Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Division hosted the California Association of Criminalists (CAC) and the California Association of Crime Lab Directors (CACLD) meetings this week, May 13-17.
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Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Division hosted the California Association of Criminalists (CAC) and the California Association of Crime Lab Directors (CACLD) meetings this week, May 13-17.
Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick building relationships with community members and business owners at OCHO Chocolate Factory.
Police Need Your Help to Identify Suspects.
The Oakland Police Department will not tolerate any hate crime against anyone in our community. If a community member is a victim of, or a witness to, what they believe to be a hate crime that has already occurred, we encourage them to call the OPD Hate Crime Hotline at (510) 637-4283 or the department’s non-emergency phone number at (510) 777-3333. This hotline provides a direct reporting tool for victims and witnesses of hate crimes. Messages left on the hotline are checked daily by OPD staff and will be returned as soon as possible.
A “hate crime” is defined by California Penal Code Section 422.55 as a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim: disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Such criminal acts can include, but not limited to physical assault, threatening phone calls, and vandalism to property.
--Marine Unit Confiscates Abandoned and Derelict Boats in Oakland Estuary--
On April 24th, 2019, the Oakland Police Department Marine Unit, with assistance from the Alameda Police Department and the Coast Guard, towed away abandoned or derelict boats in the Oakland-Alameda estuary.
The boats were at public docks, marine docks, and anchored in open water. These boats have been identified over the course of months, and have received repeated warnings during that time before being towed.
The operation was paid for by a $50,000 state grant. The grant will pay for at least one more operation.
Marine Unit Officer Kaleo Albino headed the operation.
California waterways belong to everybody, but some people think the rules don't apply to them. The Oakland Police, seeing a rising number of abandoned and illegal live aboard boats, swept the Oakland-Alameda Estuary today after having posted warnings for months on the offending boats.
Last week OPD Area 5 Community Resource officers hosted egg hunts at New Highland Academy and Futures Elementary in East Oakland where Officer Cottontail made yet another appearance! We had a total of 5 kindergarten classes hunt for eggs. Thank you to Community Resource Officer Lopez for organizing the event and to Oakland Building Services for donating eggs! #Oakland #OPD #OPDArea5
Thank you to the Oakland Black Officers Association for donating 90 Easter baskets and Area 5 Community Resource Officers for delivering the baskets to the East Oakland Boxing Association and Matilda Cleveland last week. Special thank you to Community Resource Officer Lopez for organizing last week's spring festivities and to Ofc. Cottontail for making a special guest appearance! #Oakland #OPD #OPDArea5
--Cold Case Homicide of Brian Bole--
The San Francisco Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of a cold case homicide. On April 10, 2016 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Brian Bole, age 30, was murdered while walking towards his residence on Richmond Boulevard in Oakland, California. We are requesting assistance from the public for information that may assist in solving this case.
See the attached PSA. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of Brian Bole. Oakland Crime Stoppers has offered an additional $10,000 reward.
“On the anniversary of Brian's death, we urge the public to take a closer look at this case. This PSA may trigger a memory of something you saw or heard that seemed suspicious,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. “If you have anything to report, please come forward to law enforcement – no detail is too small to help us solve this case and bring justice to Brian's family. ”
Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick said, “We will continue our efforts with our law enforcement partners and ask for community assistance to help us solve these cases. Together, let us bring closure to the families of violent crime by identify and arresting those responsible.”
BACKGROUND: On April 10, 2016, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Brian Bole, age 30, was murdered while walking towards his residence on Richmond Boulevard in Oakland, California. Bole had just left a local bar when he was approached by an unknown subject who fatally shot him and then fled the area.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Oakland, California Police Department Homicide Section at 510-238-3821 or the FBI San Francisco Division at 415-553-7400.
--Suspect Arrested and Charged in December Homicide --
On December 31, 2018, at about 1:20pm, officers responded to the 8600 block of International Blvd for a report of a traffic collision.
Donald Smith Jr., 22, was located unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. It was determined that he died from gunshot wound(s).
Homicide Investigators ultimately obtained an arrest warrant for Bryon Revels, 25, for the homicide of Smith Jr.
On the afternoon of April 10, 2019, officers with the Ceasefire team located Revels in the area of 85th Ave & G St. Revels fled on foot from officers into a nearby warehouse. He was safely detained after officers set a perimeter and conducted a search of the warehouse.
Revels was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office with murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle/dwelling, and felon in possession of a firearm.
If you have information regarding the homicide, please call 510-238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 510-238-7950.
#Repost from Frick Impact Academy. Life lessons over #ConnectFour at Frick with OPD Ofc. Morris "Every move you make in life is supposed to be for a purpose". #OPD #Oakland #FrickImpactAcademy #EastOakland #OPDArea5
--Oakland Police Department’s Response to Illegal Sideshow Activity--
BACKGROUND: This past Sunday, April 14th, the Oakland Police Department anticipated illegal sideshow activity in the City of Oakland and increased staffing in response. By mid-evening, the number of sideshow participants increased to approximately 1,000 spectators and vehicles that were spread out in various locations of the city. This stretched the Department’s resources beyond its capacity. Simultaneously, there were multiple Priority 1 emergency calls unrelated to sideshow activity that our officers were committed to.
At approximately 8:30 PM, at 42nd Avenue and International Boulevard, members of the sideshow crowd surrounded a commercial transport truck and an AC Transit bus. The driver of the commercial transport truck was removed at gunpoint and the truck was set on fire (he sustained no injuries). The AC Transit bus’s windows were broken out and the bus was set on fire (no injuries reported). As officers attempted to clear the area, so that the Oakland Fire Department could extinguish the fire, gunshots were heard from inside the crowd, which delayed response. Ultimately, the area was cleared and both fires were extinguished. The sideshow activity city wide concluded by 10:00 PM.
•An Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered serious leg injury during this incident.
•Officers at the sideshows issued close to 200 citations throughout the day and into the evening. Numerous vehicles were towed, and several firearms were recovered. Once we have the final numbers, we can provide an update.
The attached video is from ALCO Department.
The Oakland Police Department, along with our neighboring law enforcement agencies, will take a regional approach to illegal sideshow activity. We will continue our partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, San Leandro PD, Hayward PD, Fremont PD and Alameda PD.
This weekend, you will see a large of contingency of law enforcement dedicated specifically to illegal sideshow, accompanied by air support and our regional law enforcement partners as we team up to deter and take enforcement action by issuing citations, making arrests, and towing vehicles. Violent, disruptive, illegal behavior will not be tolerated in the City of Oakland. Our investigators will be working to identify those responsible for committing crimes and participating in illegal sideshow activity.
The City of Oakland recognizes that illegal sideshow activity is not unique to Oakland. This is a regional issue that affects our neighborhoods, businesses and the quality of life. Historically, illegal sideshow activity has led to serious injury or death of spectators and or participants. The City will continue to work with City Council, City Divisions/resources, our neighboring cities and other law enforcement partners to find long term solutions to illegal sideshow.
--Suspect Wanted in Fatal Hit-and-Run of 6 Year-Old Child and Mother--
The Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit has identified Rasenoch Allen, 27, as the responsible driver for striking and killing a 6 year-old child and his mother last Saturday night while they were crossing the street, 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. A third person (the child’s uncle) was also critically injured.
We are encouraging Rasenoch Allen to turn himself in. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by the Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland for information leading to the arrest of Allen in this case.
Anyone with information about Rasenoch Allen is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510)777-8540 and or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at (510)777-8572.
BACKGROUND: On April 13th, 2019, at 7:21 PM, Oakland Police Officers were dispatched to 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard to investigate a report of an auto versus pedestrian traffic collision.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a black Mercedes 2-door was traveling west bound on Foothill Boulevard and collided into 3 pedestrians who were crossing the street, in a marked crosswalk, at 26th Avenue.
After the collision, the driver of the Mercedes fled the scene without exchanging information. The vehicle was later located after the driver abandoned it in another area of Oakland.
The Oakland Fire Department and Paramedics Plus ambulance service responded to the scene to provide medical attention. The pedestrians were a 6 year-old child and his 30 year-old mother. The third pedestrian was a 20 year-old male. The 6 year-old and his mother were transported to local hospitals, but did not survive the collision. The 20 year- old is in critical condition at a local hospital. All 3 were Oakland residents.
The driver Rasenoch Allen, 27, is not in custody. Attached is a photo of Allen.
It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this collision.
The identity of the victims is being withheld pending notification of family members.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at (510)777-8540.
Congratulations to beat 31y & z Neighborhood Council and the Resident Action Council for hosting a successful Women's Empowerment breakfast for the women who live in Sobrante Park, Brookfield Village, and Colombian Gardens this past March. The breakfast was catered by Pinx Catering and held at the East Oakland Senior Center.
There were over (25) women in attendance who were inspired by the words of guest speakers, Jessica Trevenia and Lisa Castellanos from In-Advance. They spoke about the "can do" attitude of women and all the things they have & will do in the future. They are to be commended for all of their hard work and fighting Spirit.
We look forward to future empowering events!
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Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick with police horses SPIRIT and PEPE downtown Oakland at Starbucks. "Coffee with a cop"
OPD connecting with our community while enjoying coffee at Starbucks. Coffee with a cop at Starbucks - 8th Street / Broadway - 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
COFFEE WITH A COP
CONGRATULATIONS to the 25 members of the Oakland Police Department’s 181st Basic Recruit Academy who graduated today. The ceremony was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland.
Congratulations to our latest Kiddie Cop Academy graduates! This morning the week-long Read with OPD event concluded with the "swearing in" of students as kiddie cops by OPD Area 4 Community Resource Officers & Neighborhood Services staff! Read with OPD is an effort to promote literacy while community building. Neighborhood Services staff, Area 4 Community Resource Officers and Area 5 Community Resources officers visited 11 classrooms throughout East Oakland this week to read to students and share youth safety tips. Huge thank you to our OUSD partners for collaborating on this project together. Stay tuned for future events! #OPD #Oakland #OPDArea4 #OPDArea5 #Community 📚📖👨✈️👩✈️
Officer R. Lopez and Officer K. Armstead sharing smiles and making new friends in our community.
Community members enjoyed the annual Health/Career Fair that was hosted by Community United Elementary and FUTURES School. The day was filled games, lunch, raffle draw, interactive presentations along with demonstrations from vendors and sponsors.
OPD laboratory celebrates the 75th year of its founding.
The Oakland Police Department is proud to announce the re-accreditation of the Criminalistics Laboratory by ANAB to the ISO 17025:2005 standards through October 2022. The lab is accredited in the areas of biology, firearms and toolmarks, friction ridge and seized drugs and includes field testing.
Since 1983 when the OPD Criminalistics Laboratory was the first in California and the fourth in the nation to become accredited, the laboratory has held continuous accreditation. This year, the laboratory celebrates the 75th year of its founding by John Davis and will host the California Association of Criminalists professional meeting in May at which the history of the laboratory’s establishment will be the subject of the keynote address.
The Oakland Police Department is currently hiring Lateral Police Officers. Join our team!
Interested applicants can go on line to OPDjobs.com or to https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/police-lateral-hiring.
Wishing you a happy and safe new year from our OPD family to you!
--OPD Our Kids Program and Oakland Student Journey to Success--
Oakland, CA – On December 19, 2018, the Oakland Police Department’s Our Kids (OK) Mentoring Program and Auto Plus Towing celebrated the accomplishments of Oakland’s Castlemont High School Student, Denzel Mabry.
The OK Program is a mentorship and leadership development model that focuses on building relationships with African-American males aged 12 to 18-years-old. The goal of the OK Program is to help young men develop leadership and critical thinking skills, promote academic excellence, ultimately reducing the high rates of incarceration and homicide among young African-American males in the community. The OK Program is a partnership between the Oakland Police Department, Acts Full Gospel Church, and the Oakland Unified School District.
The OPD OK program and Denzel began their partnership in 2012 when Denzel was a 6th grader at Elmhurst Middle School. At the age of two, Denzel lost his mother to breast cancer and has since been raised by his grandparents. Denzel’s middle school years were challenging as he struggled to focus academically. OPD OK Program Officer Richard Williams introduced Denzel to the program and began mentoring him. Officer Williams retired from the Department and OK Program Officer Robert Smith continued mentoring Denzel thereafter. The efforts by both OK Program officers would later show positive effects on Denzel’s life, academically and personally. Officer Williams and Officer Smith came alongside Denzel and his family by helping to provide Denzel with critical thinking and leadership skills to apply in all aspects of his life. As a result, Denzel completed middle school with a 2.7 Grade Point Average (GPA), showing great improvements in all subject courses.
Denzel transitioned into Castlemont High School where he is currently a senior. Throughout his high school career, Denzel has maintained a 3.0+ GPA. In addition to being an excelling student, Denzel has continued to be an active participant in the OK Program and is widely viewed as a positive role model and leader by his peers. Denzel is also involved with various sports teams within Castlemont High School. It is worth highlighting that Denzel is an accomplished athlete on the school’s wrestling team as he had advanced to the State Tournament for the last three consecutive years. Other extracurricular activities include Denzel’s involvement with the Violence Prevention Peer Education program and the annual Black History Program associated with Castlemont High School. Denzel is well known for selflessly participating in community service projects throughout the Oakland Community on-and-off campus.
Denzel plans to attend San Francisco State University in the fall of 2019 on a wrestling scholarship. All who have invested in Denzel and witnessed the hard work he continually displayed are proud of him and celebrate his accomplishments. Officer Smith has high praise for Denzel, saying, “He is a perfect example of what the OK Program is all about. He participates, he listens, and executes in every way. He is yet another positive example in his community and not an unfortunate circumstance of his environment. Denzel gets it and will be a successful young man in life, and an asset to this community!”
The Oakland Police Department Our Kids Program is proud of Denzel and excited for what is ahead of him. Denzel’s story reflects a true testament of the payoff of hard work, dedication and partnership as the community of people around him have witnessed him grow into the successful young man that he is today. In response to his accomplishments, the Oakland Police Department and Auto Plus Towing, a proud supporter of the OK Program, have cheerfully awarded Denzel with a 2015 Mazda sedan while on campus at Castlemont High School. The hope is that the vehicle offered to Denzel would bless him and his family as he continues on the track of being a true joy and blessing to others.
For more information, contact the Oakland Police Department Public Information Office at (510) 238-7230 or email at [email protected].
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