San Leandro Man Faces Manslaughter Charges in Drunk Driving Death PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:50

A San Leandro man has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in the 2014 alleged drunk driving incident that led to his friend’s death.

Corey McDonah, 24, received multiple felony charges from the district attorney’s office in a hearing last week.

McDonah is scheduled to enter a plea at his next court appearance later this month.

McDonah was driving his Corvette on I-580 when he crashed his car near Park Boulevard in July of 2014.

His passenger, 25-year-old Alameda resident Nicholas Obenchain, was ejected from teh car during the crash.

Obenchain died from his injuries in the hospital three days later.

McDonah himself had serious injuries in the crash, accoring to the CHP.

California Highway Patrol officers said he was driving while intoxicated.

McDonah had pled no contest to reckless driving just three months before the fatal crash when he was arrested by the CHP for reaching speeds of up to 120 m.p.h. on his motorcycle on I-580 near the MacArthur maze.


Hayward Man Sentenced to Four Years in Officer-Involved Shooting PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:49

A man who was shot and injured by an Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy this summer has pled guilty to assaulting the officer and has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Patrick Gregorie, a 31-year-old Hayward resident, had the run-in with the deputy on July 5 while committing a burglary at 15956 East 14th Street in the unincorporated area.

The deputy arrived at the scene just after midnight and saw Gregorie hiding nearby a car  that had been broken into. Gregorie got in his waiting car and tried to flee the scene.

The deputy ordered Gregorie to stop, but he did not, and  instead drove his car towards the deputy.

The officer fired at him and Gregorie was struck in the left shoulder. The deputy said he feared for his life as the car came towards him.

Gregorie was treated for the injury at Eden Hospital and released an hour later.

Gregorie pled guilty to assaulting an officer. He initially faced additional charges of attempted murder, burglary, and driving a stolen car.


Drive-By Shooting Suspect Who Was Killed by Deputies Identified PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:10

The suspect in last week’s drive-by shooting and attempted carjacking who was shot to death by Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies has been identified as 32-year-old Oakland resident Dante Osborne.

Osborne allegedly shot and injured a man in Oakland just after midnight on Sept. 22.

Officers later found his abandoned car on I-580 and received a report of him attempting to carjack a man on I-238 in San Leandro, but he was unsuccessful, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Osborne then walked on the side of the freeway to an alley near the East 14th Street exit and would not obey deputies orders to surrender.

The Sheriff’s Office says he then fired several shots from a semiautomatic handgun at police.

One of Osborne’s shots hit a passing vehicle, but no one was injured.

Police returned fire on Osborne, killing him.

The shooting snarled commute traffic on I-238, as it was closed for several hours.

The East 14th Street entrance and exit to the freeway were closed through the late afternoon last Tuesday while police gathered evidence.


Multiple Felony Charges for Suspect in San Lorenzo Road Rage Shooting PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:08

A 25-year-old man is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail on felony charges including attempted murder for a road rage shooting last Tuesday.

Philip Michael Jones was arraigned Thursday at the Hayward Hall of Justice on counts of attempted murder, assault with deadly weapon, and a drive-by shooting enhancement.

Jones allegedly shot another man in the arm after a road rage fight around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 on Hesperian Boulevard near the Lewelling intersection.

Both Jones and the victim were in their cars at the time of the shooting. A passenger in the victim’s car was not injured.

The victim was taken to the hospital and expected to recover completely.

The shooting was witnessed by a nearby patrolling deputy, according to Lt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones fled the scene, but authorities caught up with him in his parked car on Foothill Boulevard near 164th Avenue about a half-hour later.

Deputies found a gun in his car that they say was used in the shooting.


Man Shot and Wounded in Road Rage Incident on Hesperian Boulevard PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:05

A man was shot in the arm in an apparent road rage incident near the intersection of Hesperian and Lewelling boulevards in San Lorenzo Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred just after 10:15 a.m., according to  Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men got into an argument while stopped inside their vehicles and one shot the other.

The victim’s friend called 911 and the suspect immediately fled the scene.

A deputy who was in the area witnessed the shooting and saw a man flee and got a description on his vehicle.

Deputies located the vehicle and the suspect about a half hour later on Foothill Boulevard near 164th Avenue.

A gun was found in the car and the man was arrested. Authorities have not yet released his name.

Kelly said the suspect faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in addition to a drive-by shooting enhancement which could result in a harsher sentence.

The victim was taken to Eden Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


SL Man Shot and Killed in Oakland PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:04

A San Leandro man was shot and killed along with a friend in East Oakland earlier this month, Oakland police said.

On Sept. 9, Robert Fields, 23, of San Leandro and Avery Enoch, 27, of Oakland were shot and killed on the 2300 block of 88th Avenue in Oakland at around 10 p.m.

Enoch died that day and Fields was taken to the hospital via ambulance and succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Oakland police have not released a motive in the shooting and no suspects have yet been arrested.

Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the killings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland police at 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 777-8572.


Public Asked To Identify Bank Robber PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 12:18

090315cSan Leandro police have released a surveillance camera photo (right) of the suspect who robbed the Bank of the West  two weeks ago.

The bank at 1601 Washington Avenue was robbed Aug. 19 at 9 a.m., just as it opened.

An African American man who looked to be in his 30s and dressed in a bright red shirt approached the teller with a note demanding cash, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled on foot, headed west.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call police at 577-2740.


SL Woman Arrested in Central Valley PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 12:17

A San Leandro woman was among five Alameda County residents who were arrested in  San Joaquin County last week for their involvement in an alleged shoplifting ring.

Police in Ripon say the 29-year-old San Leandro woman and suspects from Hayward, Union City, and Oakland entered a CVS drug store on Main Street in that town around 9:30 p.m. on August 23.

The suspects entered together and then immediately split up, which drew the suspicion of an employee. The employee watched them and saw the suspects concealing items and then called Ripon police.

By the time officers arrived, the suspects had left the store, but police found them driving in a car about a half-mile away.

Police found over 200 stolen items in the car including jewelry, alcohol, perfume, and makeup valued at over $3,000.

Police have found at least two victims and are looking for more – Ripon police believe the suspects may have burglarized stores in the Bay Area as well as the Central Valley.

Anyone with information or who believes their store may have been burglarized by these suspects is asked to call Ripon police at (209) 599-0254.


San Leandro Man Caught in Federal Bust PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 12:15

Philong Chuong, 52, of San Leandro,  recently pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute over 3,000 pounds marijuana in Pennsylvania as well as conspiracy to launder money, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice.

The wholesale value of the marijuana distributed exceeded $14 million and the street value many times that.

United States Postal Inspectors eventually identified more than 250 inbound drug packages between Chuong and an accomplice on the East Coast, and in excess of 350 outbound parcels containing drug proceeds, with $12,000-$20,000 cash in each package.

Postal inspectors and IRS and FBI special agents observed the accomplice making deals out of her home and a nail salon she owned in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Between January and April 2011, postal inspectors served nine search warrants on random outgoing parcels suspected to contain drug proceeds.

Each of the eight parcels contained thousands of dollars in cash, with the total exceeding $143,000.

More than a hundred hours of calls were intercepted and they discussed the marijuana trafficking.

Chuong will be sentenced on Dec. 10 in federal court in Pittsburgh. The total sentence will be between five years to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both.


Cops’ Corner PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:13

By Lt. Joe Molettieri • San Leandro Police

What is Cops’ Corner, you ask? Well, it is a place where the San Leandro Police Department will periodically publish an article regarding a particular topic in relation to the police department and its community.

Also, we will publish information about a specific division within the department explaining how it functions, contact numbers and advice on preventing crime.

This is a place where your police department wants feedback from the community and also wants to inform you of how we operate 24/7, 365 days a year.

There are many ways you can “follow us” on social media to get the latest updates regarding the police department.

We are on Facebook, Twitter, Nixle, and the city website at

At those websites you will find how to get more information about us and what we are doing in the community.

What’s very important to us is preventing crime but when crime does occur we want to catch the criminal just as much as the victim wants the criminal caught.

One way is through technology. We have solved numerous crimes through video surveillance and this is why it is so important to talk about how you can register your video camera with us.

As crimes occur nearby, resident and business owners may not  be aware that their video system may have captured information that could help solve a crime. In turn, we the police are also not aware who may have this vital information.

We ask residents and business owners across the city to register their video camera systems to assist the investigation.

After registering your camera with us, you would only be contacted by the police department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera.

Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation.

If you would like to register your camera with us then please visit For more information please contact the Crime Prevention unit at 577-3228 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lt. Molettieri can be reached at 577-3226 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Police Chase Woman from SL To SF PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:12

A woman was arrested last week after a police chase that started in San Leandro and wound up in San Francisco.

On Aug. 20 at around 2:45 a.m, the woman was driving on I-880 near Washington Avenue when an officer from the California Highway Patrol saw her weaving and tried to pull her over, according to the CHP.

The woman didn’t stop and led the CHP on a chase north on I-880, onto I-80, and over the Bay Bridge.

The woman got off on the Fremont Street exit in San Francisco and turned on to Market Street, where her car ran out of gas.

The woman then fled on foot. Meanwhile, her car rolled into a fire hydrant and water began shooting in to the air.

The woman then slipped on the water and officer swere able to catch up with her and arrest her for suspicion of reckless driving, evading police, and driving with a suspended license.


Man Accused of Posing as Worker to Steal PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:12

A San Leandro man was arrested in Los Altos last week for allegedly posing as a utility worker to gain access to a home and burglarize it.

On July, 20, the 37-year-old suspect and another man entered a home in Los Altos at around 1 p.m., according to that city’s police department.

The men were dressed in orange safety vests and told the homeowner that they were city workers and the water supply to the home may have been contaminated.

The resident let the suspects into his home and the suspects ran several faucets and then left. A short time later, the victim discovered that items had been stolen.

A couple of hours earlier that same day, another Los Altos resident reported that men dressed utility workers told him his water may be contaminated and again the suspects ran several faucets, but this time they didn’t steal anything. The San Leandro man was arrested but his partner remains at large, according to Los Altos police.

A similar burglary happened in that city last September and police believe all of the burglaries were perpetrated by the same suspects.

Anyone with information about similar crimes is asked to call the Los Altos Police Department at (650) 947-2770.




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