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.
On June 12, 2013, at approximately 10:57 PM, officers responded to a report of a
shooting in the 5800 block of Market Street. Additionally, Shotspotter Technology
confirmed one gunshot activation from the area of 58th Street and Market.
Oakland, CA —Monday, June 10, 2013, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration for its 34th Citizens Police Academy this evening at the OPD Eastmont Substation. Chief Sean Whent will be in attendance. Thirty-two community members successfully completed the 14-week course.
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, the Oakland Police Department will continue implementation of its Neighborhood Policing Plan, putting into place leadership and teams for each of five Police Districts that together encompass the entire City. Districts 4 and 5, in operation since March, cover East Oakland. Districts 1, 2, and 3, hinging on Lake Merritt, cover West Oakland, North Oakland, and Central Oakland.
On May 31, 2013, at 2:35 PM, Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of 13th Street to investigate a report of a strong arm robbery. When the officers arrived, a group of citizens pointed out the victim, who had been assaulted and robbed of his belongings.
Oakland, CA —Today, Oakland Police Chief Sean C. Whent was joined by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Golden Gate Division Sector Chief Teresa Becher and Assistant Chief Paul Fontana, Acting Commander Steve Larson of the Oakland Area CHP, Olis Simmons of Youth UpRising, Pastor Rufus Robbins of Evergreen Baptist Church, and other community leaders to announce the joint OPD-CHP response to recent “sideshow” activity in the City of Oakland.
Oakland, Ca-This weekend Oakland Animal Services (OAS), a unit of the Oakland
Police Department, will be participating in Maddie's Matchmaker Adopt-a-thon.
This is your opportunity to adopt that puppy, kitten, dog, or cat for free, to
qualified homes. For every successful adoption, OAS will earn a generous donation of $500 to
$2,000 from Maddie’s Foundation.
Oakland, CA — On May 29, 2013, just before 2:00 PM, an Oakland Police
Department officer-involved shooting occurred in the 2400 block of Ritchie Street.
Officers assigned to a specialized crime reduction team received information that
occupants of a particular vehicle may be armed with a firearm; officers observed
the vehicle in the area of 90th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue. Officers attempted an
enforcement stop; a pursuit ensued.
Oakland, CA — On May 26, 2013, at 11:46 AM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area of 8th Avenue and Beatie Street, where a citizen was holding a juvenile subject for an armed robbery that had occurred two days prior. On May 24, 2013, at 4:55 PM, the victim had been robbed at gunpoint by two male subjects, who took her cell phone and cash. The victim identified the juvenile suspect as the one who had been armed with the gun.