Pleasanton Police Department

  • Agency: Pleasanton Police Department
  • Address: 4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, 94566 CA
  • Chief: Mike Fraser (Chief of Police)

Pleasanton Police Department is located at 4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, 94566 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Fraser. The Pleasanton Police Department phone number is (925) 931-5100.

Pleasanton Police Department News

Attempted Murder On January 15, 2018 at 6:44 am, Pleasanton Police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Stanford Valley Care Hospital for the report of a male subject punching a female. Several officers responded to the area. As officers were responding, the suspect, later identified as Brian Bertoli (Livermore), fled the area toward Old Santa Rita Road. Officers arrived and began searching the area. A short time later, one officer located Bertoli in front of 3657 Old Santa Rita Road. Bertoli was highly agitated, covered in blood and refused to comply with the officer’s commands. As officers moved in to detain Bertoli, he began struggling. A Taser was deployed and Bertoli was taken into custody without further incident. Officers located the victim, Bertoli’s mother, at Stanford Valley Care Hospital as she was being treated for major head injuries including a large laceration over her left eye that appeared to have been caused by a sharp weapon. She also had lacerations to her hands and severe swelling to her eyes and nose. The victim was transported to Eden Hospital due to the possible head trauma. Bertoli was arrested for multiple charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to commit mayhem, and resisting arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

We understand there may be some confusion and concerns regarding the continued change in laws related to marijuana. Although California voters have legalized the non-medical use of marijuana for those at least 21 years old, this is a reminder that smoking marijuana while driving a vehicle is AGAINST THE LAW and you could be arrested for DUI. Not worth it. Driving under the influence of marijuana remains an arrestable offense and is a serious safety concern. Similar to alcohol, marijuana cannot be smoked or ingested while driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle. Marijuana products must remain in sealed containers while being transported in vehicles. It remains our goal to keep citizens informed and to maintain the highest level of safety in our community. Specific information regarding the City of Pleasanton’s marijuana regulations can be found in Chapter 6.18 of the Pleasanton Municipal Code available online at CityofPleasantonca.gov.

Just a head's up. Starting tomorrow the City of Pleasanton will begin replacing the water main on Main Street so expect delays. It would be best to consider an alternative route. If not, at least avoid driving into the giant holes in the roadway. We also don't get enough opportunities to use those big flashy signs so this is kind of ideal. #BetterTogether #PleasantonCA #cityofpleasanton

Congratulations to Joe Garcia! He was sworn in today as the Pleasanton Police Department's newest officer.

Thank you to The Parkview Assisted Living Facility for hosting a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day reception! Support like this from you and so many others in our Pleasanton community makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. #nationallawenforcementappreciationday #BetterTogether #PleasantonCA #thankyou #warmandfuzzy

On January 9, 2018, at about 3:20 a.m. officers on patrol saw a blue 2005 Hyundai Elantra driving through the First Street neighborhood of Pleasanton. The officer observed an equipment violation and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the corner of First St. and Abbie St. The vehicle stopped and the sole occupant of the vehicle got out and approached the officer. The suspect’s hands were hidden inside his clothing and refused orders to show his hands by the officer. The officer drew his weapon and the suspect immediately returned to his vehicle and sped off. The officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle which drove down First St. The pursuit continued south on Sunol Blvd. past the I-680 on-ramp and Castlewood Dr. Due to the stormy weather last night a large 80 foot long tree had fallen across the entire roadway of Sunol Blvd. approximately a half mile south of Castlewood Dr. As the pursuit continued southbound the suspect was unable to stop his vehicle in time and collided with the fallen tree. The suspect got out of the vehicle and ran into the bushes on the side of the road. Officers set up a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9 but were unable to locate the suspect. Our investigation was able to positively identify the suspect as Marquice McClinton, 6/11/1986 out of Fremont (pictured below). He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. McClinton is currently wanted for felony evasion, 2800.4 CVC. We are currently working on this case and attempting to find McClinton. Anyone who may have any information about this case is encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100. Please reference case #18-00991.

Help us ID: On 12/11/17 between 11:15 am and 12:00 pm in the area of W Lagoon Road (Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail), an unknown suspect(s) shattered the window of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse containing her wallet and credit cards. The driver of the pictured suspect vehicle later used the victim’s credit card at the Chevron Gas Station on Valley Ave. The suspect who used the victim’s credit card appeared to be a Hispanic male in his 20’s. The vehicle is a silver GMC with a black hood and large rims. If you can identify the suspect vehicle, please contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100. #BetterTogether City of Pleasanton

It's pouring out there today so batten down the hatches! We'll also be using terms like "nautical miles," "Ahoy," and "Starboard." Oh, and we called the Chief "Admiral" but not sure how he feels about that. #drivesafely #headlightson #slowdown #BetterTogether #PleasantonCa

**UPDATE** Burglary Suspect Assaults Officer with Vehicle Pleasanton Police Detectives positively identified 27-year-old Christian Alexander Ayala as the suspect who struck a Pleasanton Police Officer with a vehicle as he was attempting to flee from a residential burglary on January 3, 2018. A search warrant was executed at Ayala’s residence in Hayward. Stolen firearms, high capacity magazines, ammunition, stolen property, and methamphetamine were seized. Ayala was arrested for resisting a peace officer resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of stolen property, and possession of methamphetamine. He has prior arrests for burglary, weapons violations and drug sales in the bay area. The vehicle used in the assault of the Pleasanton Police Officer is still outstanding. The vehicle is a gray 2014 Honda Accord (License # 7HGH558). The vehicle may also be displaying blue and white Hayward Honda dealer paper plates and an Uber sticker on the upper front windshield. Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of this vehicle should contact Pleasanton Police at (925) 931-5100. Pleasanton, California

Lately, Pleasanton Police Department has seen a rise in off-leash complaints in our local parks, with the majority of complaints arising from the Ken Mercer Sports Park. On Wednesday, January 3rd Pleasanton Police Department conducted a special enforcement event in the early morning hours. Pleasanton Animal Services Officer Frankie Blavet, several motorcycle officers, and several police volunteers, spent several hours inside the park, patrolling for off-leash violations. Several citations were issued to citizens who had their dogs unleashed and all citizens within the park were reminded of the leash law. “The leash law is so important, for so many reasons” stated Animal Services Officer Frankie Blavet. “It is the best way to keep your pet safe while enjoying the parks. The leash law keeps everyone safe by preventing dog bites, both for humans and animals alike. Almost all of our dog bite cases are a result of a dog being off-leash. The leash law also protects our local wildlife and keeps our pets safe from tragic events, such as being struck by vehicles. It takes just a second for an off leash dog to dart after a squirrel and chase it onto a roadway with oncoming vehicles. These tragic events can be easily prevented by having your dog leashed.” Pleasanton Police Department personnel also got to meet some of the Pleasanton’s finest four-legged residents and take some photographs! We were very pleased to see that their owners had them safely leashed and we are happy that the majority of all dog owners we met with agree with us on the importance of the leash law! The city of Pleasanton offers two off-leash dog parks, as well as an off-leash hiking park. Muirwood Dog Park- located at 4701 Muirwood Drive Cubby’s Dog Park -located at 3200 W. Lagoon Rd Augustin Bernal Park – located at 8200 Golden Eagle Way We are lucky to have these great parks and urge residents to utilize them when wanting to exercise their pets off the leash. Pleasanton Animal Services will continue to hold these leash enforcement events at all of our city parks on a regular basis. Remember, if you love them, leash them! #DontForgetTheLeash #BetterTogether City of Pleasanton

**UPDATE** Burglary Suspect Assaults Officer with Vehicle The injured officer has been released from the hospital and is home recovering from the injuries sustained in this incident. Anyone with inquiries about this investigation are encouraged to contact Sergeant Eric Gora at 925-931-5283. Burglary Suspect Assaults Officer with Vehicle At 5:28 PM on Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, Pleasanton Police received a 911 call from a homeowner reporting a residential burglary in progress. The homeowner received a motion alert from his home’s security system and surveillance footage showed a male subject ransacking his home. Officers responded to the residence in the 700 block of Montevino Drive and approached the home where they he saw a man seated inside a newer model Honda Accord. The Honda’s engine started and the vehicle sped off southbound on Montevino Drive. At 5:38 PM, a second officer located a vehicle matching the description of the Honda at the intersection of Montevino Drive and Crellin Road. As the officer exited his patrol vehicle he gave verbal commands to the driver to stop. The driver refused to comply with the officer’s commands and accelerated his vehicle directly at the officer. The officer was struck by the vehicle which sped away westbound on Crellin Road. Additional officers responded to the area and established a perimeter but the vehicle was not located. The injured officer sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The officer’s identity is not being released at this time. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male with a round face and was wearing a black, flat-brimmed baseball cap. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model gray Honda Accord 4-door with a front dealer plate having a light blue background with white lettering. The Honda also had an Uber sticker affixed to the upper, driver-side front windshield. The investigation into the residential burglary and subsequent assault on a police officer is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the suspect, vehicle or the investigations is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

At 5:28 PM on Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, Pleasanton Police received a 911 call from a homeowner reporting a residential burglary in progress. The homeowner received a motion alert from his home’s security system and surveillance footage showed a male subject ransacking his home. Officers responded to the residence in the 700 block of Montevino Drive and approached the home where they saw a man seated inside a newer model gray Honda Accord. The Honda’s engine started and the vehicle sped off southbound on Montevino Drive. At 5:38 PM, a second officer located a vehicle matching the description of the Honda at the intersection of Montevino Drive and Crellin Road. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and gave verbal commands for the driver to stop. The driver refused to comply with the officer’s commands and accelerated his vehicle directly at the officer. The officer was struck by the vehicle which sped away westbound on Crellin Road. The injured officer sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The officer’s identity is not being released at this time. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male with a round face and was wearing a black, flat-brimmed baseball cap. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model gray Honda Accord 4-door with a front dealer plate having a light blue background with white lettering. The Honda also had an Uber sticker affixed to the upper, driver-side front windshield. Anyone with information regarding the suspect, vehicle or the investigations is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Officers have reported the rain is upon us! Here are a few safety tips we wanted to share: - Make sure your headlights are on while using the wipers. - Don’t follow to close, give others more space. - Watch your speed, a slower speed can keep your vehicle from hydroplaning. - Don’t drive through moving water, it could be deeper than it looks. We want everyone to make it home safely. #HelloRain #BetterTogether City of Pleasanton

On 12/18/17 at 1038 am in the 4300 block of Fairlands Dr. two male subjects knocked at the front door of the residence. After no answer they entered the backyard through an unlocked side gate. Once the subjects found the back sliding glass doors secured and the fact they were being monitored by cameras, they fled. Neither subject gained entry into the residence. If you have additional information please contact Det. Boccasile at 925-931-5272. #BetterTogether City of Pleasanton

On behalf of Chief Spiller and the men and women of the Pleasanton Police Department we want to wish you a safe and happy New Year! #pleasantonca #BetterTogether #happynewyear

2018 is just hours away. To help start the year off right, here are some New Year’s resolutions we thought of for you … but, to be honest, they’re really more for us. Feel free to add some to your own list: 1) I resolve to never drink and drive (Self explanatory). 2) I resolve to never shout “It was him!” when a police officer walks in the room (We’ll laugh when you say it but seriously, we’re faking it. It’s not funny). 3) I resolve to never tell my kids that the police officer they see will arrest them if they don’t behave (Thanks for making your small children fear us). 4) I resolve to remove all my valuables from my vehicle (And if not, we’ll still act surprised that it all got stolen). 5) I resolve to give myself five extra minutes to get to work in the morning so I don’t have to speed (Although there may be some motorcycle officers who don’t mind). 6) I resolve to pull to the right-hand side of the road when there is an emergency vehicle with lights and siren on behind me (Seriously, this happens every day). 7) And finally, I resolve to call the police IMMEDIATELY when I see something that causes me concern (You can call 911 or (925) 931-5100. We'll be there fast - provided drivers move to the right). #pleasantonca #BetterTogether #Welcome2018 #BeSafeEveryone

Tis the season… Buzzed driving is drunk driving. The sounds of the holiday should be merry and not include sirens. Please find a sober designated driver or drive sober. Your family is counting on you to make it home. #BetterTogether City of Pleasanton

Drive drunk or high get a DUI. This holiday season we want to remind everyone that a new state law going into effect January 1, 2018 makes smoking marijuana while driving or riding as a passenger illegal. Remember alcohol, prescription medication and marijuana can impair your ability to drive a vehicle. Drive sober, your family is counting on you to make it home safely. #DriveHighAndGetADUI #DUIDoesntJustMeanBooze City of Pleasanton California Office of Traffic Safety http://bit.ly/2E6Up4p

Sending strength and love to our brothers and sisters at the California Highway Patrol during this difficult time. City of Pleasanton

We don't want you to get a police report for Christmas. Take your valuables out of your car and lock it. #pleasantonca #BetterTogether #itsawonderfullife #merrychristmas

Congratulations to our latest DARE graduates from Alisal, Donlon, Hearst, and Vintage Hills elementary schools. Over the past two weeks DARE Officers McNeill and Batt hosted graduation ceremonies at the Amador Theater for more than 500 fifth-grade students and their parents and guests. The ceremonies culminated 12-weeks of DARE lessons that largely focus on developing good decision-making skills. The DARE Program has been a part of the #pleasantonca community since 1989. #DARE #DareRocks #BetterTogether #pusd #pleasantonunifiedschooldistrict #alisalelementary #donlonelementary #hearstelementary #vintagehillselementary

Multiple auto burglaries this week. We're begging you. Take your valuables out of your car. This can't go on forever, right? Can it? #pleasantonca #BetterTogether

The incident has been resolved at 6130 Stoneridge Mall Road and is now clear of all police activity. The female subject was taken into custody without incident. City of Pleasanton