January 2010

District Attorney's Office Unveils H.E.A.T. Watch Jan 26, 2010

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces the unveiling of H.E.A.T. Watch, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office’s model program to combat Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.).

H.E.A.T Watch is an innovative, multi-level blueprint designed to combat the H.E.A.T. epidemic victimizing our youth, plaguing our communities, and impacting our businesses. H.E.AT. Watch brings together under one umbrella five strategies to combat HEAT at local, regional and national levels because human trafficking knows no borders and exists right before our very eyes. H.E.A.T. Watch challenges everyone to open their eyes and ears, to WATCH and take ACTION.

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District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley Settles Fraud Case Against Local Midas Franchise Owner Jan 26, 2010

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced on January 25, 2010 that a settlement has been reached with defendant Maurice Irving Glad who owns and operates 22 California Midas Auto shops, some of which are located in Alameda County. The settlement brings to an end a “bait and switch” operation designed to defraud consumers. “The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office remains vigilant in protecting its citizens from predatory and unscrupulous business practices,” says Ms. O’Malley.

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Charges Filed in Walgreen's Attempted Robbery Jan 22, 2010

Charges were filed today against Alex Nero, also known as Alphonso Mitchell, stemming from a January 20, 2010 attempted robbery and kidnapping for robbery inside the Walgreen’s at 51st and Telegraph in Oakland. Nero and his accomplice entered the store at 2:00 am, both wearing masks. Armed with a gun, the accomplice demanded an employee open the safe. When he could not open it, they forced the employees into a back room and shut the door. Both CHP and OPD arrived at the scene. The accomplice ran out through a back door, confronted police with a firearm and was subsequently shot and killed. Nero was arrested at the scene.

He has been charged with 4 counts of P.C. 209(b)(1), kidnapping to commit another crime, 4 counts of attempted 211, robbery, along with the allegation that in the commission of each offence, a principal was armed with a firearm, pursuant to P.C. section 12022(a)(1). Four prior convictions are alleged.

Nero was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on January 22, 2010. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 25, 2010 at 9:00 am in Dept. 112 of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.