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.
The Oakland Police Department requests the public's help in locating Charles Edwards.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Sergeant Galindo at 238-3821.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in
The Oakland Police Department will be out in force March 12th, searching for those
unbelted drivers and passengers, enforcing California’s seatbelt laws as part of a year-long Click It
or Ticket campaign.
The Oakland Police Department is releasing the framework for its strategic plan. The
framework presents a new mission, vision and strategic goals for the Oakland Police Department and the
Community of Oakland.