CHP – Oakland

CHP – Oakland This is an official CHP Facebook account. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For questions or comments, call the CHP Oakland Area Office at (510) 450-3821.

The Oakland Area Office serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and works in the communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, and Pinole, as well as the unincorporated communities of North Richmond, Bayview-Montalvin, Rollingwood, East Richmond Heights, and Arlington Heights. The California Highway Patrol is the primary law enforcement agency for the freeways a

The Oakland Area Office serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and works in the communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, and Pinole, as well as the unincorporated communities of North Richmond, Bayview-Montalvin, Rollingwood, East Richmond Heights, and Arlington Heights. The California Highway Patrol is the primary law enforcement agency for the freeways a

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This afternoon, we partnered with Oakland City Council Member Noel Gallo to pass out masks and safety flyers to the comm...
03/26/2021

This afternoon, we partnered with Oakland City Council Member Noel Gallo to pass out masks and safety flyers to the community.

The opportunity to interact with community members is paramount in our continued effort to enhance public trust. Thank you to Noel Gallo and his awesome team for making today possible!

Noel Gallo - Oakland City Council District 5

Last night, at approximately 10:15 pm, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. ...
03/25/2021

Last night, at approximately 10:15 pm, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. The incident occurred on Interstate 580 eastbound, at High Street. The preliminary investigation has a dark colored Nissan sedan colliding into the pedestrian within the #3 and #4 lanes of traffic. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian, a Hispanic male adult, sustained fatal injuries. The Nissan sedan fled the scene prior to CHP arrival.

If anyone witnessed this collision or has any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact CHP Oakland at (510) 457-2875.
Any additional information may be helpful. This investigation is still ongoing and if further details need to be released, an update will be posted at the top of this press release. Thank you.

CHP – Stockton
03/23/2021

CHP – Stockton

On 3/23/2021, at approximately 2:30 am, a CHP patrol vehicle, occupied by 2 officers was assisting a disabled tractor trailer, on I-5 SB south of Walnut Grove Rd. For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2021 Subaru SUV, caused the vehicle to veer off the roadway to the right. The vehicle collided with the rear of the CHP patrol vehicle, sending the patrol vehicle into the dirt embankment. Subsequently, the Subaru collided with a tree and became fully engulfed in flames. Sadly, the three occupants in the vehicle succumbed to their injuries on scene and were pronounced deceased. The two officers were transported to a nearby hospital with major injuries. CHP’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is on scene and investigating the collision. The #2 lane (of 2 lanes) is currently closed and is expected to be closed for several hours to conduct on scene investigation.

It is unknown whether drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in this collision.

California Vehicle Code section 21809(a)(1)(2) is known as the “Move Over” law. The law requires drivers that are approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying emergency lights, a stationary tow truck displaying amber lights or a stationary CalTrans vehicle displaying amber lights to make a lane change into an available adjacent lane. If a lane change would be unsafe or impracticable, drivers are required to slow to a reasonable and prudent speed that is safe for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.

The memorial sign dedicating the Keller Avenue Bridge over crossing is a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice pai...
03/22/2021

The memorial sign dedicating the Keller Avenue Bridge over crossing is a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice paid by these fallen heroes of the Oakland Police Department. Days, years, and decades may pass, but you will never be forgotten.

12 years ago today, four of our officers made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives serving our community. We honor Officer John Hege, Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Sergeant Ervin Romans, and Sergeant Daniel Sakai. They are among the 49 additional heroes who demonstrated honor, courage, and sacrifice for the community of Oakland. #neverforget

03/15/2021

Please don't "test your luck" this St. Patrick's Day. Do not drink and drive! Have a plan and enjoy the holiday safely!

THE CHP ENCOURAGES SAFE CELEBRATIONS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This St. Patrick’s Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) remains on alert for impaired drivers, and CHP joins with the California Office of Traffic Safety in reminding drivers to travel safely.

“The CHP is committed to making California’s roadways safe for all who use them.” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Remember to buckle up, slow down, don’t drive distracted, and never drive impaired. If you chose to celebrate, please do so responsibly by designating a sober driver or making other arrangements to get home safe.”
The CHP wants everyone to remember safe driving rules have not changed and that officers will be on the lookout for impaired driving. The CHP also cautions drivers that alcohol is not the only substance that can lead to an arrest for driving under the influence. Cannabis, prescription medications, and illegal drugs can all lead to impaired driving.

Throughout the country, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2020, 327 fatal alcohol-related crashes occurred on St. Patrick's Day. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle related fatalities in the United States, NHTSA data shows.

In California, the CHP made 67 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day last year. Data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System shows alcohol- or drug-related crashes resulted in injuries to 31 people.

“Think of your safety and that of others before deciding whether it is safe for you to drive,” Office of Traffic Safety Director Barbara Rooney said. “We urge all drivers to make getting home safely part of your celebratory plans.”

The public can help keep California roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver. Callers should be prepared to give the vehicle’s description, location, license plate number, and direction of travel.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
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Earlier this week, officers helped a young California sea lion to safety after it was reported near traffic by the Bay B...
03/11/2021

Earlier this week, officers helped a young California sea lion to safety after it was reported near traffic by the Bay Bridge toll plaza. Luckily, trained responders from The Marine Mammal Center rescued the male pup, named Elio, and brought him to their Sausalito hospital.

The Center's veterinary experts found Elio, an approximately 8-month old pup, was suffering from maternal separation, moderate malnutrition and dehydration. He is currently in one of their Intensive Care Quarantine pens, with the goal of full recovery and release back to the wild.

We are glad we were able to help Elio and couldn’t have done it without the help of the The Marine Mammal Center!

As a reminder, Whether seen on busy freeway or at the beach, please remember to keep a safe distance from marine mammals. If the animal is in distress, like Elio, call the experts at The Marine Mammal Center at 415-289-7325

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This Afternoon, we partnered with Noel Gallo - Oakland City Council District 5 and the Chief of  Oakland Police Departme...
02/26/2021

This Afternoon, we partnered with Noel Gallo - Oakland City Council District 5 and the Chief of Oakland Police Department LeRonne Armstrong passing out extra masks to the community.

The opportunity to interact with community members is paramount in our continued effort to enhance public trust.

Although you can’t see the smiles through our masks, we were all smiling!

Today, at approximately 3:10 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision on I-580 eastbound, just we...
02/15/2021

Today, at approximately 3:10 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision on I-580 eastbound, just west of Edwards Avenue. Upon arrival on scene, Officers discovered a green Plymouth Breeze with major collision damage on the right shoulder. As a result of the collision, the female adult passenger sustained fatal injuries. The male adult driver was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Our preliminary investigation has an unknown vehicle colliding with the rear of the Plymouth Breeze in the #1 lane. The unknown vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Currently we have no description for the suspect vehicle or driver. We are looking for potential witnesses to contact us with any information regarding this collision. If you have any information, please contact the Oakland CHP Officer at 510-457-2875.

Today, at approximately 12:20 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision on SR-13 southbound, just ...
02/10/2021

Today, at approximately 12:20 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision on SR-13 southbound, just north of Broadway Terrace. Upon arrival on scene, Officers discovered a two vehicle collision involving a Toyota Tacoma and Honda Civic.

Our preliminary investigation has the two occupants of the Honda Civic standing outside of their vehicle on the right hand shoulder. For unknown reasons, the Toyota Tacoma collided with the Honda Civic, causing the Civic to collide with the two parties standing next to their vehicle. As a result of this collision, the driver of the Honda Civic (a Hispanic female adult) sustained fatal injuries. The passenger of the Civic, sustained major injuries and was transported to Highland Hospital.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma, sustained moderate injuries and was treated on scene for his injuries. The party is fully cooperating with our investigation. Drugs and or alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in this collision.

This collision is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.

Remember, have a plan this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly.The real MVP is the designated driver!! #caliddp
02/06/2021

Remember, have a plan this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly.

The real MVP is the designated driver!!
#caliddp

Yesterday, we received a call of a traffic collision with unknown details. Upon arrival, it was determined it was a vehi...
01/28/2021

Yesterday, we received a call of a traffic collision with unknown details. Upon arrival, it was determined it was a vehicle out of gas. This Good Samaritan, Makesha Anderson, was able to help this stranger with gas before our arrival. Thank you Makesha for putting others before yourself!

Unfortunately, the vehicle needed more than gas and we were able to provide traffic control while waiting for a tow truck. Definitely a team effort!

CHP – Oakland
01/14/2021

CHP – Oakland

CHP – Oakland
01/14/2021

CHP – Oakland

Today, we gave away toys to thousands of children in need at the annual Three Wisemen Toy giveaway at the Fruitvale Tran...
01/10/2021

Today, we gave away toys to thousands of children in need at the annual Three Wisemen Toy giveaway at the Fruitvale Transit Village.

We worked directly with Luis Ortega who is the assistant to Noel Gallo - Oakland City Council District 5. We also partnered with Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Army.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to serve our community!

While we appreciate this motorists dedication to recycling, this is not a safe way to transport recycles! These bags cou...
01/08/2021

While we appreciate this motorists dedication to recycling, this is not a safe way to transport recycles!

These bags could easily become detached and cause a collision. Also, this small vehicles rear suspension and brakes are not designed for a load of this size.

Next time, make a few trips or get a larger vehicle! The “recycling center is closing in 10 minutes “ is not a valid excuse!

Remember, Christmas is over but New Years is upon us. Please celebrate the New Year responsibly and do not drive impaire...
12/31/2020

Remember, Christmas is over but New Years is upon us. Please celebrate the New Year responsibly and do not drive impaired.

We will have all available Officers on the road for our Maximum Enforcement Period, looking for impaired motorists. Don’t be the snowman! #caliddp#mep

Today, we delivered 1,000 toys in preparation for the 12th annual Three Wisemen Toy Giveaway in the Fruitvale District i...
12/31/2020

Today, we delivered 1,000 toys in preparation for the 12th annual Three Wisemen Toy Giveaway in the Fruitvale District in Oakland. We worked with Noel Gallo - Oakland City Council District 5 and his assistant, Luis Ortega.

Together, we hope to bring joy this new year to less fortunate children in the Oakland Area!

12/28/2020

Yesterday evening, we bid farewell to one of our most senior Officers at the Oakland Area, Officer Brett Peters #16710. Officer Peters came to Oakland in 2001 directly from the CHP Academy.

After 19 years in Oakland, he is now promoting to Sergeant in the Humboldt CHP Office.

Officer Peters will be missed here in Oakland and we wish him the best as he transitions to his new position and area!

12/25/2020

We would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!

If you are on the road today, make sure to take your time as your life is priceless!

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On 12/24/2020, at approximately 9:10 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on I...
12/25/2020

On 12/24/2020, at approximately 9:10 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on I-880 northbound, just south of 7th Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a white male adult lying in the #3 lane of traffic. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian, a Toyota Corolla, pulled over and is cooperating with our investigation.

The #1, 2, and 3 lanes were shut down on northbound 880 for one and a half hours while the preliminary investigation was conducted.

Alcohol or drugs are not believed to a factor currently, and this collision is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact Oakland CHP at 510-457-2875.

We recently stopped by Caltrans District 4 to pick up some toys for our Chips for Kids Toy Drive! We are excited to say ...
12/23/2020

We recently stopped by Caltrans District 4 to pick up some toys for our Chips for Kids Toy Drive! We are excited to say that all these toys will go to families in need this holiday season! We appreciate the partnership with our fellow state agency and thank them for their continued support.

Today, at approximately 5:25 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on southbound...
12/16/2020

Today, at approximately 5:25 PM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on southbound Richmond Parkway just south of Pittsburg Avenue. The pedestrian, a black male adult approximately 60 years of age, was pronounced deceased on scene.

Our preliminary investigation has the pedestrian crossing from the center divider to the sidewalk, directly in front of the Toyota Tacoma. The driver of the Tacoma tried to avoid the pedestrian, but was unable to stop before striking him in the #2 lane of Richmond Parkway. The driver of the Tacoma remained on scene and is fully cooperating with our investigation.

Currently Richmond Parkway is closed at Pittsburg Avenue in the southbound direction with a 45 minute ETO.

Alcohol and or drugs are not believed to be a factor, and the collision is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding the collision please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.

This is a tragic event, and we want to remind everyone to be extra careful while walking/cycling/running during this time of year. The days are shorter, which means less daylight and less visibility. Wear bright clothing and use lights while riding a bike or walking.

Please help us by donating a toy to your local CHP Office. We are also partnering with our local Walgreens and Toyota De...
12/10/2020

Please help us by donating a toy to your local CHP Office. We are also partnering with our local Walgreens and Toyota Dealerships!

If you would like to donate at our office, you can call us at 510-457-2875 when you arrive and an officer will assist you with a contactless donation.

Thank you for your support!

CHP – Oakland
12/10/2020

CHP – Oakland

California Highway Patrol
12/09/2020

California Highway Patrol

Today we said goodbye and paid tribute to Officer Andy Ornelas. We thank all who have sent messages of condolence, and who traveled from near and far to pay their respects.

Andy's sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

12/07/2020

*** We need your help!!!***

Earlier this afternoon, at approximately 1:50 PM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on I-880 northbound, just south of High Street. The preliminary investigation has the pedestrian being struck in the #4 lane by a dark blue Scion sedan.

The Scion sedan did not stop, and fled the scene after striking the pedestrian.

The pedestrian is an adult male and is currently at Highland Hospital with major injuries.

If you have any information regarding this collision, you can contact Oakland CHP at 510-457-2875

Rest In Peace Officer Ornelas. We have the watch from here.
12/02/2020

Rest In Peace Officer Ornelas. We have the watch from here.

With heavy hearts we announce the End of Watch for Antelope Valley CHP Officer Andy Ornelas, ID 21685.

On November 23, 2020, at approximately 7:05 pm, Officer Ornelas was riding his departmental motorcycle when a motorist pulled from the right shoulder to make a U-turn directly in his path. Officer Ornelas’ motorcycle struck the other vehicle, causing him to be thrown from his motorcycle. Officer Ornelas was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster.

Despite significant life-saving efforts by medical personnel, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Officer Ornelas succumbed to his injuries. Officer Ornelas is survived by his wife, mother, father, brother, and sister. Officer Ornelas was a member of the Department for four years.

We got to meet these furry friends when Officer Carter and Andersen arrested their owners. The fluffy dog was taken from...
11/30/2020

We got to meet these furry friends when Officer Carter and Andersen arrested their owners.

The fluffy dog was taken from a driver who was arrested for DUI and we also recovered a firearm from the car!

The other pup was in a stolen vehicle, his driver tried to run, was in a minor crash, and was caught.

The graveyard shift works hard to keep our highways safe while you are sleeping! (Unless of course your a night owl).

Early this morning, at approximately 12:49 AM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a Toyota Celica blocking the midd...
11/27/2020

Early this morning, at approximately 12:49 AM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a Toyota Celica blocking the middle lanes on I-880 northbound at Market Street. While Officers were responding to the Celica, it was struck by a Semi-Truck. Upon arrival on scene, Officers discovered the driver of the Celica lying in the #1 lane suffering from fatal injuries.

It is unknown if the driver of the Celica was standing outside in the lanes or within his vehicle when the semi-truck hit the Celica.

Traffic was diverted to the Market Street off ramp while the investigation was conducted, and all lanes were reopened at approximately 3:00 AM. This collision is currently under investigation. If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.

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3601 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
94609

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General information

The CHP has a vested interest to serve and protect your community, because we live there too. Our motto of Safety, Service, and Security is brought to fruition in many ways: Safety: Our officers risk their lives daily to protect those who travel our roadways. Some have given their lives to rescue others. Service: We pride ourselves in providing professional service to the public, whether on patrol, on the phone, or through education – such as showing citizens how to properly install child safety seats or teaching young drivers how to drive safely. Our field offices respond to local needs through open communication with community leaders and allied agencies. Security: We are charged with protecting the public, their property, state employees, and the state’s infrastructure. This is a monumental task that could not be performed without the commitment of our employees. The public trusts us to keep our roadways safe, and we are committed to maintaining that trust. You depend on us, and our state’s economic vitality depends on us as well. The California Highway Patrol is proud to serve all motorists in this state, and we are working hard to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security each and every day.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(510) 457-2875

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