Officers from the Sacramento, Alameda and Berkeley police departments have arrested three suspects in connection with the 2010 murder of 35-year-old Eric Franklin in Alameda. One of the men arrested is also wanted in connection with a second killing in unincorporated San Leandro.

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Monday, March 31
Brandishing (unknown weapon) reported at 6:45 p.m. on the 400 block of Willie Stargell Avenue.
Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 12:35 p.m. at the intersection of Grand Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Robbery reported at 7:04 p.m. on the 2600 block of Blanding Avenue.
Lost property reported at 3:10 p.m. on the 1300 block of Marina Village Parkway.

Monday, March 24
Grand theft (auto) reported at 8:34 a.m. on the 500 block of Maitland Drive.
ID theft reported at 8:25 a.m. on the 100 block of Norwich Road.
Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 1:48 p.m. on the 1900 block of Cambridge Drive.
Lost property reported at 12:03 p.m. on the 2900 block of Southwood Drive.
Evidence collected by APD at 2:05 p.m. on the 1600 block of Buena Vista Avenue.
Injury (dog bite) reported at 4:44 p.m. on the 1500 block of Eighth Street.

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.

Radio Museum Fundraiser Set

Alameda Community Radio (ACR), an Internet radio station, is holding a fundraiser to help support its quest to obtain a broadcast license from the Federal Communication Commission.


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.