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.
Officials with San Francisco’s Main Library at Civic Center Plaza said they have been making headway in tackling problems involving some of the city’s homeless, who use the facility every day.
Fed up with rising crime, residents of Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood have turned to online donations to pay for private security guards.
A security guard working for KRON-TV shot a man who was allegedly trying to rob a reporter in San Francisco’s Bayview District Friday night.
The off-duty security guard was returning home when he saw four people trying to break into cars in Almaden Valley.
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.