Successful gang interventions and an improving economy are among changes Oakland city officials are attributing for a dip in violent crime.
Two Oakley teens have been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies in Brentwood earlier this month, police said Wednesday.
Police in Oakland arrested a man and woman in connection with two strong-arm robberies that occurred within 20 minutes of each other Thursday morning, a police spokesman said.
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.
Four armed robberies have occurred on or near the University of California at Berkeley campus in the past week, and police are beefing up patrols and reminding students to remain vigilant.
Chief Greg Suhr said two out of every three robberies that occur in San Francisco involve a cellphone. For the first time he can remember, Suhr said his department is arresting more people for robbery than narcotics.
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The theft of cellphones is becoming a rampant problem in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon said he has a plan to help solve the issue.
A $20,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the conviction of two men who have conducted a series of armed robberies in San Leandro since the beginning of the year, according to police.
Three men were arrested this week in connection with a string of robberies at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza, California Highway Patrol officials announced Thursday morning.