Oakland, CA — On Monday, May 4, 2015 Oakland Police Department homicide investigators arrested Vicente Prado-Rodriguez, 19, and Cinthia Gabriel-Martinez, 19, for the murder of 38-year-old Basilio Ramirez. The victim and both suspects lived in Oakland. At this time, we are not releasing photos of Prado-Rodriguez and Gabriel-Martinez. Investigators are still identifying additional witnesses. more »
Oakland, CA — On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 the Oakland Police Department launched a new Ceasefire page on the Department’s website.
Ceasefire is the Oakland Police Department’s violence reduction strategy. more »
Oakland, CA —Oakland Police Department homicide investigators worked with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in charging Carlton Broussard, 29, with two counts of murder for the double homicide of Marcus Sims, 29, and Donald Ray Ward Jr., 22. Broussard is one of several suspected gunmen in the shooting of Sims and Ward. Investigators continue to identify other persons of interest in the case. more »
In April of 2015, Governor Brown declared severe drought conditions and imposed water restrictions to achieve a 25% reduction in water use. East Bay Municipal District (EBMUD) – Oakland’s water supplier – declared a Stage 4 Drought requiring certain measures to comply with the water restrictions. The City of Oakland is taking immediate actions to reduce water consumption to comply with the mandatory 25% water use reduction on City maintained landscaped areas. more »
Oakland, CA —Today, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged Donald D. Higgins for the murder of 14-year-old Davon Ellis. Higgins is also charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting at two friends who were with Ellis. more »
Downtown Oakland is undergoing a renaissance that has captured national media attention, with the Uptown District emerging as a premier arts and entertainment destination. Local residents and visitors can glimpse both today’s happening scene and landmarks from Oakland’s past during the 2015 Oakland Tours season. Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday starting in May and continuing through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. more »
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Oakland Fire Department (OFD), Emergency Management Services Division will conduct its 10th Annual CORE Citywide Emergency Response Exercise. This event also coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the CORE Program. more »