Town Square

Post a New Topic

Incident at the Hilton Pleasanton Saturday night (9/12)

Original post made by Jake on Sep 14, 2009

I was in town staying at the Hilton Pleasanton Saturday night and around 11pm two ambulances, two police cars and a fire truck showed up. I saw one man being taken into custody by police. There was a wedding reception going on and many from the wedding party were outside amidst the chaos. I saw one person being wheeled out on a gurney. I'm guessing at least one more was taken since the second ambulance came a bit later.

I wasn't sure how serious it was but the hotel was very hush hush about it and I haven't seen anything in the local news/newspapers as well. Does anyone here on the boards know what happened?

Comments (11)

Posted by Grace, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I also heard from my son that there was an incident on Friday night at the In-and-Out parking lot where a car raced in, carrying a man(?) with a gunshot wound. The paramedics who were eating there were called over to assist and then quite a number of Pleasanton Police cars showed up.

Nothing in the paper on that?


Posted by Jake, a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Wow, that's just down the street from the hotel. I wonder if the two incidents are related. The wedding party did check in Friday night. But I find it interesting that the Pleasanton Police Department doesn't post their crime log on their website or any of the local papers.


Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Emily West is a registered user.

I talked with police today, who said the Hilton incident was a man at a wedding who was charged for being drunk in public. As for the incident at In N Out, it was a CHP jurisdiction as someone was shot on the freeway and they pulled over and stopped at In N Out. It appeared the wounds weren't life threatening, but I'll confirm with CHP tomorrow.


Posted by Cool...!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm

That's so special! Thanks, Emily. Someone shot, big to-do at In N Out, and hey, the PPD and the PW rely on citizens' reports before deciding that maybe, um, someone might want to say something?

Cool.


Posted by Even more cool..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:21 am

that people would transport a person who's been shot to the nearest In and Out for a burger and fries! Gawd, what has our world come to?!?


Posted by Jeffery H, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 15, 2009 at 6:54 am

Have to agree with the above comment. It's kinda weird having someone shot in your car and stopping off at an In-n-Out Burger ordering a side order of band aids.
We usually hear all about trivial news that hits the Valley - I'm also wondering why no mention?


Posted by Jake, a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 15, 2009 at 8:21 am

Thanks for the info Emily. I suspected alcohol was involved but wonder what happened for them to need two ambulances and at least one person being taken out on a gurney. Whatever happened, that's a night the new couple isn't going to forget.


Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Emily West is a registered user.

Heard back from the CHP. There was a shooting on 580 east in Castro Valley around 1 a.m. Saturday night. A round of shots was allegedly fired from someone in a late model Chevy Blazer or Yukon. Two people had minor injuries. Because of construction, the nearest, busiest exit (where they could likely find help) was Hopyard in Pleasanton. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should call CHP at 510-622-4618.


Posted by Grace, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Emily, are you sure that this incident didn't occur at 1am Saturday morning? I believe that it was Friday night/Saturday 1am and not 1am Saturday night.


Posted by Fred, a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Web Link


Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Sep 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Emily West is a registered user.

Whoops, you're right Grace. It was around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
By Tom Cushing | 31 comments | 1,203 views

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,011 views

A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 996 views