The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff just sent out an emergency alert regarding police activity in the City of San Ramon, and several Claycord residents are saying they received the message, even they don’t live in San Ramon.
Chances are when you signed up to receive the alerts, you signed up for countywide alerts, and not just for alerts in your city.
This latest alert from the Office of the Sheriff has nothing to do with Claycord, so don’t worry.
Here’s text of the phone call that just went out:
Due to a law enforcement emergency in San Ramon, residents on portions of Ashbourne Circle are advised to shelter in place.
People on portions of Ashbourne Circle in San Ramon are advised to take shelter in the nearest place of safety. Go inside, and close and lock all windows and doors.
Stay off the phone unless you need to report a life threatening emergency at your location. Stay indoors unless you receive further official instructions.
This has been a message from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.
UPDATE: Since a lot of you are interested in this, here’s the rest of the story. This WAS NOT an Officer involved shooting, despite several reports saying an Officer shot somebody.
A locksmith was shot when he and sheriff’s deputies attempted to deliver a foreclosure notice at a home in unincorporated San Ramon this afternoon, prompting an armed standoff between the shooter and law enforcement officers.
The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. at a home in the 3400 block of Ashbourne Circle, inside the Norris Canyon Estates community, according to Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.
The sheriff’s SWAT team and a hostage negotiation team are on the scene attempting to make contact with the gunman, who is barricaded inside the home, Lee said.
Lee said deputies from the sheriff’s office’s civil unit went to the home to serve an eviction notice due to a bank foreclosure and were
accompanied by a locksmith. At some point during their visit, a man inside the home shot through the front door, striking the locksmith in the leg.
Deputies did not return fire, Lee said. The locksmith was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley to be treated for a gunshot wound, San Ramon Valley Fire District spokeswoman Kimberly French said.
No other injuries have been reported. The sheriff’s office had initially reported that the incident was an officer-involved shooting but
have since clarified that only the locksmith was hit by gunfire.
About an hour after the shooting, residents in about 40 to 50 nearby homes received an automated phone message from the sheriff’s office telling them to shelter in place, Lee said.
The spokesman did not have an estimate for when the shelter-in-place order would be lifted.
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