This morning marked the Annual Oakland Police Department “Motor Santa” Operation.
Approximately 50 families with children were met by Santa (riding a police motorcycle rather than the usual sleigh) along the streets of Oakland during the morning hours. Smiles and good cheer were had by all, and toys were given to children aged 12 and below. Santa’s route took him along City streets from East Oakland to Children’s Hospital where children were delighted and surprised by his “presence.”
Oakland, CA —On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the Alameda County District
Attorney’s Office charged Diantay Powell, 18, with two counts of murder with the
special circumstance that it was a multiple killing in connection with the homicides
on November 25, 2012 of Bobbie Sartain, 16, and Raquel Gerstel, 15.
Oakland, CA — Concerned residents who live and work in the area of Edgewater
Drive and Roland Way contacted the Oakland Police Department to report unusual
activity. Residents reported unfamiliar people to the neighborhood coming and
going from a particular commercial building. Residents additionally reported a
strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the same location.
Oakland, CA — On Saturday, December 15, 2012, Youth UpRising in partnership
with the Community Enrichment Organization (CEO), and The Omega Boy’s Club
will be hosting an anonymous gun buyback program, in cooperation with the
Oakland Police Department and the San Francisco Police Department.
Oakland, CA — For the fourth year in a row, members of the Oakland Police
Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) will
volunteer their time at the West Oakland BART station to provide safety escort
service to holiday shoppers.
Oakland, CA – Youth UpRising, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, the
San Francisco Police Department, Community Enrichment Organization (CEO), and
Keith Stephenson will be hosting an anonymous gun buyback program on Saturday,
December 15, 2012.
Oakland, CA —On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at about 9:20 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the City Center and met with security. Security personnel had detained a 17-year old male for allegedly stealing a cell phone.
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Sunday, December 16th, 2012, at an
undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00
a.m. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the
number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows
that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well publicized
checkpoints are conducted often enough.