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Can the Crime Be Reported Online?

Use the following information to decide if the crime can be reported online, or if the crime must be reported in-person.

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Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: January 18th, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

The crime CAN be reported online if ALL of the following are true:

1. The crime is NOT an emergency;
2. You are at least 18 years old;
3. You have a working email address;
4. The crime occurred within Oakland city limits; and
5. The crime did NOT occur on a freeway or highway.

The crime CANNOT be reported online if ANY of the following are true:

1. You know who who committed the crime;
2. You have evidence related to the crime, such as photographs and/or video;
3. The damage or value is over $5,000;
4. The lost or stolen property includes the loss of a firearm; or
5. The lost or stolen property includes the loss of a vehicle license plate.
6. The lost or stolen property is a motorized vehicle (automobile or other motorized vehicle).