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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday May 10th, 2012 :: 11:24 a.m. PDT

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Update on Oakland Police Department Response to Multiple Incidents Last Evening

On May 9th, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Oakland Police Department officers conducted a vehicle traffic stop in the area of Ney Street near Ritchie Street. As officers prepared to conduct a felony probation search on the vehicle’s front passenger, the rear passenger of the vehicle ran from the car. Officers pursued him into the 7900 block of MacArthur Boulevard.

During the foot pursuit, the suspect was observed by police to produce and brandish a firearm. Under the belief that the suspect posed an immediate threat, an officer sought cover and fired his service pistol at the suspect. Although the suspect initially fell to the ground, he continued running into nearby, rear residential yards. The suspect’s firearm was recovered from the scene.

In order to capture the suspect in the safest manner possible, Oakland Police Entry Team members (SWAT) responded to conduct searches within an established perimeter; the suspect remains at large.

No officers were injured during the incident, and it is unknown if the suspect sustained any injuries.

The Oakland Police Major Crimes Section responded to the scene and a thorough preliminary investigation was completed. The search for the suspect continues - anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Major Crimes Section at (510) 238-3326.

Also last evening, May 9th, 2012, at about 6:40 p.m., Oakland police officers were dispatched to a home within the 6400 block of Aspinwall Road to ensure the well-being of a female resident. A third party caller had reported to police that the woman possessed a restraining order against a man, Michael Dias (10-12-56). The caller reported a history of domestic violence, that Dias had been recently released from jail, Dias’ potential access to weapons, and that he had been seen recently near the area.

When officers arrived, they heard a woman’s voice from inside the residence; however, the woman became silent and did not answer when officers knocked to check on her safety. Shortly after, officers were able to establish that a man matching Dias’ description was inside the residence, and refused to communicate with police.

Numerous attempts to establish contact with occupants were unsuccessful. Due to the potential of an armed and barricaded suspect, as well as the presence of a potential hostage, the Alameda County SWAT unit was called to the scene in order to make the safest and most effective entry possible into the home. The Oakland Police entry team was unavailable due to an unrelated, but contemporaneous, incident.

At approximately 1:00 a.m., Alameda County Sheriffs Deputies made entry and safely apprehended Dias while finding the female inside and unharmed.

Investigators believe that Dias made unlawful entry into the home, without the woman’s permission, and refused to leave or allow the woman to freely go. Dias was arrested by Oakland police for violation of a restraining order and false imprisonment.

The investigation is on-going as Dias remains in custody this morning.

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455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

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