For Immediate Release October 20, 2022
Ceasefire Vehicle Stop Leads to Multiple Arrests and Firearms Recovered
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a felony vehicle stop that occurred on October 17, 2022, at 5:00 PM, in the 1400 block of 27th Avenue. Officers in the area observed three individuals entering a parked vehicle, two of which appeared to have firearms.
Before the vehicle drove away, officers conducted a vehicle stop. Upon contact, one of the individuals inside of the vehicle fled on foot. Officers quickly established a perimeter, ultimately locating the individual and recovering a loaded firearm with an extended magazine.
The remaining two individuals inside the vehicle were safely detained. During the search of the vehicle, two additional firearms with extended magazines were located. Both firearms were loaded, one of which contained a device allowing the firearm to fire multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
All three individuals were arrested for firearm-related offenses, and one had an outstanding robbery warrant.
To date, OPD has recovered nearly 1,220 firearms, which is more than the department recovered in all of 2021.
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