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Original post made by momof2, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2010

Does anyone know what happen last evening at the corner of 1st and Vineyard.As I drove by @ 5:45 there were lots of police and several people stiing on the curb at the gas station. They appeared to be hand cuffed. I find it strange none of this is reported in the papers or on the news.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I was wondering too, I passed by when the Cop had his gun pulled on the people and they were face down on the grass. I don't see anything in the paper either.

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Posted by tired of them
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as innuendo, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts.)Wonder if the uppity folks from the Firehouse Arts Center know about the underbelly of that neighborhood. I would definitely not want to be walking to my car in the dark if I parked anywhere on First Street or near Vineyard.

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Posted by WTF?
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

tired of them,

You never go to San Francisco at night? WTF are you saying here, that the entire area around the Firehouse Arts Center is a Ghetto, or even First Street or Vineyard Ave is a ghetto and unsafe after dark?

Where on earth where you born and raised? Have you ever traveled to another Country, State or City? Just dont go out after dark and take your meds!

You are very naive and in the DARK!

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Posted by Rob
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Uppity Firehouse folks? You're easily threatened.

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Posted by oh my
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

there is more police activity in the areas near 580 and santa rita to hopyard than there is on vineyard and first... read the police reports on

its good that the cops took care of the problem last nite. duh..

why dont you focus on the DRUG problem going on here. older (white) men i've seen selling drugs to our teens.... ahem... wake up and address the true problem here.. stop allowing the hidden agenda to continue...

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Posted by worried
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2010 at 8:15 am

i know that comment to be true. its a shame this town is so fake

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Posted by Ann
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 15, 2010 at 8:36 am

I beleive there was a fight between 3-4 people.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 15, 2010 at 9:47 am

oh my--'older (white) men i've seen selling drugs to our teens'?! Really? First off, if you saw them selling drugs to 'our teens' did you call the police? And, why is bringing up their race in any way relevant to the issue?
Unless you are implying that drug dealers are normally young, minority scumbags and you are pointing out this anomoly because you're so observant.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Sorry Steve. "older and white" are two pretty essential elements of a description.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Siena
on Sep 15, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Sometimes things look bigger than they actually are, folks. If it was something significant, the police department would have put out a press release. If a citizen calls 911 on a group of people fighting (and this is just an example, I have NO IDEA what happened in this incident), and the citizen says that they are using baseballs bats (or whatever...knives, chains, or even that they "think" they saw a gun), then you can bet that the calvary is going to respond in full force! Not only that, but all suspects will be detained (handcuffed) at gunpoint until it can be determined what exactly is going on. To a passing motorist, it looks quite frightening. That's because law enforcement is frightening at times, but it is also routine and is part of officer safety. (Speaking from experience.......)

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Posted by agreed
a resident of Mariposa Ranch
on Sep 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm


Very well said and Police have a hard on for the teens that tend to hang around this area. They are doing what they should, being precautionary.

There have been TWO specific violent per se crimes in that area in a TWO year period. Both were typical teen fighting.

And yes, the entire Santa Rita corridor has much more activity.

Crime is relatively low in cozy P-Town but not non existent by any means and there is no town in America where crime is non existent.

I find many of these type of posts to have an underlying innuendo referring to a race, age or class coming from those that feel above.

The single most responded to "crime" in Pleasanton IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE alledgedly perpetrated by middle upper class white males.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Sep 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

I was there at the light when they were fighting. 4-5 guys picking on one guy with what appeared to be his girl friend. Then one of the guys went to his car and started to pull a gun out and the light turned green. Time to use the gas. The gun did appear to be a paintball gun but could not tell for sure. Still kind of a scary moment.

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Posted by mary
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I too have seen drug activity at the park near 1st and vineyard, the police know about it too. It's to bad that they can't seem to get it under control.

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Posted by nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:50 am

I remember a few years's was an early winter morning. On Valley Ave between Stanley and Vineyard an older asian woman driving a toyota had been pulled over...there were 4 police being a K9 that is over kill.

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