Suspects Assault Cop During Traffic Stop PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:03

A police officer stopped a vehicle at International Blvd. and 106th Ave. Monday, Jan. 25, at about 3 p.m. after a driver committed a traffic violation.

Before the officer could contact the driver of the vehicle, a second vehicle pulled up behind him and two people got out of the car to confront the officer.

A 20-year-old woman and 22-year-old man approached the officer in a hostile manner, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the SLPD.

They demanded to know why he stopped the vehicle. The driver inside was a family member.

The woman got aggressive with the officer, trying to hit and kick him. The male suspect began to yell expletives at the officer and ran towards him with his fists raised.

After additional officers arrived on scene, both suspects were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest with force and violence.


Marina Resident Says Conditions Aren’t Safe After He is Seriously Injured by Assailant PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:02

A man who lives on his boat at the marina said he was attacked while taking a shower at the marina facilities last week.

Jerry Merrow thinks things are not safe at the marina, even though those who live there pay for safety features such as gates which are supposed to let only residents inside.

Merrow thinks a homeless person may have been responsible for his assault, but didn’t get a good look at his assailant. The police are on the case.

Merrow says people who don’t live at the marina use the residents’ facilities even though they shouldn’t be able to get past the security gates, and the marina staff isn’t doing enough about it.

About two weeks ago, a mirror in the marina shower room was stolen, then some lights were taken and other lights burnt out, so it was dark when he took a shower last Thursday at 8 p.m.

When he got out of the shower, a man knocked him out and he lost consciousness. He woke to find the man riffling through his pockets, but the assailant didn’t get anything.

Merrow got a dislocated shoulder and concussion, as well as ongoing headaches.

Merrow says that maintenance and security at the marina aren’t up to snuff and there are condoms and used needles littering the area too.

“If you want to scare yourself to death, go down there in the dark,” said Merrow.


City Council Doubles Reward Offer to $50,000 for Information Leading to the Murderer of Joel Ramirez PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:01

020416n4The City of San Leandro has doubled the reward for information leading to the conviction of the murderer of Joel Ramirez to a total of $50,000.

The police hope the money will be enough information to get someone to step forward and help solve the crime. It’s the largest reward ever offered by the city.

Ramirez was shot and killed outside his Kenilworth Avenue home in December 2014.

Police believe the 21-year-old was the victim of mistaken identity. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

Several of Ramirez’s loved ones thanked the City Council for the reward money at Monday night’s meeting.

“This really means a lot to us,” said friend Emily Fishbaugh, “I know it is technically a cold case right now. Maybe the extra (money) will help someone come forward so that this doesn’t happen to someone else.”

Anyone with any information on the crime is asked to call the San Leandro police at 577-3238.


Sheriff Seeks Help in Cold Case Murder PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:59

020416cThe Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is calling attention to a cold case homicide.

On Friday, Jan. 20, 1995,  at 8 p.m., 24-year-old Ulric “Ric” Bradley was found lying in the gutter on Liberty Street in Ashland, between 158th and 162nd avenues.

Bradley had been shot in the head. He was taken to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley and pronounced dead on arrival.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the crime to call 667-3622.




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