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Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff At Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) – A 46-year-old man was arrested after crashing into an unoccupied police vehicle in Walnut Creek early Tuesday morning and then leading officers on a pursuit to the Crossroads Shopping Center in Pleasant Hill where a standoff ensued for hours, police said.

Francisco Lima was allegedly driving recklessly in a U-Haul rental truck that struck an unoccupied Walnut Creek police patrol vehicle that was parked in the 1800 block of Lacassie Avenue shortly before 3 a.m., according to Walnut Creek police.

A nearby officer who was on foot had to quickly move away from the patrol vehicle to avoid being struck by the U-Haul truck, police said.

Francisco Lima. (Pleasant Hill Police Department)

Francisco Lima. (Pleasant Hill Police Department)

Officers then pursued the truck as it drove north to the shopping center at Monument Boulevard and Buskirk Avenue in Pleasant Hill. Lima stopped there and remained inside the truck, disobeying police commands to get out.

Eventually at 8:06 a.m., Lima exited the vehicle and officers took him into custody. He was taken to county jail in Martinez to be booked on suspicion of attempted assault with a deadly weapon and driving recklessly while evading police.

The standoff caused a major traffic backup in the busy area of the shopping center, which is located just off of Interstate Highway 680.

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East Bay Students Threaten Walk Out As School Hands Out Tardy Tickets

PLEASANT HILL (KPIX 5) — Students threatened to walk out of school Wednesday as an East Bay high school implemented a system in which it issued tickets for tardy students.

A flier started circulating on social media about a school walk out at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill.

The purpose of the walkout was to convince the school to repeal its newly implemented Hero Discipline program, which would give the students tickets for being late to class.

KPIX 5 asked one student on campus about Wednesday’s walk out. He told us that only a few kids actually ended up waking out.

The debate is over the tickets, which are called “Hero Passes.”

hero pass East Bay Students Threaten Walk Out As School Hands Out Tardy Tickets

Enforcement of the new Hero Passes came quickly. (CBS)

School Principal Joe Alvarez and other administrators are the ones issuing the tickets. They walk around, surveying campus with a phone and ticket printer.

“This is not so much as a traffic cop, but more a way to help students do their best every day,” said Alvarez.

Some parents were leery of this new software tracking their students’ information. But Alvarez says it only tracks tardies, while also adding up reward points for good behavior.

The rewards could be a Door-Dashed meal at school or a preferred parking spot.

Student Fabricates Threats Against East Bay High School On Social Media

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — Police stepped up security at an East Bay high school Thursday after a student posted to social media that another student was a threat to the school and that there was potential for a school shooting.

Police said they beefed up security at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill after they received information that a student at the school posed a threat. The alleged threat was posted by another student at a nearby school.

Officers questioned the student who posted the information, and the student admitted that it was not a credible threat. The student admitted to fabricating the information.

Officers also questioned the student who was mentioned in the social media post. The Pleasant Hill Police Department ultimately determined that the individual did not pose a threat to the school and that there was no threat to the public.

The incident comes just over a week after 17 people were killed and others were injured in a school shooting in Florida. The school shooting has led to student protests and reignited a national debate on gun violence.

East Bay High School Wrestler Paralyzed During Match

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A student at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill was paralyzed after suffering an injury during a wrestling match last week.

According to school officials, 16-year-old sophomore Ryan Joseph suffered a spinal cord injury during a junior varsity wrestling match last Wednesday. He is currently paralyzed from the neck down and requires assistance breathing.

Ryan is being treated in the intensive care unit at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Ryan is a first-year junior varsity wrestler and was a junior varsity captain for College Park’s lacrosse team as a freshman, school officials said.

School officials said Ryan is well-known by friends, teachers and coaches for his charm, exceptional wit and humor.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help Ryan and his family with medical expenses, rehabilitation and home accessibility. The page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/help-our-teammate-ryan.

As of early Tuesday, the account has raised more than $22,400 of its $500,000 goal.

3 Jump To Safety As Fire Engulfs Pleasant Hill Apartments

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) – A fire late Monday night in Pleasant Hill forced three people to jump to safety from a second story apartment, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District inspector said Tuesday.

Someone called at 10:51 p.m. to report the fire at an eight-unit apartment building in the 300 block of Camelback Road, Fire Inspector Steve Aubert said.

Before firefighters arrived, flames trapped three people living in one apartment, Aubert said.

Firefighters battle an apartment fire on the 300 block of Camelback Road in Pleasant Hill on October 9, 2017. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District via Twitter)

Firefighters battle an apartment fire on the 300 block of Camelback Road in Pleasant Hill on October 9, 2017. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District via Twitter)

Two people jumped from a second story window while the third jumped from a second story balcony.

All three were treated by paramedics and released at the scene.

Aubert said flames engulfed four apartments and the other four sustained damage.

No other buildings were damaged.

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2-Alarm Fire Burns Two-Story House In Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire crews battled a two-alarm fire in Pleasant Hill Saturday morning.

The fire was reported at 3:45 a.m. in a two-story home in the 100 block of St. Julie Court, a fire dispatcher said.

House Fire in Pleasant Hill

Flames shoot from a house in Pleasant Valley early Saturday. (Craig Cannon via KPIX)

No injuries were reported and no estimate of the amount of damage was available.

No further information was immediately available.

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