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UPDATE: Pleasant Hill Park Closed After Janitor Found Murdered


Pleasant Hill Park, located at 147 Gregory Lane, is currently closed while police are actively working in the area.

Please avoid the area until further notice.

We’re getting reports that a person was found dead in the park just before 5 am today, but that has not been confirmed by police.

More information will be released when available.


The following update is from the Pleasant Hill Police Department:

Pleasant Hill Police Department Press Release Re: 2/10/2024 Homicide

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Pleasant Hill Police dispatch received a report of an unconscious and unresponsive male found lying on the ground in the main parking lot of Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Officers and medical personnel responded to the scene and determined the man was deceased. Upon further examination, it was determined the man had sustained stab wounds.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Santiago Jacobo of Pittsburg. Jacobo was a member of the janitorial staff that had been working at the park late last night. Jacobo was discovered by his wife, who became concerned when he did not return home after his shift ended. She went to Pleasant Hill Park, where she found him unresponsive and called 9-1-1.


Pleasant Hill Police detectives are actively investigating this case. The suspect in this case is unknown at this time. Any person with information related to this crime is encouraged to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Investigations Bureau at (925) 288-4630.

Members of Jacobo’s family have been notified and are working with police investigators.

The Pleasant Hill Police Department, the City of Pleasant Hill, and the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District express our deep condolences to the family and friends of the victim.


Abe February 10, 2024 - 11:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Diana Becton

Thank you for being soft on crime.

Lex February 10, 2024 - 2:13 PM - 2:13 PM

Being soft on misdemeanors thefts has nothing to do with this. Pinning the blame on anyone other than the killer is appalling, think before you post.

Robert February 10, 2024 - 11:41 PM - 11:41 PM

I agree with you. Some people need to think before they make stupid comments.

MAGA SAM February 11, 2024 - 8:56 AM - 8:56 AM

Dude lex are you really this dense? You jackholes put the blame on systemic racism, the gun, childhood trauma, whatever some liberal polly science degree basket case can dream up. I think it’s more than appropriate to question a soros funded DA and the defund police crowd for the sudden increase in violent crimes happening in our county.
Nobody is afraid of the law. Giving criminals a pass is the reason. You act like this isn’t a thing they are doing. Shame on you for minimizing the impact of soft on crime policies. That man deserved to live. There’s no reason these criminals should think they can get away with anything, except the current mind virus that’s infected our county and country.

MAGA SAM February 11, 2024 - 9:38 AM - 9:38 AM

NEW: Crime in Oakland, California is getting so bad that Gov. Gavin Newsom is sending in state prosecutors to tackle soaring crime. Thanks to Soros-backed DA Pamela Price, violent crime is exploding as she pushes for lighter sentences to boost “equity.” Some reports state violent crime is up 21%, robbery up 38%, and vehicle theft up 45%.
“no connection” Libs are disgusting

Queen February 12, 2024 - 7:33 AM - 7:33 AM

He needs to send in the national guard. Shutting down restaurants in Oakland is the answer, it’s just going to get worse.

John February 13, 2024 - 12:21 PM - 12:21 PM

So sad what is happening in Pleasant Hill. It used to be a safe community and now it is questionable. Who would want to stab a janitor to death? No reason. California has to change its law and be tougher on crime.

Just Saying February 10, 2024 - 2:15 PM - 2:15 PM

if I could give you a million thumbs up on your post I would.

James Mac February 11, 2024 - 8:58 AM - 8:58 AM

Regardless of who the DA is, crime occurs, little one. DA’s don’t stop crime. The very idea that a DA whom you approve of would somehow stop crimes like this is the view of a child and the Diana Becton war cry is tired and shows an incredible degree of ignorance. Further, a man was murderer in our community. Show some respect and take your little political opinions somewhere else.

OverWhelmed February 11, 2024 - 11:46 AM - 11:46 AM

@James Mac
You are correct in the assumption that crime happens. The problem is the DA will not prosecute those who are committing the crime. This encourages them to keep committing crimes and other to commit crimes because they know they will get away with it. Crime should always have a penalty not a reward.

Kris February 11, 2024 - 6:38 PM - 6:38 PM

Thank you for being disrespectful.Soneone has died it’s not the time or place for politics!

MAGA Mike February 12, 2024 - 5:28 PM - 5:28 PM

Maybe it is time to question policy, before others die.
What happens when you give someone an inch? They take a foot. It you don’t stop it, it’s only going to get worse. Someone has died, very unfortunate, so maybe now people will start realizing what’s going on.

Harddays February 10, 2024 - 12:16 PM - 12:16 PM

I feel so sad for his wife. What an awful traumatic thing to find your love murdered. My heart goes out to the family.

v February 10, 2024 - 12:38 PM - 12:38 PM

This is P. Hill bein put on the ‘Hi-Crime List’ news.
Poor man😥, just doin his job, so we could’ve enjoyed the Park.
Probly never got a ‘Thank You’ from anyone either.🙏✌️

Beanzy February 10, 2024 - 12:58 PM - 12:58 PM

Have read somewhere that the use of a knife to kill someone is likely an acquaintance murder.

My sympathies to Mrs. Jacopo. How heart-rending for her to find her husband in such an awful state.

OreoooH February 10, 2024 - 1:36 PM - 1:36 PM

R.I.P. I hope they find this scumbag and throw the keys away.

whenwilltheylearn February 10, 2024 - 3:48 PM - 3:48 PM

So he asked a car with east county kids in it why they were playing a loud stereo and doing dope in the parking lot and they did what they cant do at home because they live with their mommy.Cameras will tell this story.Thay already know who.

Anon February 10, 2024 - 8:11 PM - 8:11 PM

The last few heinous crimes have been solved in weeks once the United States Marshals got involved.

whenwilltheylearn February 11, 2024 - 6:25 PM - 6:25 PM

No real parenting,the parents were what the kids are now,and the kids will become awful adults/parents.The young dont value life.One time I heard 2 crackheads talking about how they like to rip off the street dealers that come to your car window to sell you dope,but then one said’you dont rip off the young guys,they will kill you!!” the second guy said ‘ that’s right!!”

Larry U. February 10, 2024 - 5:15 PM - 5:15 PM

A lot of homeless hang out at these PARKS where children are supposed to play freely. Not saying that’s who’s to blame, but I’ve noticed this problem at most local parks. Maybe, just maybe, some good old fashioned foot patrols by cops would help.

RJ February 10, 2024 - 6:17 PM - 6:17 PM

Please share and help the family of Santiago in these difficult times 🙏.

Concord Guy February 13, 2024 - 1:04 PM - 1:04 PM

Thank you for posting the GoFundMe link. I donated, and hope others here do as well.

Tonald John February 11, 2024 - 11:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Probably a feral homeless

Angry American February 11, 2024 - 4:26 PM - 4:26 PM

feels like it is time to start mopping up the s#!theads. I know that sounds bad but this seems like this is too close to home for normal’s, no longer the the bad guy fighting the bad guy. just a thought.

whenwilltheylearn February 11, 2024 - 6:28 PM - 6:28 PM

If they dont catch this guy they are as clueless as someone who would do this knowing you are on camera 95 percent of the time,and this wasnt the first time they have killed someone.

Queen February 12, 2024 - 7:34 AM - 7:34 AM

I pray they find who did this to him. Sending his wife and family prayers

Citizen1+ February 14, 2024 - 12:46 PM - 12:46 PM

“Lacy will also meet with staff to identify additional safety protocols that may be necessary to
mitigate future risk.”

That is a weak answer to a blatant horrific crime that just took place Saturday. To take two days to respond is too slow. I believe the public “us” will want to know exactly what will be done so not any more crimes will be committed. Will they install security while the night shift crew is working?
When they catch that scum bag that person should get the chair. An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.

My heart goes out to the family, may God bless.

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