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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
District Attorney Announces Reduction of County's Rape Kit Backlog

District Attorney Announces Reduction of County's Rape Kit Backlog

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is trying to secure national funding specifically for the testing of rape kits.
Alameda Man Gets 32 Years to Life for Murder During Marijuana Robbery

Alameda Man Gets 32 Years to Life for Murder During Marijuana Robbery

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson said 25-year-old Christopher Donaldson deserved the maximum sentence possible.
Prosecutor Argues Man is Guilty in Botched Marijuana Robbery in Alameda

Prosecutor Argues Man is Guilty in Botched Marijuana Robbery in Alameda

William Adrian Falcon Sapp, 32, was killed in 2011 during the attempted robbery at the Summer House Apartments.
Robin Williams Hanged Self With Belt, Sheriff's Office Says

Robin Williams Hanged Self With Belt, Sheriff's Office Says

The actor also had cuts on his left wrist, according to a sheriff's lieutenant who briefed reporters on Tuesday.
Alameda Police Locate'At Risk' Missing Woman

Alameda Police Locate'At Risk' Missing Woman

Christine Woods, who had last been seen around 10 a.m. this morning in Alameda, has been found.
Alameda Police to Compete in Annual K-9 Competition

Alameda Police to Compete in Annual K-9 Competition

The event is open to the public.
New Legislation Would Target Websites that Publish Mug Shots

New Legislation Would Target Websites that Publish Mug Shots

The bill would make it a crime for websites to charge a fee to remove, correct or modify mug shots.
Alameda Man One of Two Injured in Crash of Stolen Car

Alameda Man One of Two Injured in Crash of Stolen Car

Police say the suspect driving the car fled and crashed when officers tried to stop the car.
Alameda Police: Missing 10-Year-Old Found Safe

Alameda Police: Missing 10-Year-Old Found Safe

Steven Hendrith, 10, was last seen this morning near the Neptune Gardens in Alameda.
Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales in Alameda County

Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales in Alameda County

Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team, targeted 119 establishments during the sting.
Oakland Factory Fire Near Fruitvale Bridge May Have Been Gas-Fueled

Oakland Factory Fire Near Fruitvale Bridge May Have Been Gas-Fueled

The fire in the 3600 Alameda Ave. was reported just before 2 p.m. yesterday
CHP: Alameda Man Injured in Corvette Crash Dies, Driver Suspected of DUI

CHP: Alameda Man Injured in Corvette Crash Dies, Driver Suspected of DUI

Nicholas Obenchain of Alameda died on Monday night. Driver Corey McDonah, 23, was arrested suspicion of felony driving while intoxicated, according to CHP officials.
Police Warn Residents: Car Thefts on the Rise in Alameda

Police Warn Residents: Car Thefts on the Rise in Alameda

Police ask residents to report suspicious behavior to help deter crime.
Traffic Advisory: Road Closures in Alameda for Mayor's 4th of July Parade

Traffic Advisory: Road Closures in Alameda for Mayor's 4th of July Parade

Police official warn residents to expect delays due to the closures on July 4.
Park Street Bridge in Alameda Reopens After Mechanical Issues

Park Street Bridge in Alameda Reopens After Mechanical Issues

The bridge is the main roadway into downtown Alameda.
Alameda Man Convicted of Murder in Marijuana Robbery

Alameda Man Convicted of Murder in Marijuana Robbery

Christopher Donaldson at least 26 years to life in state prison.
Morning House Fire Displaces 2 Residents, Causes $180,000 Worth of Damage

Morning House Fire Displaces 2 Residents, Causes $180,000 Worth of Damage

One resident and one firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury during the fire.
Henry Haight Elementary School Wins Title 1 Academic Achievement Award

Henry Haight Elementary School Wins Title 1 Academic Achievement Award

Only three other Alameda County schools won the prestigious award this year.