For Immediate Release April, 13.2023
OPD Makes Multiple Arrests and Recover Several Firearms
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a felony vehicle stop. The incident occurred on April 12, 2023, in the 1900 block of 16th Avenue. OPD Officers deployed to the area and observed a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle involved in a recent shooting. OPD officers assigned to the Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC) conducted a traffic stop, safely taking five adult individuals into custody and recovering three firearms.
In a separate incident, OPD officers recovered a privately made firearm, otherwise known as a “ghost gun,” with an extended magazine. Officers were deployed on April 12, 2023, just after 7:15 PM in the 1100 block of 61st Avenue to a report of an armed carjacking. Officers later found the stolen vehicle in the 6200 block of Seminary Avenue. Officers assigned to Patrol Division conducted a vehicle stop and safely took one juvenile individual into custody.
This week alone, OPD officers recovered at least a dozen firearms and nearly 300 firearms this year.
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