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.
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).
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.
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.