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Former Cop Arrested After Domestic Dispute

Ex San Ramon police officer Louis Lombardi is in jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

BAY CITY NEWS – A former San Ramon police officer who resigned from the force after being implicated in a was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Deputies received a call reporting a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay at about 7:40 p.m.   

After investigating the case, deputies arrested Louis Lombardi, 39, on suspicion of making terrorist threats, a felony, and misdemeanor spousal abuse, Lee said.          

He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility on $1 million bail.   

Lombardi had been charged in Contra Costa County along with former Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team Cmdr. Norman Wielsch, former private investigator Christopher Butler, and former Danville police Officer Stephen Tanabe.          

The district attorney's office later put the case on hold and turned the investigation over to the FBI.          

Wielsch and Butler have since been charged in a 17-count federal grand jury indictment alleging the pair engaged in police corruption, extortion, armed robbery and drug sales.          

Lombardi and Tanabe have not yet been charged in federal court.

Thomas Clarke September 17, 2011 at 11:22 PM
Ex-Officer Lombardi has a long and distinguished record of officer related missteps. He resigned because he would have been humiliated and harrassed. With any sort of luck he will eventually be indicted for his various crimes as an officer, as well as his crimes against his wife. This guy is a major embarrassment to the law enforcement profession. And yes, I actually know him and his past.
MagnusT September 18, 2011 at 01:37 AM
Just one bad cop out of many. A drop in the bucket.
william September 20, 2011 at 03:53 PM
the statement made by magnus t is not the best yes there are bad people in all walks of life and there are fewer police officers who are mal than those who are very good officers!
CNET Activist September 23, 2011 at 01:00 AM
I know him and the rest of them- yes they are going down but I bet 20 more cops will go down - CNET is a criminal organization and my complaints started 7 years ago. How could they NOT have known - they being the Chief, The Sherriff and Board of Supervisors.
CNET Activist September 23, 2011 at 01:03 AM
I am sorry to inform you William but there are many bad cops in this county. I do agree there are some good ones - but until this story is over just like a cop assumes you're guilty - the citizens will assume that most cops can't be trusted. These guys should have fired during the last decade.
Nutcreek Booster September 23, 2011 at 01:28 AM
Mr. Bennett, you're exaggerating a bit, don't you think? Most cops are honorable and hard-working. Ninety-nine percent of them. And a few more than the 1 percent just make mistakes. They are human, just like the rest of us. The Norm Wielsch's of the law enforcement world are few and far between. 1 in a million.
Thomas Clarke September 23, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Pete, you are absolutely right. The Chief, the Sheriff and the BOS did and do know all about it. Until a federal investigation begins this will continue. The corruption has been there a long time and will continue, until such time as citizens agree to stand up and tell the truth. Do not hold your breath.
CNET Activist September 23, 2011 at 03:54 AM
NUTCREEK: Cops can be bad people - Exaggerating? I knew this cop, this victim http://articles.sfgate.com/1995-05-16/news/17806322_1_sentence-life-terms-police-officer - took em 6 years to arrest Bergen but not until his criminal enterprise destroyed my business. NutCrack his former coworkers did lateral transfers to other "agencies" and reappeared in my universe. But NutCrack I suspect you're a CCDA investigator seeking to bury the stories dating back the 80s. Shall we debate the next Fed Target? Mr. Wielsch bail is quite low compared to Butlers which suggests the man high up in the food chain has gone from speaking tongues to saving his own behind. News at 11:00 might say: Contra Costa Corruption Probe ensnares Officers, Judges and Public Officials who ignored pleas from constituents for decades. Conspiracy is that magical statue that is the all seeing all being omnipotent charges that gets everyone seeking that "get out of jail card" r u looking for one yourself?
Noelle September 23, 2011 at 03:49 PM
I once thought police officers were the "good people". I taught my children to believe in the police and to respect the police. I now, could write a book on police misconduct! If you believe that 99% of the police in our area are honorable and hardworking you live with blinders on (like I used to). The only thing the police in our area work hard for is themselves and the all mighty dollar (however they may get that dollar). They are as corrupt as the day is long. They will do anything. I'm sure there will be those of you who say - I am "exaggerating". Until you've been there, you have no idea.
william September 23, 2011 at 03:59 PM
peter; i have been around law enforcement personal most of my life and out of about 150 officers that i have known over the years have been honerable! there were some that i have met that were rotten and our selection system should have found them out during the investigation that was conducted before they were sent to the acadamy but some-how thwy slipped by but do not judge the whole law enforcement arm of this great country by the few.
CNET Activist September 23, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Noelle - thank yoiu for rising up with your voice. In 2000, a former customer was murdered during a so-called home invasion robbery - we did not get along - no love lost as this customer screwed me out of 25K. What I knew about him was far different than how he was portrayed as this good citizen - his real problem he was a coke addict, a doctor and buddies with the Sherriff. CCSO did everything possible to prevent me from testifying which is really called "Obstructiion of Justice" and our friend NutCreek knows how vocal I've been on CCTimes Forums. In 2004 my truck exploded in flames after my oil plug came loose on 680 NB, a not funny event but more interesting was when Chris Butler appears at my house days after Gary Collinns a Danville Building beat the crap out of me. Weeks later Lombardi appears in a slick top guns drawn along with several other Danville Officers who had guns drawn with a traffic stop that effectively showed my neighbors that I was in trouble, then the rumor campaing started with the badge flashers panning my old nieghborhood in Danville. The assualt in 2004 was an attempted murder but then the victim becomes Danville newest drug dealing CNET suspect. The net result after 7 years that assault cost me 50K in medical (sorry no insurance)- my kids live in trailer, I've been homeless since 2008, I went from 5K in debt to over 250K, nearly died in the ER from infection, in 2006 my attorney was beaten and dropped my case. Noel you rock and you know!
CNET Activist September 23, 2011 at 07:17 PM
William: yes I am jaded beyond belief, a Danville Building Inspector tries to kill me in 2004, he outsized me at 6'4" / 300# to my 5'8" 165# frame leaving me with permanent injuries with no compensation just denials, only Mike Shimansky told me the truth about CNET tactics and there is a reason Danville DUI arrest rate is high. It has nothing to do with good police work. There is a motivation as officers get OT (conspiracy charge) for appearing at DUI Trials and in Danville everyone can afford a lawyer . I can safely say that “tough as nails” Divorce Law Firm in Danville will be connected Butler. In 2008 a divorce attorney told "you can't win against certain firms" and she said give up now. The Family Law Judges know who they are – they’ve been exposed after 20 years of illegal tactics. File your motions as family law center has many “New Judges” and they want to hear your arguments. Seeing the infamous Chris Butler face on TV was startling. He is the same PI that came to my house just days after 2004 assault,. He represented the ex of my customer who was connected the building inspector who also was targeted in 2003. arrested, harassed, and destroyed which connects CNET to Hayward/San Leandro Detective. Trust me this investigation leads everywhere. I will share in next post the enormous impact on my sons (15 and 13) they/we need help. Look in your closets folks. Pete 925-478-0674 Nutcrack pls call. I am ready to share more.
Mama Tex September 23, 2011 at 10:29 PM
I'm with Noelle, I am a law abiding citizen, I was raised to respect the law but I have witnessed to many wrong doings by officers during official duty and off duty, they are public servants and they should live to the letter of the law. I know one bad apple spoils the barrel but I have seen a lot of bad apples lately...If I'm ever in trouble I will have to call the police but if I am ever in the wrong place at the wrong time I fear for my innocence – I have seen and heard about cops planting evidence, using excessive force, and most of them lie so much they don’t even know they are telling lies anymore!!! What is this world coming to!!!
Mama Tex September 23, 2011 at 10:32 PM
Pete, maybe you can sell your story, sounds like a good made for TV movie! This way you can provide for your family.
CNET Activist September 24, 2011 at 04:14 PM
Mama Tex - Last year I left the east bay-my software business crashed due the actions of one of these rouge cops - all they have to do is ask questions e.g. flash their badges, blam - customers run. I lost all my servers, systems and 10 years worth of coding. Between 2003 and 2006 I was hospitilized with mysterious infections - nearly died in 2005 but this long intestinal challenge was brutal. Before that I was still recovering from the assualt by the Danville Building Inspector - I deal the pain daily. In July I was accused of attacking a Walnut Creek City Maintainence worker by none other than a captain, detective and sergeant. Before that my car was run off the road in Lafayette and totaled the front end suspension, 4K down the drain. Before that my former roommate's divorce attorney girlfriend was linked to Butler and Weilsch, I moved out to Motel 6 and the WCPD shadowed me daily, then suddenly I get ejected with no notice and banned. In 2004 my F250 / 460L engine exploded in flames NB 680 - someone jimmied my oil plug. Weeks later I meet Butler - I am living in my car, have few options, have a computer again, face arrest from driving on suspened license, no mail address and cops keep coming at me. Oh yea and I have more than one past friend, customer or acquaintannce that was murdered in the last 20 years. Sounds complicated? It is. ..
MagnusT September 24, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Yes, and here in Livermore we have Officer Joe Nguyen winning awards for the most seatbelt violations handed out in a competitive time period organized by the CHP and COTS: http://livermore.patch.com/articles/livermores-traffic-safety-the-standard-in-california I love the internet. It keeps a memory for us, and is admissible in a court of law. Police abuse happens in many forms, from tazing and beatings to that prickish attitude they exude when they stop you for petty things.
Sarah Williams September 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM
To anyone who doubts that officers are often involved in DV cases should visit these links and get your facts straight. http://www.purpleberets.org/violence_police_families.html http://womenandpolicing.com/violenceFS.asp
MagnusT September 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Mama Tex, you wanna know how many stories like Pete's are out there? Too many to turn into TV movies. This happens all the time. I have one friend who was given the works. He eventually left California and moved to Texas. He was the worst case I've ever heard but there are many others. I'm trying to help a guy right now whose daughter is just about being held hostage by Child Protective Services (which should be renamed Child Predation Services). This whole system is rife with corruption, and the system is made of people, and these people are our family and friends. We need to root out the bad apples and shame them, ostracize them, force them to confront their corruption before it metastasizes. We learn our history for times like these. Start studying up on 1930s Germany just prior to Hitler coming to power. History doesn't repeat but it rhymes.
CNET Activist September 25, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Dear Mr. Booster, Somehow over 30 years I've known more than one person killed by cops, more than one person mudered and more than one cop arrested. Mr. Wielsch's, the man that once carried a gun, a badge and cowboy with his own rule book is friends of cops that pulled guns on me, made accusations that I was drug dealer, burglar, that I stole my own tools, had me in handcuffs so my neighbors could see all and then panned my neighborhood asking questions about me. Of course nothing was true but it was effective, that is called something akin to "clandestine disruption campaign" which is used to turn the adversary sideways. Perhaps you'd like to debate the shooting of a black man in a central county location where his wife told me a story about how her husband went to work normal then got a call saying her husband was dead - shot dead by police. That day he was another Contra Costa Resident that displayed sudden mental illness that began sometime between 8 AM and 12 noon he went first time 5150. -If you'd like more Mr. Nutcreek Booster I've got stories dating back to 1981. My eyes have been open, watching and logging events for a LONG TIME. I complained about CNET back in 2006. I guess the 99% must not read letters to the Board of Supervisors or their own IA reports. The 99% also stalled police (fantasy recap) report that was 7 years old for 60 days, redacted to useless but that report connects DPD/CCC SO to Butler-in a big way. You're WCPD or close to them.
CNET Activist September 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM
Good links - yes they beat their wives as one cop I've encountered his wife showed up with a good solid shiner. She appears to be victim of many many many long years.
CNET Activist October 06, 2011 at 04:59 AM
Yes Sgt Shields I am same person posting and I guess my words are of concern to your department. The 2004 assault reeks of cover-up and yes Butler was in my house in 2004, he knows Officer Murhpy (CNET) and yes they were laughing, and yes Sgt. Shields I still have 80K in medical pending - I could use some help, and but Sgt. Shields my attorney was beaten in Walnut Creek in 2006 and decided suing Danville was too risky. ... perhaps there is a conspiracy between CNET Officers as my attorney LEFT the area to never return. I know Building Inspectors beat residents everyday, they are allowed to travel accross town, trespass, assault residents over an alleged stolen paintbrush. Let's be real Sgt Sheilds no one is buying the Danville Koolaid any longer.
CNET Activist November 21, 2012 at 03:22 PM
More on CNET - During Mid-August 2004 my truck fire was actually an arson fire - try getting the Danville Police to help - if anyone saw this fire please contact me. i beleive Officers from the Danville Police Department connected to this persons are responsible. You see Gary Collins tried to kill me in 2004 three weeks after this fire. I get it! Officer Murphy is supposed to investigate when residents get beaten up - but like all attempted murders in Danville committed by Danville Building Inspectors we then make the target a drug dealer. The CNET Storm Troopers have helped local attorneys bleed divorcees of nearly every nickel in their pocket and when they're done they throw you in jail. Will the court evaluator on payola step forward? Sure they will and they're gonna finger the attorneys, judges and spouses connected to Chris Butler Building inspector's death under investigation Man tumbled down elevator shaft during Palo Alto home inspection in December 2011 >> http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=25104

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