Teenager arrested after fight, stabbing at Pleasanton Taco Bell

Police find one juvenile injured in restaurant, seize another in nearby apartment complex

An unidentified juvenile was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly being involved in a fight with a peer that ended with both of them sustaining injuries, according to Pleasanton police.

Just after 5 p.m., the Pleasanton Police Department received reports of two juveniles fighting at Taco Bell, located at 5524 Springdale Ave. according to a police statement.

When officers arrived, they located a juvenile with injuries that required immediate medical attention, including apparent stab wounds. That juvenile was transported to Eden Medical Center and is expected to recover from their injuries.

Information given to officers at Taco Bell indicated the second juvenile involved fled Taco Bell toward Stoneridge Apartments, located at 6250 Stoneridge Mall Road. A police perimeter was quickly established, and the juvenile was located and apprehended a short time later according to the department.

The second juvenile also appeared to have sustained injuries and was medically cleared before being taken to Juvenile Hall.

An initial investigation indicates this was an isolated incident, according to police, and that all involved parties have been identified and located. Police will not release the identities of either person involved in the incident since they are both juveniles.

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Posted by Daisy
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

Daisy is a registered user.

I dont go to that Taco Bell any more. Always strange people asking for money in the parking lot. Definitely money for drugs and alcohol, not food like the naive residents think.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:20 am


I've been to that Taco Bell near Stoneridge Mall several times and have never seen any panhandlers or strange people about. Don't recall seeing any crime stories indicating this area is a problem spot, either.

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Posted by Long time resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:35 am

Other commenter may be correct.
I gave a panhandler a taco once upon leaving, and he dumped it in the trash.
He didn't do any favors for others who might legitimately be needing food.

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Posted by P-town resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

At least one of the kids is a student in PUSD. You might want to think twice before making generalizations about who goes to that Taco Bell. The shopping center always looks fine to me.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood

on Oct 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?

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Posted by Bay Area Native
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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27% of all larcenies in Pleasanton occur at Stoneridge mall. One of the "kids" involved in the fight/stabbing has a teardrop tattoo under one eye. That tattoo has different meanings but all are associated with criminal behavior or incarceration.

PPD did a great job establishing a perimeter, calling in outside agencies for assistance, identifying and catching the suspect and getting eyewitnesses statements. Something has to be done though about our skyrocketing crime rate, including violent crime. This was yet another "isolated incident" in Pleasanton.

From PPD's 2015 annual report: Violent crime up 43% from 2014, property crime up 33%. Part one crimes now 87% higher in Pleasanton than San Ramon despite similar populations and demographics. What's going on and what's been done to stop it?

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Posted by seenalot
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm

seenalot is a registered user.

Time we start ponying up to hire more police officers. We have too few, and with the influx of potentially several thousand new residents in the 1000 or so apartments that are soon to be occupied - they'll never be able to keep up. Where is our city leadership on this?

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Flightops is a registered user.

Our city leadership is focused on getting a new city center and a new library that we don't need, that pile of money they have stashed for a rainy day is burning a hole in their pockets! They can't wait to vacate that prime property at the end of Main Street and turn it into more 3 story homes and condos. It's way past time to expand our police force and start chasing these hoodlums out of our town before it's too late, read the police blotter, the bad guys have stoneridge mall surrounded and it's only a matter of time before they hit my neighborhood and yours.

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