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UPDATE: Drug House Bust Leads to 10 Arrests

Firearms and drugs recovered during police investigation.

8:20 p.m. update. Here's information provided by the Livermore Police Department. View the initial Patch breaking news report at the bottom of this article.

On November 7th, 2012 approximately 4:30 p.m. the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit in conjunction with the East County Tactical Team executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1600 Block of Chestnut Street in the City of Livermore.

The warrant resulted from an investigation concerning drug use and drug sales associated with the target residence. The Tactical Team use resulted from information concerning the residence being used as a sureno gang house with firearms readily available.

During the execution of the warrant, several people fled from the residence in both vehicles and on foot. Officers quickly apprehended those persons along with several people inside the residence. One subject physically resisted officers and was later found to have a loaded firearm concealed on his person. A total of eleven people were detained as a result of the warrant and a total of ten arrests were ultimately made. Two firearms were recovered. The arrests included: possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. All arrested parties were transported to Santa Rita Jail and booked on their individual charges. Chestnut Street between N. P. Street and N. O. Street was closed by traffic officers to ensure the safety of Livermore citizens.

The Livermore Police Department would like to again remind our citizenry we are involved in the community, proactively addressing community complaints, and open to current and new partnerships. You can assist us in keeping this a safe environment by forming a partnership with your police department in the following ways:

  • Providing information on criminal activity to the Livermore Police Department’s tip line at (925) 371-4780. Please provide as much information as possible to include: license plate numbers / vehicle descriptions, residence addresses / descriptions, suspect information, and a call back number. Callers may remain anonymous, but by doing so, it should be understood that solving problems becomes more difficult. Please do not use this number to report crimes in progress, emergencies, or when you require a patrol officer response.
  • Forming a Neighborhood Watch by contacting Nicole Aguon at (925) 371-4978. The Neighborhood Watch groups are a great way to get to know your neighbors and to be further engaged in the happenings in your community. These groups work closely with the Police Department in addressing issues and solving problems.
  • Be vigilant and report suspicious activity to the police department either through our non- emergency number at (925) 371-4987 or through 911 (emergencies / crimes in progress). Although Officers actively patrol, we rely heavily on community members reporting crimes in progress and suspicious activities within their neighborhoods.

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Original Patch post:

Police are searching a suspected drug house on the 1600 block of Chestnut Street, near North P Street.

At around 4:30 p.m. a police SWAT team executed a search warrant at the residence, Livermore Police Officer David Blake said.

Police say drug use and sales have occurred at the residence, and that gang members have been seen frequenting the home.

As of 4:45 p.m., 11 people associated with the search have been detained by police. Methamphetamine and a firearm was also recovered during the initial investigation, Blake said.

The area from North P and North O streets remain blocked as police continue the investigation.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

Vickie November 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Need a good real estate agent?
Vickie November 08, 2012 at 10:40 PM
good comment, like!
Vickie November 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I'm still going to congratulate the SWAT team...sorry :)
S.A. November 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Way to go LPD!! Keep it up! Go to the schools next. I'm sick of the kids being exposed to this crap on a daily basis. Mental note...if you perform criminal acts, you'll be treated like a criminal. Hmmm....
Darwinian Justice November 08, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Trash is trash. LPD has the chance and blessing from the community to clean up the problem. Trust me, you guys should be happy that you're dealing with LPD instead of regular citizens. You're not the only well-armed people in the area, and patience is wearing thin.
S.A. November 09, 2012 at 12:41 AM
What about Clint Eastwood style..."get off my lawn"...lol
Roger V. Tranfaglia November 09, 2012 at 01:40 AM
My eyes are blue,my blood is red and (Yes) Im white. If They don't like it stay,the heck away from me! Now I may owe money to Uncle Sam and immediate family but if they screwed up a drug deal thats's THIER PROBLEM not mine.. If I want to wear RED or BLUE with green polka dots on my hair....I WILL screw em!!!!
Mesree November 09, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Gosh, I hope the task force makes it's way to Springtown...I've been living next to a drug dealer for years now and no one does a thing about it!
Bob November 09, 2012 at 02:52 AM
If you're truly a coincerned citizen, I would encourage you to get to know the beat cops in your neighborhood. When you see them, stop to get their business card with their email and anytime you see something you think is suspicious, let them know. You'd be surprised how fast they will get back to you. I have sent emails to my area cop, Andrew Graycar, about abandoned vehicles in the Springtown area and he always checks on them and always responds back to me with a status update. My roommate also reported a drunk driver last week who she saw wipe out a traffic sign at Bluebell and Springtown Blvd. and he contacted her later that night for a full report. Turn's out he was caught, arrested and is facing some time. Love my Livermore PD! Gettin' sh!t done!!!
stygean hugh November 09, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Dear Nicole, You are wrong. Pleasanton does very much have this type of crime. You are simply reading the wrong Patch. Furthermore, they tend to cover up, so you don't feel unsafe, even tho you may be. Wasn't Pleasanton having an issue with a rapist posing as an officer pulling women over, resently? Seems to me, as a woman, I'd be afraid of that more so than a drug house I could simply choose to steer clear of. You can't choose to steer clear of a traveling rapist. He chooses you. If you want to move away from drugs and violence, you better start building your home on the moon.
kris smith November 09, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Yes, Pleasanton does have this type of crime. I feel sorry for Livermore as the city always makes the news, more than usual lately. It isn't very often you will hear the bad side of Pleasanton, but if you read the Patch police log, you will find that it is very much like Livermore, and the truth is both Pleasanton and Livermore have low crime rates, good schools and I would take Livermores downtown over ours.
ranchers64 November 09, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Lock up the HOMIES including u!
ranchers64 November 09, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Good job LPD let's all work together to KEEP the beautiful city safe. Parents PLEASE keep track of your kids. Some of these kid's parents don't even know where there kid's are. Help out LPD and keep on your kid's I do.
My Bohemian Spirit November 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Some of these "homies" have been putting their children, families and others in harm's way for years and years. They are not all young gang members there. Maybe it's about time that there were serious consequences for their actions. Many of us have been there, lived there and are not impressed with this BS at all. We are more fed up that blatant criminal activity goes unchecked and the life of an innocent child hangs in the balance! Sometimes the family members that back these criminals are blind, deaf and dumb to what's really going on believing the excuses for deviant behaviors are acceptable. It's called codependent! Some of are not codependent and see it for what it is...cause we have watched it for decades. This is nothing new. There is a very long history there of a lifetime of violence, addiction, theft, lies, criminal behavior, firearms, denial, mental illness, selfishness, deception, disappointment, false promises, sadness and betrayals. Jails, institutions and death, oh my!
Alexia Guevara November 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Thank you Livermore!! Way to go!! I also agree that crime, drugs and all the bd stuff is EVERYWHERE!
Parvi Fox November 10, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I do hope this means that Livermore Family Court will get smart and no longer require that one of these men's very young son go to visitation at this house with its guns, drugs and gang members. Thank God with all he must have seen there he chooses not to follow that path.
not you November 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Lol 10 arrest were made and everyone but one got released. LMAO GOOD JOB LPD
Chris November 11, 2012 at 01:50 AM
The same stuff happens in Pleasanton. Way to overreact
Chris November 11, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Agree. People overreact
Chris November 11, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Agree. Pleasanton covers up their crime. Nicole is just overreacting. Like your points
Mark Tarte November 11, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Unless there is a compelling public safety reason or a person so arrested is wanted on warrants or parole/probation violation, those arrested had a right to bail and probably exercised it. The police have no control over who is bailed or not. That is up to the courts.
dirt bogie November 11, 2012 at 07:36 AM
yeah ok what they didnt mention is the exsesive force used i was in one of the houses next to the raid house WHAT they didnt mention is the SIX yes 6 flash bang granades they used that scared the heck out of all the nieghbors!!! with no wanring what if there were young children in the house!!!!!they would be tramatized for life...."did they need to throw a granade threw every front window? & not all at once cuz from the first to the last was able to walk outside and hear the last two,but were not suposed to know about that as i see the windows were replaced very quickly!huhm....
Dudette November 11, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Last year it was a crystal meth lab, in a nice house on a nice neighborhood, that was shut down in PLEASANTON! Wake up nicole, it's everywhere. The difference is what you want to make it. I've lived in Livermore for over 25 years, and even with this, I still love it here. This is not what controls us, it's what we control.
LivermoreLivin925 November 24, 2012 at 01:38 PM
THERES RAT RUNNIN AROUND HERE. shoot the "BULLET"
LivermoreLivin925 November 24, 2012 at 02:26 PM
whatchu talkin about they work all day everyday thats right, its THIS generation getting paid so keep on hating its gona happen any way
ansel November 30, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Couldn't have said it better. At the very least, these welfare recipients should be drug tested once a month in order to receive their Obama bucks.
Concerned December 03, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Hey LVPD when are you going to apologize for arresting the wrong person? Time to drop the drug charges on someone was at the right place and time; you conducted the wrong arrest!!! Nice way for a great citzen of the city that you arrested and now have us casting doubt on the way your investagation tactics. So we all know what you turned up next to nothing and failed. Do the right thing and apologize to those good people that should have never gone to Santa Rita. You might restore faith and trust in what you are passionate about, protecting the community.
Anonymous December 03, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Okey Doke?
Cop supporter April 01, 2013 at 01:01 AM
WAY TO GO POLICE. I LIVE WITHIN 200 FEET OF THE INCIDENT. I WOULD OF LOVED TO CATCH THOSE PUNKS IN MY BACKYARD AND HIT EM WITH MY . 357. PUT EM ALL IN PRISON, I GOTTA GO TO WORK AND COME HOME TO THIS CRAP?!! IT'S NICE TO KNOW YOU GUYS ARE ON THE ALERT. GOOD JOB COPS!! I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHERS!!!!
Matt McCormick May 05, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Looks like LPD went COD on this house.

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