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An unknown gunman shot and killed Antwaun Williams, 19, at the AMF Bowling Alley at the South Shore Center on Nov. 19, 2016. 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) wants to speak with anyone who may have information about this incident. The department asks that witnesses to this shooting call Detective Spencer Mountain at 337-8336 or email Mountain at smountain@alameda.gov

 

Second Shooting in Alameda this year

Alameda Police Department (APD) investigators are still searching for information on what led to a shooting last Wednesday, June 21, on the 300 block of Cypress Street that resulted in a victim with a gunshot wound. 

The incident occurred near the intersection of Cypress and Third streets at 3:57 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found evidence that a shooting took place, but all parties had already fled the scene.

 

In early May, Alameda Police Department (APD) detectives learned of an unknown subject, stealing packages from Bay Farm Island. homes. 

Neighbors had captured the thefts on video surveillance,  Through extensive work, the detectives identified the responsible party. 

They  executed a search warrant at a local storage facility. This led to an arrest of a suspect and the recovery of 41 packages.

The packages contained various items, stolen throughout Alameda but not reported by the victims. 

 

In a time of political unrest and sanctuary uncertainty, the City hosted a Know Your Rights workshop on May 31 at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The gathering served as an informative, albeit brief, respite for anxious immigrant families and concerned neighbors who showed up to get some answers.

Jim Franz, the Community Development and Resiliency Coordinator, organized the workshop. Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer addressed the audience. As a Latina, Spencer said that she stands in solidarity with the Hispanic community and those in fear of deportation.

 

 

The City of Alameda announced a one-day change to the Alameda Police Department’s non-emergency phone number will be taking place today. The change is due to a phone system migration in city government buildings.

Staff will be migrating the city’s aging phone system platform to a new system during the month of May. During this migration, phone service to city departments will experience a temporary service outage for up to 24 hours. 

The 911 emergency line will not be affected during this migration.  

 

The remains of two different people were retrieved from different bodies of water in and near Alameda last weekend.

The first retrieval occurred the morning of Friday, April 28, on the 1700 block of Embarcadero. Oakland Police Department (OPD) officers received a report at 8:25 a.m. that a man’s body was floating in the Oakland Estuary just off The Embarcadero. 

 

A man pled no contest to seven counts of first-degree murder and three counts of premeditated murder Tuesday, May 2, for the killing of seven people at Oikos University in Oakland five years ago. 

 

 

In 1981, Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office decided it was time to celebrate and thank police dispatchers. From Anderson’s idea grew National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week, a celebration that runs from April 9 to 15 this year. 

The festivities began early for many dispatchers who attended the 32nd Annual Alameda County Public Safety Dispatcher Recognition Banquet last Saturday, April 8. While this was a special night for some, other dispatchers stayed behind at their respective agencies and held down the fort.

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