The scandal involving California State Senator Leland Yee last week also involves an Alameda resident. Hon Kueng So of Alameda was charged with conspiracy to receive and transport stolen property, according to the 137-page FBI affidavit in connection with Yee’s March 24 arrest. So is accused of allegedly purchasing “purportedly stolen liquor from an FBI” undercover agent.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) personnel went to the Santa Rita County Jail Sunday, March 23, to order the immediate release of a man who was falsely accused of attempting to kidnap a nine-year-old Alameda girl.

Brian Rourock of Alameda, was arrested for suspicion of battery, kidnapping and annoying or molesting a child after he allegedly grabbed the victim around 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, on the 3200 block of Madison Street. 

Monday, March 17
Two reports of burglary (at residences) reported: at 5:32 a.m. on the 300 block of Sweet Road and at 1:51 p.m. on the 1800 block of San Antonio Avenue.
Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 7:41 a.m. on the 1100 block of Verdemar Drive.
Fraud reported at 4:34 p.m. on Bayview Drive.
Lost property reported at 10:33 a.m. on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue.
Vandalism reported at 5:53 p.m. on the 1500 block of Verdi Street.
Property recovered at 7:36 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue and Park Street.

Attempted robberies with pellet gun shock Alameda High School

At least four attempted armed robberies took place on the Alameda High School (AHS) campus Tuesday afternoon, March 4, according to a letter that AHS principal Robert Ithurburn sent to parents.

Monday, March 3

Grand theft (cash) reported at 7:44 a.m. on the 2900 block of Main Street.

Battery reported at 10:22 a.m. on the 3500 block of Catalina Avenue.

Two cases of ID theft reported: at 2:18 p.m. on the 2800 block of Marina Drive and at 6:10 p.m. on the 300 block of Haight Avenue.

Missing person reported at 4:10 p.m. on Sweet Road.

Injury (sidewalk fall) reported at 12:58 p.m. on the 1400 block of Park Street.


In response to the recent increase in vehicle-pedestrian collisions, the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) Traffic Section has begun a pedestrian awareness campaign to educate and increase driver and pedestrian awareness. Efforts include enforcement, educational presentations in the public schools and awareness tips shared via social media.

The enforcement operations started the week of Feb. 10. In February, 62 citations were issued compared to 26 citations issued in January.

Monday, Feb. 24

Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 6:56 a.m. on the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Two reports of burglary (at a residence) reported: at 1:25 p.m. on the 1600 block of San Antonio Avenue and at 5:15 p.m. on the 3100 block of Otis Drive.

Two cases of battery reported: at 7:21 a.m. on the 2200 block of Pacific Avenue and at 11:59 a.m. on the 2300 block of Alameda Avenue.

Runaway reported at 9:42 a.m. on Webster Street.

Robbery reported at 9:10 p.m. on the 1200 block of Marina Village Parkway.

Monday, Feb. 17

DOA (natural causes) reported at 10:48 a.m. on Westline Drive.

Battery reported at 4:25 p.m. on the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Burglary (at a residence) reported at 3:34 p.m. on the 300 block of Westline.

Three reports of property recovered: at 5:25 a.m. on the 800 block of Marina Village Parkway; at 7:23 a.m. on the 1000 block of Central Avenue; and at 4:06 p.m. at the intersection of Park Street and Alameda Avenue.

Lost property reported at 2:35 p.m. on the 1800 block of San Antonio Avenue.

Above, the Deanna Jo, Alameda Fire Department’s new fire boat, sends twin sprays of water into the Oakland Estuary. The 32-foot vessel has a pair of 300-horsepower engines and a pump with the ability to spray up to 2,000 gallons of water a minute; it can also supply water to fire engines waiting on the shore.

AFD christened the boat last week, naming it for retired AFD employee Deanna Johe. It is the final component of the department’s marine operations program.

An Alameda woman is facing 25 years to life after pleading no contest for the murder of a 44-year-old man on Feb. 14.

Victoria Martinez was to begin trial for the first-degree murder of Curtis Williams before she pled no contest last week. Williams was shot, bludgeoned and strangled by Martinez on July 4, 2012, in his recreational vehicle (RV) in Oakland’s Meadow Brook neighborhood.