For Immediate Release October 6, 2022
OPD’s New Crime Plan Leads to More Firearms Off the Streets
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) continues to address violent crime in an effort to make the city of Oakland a safer community. In less than 24 hours, the Ceasefire Division made seven arrests and recovered five firearms.
On October 5, 2022, Ceasefire officers located an individual wanted for outstanding warrants. Officers initiated a car stop; the individual began ramming their fully marked patrol vehicle. The individual was safely taken into custody and a firearm was recovered from their waistband. Officers also located an AR-style assault weapon with a 40-round capacity magazine following a search of the individual’s residence.
Officers also made an unrelated arrest in the 4700 block of International Boulevard for an individual wanted in connection with a gun-related case.
On October 4, 2022, just after 7:30 PM, officers observed a vehicle run a stop sign in the area of Avenal and Bancroft Avenues. The officers initiated a car stop; the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Officers later located the vehicle in the 5600 block of Harmon Avenue and conducted an enforcement stop.
Officers arrested two individuals for multiple firearm-related charges and recovered two firearms with extended magazines, one of which contained a device allowing the firearm to fire multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
Less than two hours later, in the area of 89th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, officers assigned to the Ceasefire Division made three additional arrests and recovered a firearm. The arrests were for illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, and an outstanding warrant.
Since implementing Chief Armstrong’s new Crime Plan nine days ago, OPD has made nearly two dozen arrests of individuals connected with violent crime, including shootings and homicides, and recovered roughly 30 firearms.
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