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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Oakland Offramps Closed, Streets Blocked by Downtown Police Shooting Protest

Oakland Offramps Closed, Streets Blocked by Downtown Police Shooting Protest

The Oakland protest is one of three scheduled for today in the Bay Area in response to the Aug. 9 police shooting in Missouri.
Israeli-Owned Ship Unloaded Overnight Despite Protests

Israeli-Owned Ship Unloaded Overnight Despite Protests

The ship at the Port of Oakland was finally unloaded early this morning, a longshoreman’s union spokesman said.
Oakland Man 1 of 3 Arrested in Connection with Shooting in Bayfair Mall Parking Lot

Oakland Man 1 of 3 Arrested in Connection with Shooting in Bayfair Mall Parking Lot

The shooting happened near a Fresh Choice restaurant on Aug. 11 around 10:45 a.m.
Man Accused of Murdering Wife in Their Montclair Home Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused of Murdering Wife in Their Montclair Home Pleads Not Guilty

Joseph Bontempo, 53, is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court on Sept. 15 for a pretrial hearing.
Deputy Who Shot, Killed Suspect Earlier this Month Indentified

Deputy Who Shot, Killed Suspect Earlier this Month Indentified

The sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a suspect in East Oakland earlier this month was identified today as a deputy with the ACSO.
Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire in Oakland

Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire in Oakland

The fire is in the area of area of San Leandro and Stone streets, according to fire officials.
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.
4 Suspects Seen Lighting Fireworks that Caused Fires on Eastbound I-580

4 Suspects Seen Lighting Fireworks that Caused Fires on Eastbound I-580

CHP ask anyone who witnessed to the fires to call (800) 835-5247.
Former Oakland High Security Guard to Stand Trial for Alleged Attack on Wheelchair-Bound Student

Former Oakland High Security Guard to Stand Trial for Alleged Attack on Wheelchair-Bound Student

Marchell Mitchel will be back in court on Aug. 29 to be arraigned.
Man Arraigned on Charge that He Murdered Wife in Their Montclair Home

Man Arraigned on Charge that He Murdered Wife in Their Montclair Home

Joseph Bontempo's defense attorney says his client is innocent.
Oakland Man, 53, Charged in Wife's Death

Oakland Man, 53, Charged in Wife's Death

Laurie Wolfe, 57, was pronounced dead in her Montclair home on July 6, according to police documents.
Man Expected to Survive Following Shooting in East Oakland

Man Expected to Survive Following Shooting in East Oakland

No arrests have been made, according to police.
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.
Maintenance Work Prompts Water Main Break, Street Closures Near Piedmont

Maintenance Work Prompts Water Main Break, Street Closures Near Piedmont

The water main rupture was reported around 10:30 a.m.
Scene Cleared in Crash that Injured Pedestrian

Scene Cleared in Crash that Injured Pedestrian

The intersection was opened around 6:30 a.m. today.
Two Gun Battles in the Streets of East Oakland on Sunday

Two Gun Battles in the Streets of East Oakland on Sunday

No one was injured by the gunfire.
Oakland: Pedestrian Injured in Crash on Sunday

Oakland: Pedestrian Injured in Crash on Sunday

The collision near the intersection of 35th Avenue and International Boulevard.
Oakland Public Works Employee Charged with Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl

Oakland Public Works Employee Charged with Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl

Police arrested Timothy Hackett, 46, last week in Antioch.
Stolen City of Oakland Truck Used During Burglary of Montclair Golf Course

Stolen City of Oakland Truck Used During Burglary of Montclair Golf Course

Police have not released any suspect information.