2017 Drug Take Back Day Apr 26, 2017
On April 29, 2017, the Alameda County DA’s Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal.
It is a great opportunity to rid your home of potentially-dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, thereby helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This can also include unused pet medication. We can also collect unused pet medication for safe disposal.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
"The Alameda County DA’s Office is committed combating the serious issue of prescription drug abuse in our community," said District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley.
“Facilitating the safe disposal of these drugs serves a vital public safety and public health role. This is a critical step in reducing the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction in our community.”
Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is essential in order to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.
People v Carl Thompson Apr 19, 2017
On April 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Carl Thompson guilty of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and the enhancement that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
On October 27, 2016, the victim was at the Fremont BART station in the bus zone waiting for the 181 bus. The victim heard Defendant Thompson yelling behind her and using profanity towards Defendant Thompson's girlfriend. The victim turned around and asked Defendant Thompson if he was speaking to her. Defendant Thompson responded by telling her that he was speaking to her, and that he was going to send his girlfriend to beat the victim up.
People v Henery L Camphor Jnr Apr 11, 2017
On April 4, 2017, a jury found Defendant Henery L Camphor Jnr guilty as charged of three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on two young boys, John Doe 1 and John Doe 2. Previously, Defendant Camphor was convicted in 2001 of lewd and lascivious behavior on a 7-year-old boy and served a prison sentence.
In 2014, Defendant Camphor spent months doing favors for and spending time with the family of his two victims. The victims in this case were an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy; they are cousins. Eventually, the family trusted Defendant Camphor enough to be alone with the two young boys. He took them camping at Lake Chabot and in the middle of the night had sexual contact with one boy, then the other boy.
Defendant Camphor is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19, 2017. With the prior sexual assault conviction, Defendant Henery L Camphor Jnr faces a life sentence in state prison on these new convictions.
The case was prosecuted by Senior DDA Susan Torrence, with assistance from DA Inspector Jean Luevano and Victim-Witness Advocate Hedy Mitlo.
DA O’Malley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Apr 6, 2017
On April 4, 2017, DA Nancy O’Malley received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance for HOPE International. The award was presented at their annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in front of 700 child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking professionals from around the world.
DA O'Malley received the award for her unwavering commitment to victims of crime, championing the Family Justice Center Model, developing innovative programs and training modules, and writing key pieces of legislation that protect victims of crime. She was the visionary behind the nationally recognized Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC), a space that unites police officers, prosecutors, advocates, counselors, and other professionals in one location to allow survivors to receive help within the one building. DA O'Malley also founded a Camp HOPE program that sends children exposed to domestic violence to camp each summer, and helps them navigate their way out of trauma toward a life of hope and healing.
“I am so proud to accept this award from the Alliance for HOPE. Developing the Alameda County Family Justice Center has been one of my chief priorities, and to see that over 120,000 people have been positively impacted by the ACFJC since it opened eleven years ago is truly wonderful," said DA Nancy E. O'Malley. "I am inspired and motivated to continue helping my community, to empower victims, and fight for their rights."
DA Staff Honored for Restorative Justice Case Apr 3, 2017
Recently, SEEDS Community Resolution Center honored DA Nancy O'Malley, Deputy DA Colleen Clark, and Victim-Witness Advocate Yuen Chiang with the Community Partner Award.
The DA's Office reached out to SEEDS to facilitate a case involving a drug-related DUI in Berkeley. All parties were on board with pursuing this course of action and actively participated in discussions. DDA Clark was able to resolve the matter in a way that satisfied both the victim and defendant, and it was approved by the judge in late March.
The award was presented at their gala, in recognition of their commitment to pursuing alternative methods to reach a fair and just outcome that benefits all parties and facilitates healing.
DA O’Malley Announces DDA Glenn Kim Commissioned by Korean Prosecutors to Write Legal Paper Mar 30, 2017
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley is pleased to announce Deputy District Attorney Glenn Kim has been hand-picked by the Republic of Korea Supreme Prosecutors Office in conjunction with the Korean Prosecutors Association Justice Foundation to present at a conference in Korea and write a detailed legal paper.
DDA Kim is one of seven impressive legal minds from around the nation who have been chosen to research, write, and present a paper that focuses on the way prosecutors’ offices in the United States cooperate with various law enforcement offices in the country. The goal of this project is to share the differing roles of prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the United States, and how these two arms of the US criminal justice system cooperate and collaborate to ensure justice is served.
“We are proud that one of our own has been selected to work with the Republic of Korea to impart knowledge and best-practices within the criminal justice system. Mr Kim’s selection reflects the excellent reputation our office has in the legal profession both nationally and abroad,” said District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.
People v Armando Morales-Cuevas Mar 24, 2017
On March 23, 2017, a jury convicted defendant Armando Morales-Cuevas as charged of four counts of having sexual intercourse with a child 10 years of age or younger, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under age 14. The jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning guilty verdicts on all counts.
Jane Doe’s childhood was taken from her as she was sexually abused for years by her family member, Defendant Morales-Cuevas.
People v Frank Joseph Montengro Mar 23, 2017
On March 22, 2017, a jury convicted defendant Frank Joseph Montenegro of two counts of lewd and lascivious acts against John Doe 1 (a minor under the age of 14), and of seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts against John Doe 2 (a minor under the age of 14). He was also convicted of four counts of aggravated sexual assault sodomy upon a minor under the age of 14.
In 1998, Defendant Montenegro was a special education teacher at Blacow Elementary School in Fremont when he began spending time outside of school hours with John Doe 2 and his family. John Doe 2’s single mother, who did not own a car, worked three jobs to support her three children. Defendant Montenegro began giving her rides to and from work. He also offered to enroll John Doe 2 in soccer and provided him with transportation to and from those sporting events.
People v Golden Gate Petroleum et al Mar 15, 2017
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley Announce $3 Million Order for Payment of Civil Penalties from Golden Gate Petroleum for Underground Fuel Storage Tank Violations
Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Attorney General Xavier Becerra have announced that on March 13, 2017, the Contra Costa Superior Court ordered a payment of $3 million in civil penalties in the case People v. Golden Gate Petroleum, et al.
The penalties are to be paid by the defendants, the owners and operators of underground storage tank systems at retail gasoline stations in several counties in Northern California: Golden Gate Petroleum, Bay Area/Diablo Petroleum Company, Dennis O’Keefe, and Westgate Petroleum Company, Inc.
The environmental enforcement action was filed in 2007 by the Attorney General and the Alameda County District Attorney along with the offices of Humboldt District Attorney Maggie Fleming, Lake District Attorney Don Anderson, Mendocino District Attorney Charles David Eyster, Monterey District Attorney Dean D. Flippo, Santa Clara District Attorney Jeffrey Rosen, and Sonoma District Attorney Jill Ravitch.