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Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 6, 2012

Pleasanton man prepares to sue city over leaked confidential information

Two others face misdemeanor charges in case

by Glenn Wohltmann

A custody battle involving a Pleasanton man has led to criminal charges against an Alameda County Deputy and a San Ramon attorney and an investigation involving a Pleasanton police officer.

Brian Lancaster has filed a claim against the city of Pleasanton, asking for in excess of $1 million. Lancaster said the actions of the three led to him losing his job and custody of his kids. Three misdemeanor charges have already been filed against Deputy Ryan Silcocks and Lesley Regina, a San Ramon family law attorney.

Silcocks "was charged and is on administrative leave," said Alameda County Sheriff's Spokesman J.D. Nelson. He said the charges involve "inappropriate accessing information off a computer and providing that information."

The deputy allegedly entered a court building after hours on two occasions, accessed documents, and forwarded them to Regina, whom he was dating. Regina -- who represents Lancaster's ex-wife, Lisa Secord, who lives in Washington state -- has been charged with one count of knowingly receiving records that she was not authorized to possess.

Lancaster said the Pleasanton police are conducting an investigation into the actions of Officer Tim Martens.

"I allege the same thing was done between Tim Martens and my ex-wife," Lancaster said.

He said Martens, who was in communication with Secord, later arrested him on a drug possession charge, then forwarded confidential information to be used in the custody case.

"It says right on the stuff, 'This is confidential information, do not share with anybody,'" Lancaster said.

Pleasanton City Attorney Jonathan Lowell confirms a claim has been filed.

"We are investigating it," Lowell said.

He said he couldn't comment further on an active case.

No charges have been filed against Martens; Silcocks and Regina are set to be arraigned July 9 on the misdemeanor charges.

Lancaster said he'd worked as operations manager for a construction company for 14 years before losing his job as a result of the actions of the three involved.

Comments

Posted by I know everything, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

Glenn, congratulations! You now have egg on your face for parroting the story that you've been spoonfed by an unreliable source. Should have done just a little more research before posting his truly FANTASTIC story on the world wide web.


Posted by None of the Above, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

@ know everything:


Silcocks "was charged and is on administrative leave," said Alameda County Sheriff's Spokesman J.D. Nelson. He said the charges involve "inappropriate accessing information off a computer and providing that information.

Brian Lancaster has filed a claim against the city of Pleasanton, asking for in excess of $1 million. Pleasanton City Attorney Jonathan Lowell confirms a claim has been filed.

Silcocks and Regina are set to be arraigned July 9 on the misdemeanor charges.




Posted by I know everything, a resident of another community
on Jul 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Well golly I stand corrected. If it's in the paper it must be true.


Posted by None of the Above , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm

It's not like the PW made it up. There's quotes in there and everything.


Posted by Fact check, a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Jul 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Looks like Mrs. Secord is working over time all facts in this story are correct please point out whats not wise one! lets say its all wrong but say nothing at the same time...???


Posted by smileyface, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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You can't fix stupid Mr. Spiller.
Thats just one too many for Tim Martens.
He lost his badge the minute he
started coloring outside the lines.


Posted by 567, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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Posted by Craig Mulligan, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

This story is getting quite interesting. However, I agree the deputy would not be on administrative leave if they did not have at least some evidence and the District Attorney is smart, they wouldnt press charges if they didnt have an overwhelming amount of evidence against one of their own. I'm sure it was with sadness that they had to move forward with charging the officer.

What is the background of the mother in this case and her new boyfriend or husband?


Posted by itoldyoubutitstoolate, a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Tim Martens is one of the worst pleasanton police officers
and needs to be fired. I knew it was only a matter of time
before the S.I.U. would go under, and the chief of police Mr. Frazier
falling on his sword to keep his piss-ant pension.
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Posted by looking , a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

Scummy Cops and Attourneys run amuck hope this guy gets some justice. The ex wife sounds CRAZY. Did anyone see that other blog where her mom chimmed in I mean WTF wad that? Hahaha


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

As I've been saying all along, too much information is usually more than the public can digest. My business model emphasizes that the public should not know too much about their president. A president's or presidential aspirant's business successes and failures, income, taxes, investments, lies -- all these are none of anyone's business. For how do these things bear on matters of a president's ability to run this country like a business? Only birth certificates and law school transcripts should be of interest to the public.


Posted by Dennis Gac, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Great article Pleasanton Weekly. A victory. for fathers rights.


Posted by Puh-lease, a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jul 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

YES!!! Drug addicted, dead-beat Dad's need more rights!


Posted by York, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Wait, so this Lancaster guy drives away his wife, the courts judge him unfit for custody of his kids, his boss finds him unfit his job, and then he's arrested for drug possession, and people (or one person under different aliases, which is how it reads) make him out to be some kind of martyr? Clearly this guy is hella messed up, so maybe it's understandable why some in law enforcement got overzealous in making sure he was safely locked away.


Posted by Mandy B, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

He said she said. But I tell you what the dad went to the news which shows more passion and that he truly loves his children. Weather or not hes a drug addict im sure only he knows but thats why the word Recovery exsists in the dictionary. Majority of grown adults have experimented in their pasts I do not have children yet but when i do i hope the world doesnt deem me as an unfit parent and god forbid i hire a sitter and go out and have one too may drinks i hope they dont dub me an unfit alcoholic mother. And if you guys are reading the mom has asked everyone to stop bashing the dad. Sounds like they mutually have decided to be the bigger PEOPLE.


Posted by York, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

Mandy B said: "the dad went to the news which shows...that he truly loves his children"

What on earth's the matter with you? That doesn't make any sense at all! It proves only that he truly loves his public perception and ego.

Dragging an ugly, private dispute with the mother of one's children into the public spotlight is not an act of fatherly affection, it's exploitation.


Posted by H WALKER, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

OVERZEALOUS IS AGAINST THE LAW @YORK AND LEARN THE DEFINITION OF A MARTYR

THIS STORY IS SIMPLY BROKEN DOWN TO AN EXTENDED UGLY DIVORCE AND IM SURE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MONEY... IT ALWAYS DOES.


Posted by H WALKER, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

YORK IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MAN DRUG WHAT SEVERAL OFFICERS OF THE COURT DID INTO THE MEDIA NOT HIS DIVORCE. UNFORTUNATELLY THE MOTHER JUST SO HAPPENED TO ALLEGEDLY BE ORCHESTRATING ALL OF THIS LAW BREAKING. AND CLEARLY THIS MAN HAS A COLORFUL PUBLIC PERCEPTION ALREADY SO IN MY OPINION HE IS BRAVE FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF. SHINING LIGHT ON A SOMEWHAT MESSY PAST CANT BE EASY. WE THE COMMENTERS ARE THE ONES CLEARLY FOCUSED ON THE RELATIONSHIP WHEN THE ARTICLE WAS GEARED TOWARDS BROKEN LAWS ALLEGED ON OFFICERS OF THE COURT [removed]


Posted by York, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I just re-read the story you are correct I misunderstood. I suppose if it came down to effecting my time with my 3 daughters I too would go to the media.


Posted by York, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Throwing your own kids under the bus like that? No wonder he's been denied custody!


Posted by Lisa Secord, a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

York. this is Lisa. You are causing trouble and you dont know what in the heck your talking about. CHECK MATE!

Let Brian and I deal with this in private.


Posted by [removed], a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

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