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    DUBLIN (CBS SF) — An Alameda County Sheriff’s Office technician has been arrested for allegedly smuggling a phone and methamphetamine to an inmate at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. The district attorney’s office said Wednesday it filed multiple counts against the technician, Shannon Taylor, and against inmate Leonard Jones who is awaiting trial on murder charges. Taylor was arrested on June 17 following an extensive investigation that revealed she brought a cell phone and methamphetamine to the jail on multiple occasions, and that Jones planned to sell the meth in jail and split the proceeds with Taylor, the DAs office said. “Shannon Taylor’s actions not only violate the law, but also the trust the public places in those working withing...
    DUBLIN — An Alameda County Sheriff’s technician has been charged with 10 felonies for allegedly smuggling in drugs and a cellphone to the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged. Shannon Taylor, 51, Wednesday with 10 felonies, including bringing drugs into a jail, possession of drugs for sale and sale of drugs, from incidents that occurred from December 2019 until June of this year. After a two-month long investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, they found that an inmate Leonard Jones, 37, had befriended an employee of the jail, Taylor, and had her bring in methamphetamine on at least two occasions, according to court documents. Jones then sold the meth at the jail and allegedly...
    OAKLAND — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office shared additional details this weekend about its loss of another member to COVID-19 late last week. In a statement Saturday following Friday’s disclosure, the department said Valerie Leon, 61, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kaiser Medical Center in Modesto. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office officials mourned the loss Friday, July 24, 2020 of sheriff’s Technician Valerie Leon to complications from COVID-19. Leon was 61, officials said. (Courtesy Alameda County Sheriff’s Office)  Leon, who joined the sheriff’s office in 1997, worked assignments at Oakland’s Rene C. Davidson Courthouse and the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau, where she was on duty during the pandemic, officials said. “Once again it is with a heavy heart we must...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — For the second time in a week, a member of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department has died while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, officials announced Saturday night. Alameda County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said technician Valerie Leon passed away Friday evening while being treated for from complications due to COVID-19 at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto. Leon, 61, joined the Sheriff Office in 1997 and worked a variety of assignments including at the Rene C Davidson Courthouse in Oakland. During the pandemic she was on assignment to the Coroner’s Bureau where she worked in administration. “Once again it is with a heavy heart we must announce the passing of one of our own,”...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY – For the second time in 24 hours, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Friday night announced the death of a staff member from complications related to COVID-19. “It is with great sadness we can confirm that a professional non-sworn staff member of our agency has passed away this evening due to COVID-19 complications,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet. “This is our second employee to pass away in the past 24 hours due to COVID-19.” It is with great sadness we can confirm that a professional non-sworn staff member of our agency has passed away this evening due to COVID-19 complications. This is our second employee to pass away in the past 24 hours due to...
    DANVILLE (KPIX 5) — Family and friends of an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy who died from coronavirus complications less than 24 hours ago on Friday were remembering the law enforcement officer as a remarkable individual. The department confirmed that 57-year-old Senior Deputy Oscar Rocha died just before 7 p.m. Thursday evening after being removed from life support at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Friends described him as a man of integrity, honor and loyalty. His wife Maureen Ennor Rocha was at his side. “I got to sit with him a little bit longer and then…when they took everything out,” remembered Rocha. “I went in and sat with him and I put his badge in his hand, so that...
    WALNUT CREEK (KPIX) — An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy has died of COVID-19. The department confirmed that 57-year-old Oscar Rocha died just before 7 o’clock Thursday evening after being in intensive care at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The 25-year-veteran from Danville was surrounded by fellow deputies and his wife Maureen Ennor Rocha who had herself been infected with the coronavirus but recovered. The sheriff’s office honor guard posted a photo on Facebook captioned: RIP brother, you’ll be greatly missed. Deputy Oscar Rocha has died of COVID-19. (Alameda County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Oscar Rocha has passed away after battling COVID-19, his wife said Thursday.Rocha was a 25-year veteran of the department.He was well known at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland, where he spent most of his career.He also worked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where there's been a coronavirus outbreak.But it's unknown if he contracted it there.Deputy Rocha was 57-years old.If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic hereRELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information Watch list: Counties where COVID-19 is getting...
    A senior deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office died Thursday evening, the sheriff’s office said. The cause was complications related to COVID-19. Deputy Oscar Rocha, 57, had been in critical condition in an area hospital’s intensive care unit for nearly three weeks, and had worked most of his 25-year career in either the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland or the Santa Rita Jail. The sheriff’s department had seen at least 40 deputies test positive for the novel coronavirus recently while more than a hundred inmates at Santa Rita have tested positive in an ongoing outbreak. In a social media post, the sheriff’s honor guard paid tribute to Rocha, saying, “RIP brother, you’ll be greatly missed.” Contact George Kelly at...
    (CBS SF) — An Alameda County sheriff’s lieutenant has been fired following an investigation into the death of a man arrested in Fremont in 2019 after his parents called police seeking care for him, a sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday. Lt. Craig Cedergren no longer works for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into the death on June 15, 2019, of Christian Madrigal, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said. Civil rights attorney John Burris, who is representing the parents in a lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, said the decision to fire Cedergren was important. “I’m glad to see it’s taken place,” Burris said. Alameda County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Craig Cedergren is seen at left during incident at Santa...
    DUBLIN (CBS SF) – Thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks were seized in the East Bay, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Police, along with and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad technicians have confiscated about 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Newark, San Leandro, Hayward and Dublin in the last week. “Each year we see injuries to people, especially young kids, from these surprisingly dangerous items,” said the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad in a tweet. “We all enjoy a spectacular fireworks show but illegal fireworks often do more harm than good.” California-sanctioned ‘Safe and Sane Fireworks’ packages are legal in many parts of the state, including Newark, Union City and Dublin. They include an assortment of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.TAKE ACTION: Find resources to help with equality, justice and race issuesBAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaFULL COVERAGE: Latest stories and videos about protests, investigation into George Floyd's deathHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 3, 2020 12:50 p.m.The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says 34 people were booked into the Santa Rita Jail Tuesday. "Of that total, 30 felony crimes charged to include robbery, burglary,...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- On Sunday, the Alameda County Sheriff reported a tiger on the loose near the Oakland Zoo on 98th Avenue at Golf Links. Reports of a Tiger on the loose near the Oakland Zoo. If you see it call 911. 98th Ave at Golf Links.— Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) June 1, 2020Minutes later, the sheriffs office tweeted that all the tigers at Oakland Zoo were accounted for.Tigers are all accounted for at the Oakland Zoo. They just checked and confirmed.— Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) June 1, 2020Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.