Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley

August 2012

Man, 24, Convicted of Murdering Two Men Over Unpaid Gambling Debts Aug 16, 2012

On August 15, 2012, a jury found Andrew Toon Wong guilty of two counts of first degree murder with enhancements for using a firearm causing death, and a special circumstances clause for multiple murders.

On July 31, 2008, delivery driver David Wells was murdered in his truck while parked at Doolittle Drive and Harbor Bay Parkway. Mr. Wells was known by many people in Alameda County for his love of bowling, and sports betting. This case, although diligently investigated by the Oakland Police Department, remained unsolved for 9 months.

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Occupy Oakland Protester Convicted of Felony Vandalism Aug 14, 2012

On August 13, 2012, a jury found defendant Cesar Aguirre guilty of felony vandalism. On November 3, 2011, the defendant was in Frank Ogawa Plaza at the Occupy Oakland General Strike Protest. He was dressed in all black clothing, wearing goggles and a dust mask. He grabbed a red metal folding chair and walked to the windows of the Oakland Police Department Recruiting Office and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Office. He swung the chair at the glass windows and doors multiple times before discarding the chair. He then used his body weight to push up against the wooden boards that had been placed behind the glass to prevent entry into the office.

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People v Obdulio Ambrosio Jimenez Aug 7, 2012

Recent verdict:

On August 2, 2012, a jury convicted Obdulio Ambrosio Jimenez of four counts of penetration or sodomy of a child under 10 years of age. The crimes took place between 2006 and 2010. Jane Doe eventually told a friend and a school counselor. Defendant Jimenez faces 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on August 30, 2012. The prosecutor was DDA Briggitte Lowe.

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People v Eric Perry Aug 7, 2012

Recent verdict:

On July 25, 2012, a jury convicted Eric Perry of first degree murder, and two counts of attempted second degree robbery. The jury further convicted defendant Perry of the special circumstance of murdering Mr. Ronald Spears Jr in the course of a robbery, having personally and intentionally discharged the firearm that caused death and attempting to rob Tara Rother and Angelina Richmond using a firearm.

On August 21, 2007, Ronald Spears Jr. was driving through Oakland with two friends. After getting lost, Mr. Spears pulled the car into a gas station. Defendant Perry was walking from the gas station’s store window, when Mr. Spears’ car pulled up next to him and asked him for directions. The defendant indicated some directions and then asked Mr. Spears for a ride, saying that he would show them the way.

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Alameda County District Attorney O’Malley Files Environmental Legal Action Against Walgreen’s Co Aug 6, 2012

OAKLAND, CA -- On August 6, 2012, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that her office filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in a civil lawsuit against Walgreen Co., to stop the company from routinely and systematically dumping hazardous wastes into the environment.

The lawsuit, led by the District Attorneys of Alameda, San Joaquin, Riverside and Solano, and the City Attorney of Los Angeles, and joined by 31 other prosecutors’ offices, was filed in Alameda County Superior Court on June 18th, and claims that more than 600 Walgreen’s stores throughout the state improperly handled and disposed of various hazardous wastes and materials over a six and a half-year period, including pesticides, bleach, paint, aerosols, automotive products and solvents, pharmaceutical and biohazardous wastes and other toxic, ignitable and corrosive materials. The lawsuit also alleges that Walgreen’s unlawfully disposed of customer records containing confidential medical information without preserving the confidentiality of the information therein. All 32 Walgreen’s stores in Alameda County were involved in the hazardous waste violations.

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People v David Mills Aug 1, 2012

OAKLAND, CA -- On Tuesday, August 1, 2012, a jury of six men and six women returned a verdict of death in the penalty trial of David Mills after deliberating for less than a day and a half. The same jury had convicted Mills of three counts of premeditated murder, one count of premeditated attempted murder, and two counts of felony animal cruelty on June 28, 2012. Those convictions stemmed from Mills' shooting of four people and two dogs seated inside a car in the 9900 block of St. Elmo Drive in Oakland's Brookfield Village district on March 10, 2005.

Mills was quickly identified by surviving victim Elizabeth Martinez, and arrested several hours later by members of the Oakland Police Department. At the time of his arrest Mills was in possession of a 9mm Glock handgun that proved to be a ballistics match to casings found at the crime scene.

During the penalty trial the jury was presented evidence of several additional crimes committed by Mills. These crimes included the January 1, 1997, killing of Troy Gardner in front of 1808 88th Avenue in Oakland over a drug turf dispute. The jury also heard testimony relating to Mills' history of domestic violence and illegal gun possession.

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