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Reports of crime in Alameda rose in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) annual crime update report.

There were 5,075 crimes reported in 2017, compared to 4,514 crime reports in 2016. In fact, 2017 had the most crimes reported in Alameda this decade. 

At its Tuesday, Feb 6, meeting the City Council will consider allocating money to acquire 13 fixed-location, automated license-plate-recognition systems.

 

On Dec. 6, officers from the Alameda Police Department (APD arrested Julio Alberto Olague on Island Drive for being a felon in the possession of a firearm. The officers discovered Olague with a pair of assault rifles and some 2,400 rounds of ammunition for those weapons. They also learned that Olague had two outstanding warrants.

The officers also arrested Daniel Michael Stephens for being a felon in possession of a firearm, for violating the terms of his parole and for resisting arrest. 

Executive Director of the West Alameda Business Association, Linda Asbury, greets Alameda’s new Fire Chief, Edmond Rodriguez at the official ribbon cutting and public tour of Fire Station No. 3 and the Emergency Operations Center near Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue. After the official ceremony, the chief led members of the public around the new facilities.

 

School and police officials released a joint statement addressing a suspicious incident that occurred at Lincoln Middle School (LMS) Friday, Nov. 10, assuring families that the school is safe.

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), Alameda Police Department (APD) and LMS officials described the disurbance that took place Friday afternoon and what actions were taken to resolve the issue.  

 

City Manager Jill Keimach announced on Tuesday that the city has appointed Edmond Rodriguez, 51, as the city’s new fire chief. He is replacing Doug Long, who retired on Sept. 20 (“Fire Chief Steps Down,” Sept. 28). Rodriguez, who currently serves as the chief of the Salinas Fire Department, will assume his responsibilities on Nov. 13, the city stated in the press release announcing his appointment. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of peeking into the windows of Alameda homes.  Residents have spotted the same man several times from Sept. 8 to 14 between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. 

According to witnesses the alleged Peeping Tom is in his 20s or 30s. He stands between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 337-8340.

 

 

The Alameda Point water that was contaminated with non-potable water last week has been deemed safe for drinking, cooking and bathing by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water. The Alameda Point do-not-drink advisory was lifted Friday.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) released a Nixle report stating, “The water once again matches the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) high-quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.”

 

Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is hosting a free child car seat installation and inspection from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Oak Street parking lot between City Hall and APD headquarters. Car seat inspection specialist Bob Rollins will conduct the inspections. Rollins is a 30-year veteran of the Berkeley Police Department who volunteers with APD.  

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