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 and highways of the State of California. In addition, the CHP is also responsible for all State-owned facilities and properties. The CHP also provides traffic enforcement services and works closely with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office to provide general law enforcement to the unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County. CHP also provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is dedicated to providing Safety, Service, and Security to California citizens and everyone who uses the thousands of miles of our state’s roadways. Each CHP employee is dedicated to ensuring you get home safely, that quality services are provided to you when you need it, and that you feel safe and secure as you travel throughout our great state. As the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the nation, the Department will continue its primary responsibility to anticipate and respond to the needs of the public which it serves. As the state continues to change and grow, so will the CHP’s promise to look to new and innovative ways to secure your safety as you travel for business or pleasure.

Mission: The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California. This is accomplished through five departmental goals: •Prevent Loss of Life, Injuries, and Property Damage - To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage resulting from traffic collisions through enforcement, education, and engineering. To enforce the provisions of the California Vehicle Code and other laws to prevent crime. •Maximize Service to the Public and Assistance to Allied Agencies - To maximize service to the public in need of aid or information, and to assist other public agencies when appropriate. •Manage Traffic and Emergency Incidents - To promote the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout California, and to minimize exposure of the public to unsafe conditions resulting from emergency incidents and highway impediments. •Protect Public and State Assets - To protect the public, their property, state employees, and the state's infrastructure. To collaborate with local, state, and federal public safety agencies to protect California. •Improve Departmental Efficiency - To continuously look for ways to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of departmental operations.

Operating as usual

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.

MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD (Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and conti...
11/23/2020

MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD (Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29).

CHP EMPHASIZES SAFE THANKSGIVING TRAVEL AMID PANDEMIC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever.
To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29. During the MEP, CHP officers will be actively looking for unsafe driving practices as well as helping motorists in need.
“This year has presented us with many unforeseen challenges, but safety is still our priority,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said. “If you choose to travel this Thanksgiving weekend, our goal is to help motorists arrive at their destination without incident.”
Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic may be a bit lighter, but this is not an invitation to speed to your destination. The rules of the road still apply, and motorists should avoid driving tired, impaired, or distracted. Additionally, in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission, Governor Gavin Newsom has instituted a limited stay at home order from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and a travel advisory, encouraging people to only go about essential activities during those hours and to self-quarantine for 14 days if they are arriving from another state or country.
Those who must be on the road, remember to buckle up. Proper seat belt use is the single most effective way to save a life in the event of a crash. When you are traveling for the holiday, or any time of the year, make sure everyone in the vehicle is safely secured before even starting the car, and that includes children being in the correct child safety seats.
During the 2019 Thanksgiving MEP, 42 people died on California roadways. Of the 27 who died within CHP jurisdiction, 11 were not wearing seat belts. The CHP also made 867 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

CHP - Redwood City
11/19/2020
CHP - Redwood City

CHP - Redwood City

* * * TRICK SHOT CHALLENGE * * *

MADD California hosted a #FirstResponder Trick Shot Challenge and we jumped in on the action. Our video has been selected as one of the finalists! We need your help, to win this challenge we need votes and shares. Please check out the following link, vote for our video, and share this post.

Each vote costs $5.00 and all proceeds will go to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a nonprofit organization seeking to stop drunk driving, supporting those affected by drunk driving, and preventing underage drinking. If you can’t spare the money to vote please share our video to help us get CHiPper’s #TrickShot out there.

We hope you enjoy watching #CHiPper. You can vote as many times as you'd like for $5.00 per vote. All proceeds will go to MADD. We hope you enjoy watching CHiPper, we still can't believe AIR CHiPper made the shot 😄.

Please help us raise funds for MADD and Stay Safe this holiday season and as always “Don't Drink and Drive." Happy Holidays.

#TOOFS (Tie One On For Safety) #DesignatedDriver #MADD

https://www.madd.org/firstresponderstoofs2020/

CHP – Oakland
11/18/2020

CHP – Oakland

We are not meteorologists, but it is safe to say that some wet weather will be arriving tomorrow in the Bay Area. We kno...
11/12/2020

We are not meteorologists, but it is safe to say that some wet weather will be arriving tomorrow in the Bay Area. We know that driving in inclement weather is foreign to some Bay Area Motorists, however, it IS POSSIBLE to drive safely!

Here are some tips so that you do not end up like the motorist below:

Number one- Slow down.
Number two- SLOW DOWN.
Number three- Turn on your wipers (Check them now and replace if needed)
Number four- Turn on your lights!! (Wipers on, lights on)
Number five- Increase your following distance (The wet roadways increase stopping distance).
Number six- Check your tires! The tread on your tires is what allows your vehicle to grip the roadway during wet conditions. Consider having a tire shop look at them and advise if they need replacement.
Number seven- SLOWWWWW DOWNNNN!!!!! 😎

Lastly, no matter how well maintained your vehicle is, and how amazing of a driver you think are, you can't defy the laws of physics! This even includes us, we are just as vulnerable as everyone else. DRIVE SAFE!

Thank you to ALL veterans!!!
11/11/2020

Thank you to ALL veterans!!!

🇺🇸 HAPPY VETERANS DAY 🇺🇸

To all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to all those who continue to serve, we honor each of you today. Happy Veterans Day!

Happy 245th birthday to a Marine that we will never forget. Service before self defines a man that served his country fo...
11/11/2020

Happy 245th birthday to a Marine that we will never forget. Service before self defines a man that served his country followed by his community. Semper Fidelis Brent!

CHP – Oakland
11/07/2020

CHP – Oakland

Officer Deise responded this morning to a Good Samaritan who found this pup on I-880 northbound at 98th Avenue. He’s a w...
11/03/2020

Officer Deise responded this morning to a Good Samaritan who found this pup on I-880 northbound at 98th Avenue.

He’s a white husky, who seems to be pretty happy that the Bay Area is finally experiencing some cooler weather!

If this is your dog let us know! He will be brought to a local animal shelter.

Earlier today, at approximately 1:15 Pm, Oakland CHP Officer Newberry was conducting speed enforcement on I-980, when he...
10/29/2020

Earlier today, at approximately 1:15 Pm, Oakland CHP Officer Newberry was conducting speed enforcement on I-980, when he observed a gold Buick Sedan at a high rate of speed. He attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit began. The Buick sedan drove at speeds of 90 plus miles per hour as it entered 880 southbound. The Buick exited at 16th Avenue, and Oakland CHP units terminated their involvement due to public safety.

Fortunately, Oakland Police Department's Helicopter (Argus) was able to locate the vehicle, and followed the vehicle to 34th Avenue and San Leandro Street. Three parties took foot bail from the vehicle, and the driver was detained with the assistance of BART Police Department near the Fruitvale Bart Station. One of the two other passengers was located.

The driver of the vehicle, a female juvenile, was charged 2800.2 CVC, 148 PC, and 12500(a) CVC. She was booked into the Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Several stolen retail items were also located in the vehicle, and the information will be forwarded to our Retail Theft Unit for further investigation and prosecution.

We thank our allied agencies for their assistance, and are glad this incident ended safely!

Officers are currently on scene with Richmond Fire Department on I-80 westbound with a Semi Tanker trunk that is on fire...
10/24/2020

Officers are currently on scene with Richmond Fire Department on I-80 westbound with a Semi Tanker trunk that is on fire. The freeway is currently closed in both directions. The incident began at approximately 10:50 AM.

Traffic is being diverted on the westbound side to Hilltop Drive and on the eastbound side at El Portal Drive. There is no estimated time of opening.

*** USE ALTERNATE ROUTES IF POSSIBLE*** Updates will be provided as soon is more information becomes available.

***Update All eastbound lanes are open as of 30 minutes ago, westbound lanes are currently closed and have an unknown ETO***

***The cause of the fire was the result of a traffic collision between a motorcycle and the tanker fuel truck. Our preliminary investigation has the motorcycle entering the freeway from Hilltop Drive on ramp, when it lost control and spun out. The motorcycle was then caught under the trailer of the fuel truck. The rider sustained no injuries. The tanker fuel truck then drove the the shoulder with the motorcycle still attached. Subsequently, the tanker truck caught on fire. The driver of the tanker truck was also not injured.

*** Update as of 8:00 PM. The #1 one of 80 westbound is now open***

*** Update as of 9:40 PM. The 1-4 of 80 westbound is now open***

Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor at this time. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Oakland Area CHP Office at 510-457-2875

CHP – Oakland
10/21/2020

CHP – Oakland

CHP – Golden Gate Division
10/14/2020

CHP – Golden Gate Division

CHP ARRESTS SUSPECTED FREEWAY SHOOTER

On October 6, 2020, CHP responded to a freeway shooting that occurred on I-580 in the Oakland Area. The victim had driven to the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to report the incident. OPD then called for CHP to investigate. CHP Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 22 year old Troy Marbray from Oakland, California. An arrest warrant for the suspect was obtained. On October 12, 2020, Marbray was located in Oakland and was taken into custody. He was found to have a loaded firearm in his backpack. Marbray was booked for Section 664/ 187 PC (attempt murder), Section 245(a) 2 PC (assault with firearm), and Section 246 PC (shooting at occupied vehicle).

Early this morning, at approximately 1:00 AM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a traffic collision on I-880 northbound ...
10/12/2020

Early this morning, at approximately 1:00 AM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a traffic collision on I-880 northbound just south of 29th Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a Subaru Forester that had collided into the rear of a tractor trailer within the #3 lane. Unfortunately, the male adult driver sustained fatal injuries. The female adult passenger sustained major injuries and was transported to Highland Hospital for treatment.

At the time of the collision, the #1 to #3 lanes of northbound traffic were closed for construction in the area, and the tractor trailer was parked inside of the closure area providing materials. Our preliminary investigation has the Subaru entering the closure for unknown reasons and subsequently colliding with the stationary tractor trailer. The Subaru was reported to be stolen. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in this collision.

For approximately one hour, all traffic was diverted to the High Street off ramp. Currently only the #4 lane is open in the Northbound direction, and will continue to be the only lane open until the construction closure is completed later this morning.

This collision is currently under investigation. If you have any information that could potentially assist us, please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875

Motorcycle Sgt. Ferreira was on patrol when he was flagged down by some citizens in the area of 52nd Street and Telegrap...
10/06/2020

Motorcycle Sgt. Ferreira was on patrol when he was flagged down by some citizens in the area of 52nd Street and Telegraph Avenue. He exited his vehicle and contacted an unresponsive male party. Sgt. Ferriera administered CPR to the party, and was able to resuscitate him. Oakland Fire Department and an ambulance arrived and provided further medical aid before transporting the party to the hospital for further treatment.

We are glad that we happened to be in the right place at the right time in order to give life saving medical treatment to this gentlemen!

On October 4th, at approximately 2:00 AM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision involving a pedest...
10/05/2020

On October 4th, at approximately 2:00 AM, Oakland CHP Officers received a call of a traffic collision involving a pedestrian on I-580 eastbound on the High Street off ramp. The incident was initially being handled by the Oakland Police Department, as one of the involved parties drove their vehicle to High Street and Porter Street within the surface streets of Oakland.

After investigating with OPD, it was determined the pedestrian was struck first by a hit and run vehicle on the High Street off ramp from I-580 eastbound, (Possibly a white van or similar with an unknown license plate). Shortly after, a Volkswagen Jetta hit the pedestrian a second time, and began to drag the pedestrian under the vehicle. The driver of the Volkswagen then drove to High Street at Porter Street and called 911.

It is unknown if the initial collision or the secondary collision caused fatal injuries to the pedestrian. This collision is still under investigation and if you have any information that could possibly assist us please call the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.

This evening, at approximately 5:52 PM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a traffic collision on I-80 westbound at San P...
10/03/2020

This evening, at approximately 5:52 PM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a traffic collision on I-80 westbound at San Pablo Dam Road. Upon Arrival on scene, Officers located a Kia sedan that was fully engulfed in flames and had collided with the concrete wall supporting the San Pablo Dam Road over-crossing. Unfortunately, one occupant was declared deceased at the scene of the collision. The second occupant was removed from the vehicle prior to CHP arrival by good samaritans, and was transported for medical care, however, succumbed to their injuries at Highland Hospital this evening.

Our preliminary investigation has the vehicle traveling in the #4 lane of travel, before leaving the roadway for unknown reasons and colliding with the concrete wall. No other vehicles were involved.

Only one lane was open on the westbound side of I-80 for approximately 3 hours during the investigation, and all lanes were reopened at approximately 9:05 PM.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision. The collision is still under investigation, and if you have any information that could potentially assist us, please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.

09/27/2020

In just one year, 2841 lives were lost across the United States due to distracted driving. Approximately 43 school buses full of people.

Remember, it can wait.

CHP – Oakland
09/16/2020

CHP – Oakland

Earlier this evening at approximately 7:40 PM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collis...
09/15/2020

Earlier this evening at approximately 7:40 PM, Oakland CHP Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision on I-880 northbound, just south of I-80. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a white male adult in his 20s that sustained fatal injuries. The man was struck by a silver Toyota Prius and the driver of the Prius immediately pulled over and called emergency services. The preliminary investigation has the pedestrian running from the center divide across all lanes prior to being struck.

Currently all lanes of I-880 northbound are closed and traffic is being diverted to the West Grand off ramp. The estimated time of reopening is approximately one hour. Please use alternative routes.

If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact the Oakland Area CHP Office at 510-457-2875

California Highway Patrol
09/11/2020

California Highway Patrol

Today, we honor and remember the lives lost in the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, as well as the brave women and men who have served in defense of our nation as a result of these attacks. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country.

09/08/2020

Bicycle commuting is becoming more and more common in the Bay Area, and we want to give some tips on how to stay safe while riding. Many collisions are preventable by just following some simple steps.

Avoid or minimize sidewalk riding. Cars don’t expect to see moving traffic on a sidewalk and don’t look for you when backing out of a driveway or turning. Sidewalks sometimes end unexpectedly, forcing the bicyclist into a road when a car isn’t expecting to look for a bicyclist. If you must ride on the sidewalk remember to:

-Check your law to make sure sidewalk riding is legal;
Watch for pedestrians;

-Pass pedestrians with care by first announcing “on your left” or “passing on your left” or use a bell

-Ride in the same direction as traffic. This way, if the sidewalk ends, you are already riding with the flow of traffic. If crossing a street, motorists will look left, right, left for traffic. When you are to the driver’s left, the driver is more likely to see you

-Slow and look for traffic (left-right-left and behind) when crossing a street from a sidewalk; be prepared to stop and follow the pedestrian signals

-Slow down and look for cars backing out of driveways or turning!

(Provided by NHTSA)

09/06/2020

We are looking for witnesses! We need your help!

On 09/04/2020, at approximately 2215 hours on I-80 eastbound just west of Macdonald Avenue, a 3 vehicle collision occurred. The vehicles involved were a Honda Civic, a Honda Odyssey and a Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Honda Civic suffered major injuries as a result of the collision. Alcohol and or drugs are not believed to be a factor.

If you or anyone you know may have witnessed this collision, please contact the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875. You can also message us directly on this page.

Address

3601 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
94609

AC Transit Route 1, 1R BART Macarthur Station

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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