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Dublin mayor calls public meeting for tonight over hike in burglaries

' Residents are scared and afraid for their safety,' Haubert says

Dublin Mayor David Haubert has scheduled a general Town Hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight in the multi-purpose room at Amador Elementary School, 2100 East Cantara Drive.

Haubert and Dublin Police Chief Dennis Houghtelling will discuss a hike in recent residential burglaries and additional security measures needed to address the problem.

The presentation will include background information about the burglaries, an overview of what Dublin Police Services is doing to prevent further burglaries and advice on what residents can do to better assist Dublin Police with preventing burglaries.

"I'm so concerned for a recent increase in residential burglaries in Dublin," Haubert stated. "Residents are scared and afraid for their safety and the safety of their families."

He said he's discussed his concerns with city staff and asked that there be more "public outreach" to residents.

Since January, Dublin police Services, which is handled in a contract with the Alameda County sheriff's office, has already held over 16 neighborhood meetings. Haubert also organized a public meeting at the Dublin Ranch Gold neighborhood which more than 20 residents attended.

"I've asked city staff to look into additional security measures like advanced technology such as license plate readers and even additional patrols to ensure we add staff as we grow," Haubert said. "I expect a staff report of alternatives to be presented as soon as possible."

Haubert addeed:

"I've called on Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley to personally review the criminal charges of the suspects apprehended to date to make sure the prosecution is as tough as possible on crime in our neighborhoods.

"At the same time, I must emphasize a few important points. First, no city will ever be able to hire enough police services to fully extinguish crime. This means we must all remain vigilant and watch our neighbors' backs. Second, there are many safeguards to learn to keep more safe, such as locking all doors and windows, and many more.

"I urge everyone to let Dublin Police Services do their job, do not try to do it for them. By this I mean do not personally engage a potential suspect on your own. Call Dublin PD if you see anything suspicious.

"In my opinion Dublin Police Services is doing a great job and doing all they can with the resources they have. They've even already made several arrests. But we can always do better. We must be even better.

"Working together we can keep Dublin as safe as possible."

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6 people like this
Posted by Jason
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm

I read somewhere that Dublin PD caught 4 suspects, there were from Richmond and Oakland. Go figures.


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Posted by Hudson
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

How about issuing CCW's to law abiding citizens who are thoroughly trained? Because of politics it is almost impossible for a trained citizen to get a permit in Alameda County.


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Posted by Steve White
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

I understand people don't like crime, who does?

But, the Mayor of a town asking the DA to be "as tough as possible" on some defendants seems to me is good cause, if the judge in the case takes his job seriously, to remove the DA from the case altogether - she's getting pressured to treat these people differently from other criminal defendants - which is not fair.

I can understand people feeling they don't live in Oakland and they moved to Dublin to get away from crime - but why should they get special treatment from the legal system? These defendants should be treated the same way a defendant charged with burglarizing a home in the ghetto is - if you don't treat them the same, basically you are saying the burglary victim in Oakland is not worth as much as the one in Dublin - and that is not "equal protection of the laws" - that is MORE protection for Dublin.

And, really, the Mayor should not ask the DA to value people in Dublin more than people in Oakland - even if they are his constituents.



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Posted by Steve White
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

I understand people don't like crime, who does?

But, the Mayor of a town asking the DA to be "as tough as possible" on some defendants seems to me is good cause, if the judge in the case takes his job seriously, to remove the DA from the case altogether - she's getting pressured to treat these people differently from other criminal defendants - which is not fair.

I can understand people feeling they don't live in Oakland and they moved to Dublin to get away from crime - but why should they get special treatment from the legal system? These defendants should be treated the same way a defendant charged with burglarizing a home in the ghetto is - if you don't treat them the same, basically you are saying the burglary victim in Oakland is not worth as much as the one in Dublin - and that is not "equal protection of the laws" - that is MORE protection for Dublin.

And, really, the Mayor should not ask the DA to value people in Dublin more than people in Oakland - even if they are his constituents.



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9 people like this
Posted by Lou Stuhle
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm

steve,

mayor haubert isn't asking the DA to go harder on dublin suspects than she does oakland suspects. mayor haubert doesn't care about crime in oakland. he's not the mayor there. he's asking the DA to go as hard as possible on the criminals caught in dublin where he represents his constituency. what's wrong with that again?


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