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The legend who paved the way to the modern rap industry, M.C. Hammer, was arrested earlier this week while stopped at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center. The charges? Resisting an officer, and obstructing an officer in the performance of his/her duties.

Stanley Kirk Burrell, more widely known by the famous moniker "M.C. Hammer" and known for his hits "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit to Quit," was sitting in his car in the shopping center at around 10:00p.m. on Thursday when he was approached by the officer.

Thus far, it is unclear what prompted the arrest, but Burrell offered his side of the story via Twitter.

According to Burrell, the officer approached his car and tapped on the window. When Burrell rolled it down, the officer asked him if he was "on parole or probation?" Burrell found the encounter comical, up until the officer drew his fun, blew his whistle, and yelled for help. Burrell concluded his recounting by saying the officer was "dangerous."

Dublin Police Services Sgt. Herb Walters, when asked to comment on Burrell's relaying of the arrest, said via email, "We patrol the area of Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, especially at nighttime hours. That is about all I can say for now."

The Tracy resident was cited and released following the arrest.
(Source: Pleasanton Weekly)


San Francisco Attorney Arrested for Fatal Hit and Run Accident

Spencer Freeman SmithSan Francisco Attorney Arrested - The Mercedes hit and run killer has been captured! It turns out that the driver that killed Bo Hu, 57 in Dublin is an attorney from San Francisco, who lives in San Ramon. The accident occurred Tuesday night on Dougherty Road at Fall Creek Road around 11:30 p.m.

Pieces of the Mercedes left on the scene of the accident lead police to identify the suspect vehicle as a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550. They were then able to track the purchase of the vehicle to  Spencer Freeman Smith.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, about 1:00 PM, Dublin Police Investigators and the Traffic Unit identified a subject who recently purchased a a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550. The owner of the vehicle, Spencer Freeman Smith of San Ramon, was later contacted at his residence.

While searching his home, police found the Mercedes with extensive damage consistent with hitting a pedestrian. The vehicle was also missing parts found at the scene. Smith, 32, was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and felony hit-and-run.

The victim was believed to have been visiting Dublin from China. He was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau Thursday.

Several people reported seeing a man walking a bike with a flat tire along that stretch of roadway just before the collision.

(Source: Dublin Patch)


Parolee Kills Innocent Driver After High-Speed Chase

Mauro GutierrezParolee, Mauro Gutierrez, of Concord was arrested after causing an accident that left the innocent driver of a BMW dead. Gutierrez was spotted by Concord Police illegally using a cellphone while driving a white pickup. The police officer attempted to pull him over, but instead of complying, Gutierrez led police on a brief, 1 minute chase, that ended with the pickup broadsiding a BMW at Solono Way and Grant Street, killing the driver.

Both Gutierrez and his passenger bailed out of the vehicle after the crash, but were apprehended and arrested a short time later. Police found a handgun in the trunk of the pickup truck. The pickup truck was allegedly stolen. These are the likely reasons Gutierrez evaded police.
(Source: Contra Costa Times)