment are wild. When you make a comparison to Germany in the 40's (Nazi's) you reveal your ignorance and frankly insult and demean the memories of those murdered in the Holocaust. Your apology is accepted in advance, so need for you to provide more diatribe.
AnnF October 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Since unlicenced and uninsured drivers are a HUGE problem in this town, we should have sites set up all over town randomly maybe monthly and get these people off the road. I have been hit 2 times and both were unlicenced and uninsured and I am not even sure they were citizens. They took off (HIT AND RUN) but were caught and their cars were inpounded. One tried to sue me for their car getting impounded....no really. Absolutly laughable. That persons car was full of dents so I am sure it had happened a few times before. I think this is a larger problem than drunk driving in this town. It is costing the insurance companies a lot of money (uninsured motorist insurance ends up paying for these). Maybe the fines need to be larger or maybe hey here is an idea....If you commit a crime in the US and you are not a citizen you get deported immediately.... What a thought.
Loyal Livermore Mom October 09, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Thank you Special Ed for being straight with Wendy. I was about to address the issue as well. I'm so tired of people crying about things being unfair. Grow up and take some responsibility for yourself already. If you were speeding, then for darn sure you better pay the fine. Can't afford it? Then how about you slow down? Now thats a novel idea. VC - I don't agree with protecting undocumented "human beings". There is a border patrol for a reason. If you would like to come to the U.S. for a better life, then by all means, come on over. But get in line and do it the right way. Why would you NOT want to start off your new life in a legal manner? I don't get. They come here illegally, commit illegal acts, and expect not to get in trouble??? Are you kidding me? Why should they be exempt from the law? I'm so done with this sense of entitlement lately. I'm glad LPD is hard at work. Because of their keen eye and reaction upon someone suspicious, they nabbed 3 guys this morning about to burglarize a home off Portola/N. Mines at 10:30. Good work LPD, we applaud your efforts!
Special Ed October 09, 2012 at 08:13 PM
VC, I have a hard time understanding your comment "...have done nothing wrong." They came to this country illegally, what about that isn't wrong? There is a legal way to enter the United States. Most all of our ancestors did it that way. The fact that some immigrants do "the jobs that we don't want to do" is a separate issue altogether. I'm not really sure how this got turned in to a racial or immigration issue. This article and the discussion was about people driving without a valid license. My guess is some of them are illegal immigrants, but I'm sure some are not.
Special Ed October 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Californicated1, Get the hell out. It's libs or socialists or childish radicals like you that have ruined the state for the rest of us normal people who just want to work hard, obey the law and enjoy all of the beautiful things that California has to offer. I'm not interested in gaming the system or beating my speeding tickets; I admit that I broke the law and I pay them. I'll pay my fair share and not expect anything in return. I just want to live here and be left alone and not disrespected by all of you idiots that can seem to get it and want to bitch about a police department whose sole purpose is to protect most of us normal, tax paying, law abiding citizens, from criminals. If you want to be angry about something, be angry that residents of this state gave the president of the United States $4M to have dinner with him last night, while there are children in this state went to bed hungry, not because the government doesn't feed them but because their families don't care for them. That $4M would have fed a lot of hungry kids and it wouldn't have cost any taxpayer a dime. Get my drift.
Californicated1 October 09, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Pay me $2,000,000.00 and ALL the taxes that go with it so that I have $2,000,000.00 left and I will go. Until then. FO&D!
WENDY October 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
The original ticket was for 10 miles over on the freeway did you know that the fine for driving while suspended is $800 and possible 30 days in jail for each enfraction While the guy shoving his baby stroller full of things at home depot and caught for the 2nd time was $200.I would rather get caught stealing if I were that type of person. But instead I drive my kids to school 10 miles because the school 2 blocks down from our house is over crowded. Now I dont get pulled over for traffic violations I get pulled over for suspended regestration. Even though I pay for my tags every Dec. Then ticketed for driving with out my license. I know its my own fault but the fines have gotten so big that I can find no way out of it at this time. And yes I do try to drive as little as possable.
Jimmy Lee October 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM
James have you ever seen the california vehicle code? The vehicle code is as thick as the dictionary! A police officer who knows the vehicle code could just about stop every vehicle driving down the roadway for some sort of infraction. And for "shades of Germany in the 40's" you need a history lesson from someone else than your open carry loser buddies
Special Ed October 10, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Wendy, I am sorry that you are in the situation you are in but I'm not very sympathetic. You shouldn't drive on a suspended license. That's why they suspend it, so you can't drive. It's not up to you to decide when you can drive anymore. You gave that up when you decided to break the law. Go to court. Plead your case before a judge. Be honest and hopefully he/she will be lenient with you. Otherwise you will likely do some time in jail...that definitely won't be good for the kids.
Roger V. Tranfaglia October 10, 2012 at 03:41 PM
WELL!!!!!! EXXCCCUUUUSSSSSE MEEEEEEEEE My drivers license has been suspended for over 6 years! Guess what! I DON'T DRIVE! DUH!!!. Another thing Some one mentioned they do not what livermore to turn into another Hiroshima?(????). Hate to tell you buddy,on the other side of town is a Goverment sponsered nucelar lab. SO should Russia and/or China decide to toss a few misseles our (God forbid) we will most likly be wiped off the face of the earth! So your best bet (besides getting involved politically,local or other wise) is to MOVE AWAY ! Far far away.from any large population centers. Just my 2 cents.
Daniel Graham October 10, 2012 at 04:48 PM
@roger: Knock of the hate-mongering and all this fear-spreading and the cheap Steve Martin impression. And learn how to spell "missiles" correctly.
Daniel Graham October 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
@ed: whenever I see the name "Special Ed" out there, I can't help but wonder if you were the slow guy in your platoon that was always holding everybody back because you needed more time and further instruction to get things done. It became the nickname that the drill sergeants gave one who needed this sort of training and they used it as a put-down. Is that what happened here?
Daniel Graham October 10, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Hey @ed: when are you going to start passing around the hat to run this clown out? I'd pay real money to send him packing.
Californicated1 October 10, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I don't need the entire 2 million. A small child that can't fight back would be ok too.
Daniel Graham October 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Can you deliver the kid to my house? Have the police get there to arrest me too you sick pedophile. Sounds like you have been "Oaklandized" too.
Darwinian Justice October 10, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The last one doesn't have an icon next to his name. He may be a complete tool, but that looks like a different account unless I'm missing something. Jackass, yes. Pedo? Doubtful.
Californicated1 October 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
The "jackass" now brays: Keep in mind, "DJ", that some of these pages, especially those with a lot of commentary from us peanuts here in the peanut gallery sometimes load without the icons. About the only thing one can do at that point is click on the link for the name and see if it is the same poster posting all these comments. It should be very entertaining how the waters get muddied up if there are multiple posters out there posting under the same moniker.
Scott T October 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Excellent, well said.
Scott T October 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM
@special ed...beautiful!


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