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Crime, Fremont »

[6 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Photos and Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
April 1st, 2008. The 911 call came at 2:30am from a woman reporting that she had been raped and robbed inside her apartment. Fremont patrol officers quickly located the suspect in an adjacent apartment where he had barricaded himself inside. It was time to call in the SWAT team. The team quickly surrounded and locked down the building. But after nine hours of failed negotiations, SWAT officers fired tear gas into the apartment. The suspect immediately surrendered was taken into custody without injury.

Chinatown, Oakland »

[21 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Oakland’s Chinatown held its latest monthly crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday evening (Oct 15), in which police briefed some 80 residents present about a recent burglary and once again urged them to shake off the habit of not reporting crime cases.

Chinatown »

[18 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

 
By Guo Shipeng
 
Oakland’s Chinatown has retained a low crime rate in the past three months, but a city official said some residents’ habit of not informing the police about crimes made the community more vulnerable.
 

Business, Crime, Eastlake, Oakland »

[15 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Robberies, Economy Hurt Restaurant Sales | ]

By Adelaide Chen
The nightlife in Oakland’s Eastlake area has never thrived, but it existed quietly. Among the local businesses today, many of the Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants close early, before 8pm.
If it wasn’t enough that the a string of robberies scared away customers in the evenings a few months back, business for the 20 or so restaurant owners have been hit by another factor–the downturn in the economy.