Robbery Escalates into Year’s First Homicide

Apr 17,2018

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. 

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Photo by Richard Bangert Alameda Police speak to drivers who apparently were driving recklessly (below) in the shadow of the USS Keystone State at Alameda Point last Saturday.

Police Confront Sideshow at the Point

Feb 08,2018

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.    

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Alameda Police Department photo. Officials at Alameda High School found this rope fashioned into a noose near a fence that surrounds school property.

Noose Discovered near AHS

Sep 06,2017

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).

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The suspect's white Mercedes surrounded by APD officers. Photos by John Niec.

Nabbed on Central

Apr 26,2016

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.  

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Alameda County Sheriff’s Department photo. Jerry Canfield was sentenced to three-years in prison for the Oct. 26, 2014, shooting death of his wife, Joann. He will be required to serve 85 percent of that sentence before being eligible for release.

Canfield Receives Sentence

Jan 14,2016

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). 

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CORRECTED: Police Perform Local Prostitution Sting

May 07,2015


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. 


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U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney Coast Guard Security Cutter Bertholf’s crew stands behind more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine prior to offloading the contraband in San Diego on Dec. 18. The $312 million worth of seized cocaine was the result of seven separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and disruptions by Bertholf and four other cutter crews who patrolled international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America betw

Alameda Cutter Home after 82-Day Patrol

Dec 27,2019

The Alameda-based national security cutter Bertholf and crew returned home Monday following a 82-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew of the U.S.

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