Missing Foothill High School Student Found

Danielle Hammer, who has been missing since Saturday, has been found.

Pleasanton Police say that 15-year-old Danielle Hammer, who has has been found and is being returned to her parents.

According to a statement released by police, Danielle was found, unharmed, around 11:30 a.m. in Tracy.

  • UPDATE: 15-Year-Old Foothill High School Student Missing Since Saturday
mel February 25, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Amen, I am so happy
Jaz February 25, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Thank God! I pray she knows just how much she is loved :)
Danielle February 25, 2013 at 09:52 PM
What do you suggest they do? Lock her up and never let her leave the house? Sometimes even kids from good homes make poor choices. I know I did. My parents did everything they could to teach me right from wrong. Yet I still made some stupid mistakes -- because I was a teenager who thought I knew better than everyone. Fortunately, none of my mistakes had any lasting repercussions, and my parents handling of the situations afterward helped shape me into an adult that avoids trouble and bad decisions like the plague.
Danielle February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM
How on earth is this the parent's fault? My god... I can't even imagine what these parents have been through the past few days, runaway or not. This is exactly why we pay taxes... so our PD can protect us and our families. Everyone hug your kids a little tighter tonight!
Julie Deane February 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Thank you to the police Department for finding this child. Nobody said she ran away, just because she was found safe ( thank you God!) does not mean she wasn't taken or talked into meeting up with someone. No matter what happened, she knows her family, friends, the people that FB, and the police cared enough to find her and bring her home. Bless your family, in whatever your going through.
Jennifer H February 25, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Blaming someone, pointing fingers etc, this does nothing to find a child. Whether a runaway or abduction or just a poor choice on the child is nothing shy of pain that parent will feel until there baby is home safe.
RM February 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM
My thoughts and prayers to the Hammer family. I'm so happy to hear that she is home safe!
Shree Nanguneri February 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM
It appears that if the taxpayers money for the PD is coming only from those parents who need the services, that everyone would support. That is equivalent to saying to your auto or medical care company that this year I didn't have any accidents or health issues and so please return my premium payments. The taxpayers funds are vested into certain services toward the benefit and safety of the public. There will be times when these come handy and there is nothing available to predict when. We just have to look at as an insurance for public safety by the local PDs. What is wrong with that? Why not be thankful that she is home safe and that the taxpayers funds have been rightly used? Educating kids and parents about such risks have gone up and these incidents have come down over the years. Thus the PD staff are also locally active in raising the awareness and over the long term it has a payoff.
evelyn Hammer February 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM
I would like to Thank The Patch , the Pleasanton Police Dept. and all the wonderful people involved spreading the word via FB, twitter, Instagram, etc. This was the worst feeling ever, a parents worst nightmare. Again Thank You as our daughter is now safe at home.
MiniChef February 25, 2013 at 11:50 PM
I cannot believe someone to be so callus as to post something like that. What a tiny little heart you have "A Reader". It must be miserable to be such a miserable person.
Carolyn Kantz February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Exactly what resources did those parents use? Is there a deluge if crime in Pleasanton? It's not Oakland, for goodbess sake-you obviously don't have kids. How insensitive
Sarmad Naqvi February 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM
I hope the embarrassment this whole situation caused will teach this girl to never run away again.
natty dee February 26, 2013 at 01:20 AM
@sarmad You are an insensitive s.o.b. and I hope you stub your big toe!
Ayesha Afzal February 26, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Wow Sarmad. You were never a teen, seems like!! That was insensitive of you. Why should you even make such judgmental comments??!!! Thank god that she is safe home with her family!! May Allah protect her and all children.
McWilliams Transport February 26, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Glad she was found, safe , this is not a waste of police resources as was suggested in a previous post, this is the exact reason most of you live in this area, to have a community that is quick to respond. This could have just as easily been a abduction scenario & no missing person case should ever go disregarded, this is an outcome you hope for!
Shellie Sexton February 26, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Apparently some people never learned a valuable lesson- if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. Bill and Evelyn our family is extremely relieved that Danielle is home safe.~the Sexton family
Shane February 26, 2013 at 02:52 AM
True dat. the Pleasanton Police doesn't have much else to do besides busting kids for smoking pot and eating doughnuts (JK!)
jo February 26, 2013 at 03:13 AM
ptown has no real problems.need to get out of your bubble.not like theres any crime in pleasanton.ptown police sit back and eat bon bonz and do nothing.a missing girl is a real problem whatever the reason is shes missing.
Spencer February 26, 2013 at 03:18 AM
I was about to post and rip on "A Reader" but then i read the rest of the comments and saw that it was all covered. hahaha
J. Mickey February 26, 2013 at 03:31 AM
The parents did the right thing reporting it, that is a responsible thing to do. Assuming she was fine could have been a huge mistake. The parents must have been terrified. I'm glad she was found safe. I went to Foothill and I remember a teenager being kidnapped and murdered not too far from my home near the business park. The guy had been stalking kids for some time. Always better safe than sorry.
VictorW318 February 26, 2013 at 06:02 AM
What was in Tracy I wonder. Probably none of our business.
Bill Hammer February 26, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Due to the concern of so many people our horrible experience is over and our daughter is home.. If the "reader" has a chance you should contact San Francisco P.D. and tell them to stop wasting their resources on a very old missing child case. After all, if he had been raised properly his parents would not have suffered all the heartache of not knowing where their child is.........Thanks to all-Bill Hammer
MarieR February 26, 2013 at 03:58 PM
I do not know the details of this case, but what appears to have unfolded through the Patch, multi media and the Pleasanton Police Department was exactly what needed to happen. Many parents with less, are still looking, on their own for their children. When parents or guardians make that call for help, we, as a community MUST respond. The evil that is waiting out there for any child today is REAL. I will pray for the Hammer family and am so relieved for this outcome.
Mike February 26, 2013 at 09:44 PM
And remember this is the Pleasanton PD we're talking about, where there are more cops per capita than anywhere else in the US. If they weren't finding this girl, I'm sure they'd of been busy busting a kegger somewhere.....ya know, real police work!
Bettyboopbops February 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM
I didn't read anything that said she was a runaway. She may have been abducted and taken to Tracy for all anyone knows. Thank God she has been found safe and sound. Aren't the police there to help in these situations? How can you consider this a waste of their time??
Michael M February 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Without knowing that this was a runaway your comment is disgustingly insensitive. Also - even if she was a runaway - she is a 15 year old kid. She deserves every resource at our disposal runaway or victim of foul play. Your insensitivity is appalling.
Ruby SoHo February 27, 2013 at 04:09 AM
As someone who works with families who have missing loved ones, I am very happy to hear the outcome of this story. Hug your baby tight and thank God that she is home.
Monika Keller February 27, 2013 at 02:20 PM
'A Reader' is self righteous. Thankfully, the PD took it serious. I'm grateful for their protection, even when it's from ourself sometimes. Glad Daneille is home safe. On a much smaller scale, I'm still grateful to that Concord Police Officer who cared enough to follow thru when I called about my whippet being stolen. It's been 29 years since I got my dog back, but the officer still comes into my thoughts.
Douglas Linman February 28, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Wonderful, positive news. Even one missing for any reason is too much. We need to keep this level of attention on all reported missing children. I am very proud of where we live and the full and complete Police and Media response we hold. We still need to work on reducing the factors at home and at school that drive children to run away and place themselves in danger.
romana nino March 02, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Thank God, she's ok and found soon. I have teenagers, I feel with her parents.. I agree , we as parents should be able to reduce the factors that lead our kids to act like that! I'm blessed with 5 children, and each needs and reactions are so different from the other. We shouldn't be wandering on why our kids these days retaliate for the smallest things we ask of them... Thanks to the Media that brings destructive shows into our homes. And the texting that took the family time out of existence! My home- no electronics at home except Friday afternoons. I search for a TV shows that is healthy or informative my kids to watch.. None! All is poisoning to our children's brains and souls. if I may suggest, pray with your kids, no matter what religious background or belief we come from. Always thank God infront of them for having such precious children....ask God to protect them. Let them know how much you love them by spending time and listening to them. Try to Give them the confidence, that we trust in their choices to be the best for them for the future, help them to see through God's eyes, not ours or theirs! And PRAY (also with the kids). Prayers do miracles within us, and others we pray for. Trust .. God Hears us!


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