On January 3, 2017, at 7:39 p.m., the Livermore Police Department was made aware of a victim who had been shot in Livermore. LPD officers responded to the area of Highland Avenue and Valley View Way where they located a white male adult who was suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Livermore Police Department detectives began investigating the case and determined that the victim, James Jewell (28 year old from Concord), came to Livermore to take part in a drug transaction. Jewell met with Blake Wayne Hansen (25 year old from Concord), Alexander James Diaz (23 year old from Salida) and Robert Delarosa (23 year old transient) in a parking lot on North Livermore Avenue. Jewell got into a vehicle with Hansen, Diaz and Delarosa and they all left the parking lot together. Jewell was shot one time inside the vehicle. Jewell was then pushed out of the vehicle in the area of Highland Street and Valley View Way. Then Hansen, Diaz and Delarosa fled the area.
Congratulations Sergeant Jason Boberg on your promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Boberg came to the department in May of 1999 as a police officer. His service as a patrol officer was commendable and his time as a Crimes Against Persons Detective was invaluable to solving some of our most challenging investigations. As the Department’s Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor, Sergeant Boberg has helped train our officers to remain safe and to know the law behind the force. As a Patrol Sergeant, Jason is well respected and viewed as a leader in the organization. Jason’s work ethic is of the highest caliber and one that we want to share with others.