Alameda High School (AHS) was under a shelter-in-place order by Alameda Police Department (APD) Monday, Feb. 3, while Oakland police officers were searching for suspects near the school.
Around 2:40 p.m. Oakland Police Department (OPD) was conducting an investigation in Alameda when two suspects fled, according to APD reports. As a precautionary measure, APD issued the shelter-in-place alert for AHS and for the Alameda Adult School. The Alameda Unified School District posted a message on its Facebook page alerting parents that students were safe, and to not come the school.
On Friday, July 29, Diantay Powell stood in Judge C. Don Clay’s courtroom and apologized for murdering two teenage girls in 2012. Clay was unmoved by the apology and sentenced Powell to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 65 years for murdering Bobbie Sartain, 16, and Raquel Gerstel, 15, on Minna Avenue in Oakland’s Allendale neighborhood on Nov. 25, 2012.
The body of a Berkeley woman who had been missing for six days was found floating in the Oakland Estuary last Thursday, Jan. 28.
The body of Diana Gail Hajisaari, also known as Gail Saari, was located by the Oakland Police Department Air Support and Marine units about 2:45 p.m. that Thursday in a tidal canal behind homes on the 3300 block of Fernside Boulevard. Family members reported Gail missing on Friday Jan. 22.