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Arrest made in triple homicide; DA charges case – On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Dana Rivers in connection with the homicide of three people which occurred on November 11, 2016 at 12:21 a.m., in the 9400 block of Dunbar Drive. Rivers was charged with three counts of murder, one count of arson of an inhabited dwelling and possession of metal knuckles.
BACKGROUND: On Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:21 a.m., Oakland police officers were dispatched to the 9400 block of Dunbar Drive to investigate a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located three victims, who suffered fatal gunshots and stab wounds. During the preliminary investigation, officers and investigators determined that the suspect, Dana Rivers, 61, of San Jose, was responsible for the triple homicide. She was arrested later that morning. Investigators additionally learned that Rivers attempted to set fire to the residence, but the Oakland Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish the fire. The victims of this triple homicide were identified as Charlotte Reed, 55, Toto Diambu, 19, and Patricia Wright, 57. All were Oakland residents.
Oakland, Piedmont and BART police team up to make arrests in North Oakland robberies – On Monday, November 14, 2016, just after 8:00 p.m., Oakland police officers, in conjunction with the Piedmont and BART police, assisted in the arrest of multiple female suspects wanted in connection with numerous robberies in and around the North Oakland area. The vehicle being driven by the suspects was reported stolen and is believed to be the car used in multiple robberies. Officers additionally located evidence/loss from the robbery victims.
Officers arrested robbery suspect without incident – On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:50 p.m., Oakland police officers responded to the 2100 block of Telegraph Avenue on a report of a strong armed robbery. When officers arrived on scene, a witness directed the officers to the suspect’s location. Officers were able to safely arrest the suspect.
Officers locate stolen vehicle, arrest carjacking suspect – On Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:40 p.m., Oakland police officers responded to the 5300 block of Ygnacio Avenue on a report of an armed robbery and carjacking. A short time later, officers located the vehicle and a short pursuit ensued. The suspect, an Oakland resident, was taken into custody.
Female suspect arrested, vehicle recovered – On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:10 p.m., Oakland police officers responded to the 1500 block of Bridge Avenue on a report of a carjacking. The victim told the officers he was approached by a female who was armed with a gun and demanded his car. The suspect fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. During the preliminary investigation, officers were able to locate the victim’s vehicle and arrest the suspect.
Two suspects arrested in connection with shooting in the 400 block of 14th Street – On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged two Oakland men – Brandon Simpson, 28, and 20-year-old Kehinde Riley – with three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm for their roles in a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of 14th Street on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Additionally, Simpson was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Riley is also facing an additional firearms related charge.
BACKGROUND: On Saturday, November 5, 2016 just after 12:00 a.m., Oakland police officers responded to the 400 block of 14th Street on a report of multiple shots fired. Officers were in the area and heard the shots. When officers arrived on scene, eight people had been shot, two were suspects and six were victims; four females and two males, ages ranging from 17-28. They were transported to local hospitals and some victims self-initiated transport to local hospitals. At this time, it appears the shooting took place outside of a business.
Two arrested, charged in homicide – On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Laura Louise Rodgers and Curtys Taylor in connection with the homicide of 21-year-old San Leandro resident Karla Ramirez-Segoviano.
BACKGROUND: On November 2, 2016, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office filed a missing person’s report regarding the whereabouts of Ramirez-Segoviano, a former Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Explorer, who wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement. The next day, Oakland police officers responded to the 7700 block of Krause Avenue at 11:59 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive female. It was determined the female was deceased and a victim of a homicide. On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau positively identified the victim as Karla Ramirez-Segoviano.
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