Yesterday, January 2, 2012, Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan revoked the temporary encroachment permit issued by the City Administrator’s Office to Becca Von Behren. The temporary, three-day permit had been issued on November 29, 2011, and renewed for one-week periods thereafter, for a teepee structure and one table. The City did not grant the permit in perpetuity.
On Sunday, January 15th at 7pm, Congresswoman Barbara Lee will present the City of Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Mr. Derreck B. Johnson for his outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 10th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oakland, CA –The Oakland Police Department Media Advisory requests assistance from the Media and the public for information regarding the homicide of five year old Gabriel Martinez, Jr. The shooting occurred on December 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm, in the 5400 block of International Boulevard.
Oakland, CA — On December 21, 2011, the Oakland Police Department partnered
with San Jose’s Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force which
includes many partner agencies including the Alameda County Sheriffs, Alameda
PD, San Leandro PD, Hayward PD, Berkeley PD, the FBI, and other partner
During the sweep, seven search warrants were served throughout the city. Police
arrested three male adults who were found in possession of child pornography and
several assault weapons were recovered along with Marijuana.
Oakland, CA - On December 23, 2011 at approximately 11:17 pm, the Oakland
Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Broadway on a report of a
shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered three male, juvenile
victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department received a report of a female who
was walking in the 9000 block of Holly Street on December 26, 2011 at 6:56 a.m.,
when she was approached by a stranger from behind who grabbed her and
physically forced her against a gate. The suspect held the victim at knife point and
demanded money. After the victim gave the suspect her money, he sexually
assaulted her then ran from the scene.
Oakland, CA — On December 26, 2011 at approximately 12:30 p.m., it was
reported that a 9-year old boy was playing outside in the 2300 block of Arrowhead
drive when he was approached on foot by a stranger who tried to lure him with
candy into a nearby vehicle.