Report of Armed Gang Member Who Threatened Person Unfounded

Police on Wednesday responded to a report of a gang member who threatened a person with a gun.

Police on Wednesday afternoon swarmed the Chestnut Street area between North Livermore Avenue and North I Street in response to a report of an armed gang member who threatened a person with a handgun.

Officers were sent to the area at 3:05 p.m. and were unable to locate any evidence that a crime occurred, Sgt. Kevin Santin said.

"The reporting party left, we can't substantiate the call and people in the surrounding area claim to not have seen anything," Santin said. "We got a whole big nothing."

Police were able to make contact with an owner of the cell phone used to make the 911 call.

The owner of the cell phone told police a frantic guy walked up to him and asked to borrow his phone for an emergency, Santin said.

After a call was placed to police the phone was handed back to the owner and the guy took off, according to police.

The caller said a member of the Sureno gang — dressed in all blue with a bandana across his face — threatened him with a gun, Santin said.

Police cleared the area at around 3:20 p.m.

Heidi Longoria May 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Mommyof4babies May 05, 2012 at 12:12 AM
.You can't fix it by going in and tearing down someones home that they own. They worked hard to purchase that home. Yes their is a codes violation for the graffiti. I know first hand about the codes seeing some neighbors get cited for having a couch type bench in their patio. But tearing down someones house or apartments people live in is not right. Maybe if these so called thugs that you talk about had better role models or someone to talk to instead of putting them down all the time. I don't live far from this neighborhood. I went to Junction. Stating that someone has to be home before it gets dark. That is funny. I have walked that street numerous times and my best friend lived in the apartments in front of junction for years. Having a groomed yard, or pretty neighborhood is not a guarantee for safety. It kills me to see all the racial hatred towards one another. Yes the are may need to be cleaned up but why don't you help the city about by volunteering to help them clean it up and paint the house/apartments. If you actual get to know the people in this neighborhood they are just like anyone else.
Lynette Jones-Murphy May 05, 2012 at 09:01 PM
I have read multiple responses of complants, bitching, whining and a poor Livermore attitude. Your either part of the problem or part of the solution. If you aren't trying to help this situation by giving your time, energy, and helping to better the lives of people struggling here in Livermore you are indeed part of the problem. Why not spend a day helping to clean up that area of Livermore, educate families, help the high risk children... Be a mentor and creat positive change....
ceasar villapando June 04, 2012 at 07:29 AM
Look i am all for having a peacefull town. But it seems like people have a hard time distinguishing between poverty, and crime. The crime you see in oakland, richmond, etc... is all result of poverty and gangs that are driven by MONEY. Livermore's gangs are kids who do what they do because they never got smacked into shape and disciplined when they were younger so they go do because they think they are tough. Simple to fix. It bothers me that people believe the root of these crimes are the "blight" some people claim to exist. Look at the houses in the area, they aren't half bad. The best way to fix this is to truely identify the problem causing it which isn't the area because its looked the same way for 20+ years. It all starts in the home, bad parenting. Throw as many gallons of fresh paint on the buildings it won't do anything if our youth are not being diciplined.
My Bohemian Spirit November 30, 2012 at 05:29 AM


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