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Police arrested six people in connection with shooting in Livermore on Palm Avenue

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Police arrested six people in connection with a Monday shooting in Livermore after an investigation that included a violent confrontation with a pit bull. At about 10:45 a.m. Monday, police received a 911 call reporting shots fired into a home in the 2700 block of Palm Avenue. The homeowner was in the backyard when the shots rang out, but was not hit by the gunfire, police said.

Upon arrival, Livermore police found that at least one bullet had hit the side garage door of the residence. Police traced the bullet’s trajectory to the vicinity of an apartment complex at 917 S. Livermore Ave. An officer searched a backyard at that address, but during the search he was attacked by a pit bull. The officer kicked the dog, which then ran toward another officer and her K-9 unit, police said.

The pit bull lunged at the police K-9 and bit its neck. The officer who had been attacked first ran to help the second officer and her dog, police said. The officer was able to grab the pit bull’s collar and attempted to drag it to the backyard, but the collar came off. The pit bull then attacked the K9 again, biting its back leg and locking onto its neck, according to police.

At that point, an officer shot and killed the pit bull, police said. Police searched an apartment at that address and located a .22-caliber rifle and .40-caliber handgun. Investigators believe the rifle is the weapon from which the bullet that hit the neighbor’s home was fired, police said. Officers also located evidence of methamphetamine and marijuana sales inside the apartment, according to police. Police arrested Krista Kresge, 22, Nehemiah Grisso, 34, and Robert Maynard, 24, on suspicion of shooting at a dwelling. Grisso was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

Maynard was also arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for violation of parole, police said. Additionally, police arrested Zachary Kraus, 20, Alisha Morgenstern, 18, and Kelly Morgenstern, 39, for allegedly being accessories to a crime. Kelly Morgenstern was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to police.

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  • First of all I would like to say that you version of the story is quite wrong in fact it is very wrong .i know that shooting my 22 in the back yard was wrong but I was never charged with no did I even get caught with anything more than around half a gram of cannibis so I suggest you take your slanderous talk of meth and controlled substances off your site ASAP second the dog never bit any other dog because it never got a chance it didn’t even get to bark let alone do every thing you say I don’t know where you got your info but there were no drugs at my house at all and Kelly had a empty baggy in her pocket not a bunch of drugs I served 5 1/2 months in Santa Rita for shooting a gun with gross miss conduct not shooting into a inhabited deweling and further mor I have BB guns that shoot with greater force than the 22 that the round was supposedly fired from any way I would really appreciate it if you took your slanderous defamation of my character off your site thank you

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