Oakland, CA – On August 12, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Joseph Bontempo, 53, of Oakland with the murder of his wife, Laurie Wolfe, 57, who died July 6, 2014. The Oakland Police Department arrested Bontempo on August 12, 2014 after the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau determined that Wolfe’s injuries were caused by blunt-force trauma. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is again requesting assistance from the media and the public in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver who is responsible for killing a pedestrian.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:34 AM in the Temescal district of North Oakland, William Hoch Jr., 68, of Oakland was crossing the street . . . more »
Oakland, CA – On August 3, 2014, at 3:57 AM, while in the area of 55th and Fairfax Avenues uniformed Oakland Police officers, driving a fully marked black and white patrol car attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle. The vehicle was wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and pistol whipping that occurred on July 12, 2014, at 2:25 PM, in the 4700 block of MacArthur Boulevard. The wanted vehicle was a 2001 Volvo C 70, silver in color. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Friday July 25, 2014 in an effort to lower the number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries and increase public awareness. Officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes have occurred in the past. more »
Oakland, CA – Thirteen individuals associated with known gang violence have been arrested and charged (photos attached below). This action was taken after a long-term investigation was completed in connection with Operation Ceasefire. Before warrants were served, the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire intelligence-gathering unit identified and reached out to members of two identified violent gangs, YNIC and FE, to offer opportunities to change and to underline the negative consequences of continued violent criminal behavior. These groups continued to be involved in violence and as a result they received focused attention from multiple law enforcement partners. more »
Oakland, CA – Mayor Jean Quan, Interim City Henry Gardner and Police Chief Sean Whent urge Oakland residents to participant in National Night Out (NNO) on August 5, 2014. NNO is America’s block party night more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Thursday July 17, 2014 in an effort to lower the number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries and increase public awareness. Officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes have occurred in the past. more »
REMINDER: Stay Safe During Holiday Celebrations: Avoid Illegal Fireworks and Celebratory Gunfire
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe 4th of July in the City of Oakland.
Oakland’s Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate Independence Day safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
Oakland, CA –The Oakland Police Department has received a grant of $90,000 from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for a year-long program aimed at preventing the unlawful sale of alcoholic beverages, including illegal sales to minors, through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. more »