Police Blotter

Ekene Ikeme

The man alleged to be responsible for the fatal two-car collision on Labor Day was arrested by Alameda police officers at the scene.

Alameda Police Department (APD) arrived at the scene at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Cambridge Drive just after 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6. APD officers arrested Jose Isaias Hernandez-Alfaro, 33, shortly after midnight on Sept. 7. Allegedly, he failed to yield to cross traffic and struck a car traveling westbound on Fernside, according to preliminary police reports.

Hernandez-Alfaro was driving northbound on Cambridge Drive at the time. A surveillance video shows his vehicle driving through a stop sign.

The driver of the vehicle struck by Hernandez-Alfaro was killed, while the passenger was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim’s vehicle smashed into the front porch of a nearby house after the initial collision. The homeowners were not home at the time of the collision and were unharmed.

Hernandez-Alfaro was charged with a DUI causing bodily injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charges.

Members of APD’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) and the Violent Crimes Unit were called to take over the investigation.