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On Monday, Dec. 30, 2015, members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested Tito Jones, Jr. at the Safeway store at Alameda Landing. According to the Manteca, Calif., police department, on Oct. 16, 2015, Jones, Kenneth Gatison, Jr., and Ryan Matlock broke down Timothy Spino’s front door in Manteca. 

Family and friends told the Manteca Bulletin that the trio then shot Spino in the torso in front of his girlfriend and son. The Bulletin reported that first responders tried to revive Spino at the scene, but he died at the San Joaquin County Hospital.

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July

Jay-walkers got a nasty surprise when Alameda police set up a crosswalk sting in late June. Some 168 citations were issued to pedestrians who disobeyed traffic laws to jaywalk. About 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrians; however, drivers were also ticketed for distracted driving and speeding.

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is aiming for the delivery of a new dock for harbor seals at Alameda Point as early as April, ahead of the start of construction of its new ferry maintenance facility this summer.

Because the maintenance facility’s new berthing dock would displace the seals’ current resting spot, a provision was approved for a new harbor seal dock as a condition for permitting the new facility. WETA, the City Council, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) approved the provision at the urging of community activists.

Just after 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, a caller to the Alameda Police Department dispatcher said that there was bag containing dynamite next to a tree on the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. APD alerted the Alameda County Sheriff Department Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squad. 

According to her own confession to police, Donna Marie Qualls, 54, fatally shot Emmanuel Emmett Christy, 73, while he slept on Thursday, Dec. 3 (“Local Murder Case Looms,” Dec. 10). She then called the Alameda Police Department (APD) and waited at the scene of the murder she had already confessed to.  

“It’s usually doesn’t happen this way,” said APD Lt. Jill Ottaviano. “It’s unusual for the person to commit the crime and then wait for police to show up. Usually we have to go through a long search for suspects.”  

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