Oakland Records Plague of Homicides, Violent Crime in 2021Oakland saw a dramatic rise in violence in 2021. The police department reported shootings, assaults, robberies and homicides all went up compared to 2020.
Oakland Police Chief Adds More Officers this Weekend to Focus on Violent CrimeOakland's police chief has added more police officers to work this weekend to focus on violent crime in the Bay Area's third largest city, following a violent crime spree in recent days that culminated with six homicides over the last five days.
Oakland City Council Approves Fund Helping Violent Crime Victims Pay Tow FeesOakland city officials and activists have been taking steps to help victims of violent crime pay for vehicles towed for evidence, an advocacy group said.
Gov. Newsom Deploys CHP Officers To Oakland's Crime-Ridden StreetsAnswering a plea for state help, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California Highway Patrol officers to join Oakland police patrolling high-crime areas of the city in an effort to stem a deadly surge of violence that has claimed 77 lives already this year.
UPDATE: Oakland Chinatown Leader Demands Gov. Newsom Declare State Of Emergency; Residents Living In 'State Of Fear' Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce President Carl Chan asked Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday to deploy California Highway Patrol officers to the city's troubled streets and declare a local state of emergency in an attempt to stem the rapidly rising tide of brazen robberies and violent assaults.
Attorney General's Office: California Homicide Rate Jumps 31% In 2020, Most In 13 YearsHomicides in California jumped 31% last year, making it the deadliest year since 2007, and Black people accounted for nearly one-third of all victims, according to reports released Thursday.
Man, Woman Found Stabbed in Downtown Mountain View Sunday MorningA man and woman suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds early Sunday morning in downtown Mountain View, police said.
Police Step Up Investigation Into Assault on Asian American Seniors in Oakland ChinatownOakland police said Thursday they are searching for the suspect who was caught on camera forcefully pushing down a 91-year-old man in Chinatown and victimizing two others
Suspect Fatally Stabbed in Life-or-Death Struggle During Santa Rosa Home InvasionAn alleged armed robbery suspect died following an early-morning home invasion attempt in Santa Rosa Thursday that police believe was gang related.
Oakland Sees Alarming Trend Of Armed Teens, Juveniles Committing Violent CrimesTeens and juveniles, some as young as 11 years old, are committing an alarming number of violent crimes in Oakland, according to police.
Oakland Police Arrest Suspects In Five Homicides; Seize Illegal Firearms; 'These Are Weapons Of War'Amid a surge of deadly violent crime on Oakland streets, detectives have announced the arrests of suspects in four recent homicides and another dating back to 2018.
Oakland's Soaring Homicide Rate Tops 75; Oakland Police Officers Association Critical Of City Hall ResponseAn outbreak of deadly violence this year on the streets of Oakland claimed its 75th victim over the weekend, equaling the number of homicides for all of 2019 and intensifying a war of words between local officials and the Oakland Police Officers Association.
4 Men Stabbed in Early-Morning Fight in FremontFour men are being treated for severe wounds and lacerations after being stabbed during a Sunday-morning brawl in Fremont.
Alleged Sureño Gang Members Charged With Selling Drugs, Guns At 'One-Stop' Operation In Concord Parking LotAt least 15 suspected Sureños gang members have been charged by federal and local officials with setting up a 'one-stop' operation in a Concord shopping center parking lot to distribute illegal drugs including heroin and cocaine and sell illegal weapons used in violent crimes across Contra Costa County.
Oakland Police Investigate 3 Homicides In 4 Days; At Least 2 In CustodyPolice are investigating three separate homicides that have happened in Oakland since Saturday that have resulted in two arrests, according to authorities.