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A Violent Sideshow Ends with Multiple Arrests and Impounded Vehicles

Date Posted: February 14th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Last Updated: February 15th, 2022 @ 12:04 PM
A vehicle impounded from a sideshow and a police cruiser.

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating illegal Sideshow activity; that occurred throughout the City of Oakland, on February 12, 2022, just before midnight. An estimated 100 vehicles gathered near the 8200 block of MacArthur Boulevard to take part in reckless driving.

Nearly 200 people stood by and watched the illegal activity. As officers arrived on the scene, sideshow participants pointed lasers and threw bottles, rocks, and fireworks.

Officers made ten focused enforced stops, taking three people into custody, recovering two firearms, and towing three vehicles with a 30-day hold.

Illegal Sideshow activity affects our neighborhoods, businesses, and the quality of life in our community.

Our investigators will continue to work to identify those responsible for committing crimes, as well as participating in illegal Sideshow activity.

If you have information about illegal Sideshows, you can send OPD a tip at our non-emergency email, sideshowtips@oaklandca.gov, or call (510) 777-3333.

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