For Immediate Release February 25, 2022
As members of the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Division attempted to arrest armed individuals connected 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 occurred in the 2700 block of San Pablo Avenue Thursday night. The two individuals safely taken into custody, are believed to be connected to several violent crimes. Officers also recovered two loaded firearms.
Thursday’s incident comes just one day after Ceasefire arrested four known gang members believed to be connected to multiple violent crimes, including shootings throughout Oakland. Five firearms with high-capacity magazines were recovered in Wednesday’s investigation.
OPD’s Ceasefire is a proven strategy that has continued to drive violent crime down in Oakland. Working with our community partners, Ceasefire was able to cut gun violence in Oakland by 50% according to Giffords Law Center.
Together Ceasefire, the Independent Department of Violence Prevention, and the community continue to work towards reducing gun violence by identifying groups and gangs that are driving the crime.