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Arrest made in armed robbery spree

Original post made on Nov 19, 2012

Matthew Fagan, 42, was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly robbing the Walgreens on San Ramon Valley Boulevard at Alcosta and the Dublin Old Navy store.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10:44 PM


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

Jessica, I would proof read your articles before printing them...

Old Navy Story....instead of Old Navy Store ---that even....instead of that evening

At least you can say we are reading your articles

Thanks, Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by Louise, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

Crimes such as robberies are up due to the economy and high unemployment. It does not seem to be improving with all the talk in Congress and from the White House. Show me the money! The economy will improve when companies start hiring and expanding and right now they are afraid of all the tax cuts and new regulations. Keep taxing the upper 2% who create jobs and spend most of the money and we will end up like Greece, Spain and Italy. It's amazing that the most uninformed, unproductive gave a mandate to the most unqualified and inexperienced. We are an ineptrocracy.

Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Thank you for the corrections, Julia. There is no excuse for misspellings but I'll blame this one on a terrible flue anyway.

Jessica Lipsky

Posted by JRM, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

A terrible flue? Jessica may I suggest you contact a chinmey sweep? Accumulated creosote is a major hazard....0 :0)
Happy Holidays!

Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Louise -

The upper 2% do not spend most of the money. The middle class do.

Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Nov 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Louise: you're right -- those 2%ers don't Ever commit Armed robbery.

They use their pens.

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Ah yes, thank you Louise for turning another routine crime story into a pointless political discussion.
Does anyone ever stop to notice that police in this part of the 680 corridor seem to have a pretty high rate in closing cases - especially compared to Oakland, Richmond, Hayward, Concord, etc? Instead of getting on your tea horses, maybe you should say a little thank you. I'm not a cop, but the guys and ladies in our area do a pretty decent job. And if your son or daughter works a night job at a retail store, be glad there is one less perp at large.

Posted by tango, a resident of Danville
on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

Jessica, a terrible flue or flu ??

Posted by tsk, tsk, a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 28, 2012 at 12:43 am

Robbery? how disgusting. Post his picture, and make him pay.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Nov 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

With a name like Fagan sounds like he is right out of Oliver!

Posted by Unknown, a resident of Danville
on Nov 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I know this man, his crime is directly related to the fact that he is mentally ill and the system has no place for people who do not recognize mental illness within themselves to seek help. (That is part of the disorder) Addiction and mental illness is why our prisons are over filled. Prisons are a big business, so they actually do not want these people to get well or give them resources. This is a symptom of a much larger problem.