Important:

Red Flag Warning for parts of the East Bay starting 11PM Tuesday 8/17 night and lasting until Wednesday 8/18 at 3PM.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY

Date Posted: October 7th, 2021 @ 5:13 PM
Last Updated: October 7th, 2021 @ 5:40 PM
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For Immediate Release

OPD NEWS: October 7, 2021

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a home invasion and sexual assault in the Redwood Heights Neighborhood. The incident happened today just before 4:00 AM. The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked window. The man approached two victims who were asleep and demanded money. The suspect sexually assaulted one victim before leaving the residence.

This appears to be a random act of violence. OPD needs your help solving this case. The suspect is described as a male in his 20's, 5'10", thin build, black mask, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants.

If you have any information or video regarding this case, we asked you to call OPD’s Special Victims Section 510-238-3641

REDUCE YOUR RISK:

  • Make sure you have strong locks on your doors. Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Install an alarm and/or video surveillance system.
  • Maintain well-lit porches and driveways.
  • Trim bushes and trees to increase visibility from inside of your house and to avoid hiding spots.
  • Install signs such as Alarm, Surveillance System or Beware of Dog.