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Crime & Public Safety

I’ll never forget it because it was literally the week I moved to Emeryville (My tenure here literally “started with a BANG” 😉 On Aug. 28, 2003, Daniel Andreas San Diego allegedly detonated two bombs at the...

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The EPD has issued a Nixle advisory that one of the suspects in a string of armed robberies in North Oakland has been spotted in Emeryville at the East Bay Bridge Shopping Center (Home Depot). All...

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Mom and Guard Foil Attempted Emeryville Child Kidnapping By Brian Shields A 19-year old with a history of mental problems is in jail after allegedly trying to kidnap a seven-year old girl. The victim and...

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A press conference was held on Wednesday at the site of the tragedy to announce that the reward fund for a conviction in the Aya Nakano murder case been increased to the substantial amount $100,000....

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One person was injured after a shooting on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The shooting occurred on westbound Highway 580 near MacArthur Boulevard around 2:45 a.m., the...

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I actually heard an alarm go off this morning and ignored it. Lux had just held one of its quarterly estate sales at its warehouse on Park & Hubbard this past weekend. Lux’s owner Jesse...

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After a recent string of violent incidents including the mugging of former Council-member Ken Bukowski in April and  a daytime shooting at the Public Market in May that were panned by the main-stream media, The E’ville...

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Wouldn’t it be great if the real world functioned like the television show Law & Order? Passionate Detectives jettisoning around town, questioning, grilling, cleverly extracting confessions, jailing and ultimately convicting criminals all in a tidy, efficient...

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Afternoon Shooting along San Pablo Avenue

September 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

A shooting occurred in broad daylight last Saturday on the corner of San Pablo and 45th near a nail salon. According to EPD Captain Dante Diotalevi “The victim was extremely uncooperative”. The victim was treated for...

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Even the Mayor of our city is not immune to the recent wave of smartphone thefts. Brinkman’s advice? “Don’t leave anything exposed,” he said. “It’s probably the most important thing you can do.” It sounds like...

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The much maligned construction of the Bay Bridge ($5 billion over budget and a decade late) has endured one folly after another and chipped away at their eroding credibility (The latest being the failed bolts along...

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In a story that is making national headlines and being billed as an issue of religious freedom, AMC is not relenting on what it is calling a violation of its zero tolerance policy toward weapons....

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Aya Nakano was laid to rest on Tuesday, the victim of a senseless murder following a fender-bender at a stop light along Stanford in North Oakland. He was returning home from a pick-up basketball game at Cal around...

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A horrific car accident claimed the lives of two young men early Saturday morning near Boyd’s Auto Body along Powell. The cause of the crash is still being investigated. A string of tragedies have plagued our town...

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Not the story I wanted to report but apparently the search for Emeryville resident Beau Rasmussen has been called off after being missing for nearly a month. Reprinted from The Mercury News: Though searchers who have...

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An Emeryville man was shot to death in North Oakland late Wednesday, the night before his 23rd birthday, after getting into a confrontation with two men who collided with his car, police said. Aya Nakano...

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A shooting occurred in broad-daylight in the Public Market Parking lot on Friday, May 17th in case you didn’t hear or read about it. Chances are you didn’t hear or read about it because no mainstream press agencies...

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An Emeryville man who disappeared Sunday after he walked away from his friends at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race remained missing on Tuesday and his family said his disappearance comes as...

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Winslow Lazer Norton (top), who also goes by the rap alias “Blanco” and his brother Abraham have struck a plea deal in their long-running federal case. Winslow’s Blue Star Corner residence was the subject of a recent...

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Morning DEA Raid at Blue Star Corner

April 10, 2013 | 1 Comments

Park Avenue residents awoke to yet another staged raid on the corner of Halleck and Sherwin on Wednesday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., this one was on a residencial unit at Blue Star Corner. It is unclear...

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Former Mayor and 6-term Council member Ken Bukowski survived an attempted armed-mugging last Saturday evening first reported by the Tattler while walking to the Watergate Condominiums (This story was not picked up on by the...

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A woman found dead Thursday morning on the beach at Shorebird Park was a Fremont resident who committed suicide, authorities said Friday. The 44-year-old woman’s name was not released. Fremont police said the woman’s sister...

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Seems like EPD police chief Ken James has ruffled some feathers in the gun enthusiast community with his recent “A Gun Is Not a Defensive Weapon” comment. This is a story that I thought may...

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EmeryStation evacuated after Bomb threat

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some excitement today for our little city as we awoke to the sound of helicopters hovering above (usually not a good thing). A bomb-threat, reported about 7 a.m., apparently targeted the Joint BioEnergy Institute, a laboratory facility...

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