After months of joint investigation by the Oakland Police Department’s Oakland Animal Services (OAS) and the Crime Investigation Division (CID), La Preda Thomas of Oakland was arraigned on Friday, October 9, on two felony counts of animal abuse charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. Thomas is accused of severely injuring more than 15 cats and kittens in incidents dating back to 2006.
On September 30, 2009 the City of Oakland will add an additional intersection to the Red Light Camera Enforcement System (RLCES) in an effort to reduce red-light related accidents. The fourth intersection to be equipped with the red-light camera system is High St. and Brookdale Ave.
On September 1st, 2009, at 10:10 PM, Oakland Police Officers Hector Chavez and Steven Lorda were in
the area of 100th Avenue and International Boulevard when they saw a man with a pistol robbing a man
and a woman. The suspect ran from the officers but was arrested a short distance away.
On September 24, 2009, at 8:27 PM, Oakland Police Officers were dispatched
to 4075 Canon Avenue to investigate a report of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival officers located three male adults suffering from apparent gunshot wounds
On September 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM City of Oakland Housing Authority Police Officers responded to 2529 9th Avenue to investigate the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival an Oakland Housing Authority Police Officer located Raymond Marshall, a 21 year old Oakland residence, inside of a parked vehicle.
The Oakland Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Joel Ortiz for questioning.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in
this case. Ortiz may currently be in the Sacramento area.
On September 13th, at 9:32 a.m., Oakland police officers responded to the 3300 block of
Lakeshore Avenue on a report of gun shots in the area. Upon arrival, officers contacted
an individual who advised that he accidently fired his firearm. The officers conducted a
protective sweep of the apartment complex and discovered multiple marijuana plants and