U.S. Marshals Service Arrests More Than 100 Violent Fugitives During Oakland, Sacramento Area Sweeps
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the arrests of more than 100 wanted violent fugitives and gang members during a two-week operation centered in the Oakland and Sacramento areas.
A man arrested last week in connection with the killing of a German tourist in San Francisco in 2010 pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of being an accessory to the murder, a district attorney’s office spokesman said.
A law enforcement task force led by the U.S. Marshals Northern District of California has arrested a suspect in the 2010 murder of a German tourist thanks to a tipster who saw his mugshot on the state’s new Most Wanted website.
A tipster saw the mugshot of Devonte Laws, 21, on a new “most wanted” web site and called in to law enforcement, leading to yesterday’s arrest. A tipster saw the mugshot of Devonte Laws, 21, on a new “most wanted” web site and called in to law enforcement, leading to yesterday’s arrest.
Alleged 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.
Oakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
The suspects were wanted for various crimes including murder, felony assault, robbery, and burglary, police said. A number of felony probation and parole violators were also arrested.
Agents from three federal law enforcement departments on Monday raided Oaksterdam, the medical marijuana university in downtown Oakland, as well as other marijuana industry businesses in Oakland.