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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Mission: The City of Oakland is committed to delivering courteous, efficient and responsive services. We treat our customers and employees with fairness, dignity and respect. "We will be there when you need us"

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On 1/21/20 Danny Lee was last seen by his caretaker in the 1600 block of 74th Ave after an argument. Lee is known to fre...
11/05/2020

On 1/21/20 Danny Lee was last seen by his caretaker in the 1600 block of 74th Ave after an argument. Lee is known to frequent Central Oakland, He is in good physical condition & developmentally delayed. If you have any info on this case contact #MissingPerson Unit at 510-238-3641

11/05/2020

Oakland, CA – On November 3, at 10:15 P.M, Oakland Police officers interrupted the attempted burglary/robbery of a cannabis grow inside a commercial building in the 1400 block of 92nd Avenue. Officers dressed in uniform attempted to detain those involved. Some of the occupants fled the area on foot and in vehicles. During the incident, three OPD officers were struck and injured by involved vehicles. An OPD officer discharged their firearm fatally striking a subject involved in the incident.

Emergency medical aid was provided; however, the male adult succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. OPD’s investigation identified the male as a twenty-year-old Oakland resident and his identity is being withheld pending notification to next-of-kin.

The injured officers were treated at a local hospital and have since been released. Oakland Police officers arrested over a dozen individuals and recovered nine firearms during this incident.

This critical incident also initiated a call for mutual aid. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded to the scene to assist.

It is important for us to recognize and remember any time there is an officer involved shooting (OIS) in our community, it impacts the families, officers and members of our community.

Consistent with Departmental policy, this officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section and Internal Affairs Division. Independent and concurrent investigations are also being conducted by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA).

The Oakland Police Department is committed to transparency. However, a complete investigative process requires information to be limited to maintain the integrity of the investigation. For this reason, only those preliminary details that do not compromise the investigation may be released at this time. Additional information will be released as soon as the investigation permits.

Last night’s criminal activity of caravans of armed robbers targeting our City, is similar to events that happened back in May and June of this year, and has been occurring in other cities across the region. OPD is working with our law enforcement partners to form a regional response to these violent caravans that target commercial businesses.

During the events spanning last night, the Oakland Police Department responded to multiple incidents where roving teams of armed robbers caravanned across the city and the region targeting businesses with high-value consumer goods, including cannabis businesses, pharmacies, electronics stores, and other retail merchants. These opportunistic groups are coordinated, armed and dangerous, and highly mobile, hitting cities across the region and throughout the county, creating a dynamic and rapidly changing situation for law enforcement to address.

We wanted to assure our community and our merchants that we are mobilized to address these situations, in partnership with law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area as well as the California Highway Patrol, and our regional resources.

These are some of the calls for service that highlight the incidents that occurred last night in the City of Oakland:

•At 9:15 P.M., the Communications Division received reports from a caller regarding a burglary in the 9900 block of Pippin Street. Several vehicles observed and suspects were reported trying to break into the auto body shop.

•At 9:28 P.M., the Communications Division received a phone call from a business in the 8400 block of Amelia Street advising that 9 to 10 individuals were attempting to break into the business at this location.

•At 9:33 P.M., the Communications Division received a phone call from a caller advising of a possible burglary in progress at a cannabis cultivation business in the 200 block of Hegenberger Road. The reporting citizen advised over 100 people and approximately ten cars at this location.

•At 11:11 P.M., the Communications Division received reports from a caller regarding more than 20 gunshots heard in the 8400 block of Baldwin Street. The caller advised that 50 vehicles were involved, and said suspects were trying to break into the cannabis manufacturing business. The security guard was on scene and exchanged gunfire with the suspects. The security guard was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

•At 11:41 P.M., officers responded to the 3700 block of Mandela Parkway regarding reports of a caravan of 10-12 cars trying to break into Best Buy.

•At 12:13 A.M., officers responded to the 3000 block of East 9th Street on reports of 10 vehicles and 30-40 suspects breaking into the Starbucks store.

•At 12:23 A.M., officers responded to the 8100 block MacArthur Boulevard on the report of two suspects breaking into a cannabis grow.

•At 1:04 A.M., the Communications Division received a call from a caller in the area of High Street and Lyon Street when they observed a vehicle with 10 suspects trying to break into a cannabis dispensary using their vehicle to make entry.

•At 1:23 A.M., officers responded to the 10700 block of MacArthur Boulevard on the report of over 50 people breaking into the Shoe Palace.

•At 1:30 A.M., the Communications Division received reports of a shooting involving five suspects in the 4200 block of MacArthur

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There were 171 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 10/26-11/1. ShotSpotter Activations are up 60% citywide over last y...
11/04/2020

There were 171 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 10/26-11/1. ShotSpotter Activations are up 60% citywide over last year.
OPD officers have recovered 820+ firearms related to crime this year, up 35% YTD. As a city, we must work together to reduce violence. #OPDCARES

The week of Oct.26-Nov.1, six lives were lost to violence. Assaults with firearms are up 55% year to date and there were...
11/02/2020

The week of Oct.26-Nov.1, six lives were lost to violence. Assaults with firearms are up 55% year to date and there were 64 instances of gunfire. OPD officers recovered 826 firearms related to crime this year, up 35% over last year. We must work together to help reduce violence in Oakland. #OPDCARES

Thanks to our generous donors, OPD raised $15,000 for City of Hope Cancer Research. We honor all cancer survivors & supp...
11/01/2020

Thanks to our generous donors, OPD raised $15,000 for City of Hope Cancer Research. We honor all cancer survivors & support those battling the disease. We will never forget those who lost their lives to cancer. Let’s continue to work together to beat #Cancer

10/31/2020
MISSING PERSON DANNY LEE

On 1/21/20 Danny Lee was last seen by his caretaker in the 1600 block of 74th Ave after an argument. Lee is known to frequent Central Oakland, He is in good physical condition & developmentally delayed. If you have any info on this case contact or need to file a Missing Persons report, contact OPD's #MissingPerson Unit at 510-238-3641

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 30, 2020OPD ANNOUNCES A NEW TIP LINE TO REPORT ILLEGAL SIDESHOW ACTIVITYOakland CA - The Oa...
10/30/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2020

OPD ANNOUNCES A NEW TIP LINE TO REPORT ILLEGAL SIDESHOW ACTIVITY

Oakland CA - The Oakland Police Department created the new non-emergency email [email protected] It's a tip line where residents and visitors can report information regarding illegal sideshows, as well as vehicles and people involved in this activity.

The new email is an alternative to our non-emergency number (510) 777-3333 and is an additional means of collecting information about illegal sideshows. If there is an emergency or immediate safety threat, call 911. The department continues its commitment and dedication to investigating, enforcing, and preventing illegal sideshow activities from occurring in the City of Oakland.

In the last two months, several vehicles were seized with 30-day holds as part of ongoing investigations into illegal sideshows that occurred in Oakland this year. These vehicles were seized in Oakland, Bay Point, Fremont, and Stockton thanks to assistance from Fremont Police Department, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, and CHP - Stockton. The white Chevy (pictured below) was seized nearly three months after its involvement in an illegal sideshow in Oakland.

We recognize that illegal sideshow activity is not unique to Oakland and is a regional issue that affects our neighborhoods, businesses, and quality of life. Historically, illegal sideshow activity has led to serious injuries, shootings, and death of spectators and or participants. The City will continue to work with our neighboring cities and other law enforcement partners to find long term solutions to illegal sideshows.

On June 23, 1997, Kristen Modafferi was last seen leaving the Spinelli’s Coffee Shop in Crocker Galleria in SF. Modaffer...
10/29/2020

On June 23, 1997, Kristen Modafferi was last seen leaving the Spinelli’s Coffee Shop in Crocker Galleria in SF. Modafferi was working at the coffee shop while attending a summer class at Cal Berkeley. She was last seen wearing a dark plaid shirt, black “Spinelli’s” t-shirt, tan pants, and carrying a green “Jansport” backpack. If you have any information on this case contact OPD Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.

10/28/2020

Our four-legged friend Walter could be part of a restarted OPD's Missing Persons Bloodhound Unit. With city approval and passage of a nearly year-long training course, Walter would be the first bloodhound used in the field for OPD Missing Persons since the mid 2000s.

There were 210 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 10/19-10/25. ShotSpotter Activations are up 59% citywide over last ...
10/27/2020

There were 210 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 10/19-10/25. ShotSpotter Activations are up 59% citywide over last year.
OPD officers have recovered more than 810 firearms related to crime this year, up 36% YTD. As a city, we must work together to reduce violence. #OPDCARES

The week of Oct.19-Oct.25, two lives have been lost to violence. Assaults w/a firearm are up 55% YTD. OPD Officers have ...
10/26/2020

The week of Oct.19-Oct.25, two lives have been lost to violence. Assaults w/a firearm are up 55% YTD. OPD Officers have recovered 816+ firearms related to crime this year, up 36%YTD. During this time period, it has been reported 73 instances of firearms discharged.

10/24/2020

On Jun. 23, 1997, Kristen Modafferi was last seen leaving the Spinelli’s Coffee Shop in Crocker Galleria in SF. Modafferi was working at the coffee shop while attending a summer class at Cal Berkeley. She was last seen wearing a dark plaid shirt, black “Spinelli’s” t-shirt, tan pants, and carrying a green “Jansport” backpack. If you have any information on this case contact OPD Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.

10/23/2020

Update on recent homicides

10/23/2020

The Oakland Police Department is currently hiring and strives to have a diverse and inclusive organization. You’ll hear from members of the department who explain why it’s important to have an agency that reflects the community it serves. So be the difference you want to see. Join our team. Log onto OPDJOBS.COM

Oakland, CA —Today, October 22, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Freddie Smith, 57, in connec...
10/23/2020

Oakland, CA —Today, October 22, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Freddie Smith, 57, in connection with three counts of vandalism along with enhancements alleging a hate crime.

BACKGROUND: On October 17, 2020, Temple Sinai in Oakland was vandalized with spray paint and painting of a swastika and phrases. Smith was arrested on October 20, 2020, with spray paint in his backpack, along with images matching some of the graffiti patterns. Smith is also charged with vandalizing the temple once in August and October 5, 2020.

OPD Hate Crime Hotline – (510) 637-4283

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.

We are dedicated to serving all community members of Oakland. The Hate Crime Hotline is one of many efforts we’re taking to ensure that our community receives the service Oakland deserves.

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.


For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at 510-238-7230 or [email protected]
Visit Nixle.com to receive Oakland Police Department alerts, advisories and community messages, or follow OPD on Twitter, @oaklandpoliceca

Hostage Safe, Barricaded Double Homicide Suspect In Custody-------On October 22, 2020, at 11:15am, the Oakland Police De...
10/23/2020

Hostage Safe, Barricaded Double Homicide Suspect In Custody

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On October 22, 2020, at 11:15am, the Oakland Police Department responded to the 1600 block of High Street on a report of a person wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred in the City of Oakland.

The wanted man, who was armed with a firearm, barricaded himself inside a commercial building and held one employee hostage.

The Oakland Police Department‘s Patrol Officers, Tactical Team, and Tactical Negotiation Teams immediately evacuated the surrounding area. The department asked those who lived and worked in the outer perimeter areas to shelter in place. Officers set a safety perimeter of approximately six blocks, and closed roads to traffic and pedestrian movement for public safety.

The primary focus was the safe release of the hostage and the peaceful surrender of the armed gunman. The Negotiation team established communication with the gunman on-and-off throughout the morning and afternoon.

At 1:50 PM, after several hours of the OPD Tactical Negotiation Team’s communication with the armed gunman, the gunman safely released the hostage, who was unharmed.

The OPD Tactical Negotiations Team continued to negotiate and encouraged the peaceful and safe surrender of the armed gunman.

Throughout the incident, the gunman discharged at least 6 rounds of gunfire while inside the business.

At 4:45 PM, OPD’s Tactical Negotiations Team continued communication with the request of the gunman’s peaceful surrender.

At 4:58 PM, the armed gunman peacefully surrendered to police. Officers recovered a high-capacity firearm.

No one was injured.

We’d like to thank the following agencies for their assistance today: Oakland Fire Department, Falck Ambulance Service, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, Alameda County Mental Health Care Clinicians, and the Oakland Police Department Mental Health Team.

UPDATE (5pm): After continued communication, the gunman peacefully surrendered to officers. Officers recovered a high-ca...
10/22/2020

UPDATE (5pm): After continued communication, the gunman peacefully surrendered to officers. Officers recovered a high-capacity firearm.

UPDATE (1:50pm): Oakland Tactical Negotiations Team had successful communication with armed gunman.

Hostage just released unharmed and currently safe with police.

Armed gunman remains barricaded inside.

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At about 11:15am, police responded to the 1600 block of High St on a report of a man barricaded inside a commercial building and armed with a gun.

Currently, the gunman is holding one hostage inside the commercial building. The Oakland Police Department’s Tactical Team and Negotiation teams are on scene.

The gunman is wanted in connection with a previous double homicide that occurred in Oakland.

Our primary focus is the safe release of the hostage and peaceful surrender of the armed gunman.

The Negotiation team has established communication with the gunman on and off throughout this morning and afternoon.

Our primary focus is the safe release of the hostage and the peaceful surrender of the gunman.

We have about a 6-block radius where streets have been shut down to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for public safety. We’re asking anyone who may live, work or travel in the area to please use alternate routes.

For those that live in the immediate area, please shelter in place.

On September 25, 2020, around 10:30p 16-year-old Gabriel Lezana packed his belongings and left a home in the 1600 block ...
10/22/2020

On September 25, 2020, around 10:30p 16-year-old Gabriel Lezana packed his belongings and left a home in the 1600 block of Filbert Street. Lezana was last seen getting into a newer model Gray Sedan and was heading to Sacramento. If you have any information on this case contact OPD Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.

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