Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight, August 2, 2013, at an undisclosed
location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. DUI
checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of
persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.
Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department is aware of several protest events
scheduled to take place in and around the downtown area today. We have made
preparations accordingly and will be on hand to facilitate peaceful demonstrations.
Anyone caught committing acts of vandalism or violent crimes will be subject to
Keeping peace on our streets and protecting the safety of Oakland residents and
businesses is our top priority.
Oakland, CA—It’s time to organize block parties for National Night Out, to be held
on Tuesday, August 6. Last year, Oakland hosted 600 National Night Out parties
citywide. Our goal this year is to have 625 block parties, and so far we’re more than
half-way there, with 343 registered parties.
Oakland, CA — On July 2, 2013, at 10:15 AM, Oakland Police School Unit
officers on patrol in the 5300 block of International Boulevard were flagged down
by several victims who told the officers they had just been robbed at gunpoint by
two male juvenile suspects.
Oakland, CA — On July 8, 2013, at 1:41 AM, the Oakland Police Department
Communications Section received a call from a female caller who said there was a
disturbance with loud noises inside her home. Officers responded to the residence in the 2300 block of East 21st Street. When
officers arrived on scene, they detained a 53 year old male subject for psychiatric
What: Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during
the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it often has tragic results when innocent
people are hit by the falling bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any
bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land at some location, and
the risks are significant for injury or death.
What: Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it often has tragic results when innocent people are hit by the falling bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land at some location, and the risks are significant for injury or death.
On June 13, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area of 8th Avenue and International Boulevard on a report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by witnesses. The victim pointed out the two female juvenile suspects and stated that they took his cell phone. The two suspects were arrested in connection with the strong arm robbery. The loss was recovered.
On Tuesday June 25, 2013, 70 members from the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and 13 youth from the Oakland Police Activities League (PAL) will participate in a nine-mile portion of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics Northern California. As of June 24, the OPD team has raised $9,620, bringing them close to their goal.
On June 6, 2013, at 3:02 AM, Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the
4200 block of 12th Street to investigate a report of commercial burglary at a
business. Soon after officers arrived, they heard a noise coming from the business.