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.
Hours after a young father and his infant son were shot and killed while sleeping inside an East Oakland home, city leaders said they are looking to local youth to help solve the city’s crime problems.
An Operation Ceasefire arrest led to the seizure of fully automatic high-powered rifles, semi-automatic handguns, high-capacity magazines, marijuana and $7,000 in cash on Friday in Oakland, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.
Two alleged gang members were arrested Wednesday afternoon after two plainclothes Richmond detectives witnessed one of them firing a gun, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.
The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.
Alleged members and associates of an Oakland gang that Police Chief Howard Jordan said is probably the most violent group of young people he’s seen were arraigned earlier this week on a variety of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.
Oakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
Oakland police said they detained seven suspected gang members Friday morning when they served multiple search warrants for suspects in a variety of violent crimes.
With five murders in a span of 18 hours earlier this week, Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said they are continuing to fight crime as best as they can.