Oakland, CA – As part of the Department’s on-going restructuring efforts to increase efficiency and improve service, Chief Batts announced his plan to fill a vacant Deputy Chief of Police position with former San Francisco Assistant Chief Jeff Godown, to lead the Criminal Investigations Division. more »
Michael Heartsman-Anthony, a 22 year-old Oakland resident has been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office with murder in the shooting death of 17 year-old Ditiyan Franklin. May 25th. Heartsman-Anthony was also charged with attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. more »
On June 16, 2011 at approximately 6:15 AM, a 58 year old female was collecting
recyclables in the 3300 block of E. 17th St. when she was viciously attacked by a
stranger. During the attack she was punched and kicked several times and suffered
injuries including the loss of three of her teeth. A witness called the police and
provided the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle. more »
The fiscal challenges facing the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are significant. Departmental redeployment represents a proactive means to provide public safety while completing the compliance requirements of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement. The road ahead will not be easy, but the redeployment puts this Department in a position to stay on track with accomplishing its major strategic aims. more »
Oakland, CA – On July 6, 2011, at approximately 10:03 AM, the Oakland Police Department Patrol Division responded to 540 28th Street to a call from a male Oakland resident who reported that he could not wake his girlfriend. more »
Oakland, CA — On July 1, 2011, at about 9:53 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6200 block of Avenal Ave. Responding Officers found 30 year old Russell Therman Jr. of Oakland suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. more »
Oakland, CA – On May 4, 2011, officers responded to the Oak Knoll Market located at 7980 Mountain Blvd to investigate reports of a robbery. According to the victim and witnesses, three armed men entered the store and demanded money. more »
Oakland, CA – The East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EBSPCA) and Oakland Animal Services (OAS) - a unit of the Oakland Police Department, collaborated last week to rescue 21 rabbits from an Oakland home. more »
On May 3rd at 4:30 P.M., an Oakland Patrol Officer responded to a report of trespassers inside of an unoccupied home.
Officers on scene recovered two van loads of items believed to be taken from homes in Oakland, Piedmont, Orinda, Berkeley, and Kensington. Recovered items include personal documents, televisions, computers, tools, and jewelry.
Although OPD has been able to return some of the items to victims, many more are still being held. The police have no leads for these items. more »
Oakland, CA – July 4th celebrations often include cook-outs, barbecues, boating, time spent with family and friends and, of course, fireworks. But for too many Americans, the nation’s annual celebration is filled with tragedy, as it is one of the deadliest holidays of the year when it comes to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. more »