FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2022
OPD Seeks Help in Identifying Individual in Attempted Kidnapping
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) requests the community’s assistance in identifying an individual in an attempted kidnapping.
On July 19th, 2022, just after 12:30 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping of a two-year-old child at the AC Transit Bus Platform, located at High Street and International Boulevard.
Family members (Oakland residents) told officers that an unknown individual threatened them and attempted to take the toddler. After several unsuccessful attempts to take the two-year-old, the individual proceeded to physically assault the toddler’s mother until an unknown good Samaritan came to her aid. The individual then ran from the area.
The individual is described as a Hispanic male, 40-50 years old, 5’10” tall, and 280 pounds. He was wearing a blue hat, a red and blue shirt, and black pants.
If you recognize this individual, we urgently ask you to contact the OPD Special Victims Unit at (510) 238-3641 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.