The Oakland Police Department is conducting an educational and awareness campaign to address robberies in Area 2 (Lake Merritt Area to High Street). Although the number of robberies is down over previous years, we must remain focused on ending them altogether. Over the next week, police and city personnel will distribute safety awareness information in the effected neighborhoods.
The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, April
30th, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in
alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the
street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
The Oakland Police Department announces a 34% reduction for "Part 1" crimes in the month of March. Crime was significantly down in every major category, except for Residential Robberies (+8%). Significant decreases for the month were Rapes (-45%), Robberies (-27%) and Burglaries (-31%). The Oakland Police Department wants to remind residents to view a safety brochure on the OPD website.
On March 27th and 28th, Oakland welcomes our first running festival and marathon event. In order to ensure public safety, there will be temporary street closures and parking restrictions in effect.
On March 5, 2010, at 2:35 PM, gunshots were reported in the 1000 block of 30th Street. Oakland Police Department Patrol Division Officer Michael Osanna was on routine patrol and heard the gunshots. As Officer Osanna continued to investigate the gunshots he observed a vehicle fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed;
Officers Melissa Geraci, Jamin Creed, Russell
Mederios, and Delmar Tompkins responded to Cleveland Avenue and Radnor Avenue on a report of
a vandalism that had just occurred. Upon arrival they located several vehicles with their windows
smashed. Officers contacted the owners of some of the victims' vehicles. It was determined that
several auto burglaries had occurred.