In a press release on July 27, the Oakland Police Department said that on July 26 officers assigned to the Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC) located an individual wanted in connection to a recent attempted carjacking on Skyline Boulevard.
From the release:
VCOC officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the 2600 block of E. 12th Street, however, it took off. With the assistance of OPD’s helicopter (ARGUS), the vehicle was followed to the City of San Leandro. The three occupants in the vehicle fled on foot, however, they were safely taken into custody by VCOC officers.
Police arrested three individuals (two male adults, and one male juvenile), all from Oakland.
Investigators have connected these three individuals to multiple armed carjackings in the following areas:
• Tompkins Avenue Neighborhood
• Crestmont Neighborhood
• Sequoyah Heights Neighborhood
• Piedmont Avenue Southeast Neighborhood
• Skyline-Hillcrest Estates Neighborhood
Multiple search warrants have been executed in relation to the individuals in this case.This is an ongoing investigation. Investigators continue to investigate other carjacking cases that may be connected.
Violent crime in Oakland is up 15% this year compared to 2022 according to OPD’s most recently weekly crime analysis for the week of July 17: