Oakland Police Department

Oakland Police Department The Oakland Police Department is the law enforcement agency responsible for the City of Oakland, CA. We are located in downtown Oakland at 455 7th Street.
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For Immediate Release: February 19, 2021OPD NEWS:OPD Still Looking for Suspect in Fatal Hit and RunOakland Police Office...
02/19/2021

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2021
OPD NEWS:

OPD Still Looking for Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run
Oakland Police Officers have located the silver vehicle that is believed to be involved in the fatal hit and run in the 2700 block of Foothill Boulevard. Investigators are following up on leads and still need your help to solve this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.

We also would like to thank our community members who came forward in aided the victim during this tragic incident.

Background:

On February 17, 2021, at approximately 6:14 p.m., Oakland police officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Foothill Boulevard to investigate a report of a vehicle fatally striking a pedestrian.

During the preliminary investigation, responding officers learned that a pedestrian, a male adult Oakland resident, was in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Mitchell Street. The person was struck by a silver vehicle that was traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard. After the collision, the silver vehicle fled the scene without stopping. The pedestrian was then struck by a second vehicle. The driver of that vehicle stayed on scene and is cooperating with investigating officers.

The Oakland Fire Department arrived on scene and provided medical treatment to the pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.

There were 193 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 2/8-2/14. There were 59 instances of gunfire and activations are up...
02/19/2021

There were 193 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 2/8-2/14. There were 59 instances of gunfire and activations are up 155% YTD. So far this year, officers have recovered 103 firearms.

Working together as a community, we can reduce the level of violence in our city. If you see something, say something. OPD encourages residents and business owners to consider installing security cameras as well as alarms. These technologies can both deter crime and help solve crimes after they occur. http://bit.ly/3pRGlCD

02/19/2021

We follow OPD’s new #Chinatown liaison on her first day in her new role.

Chief LeRonne Armstrong gets his #COVIDVaccine shot this morning. Thanks to Deputy Fire Chief Luby of @OaklandFireCA for...
02/18/2021

Chief LeRonne Armstrong gets his #COVIDVaccine shot this morning. Thanks to Deputy Fire Chief Luby of @OaklandFireCA for the assist. #GetVaccinated

02/18/2021
New Community Liaisons

Chief LeRonne Armstrong introduces OPD liaisons for Chinatown and Fruitvale neighborhoods. These officers will help take reports and build stronger relationships with community members in their native languages. #OPDCARES

02/18/2021

Chief LeRonne Armstrong introduces OPD liaisons for Chinatown and Fruitvale neighborhoods. These officers will help take reports and build stronger relationships with community members in their native languages. #OPDCARES

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021OPD NEWS:On February 15, 2021, at about 5:19 PM, a person called the Oakland Pol...
02/17/2021

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021
OPD NEWS:

On February 15, 2021, at about 5:19 PM, a person called the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Communication Division to report a person sitting on the ledge of a 10-story parking garage rocking back and forth. Upon arrival, officers found an individual with half their body hanging over the ledge of the structure in 200 block of 23rd Street.

Thankfully, one of the responding officers is a member of OPD’s Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) and Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT). The officers quickly made their way to the visibly distressed individual. The person told the officers they felt like they had to jump off the building. At times the person would sway their body as if they were going to fall from the ledge. However, after patiently talking to the individual for an hour, the officers convinced the person to return to safety. The individual then hugged the officer.

Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong says, “The opportunity to take life-saving actions is the most significant call for our responding officers. We are trained for those moments and the exceptional actions of these officers show the Department’s commitment to the preservation of life, that is our most important mission.”

All interactions by a member of the Oakland Police Department is an opportunity to build trust and legitimacy with our community. We thank our officers for their courageous efforts to save the life of a community member.

02/17/2021

Chief LeRonne Armstrong visits East Oakland and talks with residences, business owners and officers about his pledge to the community. “Your safety is my top priority.” #OPDCARES

On February 15th, 2021, around 6:04 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the 600 block of 10th Street on a report of...
02/16/2021

On February 15th, 2021, around 6:04 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the 600 block of 10th Street on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male Oakland resident suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital and succumbed to his injuries.

Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to the scene and began the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the apparent homicide. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community. When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it impacts us all.

On February 14th, 2021, at about 7 PM, the Oakland Police Department received a report of a deceased male inside a tent ...
02/16/2021

On February 14th, 2021, at about 7 PM, the Oakland Police Department received a report of a deceased male inside a tent at Mosswood Park. Upon arrival, officers located the male and found him deceased with traumatic injuries.

Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to the scene and began the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the apparent homicide. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community. When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it impacts us all.

Wishing you all a #happylunarnewyear #YearOfTheOx #OPDCARES
02/12/2021

Wishing you all a #happylunarnewyear #YearOfTheOx #OPDCARES

02/12/2021

On the eve of the #LunarNewYear OPD's new Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong walked the streets of Chinatown talking to residents, merchants, & visitors. OPD has relocated the mobile Community Resource Center to the area, reallocated resources and prioritized Chinatown police patrols. #chinatown

02/12/2021
Chief LeRonne Armstrong visits Chinatown

On the eve of the #LunarNewYear OPD's new Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong walked the streets of Chinatown talking to residents, merchants, & visitors. OPD has relocated the mobile Community Resource Center to the area, reallocated resources, and prioritized Chinatown police patrols.

On February 9, 2021, at about 10:07 a.m., Oakland Police Officers responded to the area of 47th Avenue and E. 12th Stree...
02/11/2021

On February 9, 2021, at about 10:07 a.m., Oakland Police Officers responded to the area of 47th Avenue and E. 12th Street after 911 callers reported armed individuals entering a commercial building.

Upon arrival, officers located multiple individuals in the area matching the description reported by the callers. As officers secured the area for safety precautions, they learned that the individuals were responsible for an armed robbery at a marijuana grow. During the preliminary investigation, officers located a suspect in a nearby yard. The officers established communication with the suspect, who refused to surrender, comply with the officers’ orders and negotiation attempts.

For the safety of our community and the potential level of violence by an armed suspect, OPD’s Tactical Operations Team, the OPD’s Emergency Rescue Vehicles and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to provide additional resources. Subsequently, OPD Tactical Operations Team officers were able to approach and arrest one of the suspects. There were no major injuries reported.

We appreciate those who came forward and reported this robbery. We understand when crime-related incidents occur it can cause trauma to our community. We will continue to support our community members and businesses who were inconvenienced during this incident.

The Oakland Police Department would like to thank the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery investigators at (510) 238-3326.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community.

There were 220 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 2/1-2/7. There were 54 instances of gunfire and activations are up ...
02/10/2021

There were 220 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 2/1-2/7. There were 54 instances of gunfire and activations are up 157% YTD. So far this year, officers have recovered 88 firearms. Working together as a community, we can reduce the level of violence in our city

Working together as a community, we can reduce the level of violence in our city. If you see something, say something. OPD encourages residents and business owners to consider installing security cameras as well as alarms. These technologies can both deter crime and help solve crimes after they occur. http://bit.ly/3pRGlCD

The week of Feb1-Feb7, no lives were lost to violence. There were 54 instances of gunfire & YTD officers recovered 88 fi...
02/09/2021

The week of Feb1-Feb7, no lives were lost to violence. There were 54 instances of gunfire & YTD officers recovered 88 firearms.

We must come together to end the violence in our community. If you see something, say something.!! OPD encourages residents and business owners to consider installing security cameras as well as alarms. These technologies can both deter crime and help solve crimes after they occur. https://bit.ly/3pRGlCD
#OPDCARES

OPD officers arrest a person of interest in connection with violent attacks on three people in Chinatown last month. Tod...
02/09/2021

OPD officers arrest a person of interest in connection with violent attacks on three people in Chinatown last month. Today, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged the individual for the assaults. We are thankful to our community members who provided information leading to the arrest in this case.

Oakland Police Department Transitions from Interim Chief Susan Manheimer to Chief LeRonne ArmstrongAs we transition to n...
02/07/2021

Oakland Police Department Transitions from Interim Chief Susan Manheimer to Chief LeRonne Armstrong

As we transition to new leadership, the Oakland Police Department would like to thank Interim Chief Susan Manheimer who served 10 months with OPD. She brought stability and leadership during the most challenging time in the City of Oakland and in our entire country: the global pandemic-COVID-19, crime, economic downturn, protests, reimagining policing and more. Interim Chief Manheimer handled all with grace and competence and cared for our community and our department. Interim Chief Manheimer welcomes in newly selected Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong who said, “Interim Chief Manheimer came to OPD during a historical time bringing her experience and knowledge that helped stabilize and move the Department forward.”

Mayor Libby Schaaf said, “I want to thank Interim Chief Susan Manheimer for her warm and dedicated stewardship of OPD during this unprecedented year. Her work and leadership is deeply appreciated and we are all grateful for her service to Oakland.”

President of the Oakland Police Officers Association, Sergeant Barry Donelan said, “The last year was challenging for OPD dealing with a hundred year pandemic in addition to surging violent crime. We were fortunate to have Chief Manheimer at the helm of OPD. Her experience and commitment to Oakland residents and police officers alike guided us through tumultuous times. Chief Manheimer put out 100% effort everyday she was Chief and inspired every Oakland cop to do the same. We thank her for her service and welcome Chief Armstrong as Chief. We look forward to continuing to tackle Oakland’s public safety challenges with Chief Armstrong at the helm.”

Interim Chief Manheimer worked with City leadership and oversight through the Police Commission and our NSA Monitoring and Compliance Team to respond to the many challenges and demands.

Interim Chief Manheimer provided stability through the transition to a permanent Chief; restored relationships and trust with oversight and City leadership; and continued to move the Department forward towards compliance and Department goals.

The Oakland Police Department is extremely grateful to Interim Chief Manheimer for her tireless dedication and devoted service to our department and our community.

UPDATE:The Oakland Police Department would like to thank our community for providing information that has led us to a pe...
02/07/2021

UPDATE:

The Oakland Police Department would like to thank our community for providing information that has led us to a person of interest in the physical assault of three elderly victims in Chinatown, January 31, 2021. These assaults resulted in injuries to all three victims.

The community was instrumental in assisting us with the identification of the person of interest after OPD released video surveillance and photo images to our community and media partners. This investigation is in its early stages; however, investigators are diligently working to move this case forward to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for review and charging.

Investigators were able to determine the person of interest had been in custody since February 1, 2021 on an unrelated criminal case.

Even though we are confident with our focus on this person of interest we encourage our community members to remain vigilant at all times.

We encourage anyone who has been a victim of a crime or have information in this case or any other crimes to contact the Oakland Police Department Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.

Oakland Police Need Your Help in Identifying an Assault Suspect

Oakland Police Felony Assault investigators released the attached surveillance camera images and video of a suspect involved in three assaults in the Chinatown area. Please see our OPD Media page for the video.

On January 31st, 2021, at 12:10 pm, Oakland Police officers responded to the 800 block of Harrison Street on a report of an assault.

Officers located three victims who had been assaulted. The victims and witnesses that stayed on scene provided information regarding the individual who had assaulted them. Police also recovered video surveillance of the incidents.

The first incident occurred in the 800 block of Harrison Street. A 91-year-old-man was walking down the street when the suspect came from behind and forcefully pushed the victim to the ground. The victim was injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical attention.

The suspect then approached a 60-year-old man and 55-year-old woman from behind that were also walking in the 800 block of Harrison Street. The suspect pushed both victims to the ground, resulting in the woman losing consciousness. The man also suffered injury. Both victims were treated at a local hospital for their injuries.

The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot westbound on 9th Street from Harrison Street.

Please see the attached surveillance camera images that were captured after the first assault in the 800 block of Harrison Street.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 20 to 30 years old, 5'6" to 5'10", and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie jacket with blue on the lower half, tan pants, a light blue COVID face mask, and gray tennis shoes with light green soles.

This investigation is ongoing. The Oakland Police Department is asking residents and businesses in the area to check their video surveillance cameras to see if they may have captured the suspect before, during, or after the crimes were committed. Anyone with information is asked to contact OPD’s Felony Assault unit at (510) 238-3426.

We encourage our community to opt into our camera registry program: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/security-alarm-and-camera-services

Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering $2,500 for information leading to an arrest for each assault victim, up to a total of $7,500 reward money.

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