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News - September 13, 2013

Sheriff's deputy guilty of sharing confidential information

Codefendant faces Oct. 3 hearing in case that sparked federal lawsuit

by Glenn Wohltmann

One of two people charged with illegally sharing confidential information has been found guilty of a single misdemeanor charge.

Ryan Silcocks, an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy at the time, pleaded no contest -- admitting there was enough evidence to convict him without actually admitting the crime -- to one count of unauthorized furnishing of a local criminal record.

Two other misdemeanor counts, of illegally accessing a computer system and of unauthorized disclosure of information from a DMV record, were dismissed.

Silcocks received credit for a day in the Alameda County Jail, was fined $395, and given three years' probation.

He also was fired from his job and ordered to stay away from Brian Lancaster, one of the alleged victims, and Lesley Regina.

Regina, a San Ramon family law attorney charged with receiving the records sent by Silcocks is set for a hearing on the matter on Oct. 3.

If she is convicted, Regina could face sanctions by the State Bar of California. An attorney can be penalized if he or she commits a criminal act that reflects adversely on his or her honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects, engages in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, or engages in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, according to the Bar's rules of conduct.

Regina would not comment about the pending criminal case.

The case also sparked a federal civil suit by Lancaster, who is suing Silcocks, Regina, the City of Pleasanton, and Pleasanton Police Officer Tim Martens, although Regina said she'd been dropped from the suit.

Lancaster is suing for $3 million and asking for a jury trial. He claims, among other things, of false arrest and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, conspiracy to interfere with civil rights, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The suit stems from what court documents describe as "a bitter custody battle" between Lancaster and his ex-wife, Lisa Secord, who is also named as a defendant, along with her current husband, Louis Secord.

It claims Regina, who was romantically involved with Silcocks, persuaded him to to retrieve information regarding Lancaster confidential databases on three occasions in January and February 2012.

The information was forwarded to Regina, who then sent it along to Lisa Secord for use in family court, the lawsuit says.

The suit also claims that Louis Secord, who had befriended Martens, forwarded the same information to the police officer and asked him to arrest Lancaster.

In January 2012, Martens pulled Lancaster's car car over and arrested him after allegedly finding methamphetamine that, according to the suit, Martens planted in the car.

The charges against Lancaster were later dismissed for lack of evidence.

The lawsuit is set to be heard in federal court early next year. Pleasanton has asked that the suit be dismissed.


Posted by Trouble in king county, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

What happened to Lisa secords felony fraud case

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

you mean you haven't heard?

Posted by Eliot , a resident of California Somerset
on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

What. Happened to Lesley Regina?

Posted by Member, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

What happened to Lesley Regina or Lisa secord

Posted by I's on U, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

What about the 3 million dollar Tidy Bowl Brian lawsuit? Why didn't we hear about the outcome here on Pleasanton Weekly? It wasn't in line with your usual agenda of helping pedophiles, murderers and abusers with their upcoming court cases?

That sloppy, stanky, meth smoking coward Brian Lancaster spews countless lies and threats and you don't even let the readers know that his "case" was full of holes and dismissed charge by charge! Down the drain is where you'll find it.

What happened to the tax dollar wasting, finger pointing, drug addled, Purple Heart claiming, wife threatening, spineless loser called Brian Lancaster? When he's dead let us know OK, because everyone here can use a good hearty laugh once in a while. Warms the heart and soul!

Posted by It Ain't Easy Being Cheezy, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

BRIAN MICHAEL LANCASTER ARRESTED 7/16/2014 Being held in San Joaquin County Jail on $800,000 bail for 6 Felonies, including Vehicle Theft, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and Arson.

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He stole a truck and truck trailer containing 3 custom mini-buses valued at $100,000 each. He set the truck and trailer ablaze (hey, why not - it always works in the movies!) and then moved the vans into his storage unit. Was Lord DB snitched out in exchange for the $10,000 reward? Me thinks so!

Posted by Just loafin' around, a resident of Village High School
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

For those of you that prefer to watch vs. read

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Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Don't think these two stories are about the same guy. Cheese truck thief/arsonist different than Pleasanton case? Same name, different guy?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

who cares? fun to read sensational stories...lies or not!!!

hear all about it...

Posted by Caught Orange Handed, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Same guy! He sued the mother of his children, 2 police officers, an attorney, the City of Pleasanton, and the County of Alameda in Federal court for $3,000,000 following his January 16, 2012 arrest for 2.5 grams of meth, 2 meth pipes, driving on a suspended license with no registration.

Approximately 8 months after his arrest he claimed he was "set up" by government officials and his estranged wife (who resided out of state)... and sued everyone. Judge Alsup (appointed by Clinton) threw it out of his courtroom. Lancaster promptly refiled his $3,000,000 suit in County Court.

There's a word for this type of guy and it is of the DSM-IV variety. And actually that IS verified so don't edit my comment.

Posted by Karma, a resident of California Somerset
on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Brian M Lancaster, finally gets what he deserves. Oh like father like son... Now you have matching felonies.

Brian Lancasters brother Ben Lancaster is a Reno Police officer, wonder what shady stuff that guys into.

Posted by Esquire, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Member (post from taxday): Regina's former law office is closed, its number not in service. Bar website says she did not pay dues and is ineligible to practice law. Not sure of disposition of her criminal case or specific Bar sanctions process, but it don't look good.

Posted by Heartfelt, a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

All jest and jabs aside; isn't it amazing how the poor choices and the actions of one mere man can destroy the entire lives of so many.

Posted by He who laughs last, a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:58 pm

And Lisa Secord lived happily ever after.

Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Still not convinced the cheese truck thief/arsonist and the Pleasanton case involve the same Brian Lancaster. Previous articles about the Pleasanton case list him as age 36 in 2012. This case in Rocklin lists his current age as 32.

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Posted by 100% Sure, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I'm 100% sure it's the same guy.

The newspapers mixed up their ages in error. Lancaster is 38 and Monaco is 32.

Lancaster is a graduate of Village High School, 1995. He lived with his mommy and daddy on Paseo Navarro until they sold their house in April 2013 to get rid of him.

Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Thanks 100%.. You have made a believer out of me.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

i have no need to know all the facts...nothing but the facts? ...duh

it's much more entertaining if you have a snippet of reality and then all the lies build on each other...and you tell everybody that enjoys storytelling at it's BEST show up...
the lying may not be intentional but it can sure spice up the news a story...

there's lots of research and i must say the truth can get boring waaaaaaay fast...boring is a big NOT! for this one...

a nice sasst story is best and seems to draw in the most fun minds

that's what reality is all about...

Posted by Esquire, a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Heartfelt: I think it is very rarely so simple as only one guy's fault. I won't waste much empathy on Ms. Regina, for instance, or Deputy Dawg either. They weren't trapped in anyone else's web -- they were pretty good spinners all by themselves.

Posted by I can't make this sh*t up, a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Esquire - there are two sides to every story. You've only been exposed to one of them, and the side you've heard is severely deficient in the truth. The other side of the story has remained silent on the issue.

Posted by The Three Methketeers, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

One can only marvel at the utter foolishness that this alleged frog faced clown is capable of.

So three Tillamook cheese vans is as close to three million as you could allegedly get eh buddy boy? So did the PPD plant the idea in your diseased dome to go all cheezy like a fat rat?

What a trio of monkeys, no wait that's an insult to monkeys everywhere. Just a big misunderstanding actually it's only a shoot for the new Three Stooges movie with Lancaster as Curly.

Yeah, that must be it, not the biggest whining embarrassment to surface out of P-town.

Posted by Just Sayin'..., a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Here's Lancaster's pic for comparison.

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Posted by lovin it, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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Posted by Another Father/Son Story, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

Speaking of POS daddies and sons -- wonder how good old Cody Hall is liking his time at the big house. I still wish it had gone to trial, pretty sure he would be spending more than a couple of years in prison if it had.

Any news on what's up with daddie's issues? Been pretty quiet on that front for a while. They should both be locked up for life.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Avignon
on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

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