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Suspect in three robberies found

A man alleged to have committed three armed robberies in Alameda on Sunday, June 12, is now in police custody, according to the Alameda Police Department (APD).

The suspect, identified as Richard J. Lachaux, 27, was arrested by the San Francisco police officers in San Francisco on unrelated charges, Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. 

APD has been working with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to obtain the suspect. Once he is in APD’s custody he will be booked on several charges including armed robbery.

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the two men pictured here. They are suspected of grand theft (auto). 

The driver is a white or Hispanic male, 27 or 28 years old. He stands about six feet tall with a medium build with a thin mustache. He was wearing a black Oakland A’s baseball cap, a white shirt, dark pants and black gloves. The passenger, a 32-year-old Hispanic male with short, dark goatee, was wearing a dark T-shirt.

He shot, killed his wife in 2014

On Jan. 14, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Gloria Rhynes sentenced Jerry Canfield, 73, to three years in prison for fatally shooting his wife, Joann, 72, on Oct. 6, 2014. (“Local Man Confesses to Wife’s Killing,” Oct. 20, 2014). 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) has released the image of a man who is alleged to have committed a home invasion last week. 

APD said a man walked into a home on Lafayette Street while the homeowner was inside Saturday, Sept. 21 (“APD Warns of Home Invasions” Sept. 26). The homeowner, a woman, talked to the suspect for a while to calm him down. After he refused to leave, she ran out of the house and screamed for help. A neighbor came and chased the intruder away before police arrived. 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for two suspects involved in an alleged burglary at the Safeway at South Shore Center Thursday, July 11.

The theft occurred around 12:23 p.m. The two suspects, a Caucasian man and woman, stole merchandise from supermarket after creating a diversion with an explosive device. The male suspect threw a firecracker in the refrigerated beer section of the store. 

The subsequent tiny explosion created enough of a diversion for the female suspect to flee the store with a shopping cart full of groceries.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) was given the honor of carrying the Flame of Hope torch to mark the upcoming Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Summer Games. The 50th anniversary of the games will take place June 21 to 23 in Davis, Calif.

A burglary suppression operation by Alameda Police Department (APD) detectives, with assistance from Alameda County Sherriff’s Transit Crime Unit (TCU) personnel, led to the arrest of three individuals and the confiscation of two loaded firearms on April 30. APD and TCU personnel conducted undercover operations in various locations in Alameda last Tuesday. 

 

Workers in West Alameda found a device they feared could explode and contacted the Alameda Police Department (APD). Erring on the on the side of caution, APD notified the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s (ACSO) bomb squad and closed Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue between Grand and Paru streets. 

At 1:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office tweeted that it had determined the device was not an explosive or a threat to public safety. The bomb squad collected the item and APD reopened the streets to traffic. 

 

 

Over the weekend of March 5 and 6, teams of Alameda Police Department (APD) patrol sergeants and officers conducted operations in the Downtown Alameda and Webster Street business districts.  Officers issued 159 citations to drivers of double-parked vehicles, as well as to bicyclists and scooter riders and smokers violating city ordinances. APD also responded to calls for service on both Webster and Park streets that resulted two arrests: one for theft and the second for being drunk in public.

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for a suspect in connection with a grand theft that occurred at the Burma Superstar restaurant last Wednesday, Feb. 6. 

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