The Alameda County Juvenile Probation Department is reviewing the case of the teenage boy accused of making up a story that gunshots were fired in the city's West End, which led officers to briefly shut down two schools.
The boy, whose name was not disclosed because he is a minor, admitted that he had fabricated the story, police said. He allegedly told investigators that he had received second-hand information about gunshots fired near Island High School on Third Street, which caused a brief lockdown at the campus and nearby Ruby Bridges Elementary School.
The boy provided the account shortly after 8 a.m. Sept. 11, saying he understood the shots were fired in the 1900 block of Third Street and that the suspect was last seen running toward Ruby Bridges on Jack London Avenue, police said.
The lockdown was lifted at the two schools after about an hour.
It was unclear what prompted the boy to fabricate the story about the gunshots, police said.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 BURGLARY -- A burglar who entered a residence in the 300 block of Tideway Drive fled after learning someone was inside sleeping, police said. It happened about 4:50 a.m., when the burglar cut a screen of an open window and climbed into a bedroom, waking up the victim. The suspect jumped back through the window and fled.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A vehicle stolen in Oakland was recovered at 10:15 a.m. in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. CHILD ABUSE -- Police arrested a man on suspicion of child abuse about 2:50 p.m. on Buena Vista Avenue after he allegedly hit his daughter multiple times on the buttocks as a punishment, leaving her with visible injuries that required medical treatment. VANDALISM -- An 18-year-old man who was spotted spray painting his moniker on the ground of a city parking lot was arrested about 5:15 p.m., in the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue, police said. PETTY THEFT -- Police arrested a man, 21, on suspicion of petty theft after he allegedly concealed merchandise under his clothes at Lucky on Marina Village Parkway and then exited the store. The man, who was arrested about 6:45 p.m., faces a petty theft charge. ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON -- A 22-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed another man around the neck while brandishing a knife during an argument, saying that he could kill him if he wished, police said. The man, 22, was still in possession of the knife, as well as suspected LSD, when officers arrested him just before 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of Blanding Avenue, police said. The victim did not know the suspect before the incident occurred.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen just before 8 a.m. in the 400 block of Channing Way. IDENTITY THEFT -- Identity theft was reported about 12:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Benton Street, where someone used the victim's personal information to make a purchase in Florida. A resident of the 1300 block of Adams Street reported identity theft just before 2 p.m., while another case was reported about 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Yorkshire Place, where the victim's information was used to open a cable account. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 20, on suspicion of drunken driving just before 10 p.m. after a traffic stop at Chestnut Street and Santa Clara Avenue. A woman, 41, was arrested on suspicion of the same offense about 11:45 p.m. after she was involved in a traffic collision in the 1700 block of Park Street, police said. UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- A woman who officers initially contacted while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle was arrested after appearing to be under the influence of methamphetamine, police said. The woman, 38, who was arrested at Kofman Court and Kofman Parkway, was also booked on suspicion of violating her probation for drug offenses.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 9:55 a.m. in the 2200 block of Buena Vista Avenue.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 27, on suspicion of drunken driving about 2:10 a.m. after a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Blanding Avenue, where she allegedly failed field sobriety tests. A 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the same offense about 10:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Park Street. BURGLARY -- A burglar gained access to a residence in the 1400 block of Bay Street by prying off a screen of an open window, police said. It was reported about 4:50 p.m. Another burglary was reported about 6:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Central Avenue, where cash and other items were stolen. MARIJUANA POSSESSION -- Police arrested a man, 21, at 11:25 p.m. after officers allegedly found him in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop in the 600 block of Buena Vista Avenue.