Lake Merritt


Oakland Police Search For Man Suspected Of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

Oakland police are seeking the public’s help in finding a middle-aged man who allegedly molested a 7-year-old girl at a residence near the Oakland Museum of California on Saturday afternoon.


A gnome painting affixed to a utility pole in Oakland. (CBS)

Gnomes On Oakland Utility Poles May Get New Home

Whimsical gnomes that have been sprinkled around Oakland’s Lake Merritt will continue to brighten residents’ days for now, but may be moving sometime soon.


Oakland Police on the scene of multiple shootings along East 18th Street in Oakland on December 5, 2012. At least four people were hurt in the shootings. (CBS)

Four People Hurt In Multiple Oakland Shootings

At least four people have been hospitalized after a series of shootings near Oakland’s Lake Merritt on Tuesday night, according to authorities.


Authorities on the scene of a crash near MacArthur and Park Boulevards in Oakland following a police chase on November 28, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Suspects Evade Police Following Chase

Oakland police have called off the search Wednesday night for three or four suspects who fled from police near Emeryville and later crashed their car east of Lake Merritt.



5-Year-Old Hit By Car, Seriously Hurt While Walking In Oakland

A five-year-old child was seriously injured when hit by a car while walking in Oakland’s Lake Merritt area Wednesday evening, an Oakland police officer said.


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1 Dead In Shooting Near Oakland Lake Merritt

One victim was fatally shot in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood near Lake Merritt this morning, according to police.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Manhunt Near Oakland Lake Merritt; Suspect Arrested

Police arrested a suspect near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Thursday morning following a search.


parking meter

Oakland Celebrates Its First Permanent Parklet With New Pilot Program

Oakland celebrated International PARK(ing) Day on Friday by unveiling the first permanent public parklet in front of a café near Lake Merritt, showcasing the city’s commitment to bringing more green space to urban areas.


BART station (CBS)

Person Pinned Under Train At Lake Merritt BART Station

BART passengers experienced major delays Friday afternoon because of a person under a train at the Lake Merritt station, according to a dispatcher.


View of downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt (Wikipedia)

Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Reported Near Lake Merritt

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who kidnapped a woman near Lake Merritt in Oakland and then sexually assaulted her early Sunday morning.