There have been more than 3,800 robberies reported in Oakland this year, representing a 24% jump compared with the number of reported robberies in Oakland during the same time period last year.
The San Jose Police Department said Monday that a program implemented this summer to reduce gang-related crime has led to an overall 20 percent reduction in crime from last year.
Police in Richmond announced Wednesday that a months-long operation involving wiretaps has led to the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.
Authorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland’s primary crime fighting strategies.
Oakland police have arrested several members of a violent gang investigators believe is responsible for armed robberies and burglaries throughout the Bay Area.
Richmond police are investigating a series of violent incidents during the past two days including shootings that wounded five people and a car chase in which a suspect vehicle rammed into a police car.
Novato police arrested two teenage boys after weapons were found in their car during a traffic stop on Monday night, a police sergeant said.
Police arrested four suspected gang members Sunday night after a shooting in San Francisco that led to a pursuit over the Bay Bridge and a crash into a church in Oakland, a police spokesman said Monday.
Several male teens assaulted another male teen Sunday in a suspected gang-related robbery attempt in East San Jose during the first weekend of an anti-gang program by San Jose police, a spokesman said Monday.
The San Jose Police Department Friday announced a new plan to deploy extra officers this summer to suppress gang violence that has claimed eight lives this year, including a teen boy on Thursday.