On Saturday, June 8, 2013, the Oakland Police Department will continue implementation of its Neighborhood Policing Plan, putting into place leadership and teams for each of five Police Districts that together encompass the entire City. Districts 4 and 5, in operation since March, cover East Oakland. Districts 1, 2, and 3, hinging on Lake Merritt, cover West Oakland, North Oakland, and Central Oakland.
On May 31, 2013, at 2:35 PM, Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of 13th Street to investigate a report of a strong arm robbery. When the officers arrived, a group of citizens pointed out the victim, who had been assaulted and robbed of his belongings.
The City of Oakland today announced the temporary street closures and parking restrictions in effect for Love Our Lake Day this Sunday, June 9, 2013. The free event will close three miles of streets around Lake Merritt to vehicular traffic to make way for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy a day of family-friendly fun. Oakland residents and visitors are encouraged to get out of their cars and explore the transformation of the lake and surrounding neighborhoods through voter-approved Measure DD – the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks.
Oakland, CA —Today, Oakland Police Chief Sean C. Whent was joined by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Golden Gate Division Sector Chief Teresa Becher and Assistant Chief Paul Fontana, Acting Commander Steve Larson of the Oakland Area CHP, Olis Simmons of Youth UpRising, Pastor Rufus Robbins of Evergreen Baptist Church, and other community leaders to announce the joint OPD-CHP response to recent “sideshow” activity in the City of Oakland.
Oakland, Ca-This weekend Oakland Animal Services (OAS), a unit of the Oakland
Police Department, will be participating in Maddie's Matchmaker Adopt-a-thon.
This is your opportunity to adopt that puppy, kitten, dog, or cat for free, to
qualified homes. For every successful adoption, OAS will earn a generous donation of $500 to
$2,000 from Maddie’s Foundation.
Oakland, CA — On May 29, 2013, just before 2:00 PM, an Oakland Police
Department officer-involved shooting occurred in the 2400 block of Ritchie Street.
Officers assigned to a specialized crime reduction team received information that
occupants of a particular vehicle may be armed with a firearm; officers observed
the vehicle in the area of 90th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue. Officers attempted an
enforcement stop; a pursuit ensued.
On Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 am to 4 pm, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, in collaboration with OpenOakland, Code for America, The Hub Oakland and PopUpHood. The event will be hosted by PopUpHood, located at 1423 Broadway (in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza). ReWrite Oakland is an all-day writeathon that will culminate with the launch of a new website called “Oakland Answers.” Oakland Answers will be citizen-focused, written in plain language, and will make it quick and simple for people to find City information and services online.
Oakland, CA — On May 26, 2013, at 11:46 AM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area of 8th Avenue and Beatie Street, where a citizen was holding a juvenile subject for an armed robbery that had occurred two days prior. On May 24, 2013, at 4:55 PM, the victim had been robbed at gunpoint by two male subjects, who took her cell phone and cash. The victim identified the juvenile suspect as the one who had been armed with the gun.
Oakland, CA — On May 24, 2013, at 12:52 PM, the Oakland Police Department Communications Division received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a suspicious vehicle with one occupant inside. Oakland Police officers responded to 13600 Campus Drive and discovered that the vehicle had been taken in a carjacking out of Hayward on May 22.
Oakland, Ca- On May 16, 2013, at 8:29 PM, Oakland Police officers responded
to the 4800 block of Melrose Avenue where a strong arm robbery and attempted
carjacking had just occurred. The victim reported that he had just been approached
by a male juvenile suspect, who demanded his car keys and assaulted him.