The crime problem facing Oakland has crept into Mayor Jean Quan’s own backyard. Neighbors told KPIX 5 they are frustrated and plan to hire a private guard to improve security.
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that blazed in a stolen vehicle before spreading to a commercial building and resulting in the hospitalization of a security guard due to smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning, according to an Oakland fire battalion chief.
An off-duty Facebook security guard and another man were arrested for stealing 49 laptop computers at the company’s former California headquarters.
A former private security guard who was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for shooting a man in the vicinity of Oakland’s Lake Merritt after trying to steal his cellphone won’t be going near the lake anytime soon.
Security guards outnumber sworn peace officers four to one in this state according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs. But some firearms instructors are concerned about how armed guards are being trained.
The San Jose Police Department does not adequately monitor uniformed security work performed by off-duty police officers, according to a recent audit.
Armed security guards will soon be hired to protect taco truck vendors and push cart operators in East Oakland, a group representing the merchants announced Monday.
An armed security guard accidentally shot himself in the leg as he got into his car in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood late Monday night, police said today.
The suspect in what appears to be a shooting by a disgruntled security guard at a Richmond apartment complex on Wednesday night was in custody in El Dorado County, authorities said.
Prosecutors filed charges Friday morning against two men believed to have been involved in an armored car robbery in Pinole on Wednesday that led to a shootout and left one person dead and three injured, including a police officer.