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The Alameda Police Department (APD) is holding its second annual Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday, March 21. 

The event will take place at Peet’s Coffee, 1365 Park St., from 8 to 10 a.m. The Coffee with a Cop event is designed to create a causal platform where residents can get to know their local law enforcement personnel and engage in conversation about their community. 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) reported that its officers seized weapons, magazines and ammunition from a resident following a disturbance on Monday, March 5, on the 700 block of Central Avenue. Officers responded to a call about an individual suffering an “episode.” They were already familiar with the individual. 

 

Last Sunday, police in Tacoma, Wash., arrested a 15-year-old boy they suspected of making threats on social media toward people at Lincoln High School there. News of this arrest spread across social media and fed a rumor that Alameda’s Lincoln Middle School faced a threat. In light of the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Alameda Police Department (APD) and the school district launched an investigation. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) has launched a new program to help reduce crime in the city. 

The new program is called the We S.E.E. or Share Electronic Evidence program. The program allows APD to quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured evidence, helping solve crimes across the Island. 

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. 

The Alameda police and fire departments teamed up last Thursday to rescue a combative women from the waters of San Francisco Bay. Rescue swimmers from both departments pulled the woman from the water near Park Street and Shore Line Drive.  

They took her to a waiting ambulance. Paramedics transported her to the hospital. 

Christmas morning will be that much happier in many Alameda homes thanks to “Shop with a Cop.” Shop with a Cop breaks down the barriers between the community and the police, helps families in need and builds important new friendships.

Alameda police officers who belong to the Police Officers Association paired with children from various Alameda elementary and middle schools last week to spread a little Christmas cheer. The delighted children spent a few hours roaming the aisles of Target in search of perfect holiday gifts.

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.

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