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Officers arrest man involved in hammer attack - On September 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery more. . .
Passing citizen helps victim fight off suspect - On September 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 1400 block of 82nd Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery.
Alert officers capture suspect linked to multiple crimes - In the evening of September 19, 2016, Oakland Police officers responded to a series of armed robberies and an attempted kidnapping in East Oakland, all involving the same suspect as well as an additional robbery in neighboring San Leandro.
Officers detain and then arrest two in connection with robbery - On September 12, 2016 at 9:10 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 600 block of 98th Avenue on a report of a robbery.
Oakland Police Officers Arrest One for Attempted Carjacking - On September 11, 2016 at 11:39 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the area of the 100 block of Broadway on the report of an attempted carjacking more . . .
Three Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery - On September 10, 2016 at 9:50 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 900 block of 34th Street on the report of an armed robbery more . . .
Go to Police Community News for stories from August and earlier in the year.
For more information, please contact the OPD Media Relations Office at or (510) 238-7230.
More "OPD on the Beat" stories are archived in the Police Community News section.
Ways to Reach the Right Person
Find Your Area Commander & Your Community Resource Officer
Find Your Police Area (click map)
(When you enter the address, be sure to include "Oakland")
If you know any address, you can find out what Police Area it is in.
Every Area Has Specific Helpful Information
Click on an Area link (below) to go to the webpage for that Area. You will see who the commander and his/her team is, find out crime stats, and have access to useful contact information there.
- The Community Resource Officer Directory lists officers who are assigned to local neighborhoods. Community resource officers work with community members to help solve neighborhood issues.
- Neighborhood Services works with neighborhood groups across the City. You can find out when the group in your neighborhood meets and contact information here.
- The OPD Telephone Directory has useful contact information, too.
Call Us Anonymously
Call Emergency if a crime is in progress or you are in danger - 777-3211 (landline: 911)
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