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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Multiple Vehicles Damaged in Vandalism Spree

Oct 03,2022

Alameda police officers responded to a report of vandalism on the 1600 block of Webster Street Friday, Sept. 30. Officers identified damage to multiple vehicles, including punctured tires and scratched paint.

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APD Clears Ten Organized Kohl’s Retail Department Theft Cases

Sep 10,2022

Between May 2022 and August 2022, the Kohl’s Department Store at the South Shore Shopping Center experienced a series of thefts totaling over $20,000. As investigators looked into each incident, they discovered the individual used stolen vehicles during the commission of some of the crimes.

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