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).
Four officers injured in squabble; Porch pirate nabbed
Four Alameda Police Department (APD) officers had to be treated for injuries after responding to a suspicious circumstance call in the early morning hours of Dec. 5.
APD received repeated calls around 2:15 a.m. from a male claiming to hear people following him. Upon arriving at the 2300 block of Buena Vista Avenue, officers approached a 40-year-old male and confirmed he was the person who made the repeated calls to APD.
Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.
Members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) joined the fun at the Aug. 7 National Night Out on the 1500 block of Sherman Street. The event saw a great turn out, which included both APD officers with McGruff the Crime Dog and a crew from Alameda Fire Department with one of their trucks. The kids really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the public-safety officers. The event featured a potluck dinner, live music and a ham-radio demonstration. The neighbors on Sherman Street used the opportunity to spread information about earthquake and disaster preparedness.
According to the Milpitas Police Department (MPD), on July 19 loss-prevention workers at Kohl’s Department Store at the Great Mall in Milpitas watched a woman push a shopping cart brimming with merchandise out of one of the store’s emergency exits. A man in a Mercedes-Benz was waiting to whisk her and the allegedly stolen goods away. The workers stopped the woman, but said that her accomplice attempted to fire a gun at them. The gun misfired and the pair escaped.
Three people were arrested last week for their involvement in two separate crimes in Alameda.
Carl’s Jr. robbery
Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested Terrence Dennae Hall, 36, and Jordan Michael Moore, 27, for alleged robbery at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant Tuesday, June 12. At approximately 10:20 p.m., Moore entered the Carl’s Jr., located on the 800 block of Marina Village Parkway, and brandished a handgun before leaving with cash, according to the APD Facebook page. An employee called APD to report the robbery.
Police have identified a 26-year-old man fatally shot on May 18 in East Oakland as Michael McNair of Alameda. Officers from the Oakland Police Department (OPD) responded to the report of a man shot in the 2800 block of Parker Avenue, just north of MacArthur Boulevard near 78th Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene they found McNair dead from a gunshot wound.
This summer, the Alameda Police Department (APD) will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Alameda. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local law enforcement agencies to distribute free Slurpee coupons to children and teens through its popular Operation Chill community program.
This year, 7-Eleven once again donated coupons that will be distributed throughout the summer months across the Island.