April 2019

People v. LaRay Nelson Apr 24, 2019

On April 23, 2019, LaRay Nelson was convicted after jury trial of stalking, criminal threats, child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and multiple restraining order violations. Defendant stalked his ex-wife for over two years, committing numerous restraining order violations and threatening the victim and her family. In one incident, defendant threatened and attacked his ex-wife in her car with her 8 year old great-granddaughter in the back seat of the car. The case was prosecuted by DDA Jason Sjoberg. Inspector Guillermo Alcaraz and Victim Witness Dena Aindow assisted.

Alameda County DA’s Office Participates in National Drug Take Back Day 2019 Apr 22, 2019

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, is participating in National Drug Take Back Day.

The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal. Pet medications are also accepted.

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is vital 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.

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Alameda DA Announces Consumer Protection Settlement With Rental Car Companies Apr 18, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office, along with the California Attorney General and the District Attorney of San Mateo County, have settled a consumer protection action against E-Z Rent-a-Car LLC (“E-Z”) and Advantage OpCo LLC (“Advantage”), along with another related entity. The civil action was filed in Alameda County Superior Court. E-Z and Advantage are in the business of renting automobiles to the public. They operate many locations in California, including at various airports. The companies merged together in 2015.

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People v. Damien Robinson Apr 10, 2019

On April 9, 2019, a jury convicted Defendant, Damien Robinson, of two counts of second degree murder, and one count of voluntary manslaughter. Defendant Robinson was convicted of 2nd degree murder with an allegation of the use of a firearm causing death in the shooting death of his father, Darryl Robinson. Defendant was convicted of 2nd degree murder with an allegation of the use of a firearm causing death in the shooting death of Benjamin Williams. Defendant was convicted of voluntary manslaughter with an allegation of the use of a firearm in the shooting death of Raymond Garza. Defendant was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month Apr 9, 2019

Alameda County Board of Supervisors will make the proclamation on June 4 at 9:30am.

City Councils will be making proclamations on these days:

Piedmont: Monday, May 20, 7:30pm

Union City: Tuesday, May 28, 7pm

Albany: Monday, June 3, 7:30pm

Dublin: Tuesday, June 4, 7pm

Hayward: Tuesday, June 4, 7pm

Pleasanton: Tuesday, June 4, 7pm

Livermore: Monday, June 10, 7pm

Newark: Thursday, June 13, 7:30pm

San Leandro: Monday, June 17, 7pm

Alameda: Tuesday, June 18, 7pm

Fremont: Tuesday, June 18, 7pm

Berkeley: Tuesday, June 25, 6pm

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*Note: Times are subject to change. Visit the website of the cities for up-to-date information.

Alameda County DA Files Felony Charges Against Father Hector Vela Alleging Lewd Acts Upon A Child Apr 2, 2019

Oakland, Ca- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that her office has filed a criminal complaint alleging 30 felony counts of Penal Code Section 288(c)(1), lewd act upon a child, against Father Hector David Vela. The defendant has served as a priest in Alameda County since 2013. He worked at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo, CA and, more recently, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fremont, CA.

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