crime

The City of Alameda recorded 2018’s first homicide after a 61-year-old woman died of injuries she sustained outside the Pho Anh Dao restaurant, 1919 Webster St. The Alameda County Coroner identified the victim as Cindy Le, 61, of Alameda. 

According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), Le and a 28-year-old man suffered injuries during a robbery attempt about 11 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Le passed away on Tuesday, April 10. 

An illegal “sideshow” took place last Saturday on the west side of Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon, which is fast becoming the site of frequent sideshow activity. Tugboats were maneuvering the Maritime Ready Reserve Ship Keystone State as drivers spun out nearby.    

Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet a third time in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and anti-Islamic flyers on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).

About 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, administrators at AHS reported the discovery of a noose near the school property fence. APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani said that when officers arrived they discovered a noose fashioned from a portion of a thin black nylon rope that was being used to attach a privacy screen to the fence.

Suspect in ARCO shooting arrested in traffic stop

An Alameda native who is suspected of shooting two gas station employees was charged with four felony counts, including two for attempted murder, on Monday, April 25, according to authorities.  

Edward Bessonov, 29, is also being charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His plea hearing is scheduled for May 3.

Two employees shot last Saturday

Alameda Police Department (APD) announced that its officers arrested Valente Blanco-Garcia, 20, shortly after a double shooting last Saturday at the ARCO gas station, 1260 Park St. On Monday, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office charged Blanco-Garcia with two counts of attempted murder.

He shot, killed his wife in 2014

On Jan. 14, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Gloria Rhynes sentenced Jerry Canfield, 73, to three years in prison for fatally shooting his wife, Joann, 72, on Oct. 6, 2014. (“Local Man Confesses to Wife’s Killing,” Oct. 20, 2014). 

Correction:

Alameda Sun incorrectly reported that the Alameda Police Department arrested James Hearn (“Police Perform Local Prostitution Sting,” May 7). The arrestee was John Brian Hearn, who is in no way related to James Hearn. 

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD), the FBI and several other law enforcement agencies conducted a sting operation that led to six people receiving a citation or being arrested on prostitution-like charges last Thursday, April 30.

“The operation is still ongoing,” said APD spokeswoman Lt. Jill Ottaviano. 

 

Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

Monday, Aug. 27

Monday, Aug. 28

Two cases of battery reported: at 12:30 a.m. on Park Street and at 6:49 p.m. on Pensacola Road.

Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 6:32 p.m. on the 2900 block of Marina Drive.

Vandalism reported at 12:56 a.m. on the 500 block of South Shore Center.

Pellet gun discovered at 11:24 a.m. on Jack London Avenue.

Two reports of property recovered: at 12:51 p.m. on the 1700 block of Harbor Bay Parkway and at 3:34 p.m. on the 1700 block of Pearl Street.

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