The Oakland Police Department announced on Thursday that a plea deal has been reached with four men, believed to be members of the Norteno gang, in a case involving the attempted murder of a California Highway Patrol officer last summer in East Oakland.
East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis today called the shooting of five people at a bus stop on Sunday afternoon “a cowardly act” and vowed to find those responsible.
Several suspects were arrested and drugs and illegal weapons were seized in a raid at a residence near the Acorn housing project in West Oakland early Friday, Oakland police said.
A massive raid in which about 300 law enforcement officers targeted a gang operating out of the Acorn housing project in West Oakland resulted in the arrest of five suspects on gun and drug charges.
Faced with reduced staffing and a double digit increase in violent crime over last year, the San Jose Police Department have announced a new department direction.
An El Salvadoran national who had been living in Sunnyvale was deported Wednesday to his native country where he is wanted in connection with two murders, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
North Bay law enforcement agencies are becoming increasingly concerned about a white supremacist gang which appears to be growing both in terms of size and territory, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.
Seven Petaluma residents were arrested in a gang probation and parole sweep Thursday evening.
A shooting victim who was found early Tuesday morning near a Denny’s restaurant in San Mateo was likely wounded in a gang-related shooting in Salinas on Monday evening, a Salinas police spokesman said.