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Tracy man stabbed in fight last night on Vineyard Avenue

Original post made on Jun 21, 2010

A Tracy man was stabbed in Pleasanton Sunday evening and police are looking for more information related to the incident.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 21, 2010, 6:55 AM

Comments (19)

Posted by Rebecca, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

With stabbings, shootings, rapes, assaults, and robberies increasing in Pleasanton, would it not be wise for the police to spend less effort on minor speeding violations and more effort on real crime prevention?

Posted by Randy, a resident of Mission Park
on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

@Rebecca, none of us like getting tickets, but it has been proven many times that crime is reduced by traffic enforcement. Criminals speeding from a crime, poor vehicle condition or the general poor driving habits of those that habitually commit crimes do not want to come to an area that does heavy traffic enforcement. That is why they flourish in areas that are overwhelmed with crime and can not do traffic enforcement. This is one reason places like Oakland and Richmond routinely ask CHP to assist in their areas as they don't haver the time or resources to do the traffic enforcement.

Posted by maja7, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

I agree with Randy. It has been proven over & over that traffic enforcement is crime prevention. Being proactive not reactive is crime prevention.

We will never know how a 'normal' traffic stop (ask a cop sometimes about the dangers of traffic stops)changes the path of someone. Also, traffic enforcement is essential to the safety of all citizens on the roads. Have you seen how people drive around P-town?

On a side-note.....I wish I saw more drivers being pulled over/ticketed for talking on their cell phones. It is against the Law, you know.But then we'd hear the cries about how cops are "wasting" their time ticketing people for driving while talking on their cell phone. Geez people, invest in a blue-tooth, since you're obviously 'that important' that you have to be in constant contact 24/7. Just another example of how our world and the people in it, US, are narcisstic (sp?)thesedays.

Okay, sorry for going on a's my pet peeve = drivers talking on their cell phones, that is.

Posted by grrr, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

@maja7...kudos on your drives me crazy as well. I always wish a cop was around when I see these people holding the cell phone to teir ear talking...they deserve a ticket!

Posted by TS, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

I hear what all of you are saying, and I do agree with most everything your saying. But trust me, as a resident living just down the street from where this happened, its not enough just stopping the speeders. There are many many people living on this street that don't even own a vehicle. We just need more police presence on this street. It's to the point where I don't want to let my kids even walk down this street anymore. It really is awful when you don't feel safe on your own street.

Posted by yomama, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

Doesn't it seem like 99% of the crime that occurs in Pleasanton is on Vineyard? Just an observation.

Posted by SubStation?, a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

I agree that Vineyard is problematic. Perhaps PPD should investigate having a substation in that area that way they can become familiar with the community and the problems. We can't keep ignoring and hope it goes away, that never happens.

Posted by M., a resident of Downtown
on Jun 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

M. is a registered user.

My advise, having lived in areas with crime problems in the past would be to have as many area residents as possible contact the PPD and request an increased police presence in the area. It may take some work, and a lot of phone calls, letters, emails etc.. to get it done. If the PPD seems reluctant, keep the pressure on.

Also another thing you, and other residents of the area can do is make your presence known, be outside, talk to people walk the neighborhood. People up to no good don't typically want to risk being seen while doing whatever it is they are planning to do, and more often than not will leave the area versus risking getting caught.

Form a neighborhood watch, or at least a group to facilitate working with the PPD for better coverage and visibility. Report things like broken windows, damaged fences, vandalism, loud fighting, anything that is cause for concern report it. Get the neighbors involved in reporting as well. Take a stand so that people know in your area crime and public nuisance aren't tolerated.

Get the ball rolling. Set up a meeting with the PPD and discuss the issues you would as a community like to see addressed. Just remember the police are here to serve the community, and if your neighborhood needs additional police assets they are available to the community.

As always just be smart, keep your wits about you and if you feel like you are in danger get to a well lit public space and call the police if need be.


Posted by On my own, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Rebecca, Sadly, the crimes you list are rarely prevented by police...Mostly just solved, or not, AfTER the fact.... that's pretty much everywhere, not just pleasanton. Police are to maintain order, and hopefully their presence, will prevent some crimes, depending on location of police. We're pretty much on our own to scare off and prevent.

Posted by On my own, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm

BTW, Over this weekend, I was going East on Valley, turning right on Stanley, there were orange cones squaring off & blocking a lane in each of the 4 directions ?? Does anybody know what the officers were doing ??

Posted by On my own, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm

BTW, Over this weekend, I was going East on Valley, turning right on Stanley, there were orange cones squaring off & blocking a lane in each of the 4 directions ?? Does anybody know what the officers were doing ??

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm

The officers you saw could have been supporting the Tri for Fun event out at Shadow Cliffs. I'm being lazy right now so didn't look up the website to see if the bike course goes through that intersection, but it might. Not sure, just a guess because I know that event was on Saturday.

Posted by Claudette, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

My daughter 18, was visiting a friend who lives off of Vineyard and I called her later to remind her that on Vineyard there was a mugging not too long ago. Don't go walking around at night, even if you just want to hang out in the evening air out front. So glad I did give in to my worries as this did remind her that even though Pleasanton feels safe and looks safe, these things happen ~ Remind each other and remember to be thoughtful in all you do.

Posted by Jasper, a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

Send ICE in and sweep. No fuss, no muss.

Posted by Hybrid Owner, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

If you are concerned about crime or safety in your neighborhood, start a Neighborhood Watch group! Its free, the Pleasanton PD has free trainings and info packets for Block Captains. The community services officer will come to your neighborhood meeting to educated your group. They also provide inforamtion on disaster preparation (ie, earthquake, flood). Use our community resources, they are there for YOU, afterall, our tax dollars pay for these services.

Posted by Rebecca, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

Back to my original point - wouldn't it be a good idea to get the motorcylce cops that are hiding behind bushes, trees, buildings, etc with radar guns trying to catch people for doing 31 in a 25 mph zone redeployed to real crime prevention. We often hear when a crime problem develops that one of the best deterents is to have "cops on the beat". Let's get cops patrolling Vineyard and get rid of the speed traps on Stanley, Del Valle Parkway, and Hopyard.

Posted by Marie, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

I agree with Rebecca I bought a house off of Vineyard about a year ago, the complex is nice but I was not aware of the neighborhood when I moved to Pleasanton. I am not sure I made the right move and would hope that the police step up patrols.

Posted by Jasper, a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

Apt complexes are becoming Section 8 housing. Folks there include illegals. Matter of time before murders, rapes, beatings, gang incidents become more the norm on Vineyard. City Council too caught up in opening another theater arts center which is smaller than event the city manager thought it would be. Good use of city dollars-$10 million. Bldg shoulf have been turned into a youth center for alot less cost.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Civic Square
on Jun 25, 2010 at 3:36 am

Cops are not doing anything wrong for those saying to not worry about speeders. You are probably just mad that you got caught speeding! Traffic stops do prevent crime. They cant be everywhere at once. Oh well, someone got stabbed. Theres got to be more to the story. GO PPD!

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