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Alamedan forced to defend bedroom

An Alameda resident fatally shot a teenager after the teen broke into his home last Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Buena Vista Avenue. Authorities identified the deceased as 19-year-old Marquez Warren of Vallejo. Alameda Police Department (APD) Lt. Hoshmand Durani said Warren broke a rear glass door to enter the home. He then forced his way into one of the bedrooms. There he was confronted by the owner of the residence, Vedder Li, an off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy. 

 

Alameda resident Donna Marie Qualls will stand trial on murder and elder abuse charges in 2017. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman ordered Qualls, 55, to return to court for arraignment on Jan. 5, when her trial date will be set.

Qualls is accused of allegedly murdering her boyfriend Emmanuel Lewis Christy, 73, on Dec. 3, 2015, (“Local Murder Case Looms” Dec. 10). Qualls pled not guilty to the charges at a preliminary hearing on Dec. 7, 2015. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) was able to identify a man who was found in public alone and unresponsive Saturday, Dec. 10. 

APD identified the man on Monday, Dec. 12, with the help of a lcaol resident who recognized the man after seeing a photo of him in a news alert. He later notified first responders.

The unresponsive man was identified as an Oakland resident. APD sent out a message on its Facebook page notifying the public they have discovered the man’s identity. 

 

According to the Alameda Police Department, just before 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, an 85-year-old man came into the Crown Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 508 Westline Drive, and shot a relative, an 85-year-old woman. 

Police said that the man shot the woman to ease her pain and suffering, and then turned the gun on himself. Both the victim and the perpetrator survived. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is investigating an alleged sexual assault that took place during a men’s water polo match between Encinal and Berkeley high schools on Oct. 11 at the Encinal Swim Center on the school’s campus. 

According to reports, a Berkeley student is accused of sexually assaulting a player on the Encinal team in the pool during the match. Alameda Unified School District spokeswoman Susan Davis said there were accusations from multiple Encinal students that a player from Berkeley was behaving inappropriately in the water. 

 

How weak mayor, strong mayor systems work

Last April, an Alameda resident involved Mayor Trish Spencer in a dispute with the Alameda Police Department (APD). Spencer contacted APD Chief Paul Rolleri, asking to set up a meeting about the incident. “I would like to discuss this ASAP,” Spencer stated in an email. Rolleri politely deferred to City Manager Jill Keimach, telling Spencer that he will share whatever he learns. Spencer had little choice but to abide by Rolleri’s decision. 

 

On Sunday, Oct. 9, an armed robber fled an AC Transit bus on Blanding Avenue. Alameda Police Department (APD) officers arrived on scene and spotted the suspect. The robber’s timing was scarcely in his favor. 

Fleet Week was underway. Not only was an East Bay Regional Parks Police helicopter flying nearby, but an Alameda County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and a BART K-9 unit were in the area. APD set up a perimeter, and, with help from BART and APD’s K-9, conducted a thorough search. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow evening, Sept. 2, in conjunction with the 2016 campaign for “Avoid the 21.”

APD is one of 21 agencies throughout Alameda County drivers can avoid simply by driving sober. 

“APD is committed to providing its citizens the finest in law enforcement services, emphasizing a community-oriented approach,” APD stated in the press release that announced the Sept. 2 checkpoint. 

 

 

An Oakland man died on Monday, May 9, when he succumbed to injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle on Shore Line Drive the day prior.

Philip Byung Chan Lee, 77, was pronounced dead Monday after never regaining consciousness after the accident. The ordeal took place Sunday morning, May 8, around 11:35 a.m. on the 2200 block of Shore Line, according to police reports. Lee was attempting to cross the street on Shore Line from the beachfront toward South Shore Center when he was struck by a man driving a blue 1989 
Toyota Corolla. 

 

The Alameda Sun received a copy of an email that Encinal Junior and Senior High School Principal Kirsten Zazo sent to parents warning of scavenger hunts “that could involve illegal activities.” Zazo stated in her email that high school students in both Oakland and Alameda were planning these hunts to “earn points for filming themselves performing a variety of dangerous and illegal activities in different locations in the East Bay.”

Zazo also stated that the students plan to post these videos to social media.

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