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Community Pulse - September 16, 2022

Police Bulletin

Domestic incident leads to shelter advisory at apartment complex

Residents at the Civic Square Apartments complex near downtown Pleasanton woke up Wednesday morning to a shelter-in-place following a domestic dispute that ultimately ended with one arrest.

Jacob Mauck, 34, was arrested and booked into the Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of criminal threats, brandishing a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a police news release.

The standoff started at 7:36 a.m. when police said they got a call regarding a domestic dispute at the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue.

"When officers arrived, the victim exited the residence and confirmed that a man, Jacob Mauck, was still inside and armed with a handgun," according to the news release.

Police then issued an AC Alert calling for a shelter-in-place at the apartment complex and for nearby residents.

They also clarified that it was not a hostage situation, attempting to correct information included in an AC Alert from the city of Livermore on Wednesday morning that described it as a hostage situation for which PPD was calling for SWAT support.

At around 10:30, Mauck surrendered following negotiation efforts from PPD, the Crisis Negotiation Team, East County Tactical Team and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office UAV unit, police said. The shelter-in-place order was then lifted at 11:05 a.m.

-- Christian Trujano

In other news

The Marin County District Attorney's Office announced last week it has opened an investigation into an altercation between two San Rafael police officers and a man after body-cam footage of his bloody arrest went viral and the officers involved have been placed on leave.

Neither the District Attorney's Office nor the San Rafael Police Department are going into detail about the July 27 altercation, but bodycam footage reveals what transpired and SRPD Police Chief David Spiller, formerly of Pleasanton PD, said he is "concerned" by the incident.

In the video, an unidentified man who is a day laborer can be seen on an industrial side street in the Canal District of San Rafael sitting on the curb with two of his friends. They are drinking beer.

Officer Daisy Mazariegos asked the men what they were doing and they responded, "nothing." Mazariegos points out that there are open containers of beer and asks to see one man's identification. At that point, Officer Brandon Nail arrives. As the man stands up, seemingly to get his ID from his pants, Nail can be heard yelling, "Hey, sit the f--- down!"

Mazariegos again asks to see his ID and he says he can't get it unless he stands up. As he goes to do so, Mazariegos tells him to sit down and then Nail forces him to the ground, punches him in the nose and pushes his face into the asphalt.

As the man is taken to the squad car, his face bright red with blood, he can be heard saying "I didn't do anything."

On Sept. 2, Spiller released an open letter to the San Rafael community about the altercation, for which he took full responsibility, saying that his department is currently conducting an investigation into it.

"I am both personally and professionally concerned about this incident and how it impacts the trust our department has worked hard to build in this community," reads the letter. "I want to assure all members of the San Rafael community that not only is this incident being critically examined, but we will examine our behaviors, including that of our leadership, and for those department members that have fallen short, they will be held accountable."

-- Katy St. Clair, BCN Foundation

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