Week in Review: Police Nab Robbery Suspect, Fight Leads to Stabbing, Gas Line Evacuation

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Dublin. Check out our "Blog of the Week" and this week's congratulations tip-of-the-hat.

Old Navy Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Dublin Police arrested Matthew C. Fagan from San Jose on Nov. 12 after he allegedly robbed the Old Navy store at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center. According to police, Fagan is also a suspect in an attempted robbery in San Ramon thirty minutes before hitting Old Navy.

Former Police Commander Arrested and Second Suspect Sought

Matthew Messier, formerly of the Pinole Police Department, was arrested on numerous counts and Elizabeth Regalado, Messier's wife, is still outstanding. There is a warrant out for Regalado's arrest. The 82-year-old victim is Pleasanton resident and property owner, and was being defrauded by the suspects, Messier, 36, of Pleasanton, and Regalado, 30, his wife.

Police ask anyone who knows the whereabouts of Elizabeth Regalado or information that may be relevant to this investigation, to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100 and reference Case 12-26567. Read the full story here.

Broken Gas Line Evacuated Businesses

A broken gas line caused an evacuation of Target and BJ's Brewhouse on Monday morning. People inside both businesses were evacuated after the Alameda County Fire Department responded to a call of a possible gas leak at 2800 Dublin Boulevard around 9:45 a.m. The line, which had been broken during construction, was quickly repaired and businesses remained open. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Raley's-Nob Hill Strike Over

Union representatives and management for the Raley's-Nob Hill Food markets reached an agreement after both parties returned to the bargaining table at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. By Tuesday, a contract agreement had been made and the employees on the picket line went back to work. Details of the new contract have not been released. Workers had been on strike since been on strike since Nov. 4 at 6 a.m. after a disagreement over wages and medical benefits. Hundreds turned out in support for the workers on strike at a rally held on Nov. 8 in Alameda.

Fight Leads to Stabbing

A Livermore man was stabbed around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 after a fight in Pleasanton. According to Pleasanton Police, he man was stabbed by another man, who was known to him. The 30-year-old victim was taken to Eden Medical Center with single stab wound to his chest. The stabbing took place at the apartment complex located at 3819 Vineyard Avenue.

Pleasanton Police say the victim identified the suspect as 33-year-old Jesse Serpa of Livermore. A no-bail warrant has been issued for Serpa’s arrest.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crime or who has information relating to the Serpa's whereabouts is encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Joe Madden: Diabetes Awareness and Smartphone Application

What do you know about Type 1 Diabetes? Joe Madden got a crash course on the subject after learning that his son had the disease. Madden designed a smartphone application help juvenile diabetics and their caretakers through engagement and behavioral modification. Gluco-Share is a free mobile device monitoring service that helps the caretaker know the child's status or blood sugar number, even when the caretaker is not with them. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 was World Diabetes Day.

Special Olympics Partnership Comes to Dublin Unified

Dublin Unified School District special needs students participated in an inaugural event with the collaboration of the Special Olympics and the Dublin Unified School District for the Schools Partnership Program on Nov. 14. Hundreds attended the event at the Dublin High School Gael's stadium. The students, ranging from age three to twenty-two, were taught soccer skills. Read the full story here.

San Ramon Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Suspect

An 82-year-old man was critically injured after he was hit by a car on Village Parkway near Alcosta Boulevard on Friday just before 5:30 p.m. Police are still searching for the driver and the car. San Ramon police believe the suspect's vehicle is a gray or silver recent model of a Nissan Altima, with the first digit of the license plate possibly being "6." The car may be missing a driver side view mirror and should have moderate left front end damage.

Other news you need to know:

  • Toyota Recalls 670K Prius Hybrids in U.S.

Congratulations to:

  • Edge Gymnastics Level 5 Team -- Nor Cal Level 5 State Championship Meet Results
  • California Gymnastics Academy's Level 5 Team Brings Home 19 Championship Titles

Blog of the Week: Healthy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from Chef Shell the Dinner Belle

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