Oakland, CA – Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. Now through Labor Day, September 1, Oakland Police Department will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Friday, August 22, 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 – Last night a group of demonstrators marched through the streets of Oakland. The Oakland Police Department maintained visibility while facilitating the march and providing traffic control for the planned demonstration. A majority of the crowd was committed to nonviolence. more »
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 »