For Immediate Release July 27, 2023
OPD Makes Several Arrests in Connection with Carjacking SeriesThe Oakland Police Department (OPD) arrested multiple individuals associated to a carjacking series.
On July 26, 2023, officers assigned to the Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC) located an individual wanted in connection to a recent attempted carjacking on Skyline Boulevard. VCOC officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the 2600 block of E. 12th Street, however, it took off. With the assistance of OPD’s helicopter (ARGUS), the vehicle was followed to the City of San Leandro. The three occupants in the vehicle fled on foot, however, they were safely taken into custody by VCOC officers.
Due to the phenomenal collaboration and coordination of OPD’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID), VCOC, Intelligence Unit, and Patrol Division, three individuals were arrested (two male adults, and one male juvenile), all of Oakland. Investigators have connected these three individuals to multiple armed carjackings in the following areas:
• Tompkins Avenue Neighborhood
• Crestmont Neighborhood
• Sequoyah Heights Neighborhood
• Piedmont Avenue Southeast Neighborhood
• Skyline-Hillcrest Estates Neighborhood
Multiple search warrants have been executed in relation to the individuals in this case.
This is an ongoing investigation. Investigators continue to work diligently and are looking into other carjacking cases that may be connected.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a carjacking that occurred on July 21, 2023, just after 8:00 AM, in the area of Keller Avenue and Skyline Boulevard.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a robbery and carjacking that occurred on July 23, 2023, at 9:00 PM, in the 12100 block of Skyline Boulevard.