The following is a collection of reports prepared by the . The document contains only items of note. Dated Jan. 12, the log contains incidents that occurred from Jan. 6 to 11. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Friday, Jan. 6
Man arrested after attempting to evade police
A patrol officer in the area of Dyer Street and Regents Boulevard saw a speeding vehicle on Dyer Street. The officer tried to make an enforcement stop, but the suspect failed to yield. The officer stopped his high-speed pursuit when the suspect drove into a residential neighborhood on Jean Drive, but continued to look for the suspect. Shortly after, the officer found the suspect’s crashed vehicle in the area of Jean Drive and Carmen Way, the report said. The suspect tried to run on foot, but the officer caught him a short distance away. According to the report, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia, failing to yield to a police officer, and two outstanding felony arrest warrants.
Saturday, Jan. 7
Armed robbery at Rite Aid
Officers were sent to investigate an armed robbery at the store located at 1650 Decoto Road. The loss prevention agent told officers that he was outside of the store trying to arrest a shoplifter when the suspect’s get-away driver approached and pointed a handgun at him, the report said. Both suspects then escaped in a vehicle. The investigations unit is reviewing video evidence and following up on leads.
Sunday, Jan. 8
Pedestrian injured in vehicle accident
Officers responded to the area of Alvarado Boulevard near Dyer Street to investigate a traffic accident involving a pedestrian. According to the report, officers learned that the pedestrian was jaywalking across Alvarado Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle traveling on Alvarado Boulevard. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital to be treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries, the report said.
Woman robbed at gunpoint in Safeway parking lot
Later in the night, officers responded to a just-occurred armed robbery in the parking lot on Decoto Road. The female victim was walking to her car when she was approached by a lone armed suspect, who pulled out a handgun, took the victim’s purse and fled on foot through the parking lot.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Attempted home burglary
Officers responded to an attempted home burglary on the 33000 block of 4th Street. The resident was asleep in his bedroom when he heard two suspects attempting to break in. The victim chased after the suspects but they managed to escape in a waiting vehicle.
Occupy Oakland demonstrators fall victim to their own American Licorice protest tactics
Over the past week, the police department has responded to various complaints in the area of Liston Way and Whipple Road in connection with the labor dispute between the and its employees. On Monday, Occupy Oakland demonstrators had joined the picket line, with more than 100 people blocking the entrances and exits of the company, refusing to allow people and supplies to enter the property. Officers had the demonstrators move to allow access to the property. On Tuesday, the two parties came to an agreement and ended the labor dispute and demonstration.
Late Tuesday evening, however, officers encountered a car with a flat tire at Whipple Road at Liston Way. According to the report, a carload of suspected Occupy Oakland protesters had not received their Twitter updates and showed up in the area of the strike to lend support. Their car ran over several nails that their fellow protesters had thrown on the ground earlier in the day in in an effort to thwart deliveries.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
UPS driver robbed at gunpoint
On Wednesday morning, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery involving a UPS driver making deliveries in the area of Santa Susana Way at San Andreas Drive. According to the report, the driver was approached by three adult males. One suspect pulled out a handgun and forced the driver to give up his wallet, cell phone and some packages off his truck. The suspects fled in a red or orange colored unknown model vehicle. The investigations unit is following up on this incident.