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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).

A resident on the 1400 block of Sherman Street near Central Avenue reported the discovery of flyers with a hate message on the sidewalk outside his home Sunday, Aug. 20.

Alameda Police released a statement regarding the report they received. The statement indicated the resident discovered the flyers at two separate times, and “did not report the incident to the police until he found a second flyer at approximately 3:45 p.m.” 

 

A loud explosion startled many West Enders on Monday afternoon. According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), about 2 p.m. dispatch received a report that the crew working on the Cross Alameda Trail at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park discovered an apparent explosive device.

 

Reports of a man with a gun on Pearl Street and a carjacker on the loose on Webster precipitated a pair of shelters-in-place last week. Alameda Police Department (APD) received a call about an armed man entering a home on the 900 block of Pearl Street last Friday around 11:45 p.m. Police issued a shelter in place for several blocks of Pearl Street and Otis Drive near the incident. 

 

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.  

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