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“What Does It Take to Be a Cop in Oakland?” – A Great Story on Local Public Radio - KALW radio reporter Kyung Jin Lee interviewed new and veteran officers on what it takes to be a cop in Oakland. The story is very positive about the Oakland Police Department. The 9-minute audio interview can be heard on KALW 91.7 FM. (It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox rather than Explorer to pull up the link).
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From the Daily Log
OPD Traffic Stop Results in Gun Arrest – On Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:05 AM, Oakland Police officers conducted a traffic vehicle stop in the 4200 block of Suter Street. Upon contact, the officers observed a firearm inside the vehicle. They recovered the loaded firearm. The driver was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.
Carjacked Vehicle Located; Three Arrested - On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at about 5:50 PM, Crime Reduction Team 6 officers spotted a vehicle that had been carjacked two days earlier. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled. With the assistance of the police helicopter, they were able to locate the car in the 2900 block of Capp Street, where they arrested the driver and two passengers and recovered the vehicle.
Felony Assault Arrest – On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at about 8:00 PM, Oakland Police officers on patrol heard shots fired in the 6900 block of International Boulevard and observed two men struggling together. The suspect had a firearm and was aiming it at the other man, who had been shot. The suspect fled the scene and discarded his firearm. Officers located him a short time later and arrested him for felony assault. The firearm was recovered and the victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
OPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspects – On Tuesday, April 19, at about 10:00 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5700 block of Bancroft Avenue. The victims reported that three suspects had walked up to them and robbed them at gunpoint. Two of the suspects were armed. Officers canvassed the area and located two men who matched witness descriptions. The suspects fled on foot; after a perimeter was set, one suspect was located and arrested. Investigators continue the investigation to identify and locate other suspects involved.
On Sunday, April 17, at about 7:26 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 600 block of Valle Vista Avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers met with the victim, who had been robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery, one of the suspects had discharged a firearm, not injuring the victim or anyone else. The two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers located the suspect vehicle in the 800 block of Peralta Street a short time later, conducted a vehicle stop, arrested the two suspects, and recovered the victim’s loss.
Dispatcher Appreciation Luncheon 2016 – On Friday, April 15, Oakland Police Department Communications Division dispatchers and operators were guests of honor at a special luncheon held in appreciation for their service to the community and the Department. As National Dispatcher Appreciation week drew to a close, Police Chief Sean Whent and Bureau of Services Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw expressed their gratitude for the excellent service provided by the Communications Division. Thanks to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators for their hard work and dedication.
Oakland Police Department Helps Department of Justice Nab An Escapee – On Thursday, April 14, the Oakland Police Department assisted the Department of Justice apprehend a wanted man who had fled to Oakland from the state of Oregon. Thanks to help from Kaiser the K9, OPD patrol officers and DOJ officers were able to locate the wanted escapee in the general region surrounding Holy Names College. The suspect was serving time for armed robbery and assault on a police officer.
OPD Makes Arrests – On Tuesday, April 12, at about 12:30 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 8100 block of International Boulevard on a report of a robbery. Officers located the suspect vehicle and arrested an Oakland man in connection with the robbery.
On Monday, April 11, at about 7:15 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 7700 block of MacArthur Boulevard a report of a shooting. Officers located the victim, who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting and a gun was recovered.
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Make an ANONYMOUS TIP by phone:
- CrimeStoppers - 510-777-8572
- Homicide & Robbery - 510-238-7950
- Illegal Drugs - 510-238-3784
- Illegal Firearm or Firearm Offense - 510-535-4867
- Sexual Assault Hotline - 510-637-0298
If You See Crime, Report Crime
The Oakland Police Department would like to remind you: If You See Crime, Report Crime.
If you’re in Oakland, pre-program your cell phone to the Emergency number (777-3211) so that your emergency call will not be routed through the Highway Patrol. Instead, it will go directly to Dispatch.