Oakland Mayor Touts Improving Violent Crime StatisticsOakland has had a remarkably peaceful summer, with its longest murder-free stretch since the late 1990s and a dramatic drop in homicide and other violent crime, Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday.
Police Credit Operation Ceasefire For Record Low Violent Crime Rates In RichmondRichmond is on track for another year of record low crime rates. It's a significant step for a city once plagued with crime using a strategy that's turned into a Bay Area success story.
Mug Shot Of Convicted Stockton Felon Goes Viral, Handsome Looks Attract 30,000 Facebook LikesA handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 30,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.
Phil Matier: Oakland Police Won't Identify Suspects Arrested In Gang SweepAuthorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland's primary crime fighting strategies.
Oakland Police Nab Suspected Gang Members Linked To Armed RobberiesOakland police have arrested several members of a violent gang investigators believe is responsible for armed robberies and burglaries throughout the Bay Area.
Oakland Boosts 'Operation Ceasefire' After Baby, Father KilledHours 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.
Operation Ceasefire Arrest Leads To High-Powered Guns, Drugs, Cash In OaklandAn 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.
Alleged Gang Members Arrested After Richmond ShootingTwo alleged gang members were arrested Wednesday afternoon after two plainclothes Richmond detectives witnessed one of them firing a gun, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.
Oakland Police Say Homicides, Gang-Related Shootings Down Compared To 2012The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.
Suspects Arrested In Oakland Gang Sweep Appear In CourtAlleged 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.
Cops Make Series Of Arrests During Raids On Violent Oakland GangOakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
7 Arrested In Oakland Gang SweepOakland police said they detained seven suspected gang members Friday morning when they served multiple search warrants for suspects in a variety of violent crimes.