A community news source for residents of the HarriOak neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More Crime News

Juicy, a juvenile drug dealer who has been working the Perkins Way bus stop and the corner of Oakland Avenue and Pearl Street for about a year, was recently arrested with a semiautomatic weapon. More details are on the HarriOak Crime Blog.

On a slightly more positive note, the Crime Blog had heard about a bunch of robberies in HarriOak. We pulled the reports and found that all but two of the six assaults and robberies were cases of domestic violence. One of the robberies occurred in the Fairmount slum area (corner of Pearl) where there is ongoing crime. One was at midnight on the 200 block of Oakland Avenue. That's the most worrisome incident since it involves a middle-class residential area that is generally regarded as safe and we are looking for more information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good news on "Juicy." I pass the Perkins steps each afternoon on my way home, and for a while there were four to half a dozen young men in the usual attire on most days, rolls of cash often visible, handing out dirty looks to any passer-by who might make eye contact. I haven't seen that group for a few months now, and am happy to learn that at least one of them is out of circulation.