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

Friday, September 11, 2009


During the past month at least three homes were burglarized on Harrison, Frisbie and Kempton. Burglars have been entering through windows and in at least one instance have kicked down a door. Three juveniles who live in the neighborhood near Harrison have been associated with the burglaries. They are usually seen riding bikes. Two are African American and one is a skinny Latino who wears a ponytail. At least one of their mothers is concerned about their activities. Please keep an eye out and call 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see anything suspicious. If you have the opportunity, please take a picture with your phone or camera. Previous burglars who targeted HarriOak residents were caught because quick-thinking residents called the police. Unfortunately, during a recent burglary on Frisbie, a neighbor watched entire incident transpire and the criminals depart before contacting the police. That is an example of what NOT to do. Please help keep the neighborhood safe by calling the police immediately. In the case of the Frisbie burglary, the burglars brought a bat and apparently planned a home invasion. Luckily, no one was home. Nothing of value was taken.

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