Date posted: February 25, 2022 at 4:26 p.m.
Last update: February 25, 2022 at 4:50 p.m.
For Immediate Release February 25, 2022
As members of the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Division attempted to arrest armed individuals linked to robberies and carjackings, two individuals in a stolen vehicle used it to ram OPD’s marked patrol vehicle and emergency rescue SUV, causing severe damage (pictured above).
The incident happened in the 2700 block of San Pablo Avenue on Thursday evening. The two individuals in safe custody are believed to be linked to several violent crimes. Officers also recovered two loaded firearms.
Thursday’s incident comes just a day after Ceasefire arrested four known gang members suspected of being linked to multiple violent crimes, including shootings across Oakland. Five firearms with high-capacity magazines were recovered during Wednesday’s inquest.
The OPD Ceasefire is a proven strategy that has continued to drive down violent crime in Oakland. Working with our community partners, Ceasefire was able to reduce gun violence in Oakland by 50%, according to Giffords Law Center.
Together, Ceasefire, the Independent Violence Prevention Department and the community continue to work to reduce gun violence by identifying the groups and gangs that drive crime.