Oakland - Crime & Emergencies

Mar 18, 2021

Oakland Fire Department steps up in vaccination effort, will soon get new chief

Hoodline interviewed Oakland Fire Department’s (OFD) Interim Chief Melinda Drayton on a few issues in the city including; emergency response and preparedness, race and equity, and the new Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. Read More

Feb 12, 2019

Residents safe after 2-alarm house fire near Piedmont Ave.

A neighbor called in the fire, then helped the residents out of the house. Read More

Nov 13, 2018

How Bay Area locals can help California fire victims

From buying treats at a bake sale to fostering a pet, here's how locals can support the victims of California's devastating fires. Read More

Oct 23, 2018

Fire crews battle blazes at 3 different West Oakland sites this morning

The largest was a 5-alarm fire that erupted at a condo complex currently under construction on West Grand Avenue and Filbert Street. Read More

Oct 16, 2018

Grand jury indicts suspect in Nia Wilson's killing at MacArthur BART station

An Alameda County grand jury has charged John Lee Cowell with murder in the killing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson this past July. Read More

Sep 06, 2018

With California fires raging, agency takes action to prevent a blaze in the East Bay hills

The East Bay Regional Park District aims to prevent fires from starting and spreading from the East Bay hills to urban neighborhoods. Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Community bike shop The Bikery burglarized, loses $20,000 in cash and bikes

The nonprofit shop is seeking the public's help in its recovery efforts. Read More

Aug 13, 2018

Oakland police officer critically injured in multi-vehicle collision

The patrol SUV hit another vehicle before colliding with a semitruck at the Port of Oakland. Read More

Aug 10, 2018

Judge rejects plea deal for Ghost Ship operators

A judge rejected a plea deal for the operators of the Ghost Ship warehouse, where a fire killed 36 people in 2016. Read More

Aug 07, 2018

Firefighters battle blaze at Piedmont residence [Updated]

Piedmont firefighters are currently tackling "heavy fire" at a single-family residence. Read More

Aug 06, 2018
Jul 24, 2018

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing at MacArthur BART station

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested for allegedly killing Nia Wilson and wounding her sister on Sunday. Read More

Jul 23, 2018

Police seek suspect in fatal BART stabbing

John Cowell is wanted in the stabbing of Nia Wilson and her sister at the MacArthur BART station. Read More

Jul 09, 2018

Group offers $300,000 reward to find construction site arsonists

Several residential structures under development in Oakland burned in 2016 and 2017. Read More

Apr 17, 2018

Armed Suspect Robs 'Rawr Coffee Bar'

Last month, an unknown suspect burgled adjoining nonprofit Cat Town. Read More

Mar 16, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Oakland Financial District

Hundreds Protest Immigration Crackdown Outside ICE Building

More than 300 people demonstrated outside Immigration and Custom Enforcement's FiDi building. Read More

Feb 23, 2018

Small East Bay Earthquake Delays BART Systemwide This Afternoon

In case you were on BART wondering about earthquake damage during lunchtime today. Read More

Jan 23, 2018

New Bill Seeks To Deter Vehicle Break-Ins

A new law proposed by State Senator Scott Weiner would make it easier to prosecute auto burglars. Read More

Nov 14, 2017

Judge Rules City Can Be Held Liable For Ghost Ship Fire

The ruling paves the way for fire-related lawsuits against the City of Oakland to proceed. Read More

Oct 27, 2017

BART Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Vandalism Suspect

Anyone with information should contact BART police at 510-464-7040. Read More

Oct 25, 2017

Get prepped for emergencies with these must-have supplies

It's definitely time to review your disaster preparedness plans. Read More

Oct 13, 2017

Where To Buy Respirator Masks In San Francisco & Oakland [Updated]

While many stores are sold out, N95 masks are still available at some. Read More

Oct 09, 2017

North Bay Wildfires Bring Smoke, Ash To San Francisco & Oakland

Brush fires on more than 30,000 acres in several counties are affecting local air quality. Read More

Sep 27, 2017

Firefighters Still Monitoring 4-Alarm Blaze In Hills

The grass fire is 80% contained, but officials said they'll be keeping an eye on it all day. Read More