In Oakland, over the past few days, there have been many peaceful demonstrations throughout our city. Friday night, officers were met with resistance when they attempted to address hostile individuals involved in criminal activity in the Temescal District.
On June 12, 2020, at approximately 10:22 PM the Oakland Police Departments Communication Division received reports of a group of 100 individuals, some armed with bats in the 4000 block of Telegraph Avenue. Agitators then blocked the streets with trash cans and set them on fire. Numerous businesses were vandalized with windows broken, and a building in the area was set on fire. As officers were responding to the reports of disruptive and unruly activity, agitators began to aggressively throw rocks and bottles damaging police vehicles. No officers were reported injured in this incident.
At this time, no arrests have made in connection with this incident. This is an ongoing investigation. The safety of our community members is paramount and violent disruptive behavior will not be tolerated in our city.
The businesses damaged were between the 3900-4800 block of Telegraph Avenue. OPD needs your help in identifying and arresting those responsible for committing crimes that have harmed our community. If a business experienced a loss of merchandise, they are asked to complete a supplemental online report to document the incident at: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/report-a-crime-online or call (510) 777-3333 to file a report.
If a business has video footage or still photographs that may be evidence of a crime such as vandalism, burglary, arson, looting or those responsible for committing a crime, we ask that the owner contact OPD by email: BusinessCrimes@oaklandca.gov
Please include the name and address of the impacted business (and police report number if available) in the email, along with a cell phone number. We encourage our business owners to opt into our Camera Registry Program (CRP). Your camera may have captured information that can help solve the crime!
Recordings at the time of an incident may provide useful information related to the crime, such as a getaway car or the direction that a person of interest was headed. You can register your cameras: https://solar.oaklandnet.com/CameraReg