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Oakland Police Department CA
Wednesday May 16th, 2012 :: 05:18 p.m. PDT


Burglary Strategies and Focus Result in Arrests

Since last Friday, a total of 13 people have been arrested for various property crimes, including six individuals in connection with burglaries that have occurred throughout the City of Oakland.

Chief Howard Jordan acknowledged the increase in burglaries during this past year, and said he has implemented additional resources and strategies to address the trend by identifying hotspots and clusters where burglaries have occurred.

Additionally, teams of officers in marked patrol cars are dedicated to respond to ringing alarms and calls of suspicious vehicles and individuals potentially related to property crimes. Officers have also patrolled neighborhoods on bicycles and by foot, as well as conducted parole and probation compliance checks on individuals with histories of burglary and theft. This week’s arrests are evidence of the Department’s strategies and focus.

The Oakland Police Department encourages residents to report all crimes and any suspicious activity.

Problem solving officers and the city’s Neighborhood Services Division are partnering with community groups in a collaborative effort to actively engage residents to be more vigilant in their neighborhoods. An increased number of community educational opportunities are being implemented in multi-language training sessions. Officers have also established relationships with local alarm monitoring companies to better share information and coordinate response.

Chief Jordan said, “We have seen an increase in the identification and arrest of burglary suspects and we continue to encourage the community by helping us reduce crime together.”

For more information regarding securing your home and property go to the Neighborhood Watch Website: and see the Home Security Survey, Block Group Action Plan for Prevention of Residential Burglary and Surveillance Systems Toolkit.

Oakland Police Department CA
455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-777-3333

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