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.
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
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.
Monday, Dec. 7
Three cases of ID theft reported: at 3:35 a.m. on the 1800 block of Sherman Street; at 8:07 a.m. on the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue; and at 1:13 p.m. on the 2400 block of Otis Drive.
Assault with a weapon reported at 10:28 a.m. on Chapin Street.
Missing person reported at 1:12 p.m. on the 1900 block of Shore Line Drive.
Burglary (at a commercial building) reported at 1:26 p.m. on the 2200 block of South Shore Center.
Grand theft (mail) reported at 4:49 p.m. on the 1100 block of Broadway.
Vacant building’s ties to Islamic Center raises eyebrows
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is treating a shattered plate-glass window at a vacant building on the 800 block of Santa Clara Avenue as vandalism. Although the building is not currently in use, the sign above the entrance near the broken window reads “Islamic Center of Alameda Community Center.”
Monday, Nov. 30
Three cases of burglary (from vehicles) reported: at 8:05 a.m. on the 300 block of Broadway; at 10:12 a.m. on the 1700 block of Harbor Bay Parkway; and at 10:12 a.m. on the 1900 block of Shore Line Drive.
Burglary (at a commercial building) reported at 9:32 a.m. on the 1900 block of Park Street.
Grand theft (turtles) reported at 9:14 a.m. on the 200 block of Sweet Road.
Fraud reported at 11:45 a.m. on the 1600 block of Chapin Street.
Assault with a weapon (vehicle) reported at 3:58 p.m. on Corpus Christi Road.