Two suspected gang members have been arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal shooting last summer of a popular Oakland dog walker, police announced Thursday.
Residents in several Oakland neighborhoods credit private patrols for a significant drop in crime, with one neighborhood claiming a drop of 85 percent. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police Department and some community members remain skeptical about the patrols.
A burglary suspect was hospitalized after being shot Thursday by a private security guard trying to thwart a home burglary in the Oakland Hills.
A fundraiser to hire private security guards in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood has raised thousands of dollars as a short-term solution to rising crime in the area.
Fed up with rising crime, residents of Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood have turned to online donations to pay for private security guards.
66-year-old Judy Salamon was shot and killed while she was driving a few blocks from her home on Fern Street in the Fairfax neighborhood. Police said shots were fired into her car around 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon, sending it rolling down a hill and crashing into a parked vehicle.