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It’s a War Zone Here

Posted in Dimond District, holy crap, home invasion, Oakland, she-it on November 20, 2010 by Nada

Tuesday morning OPD and the highway patrol chased down some kids on the bay bridge and arrested them. The news was all over it, saying those suspects were the ones responsible for the home invasions robberies. Maybe. On Wednesday, I took this photo, of the police responding to an armed robbery call across the street from where I buy dog food.

In the mean time, the police made more arrests of two different sets of suspects. The news keeps reporting the woman in the last set of arrests says she “accidentally” shot a victim. What the hell? She shot someone. It doesn’t matter whether she “accidentally” did it or not. She used a gun to perpetrate a crime. And then this happened last night after the victim got off the 57 bus, down the MacArthur corridor.

In the mean time, we seem to have an offer on the house. Seems like a good offer. We are selling it “as is” now, and at a good price. Yup, we are running. Seems like the prudent thing to do at this point, and I have to admit I’m more than a little angry with my realtor. At a meeting to discuss terms, she told me I was all “entrenched” in this scene, and it was my “reality.” Then she tacked on “You make you own reality.” Huh? Um, yeah, the home invasion was across the street from me. The robbery was across the street from my pet store. The killers of this last victim were on the bus I ride. How does one get dis-entrenched from this? Well, something will happen to her, and then soon I suppose it will suddenly become her reality too.

UPDATED: Yup, another shooting.

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Oakland Home Invasion

Posted in Dimond District, holy crap, home invasion, Oakland on November 13, 2010 by Nada

Last night, my neighbors directly across the street from my house were victims of a home invasion robbery. The police responding to the call said the suspects have pulled more than 20 crimes of this nature in our area. The suspects are believed to be driving a silver infiniti. They target large Asian families because of the speculation they are hoarding cash in the house. According to the police, another family on our street at the foot of the hill was also victimized in the last couple of weeks, along with a homeowner one street over. The home owner one street over owns a pit bull, and the suspects brought dog food to pacify the animal. The suspects are 2 male African Americans, slight build, with grey hoodies and a bandana covering their face. One of their names is Marcus. They wait for the victims to come home after dark, and then they apprehend their victims outside their home and force them inside at gunpoint. For one of the crimes, a Caucasian male did join the 2 male African Americans. There is a reward for the capture and arrest of these suspects.

The crime across the street from us took place at 7:15pm. At approximately 10pm, they pulled another home invasion on another family around the corner and up the street from us. The suspects are young and according to the police, calm. They are hitting homes off the MacArthur corridor.

Our surveillance camera did capture images of the suspects prior to the home invasion, but both suspects had their grey hoodies pulled down to conceal their faces. Prior to committing the crime, the suspects did attempt to hide in our next door neighbor’s driveway, but a motion sensitive spotlight came on, and they moved.

One suspect was able to conceal himself across the street in front of the victim’s house behind a bush. The other suspect concealed himself on the victim’s premises. They did threaten to shoot and kill the victim’s 10 year old daughter.

If you have any sort of overgrown vegetation on your premises, please cut it back. Please alert the police to anyone unusual in the area. I do suspect these are people living in the area.