A juvenile who was reported possibly armed with a handgun at Island High School the morning of April 24 was actually carrying a BB gun, police said.
The report prompted police to place the campus at 1900 Third St. and other nearby schools on a "soft" lockdown -- asking students to shelter in place -- while officers searched for the suspect, who was contacted in the area of Main Street and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. Police described the BB gun as a replica semi-automatic handgun. Police did not disclose the name and age of the juvenile, or why he was carrying the BB gun.
A parent of an Island High School student called police at 10:39 a.m. after the parent's child said someone at the school appeared to be carrying a gun, and the juvenile was arrested at 11:11 a.m., when the lockdown was also lifted. The investigation determined the crime occurred off the school campus, police said.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 4:55 a.m. on Britt Court, police said. A vehicle was also reported stolen about 10:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of Marianas Lane. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY -- A residential burglary was reported about 4:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Clinton Avenue, where someone forced open a front porch door and stole a bicycle, police said.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 VEHICLE BREAK-IN -- A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of breaking into a vehicle was identified as the one responsible by a witness, police said. The man, who tried to flee in his own vehicle, was contacted by officers as they were carrying out an area check shortly after the break-in, which was reported about 1:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Paru Street. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 43, on suspicion of drunken driving about 2:30 a.m. at High Street and Fernside Boulevard. VEHICLE THEFT -- The theft of a U-Haul truck was reported about 11:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Alameda South Shore Center. METAL KNUCKLES -- A 20-year-old man whom officers initially contacted because he was smoking a cigarette near the door of the AMF Southshore Lanes bowling alley, which is a violation of a city ordinance, was in possession of metal knuckles, police said. The man, who was arrested about 7:50 p.m., was also in possession of a marijuana cigarette and a capsule containing suspected amphetamine, police said.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE -- An Alameda police dog and the animal's handler helped the CHP locate and arrest a vehicle-theft suspect in Oakland. The CHP asked for the help about 12:50 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- A thief shattered a rear passenger window of a vehicle while his companion acted as a lookout, then reached into the vehicle and stole a backpack, police said. The pair fled in a vehicle after the theft, which was reported about 8:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of Webster Street.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 IDENTITY THEFT -- A resident of Orr Court and a person who lives in the 1300 block of High Street each reported that they were victims of identity theft in unrelated cases, police said.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A traffic stop about 1:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Atlantic Avenue led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving. Police arrested another man, 25, on suspicion of the same offense just after 2 a.m. after a traffic stop at Park Street and Lincoln Avenue. UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- A 40-year-old man whom a police officer recognized as someone on parole was arrested about 2:25 p.m. in the 1800 block of Oak Street, where he allegedly failed a field sobriety test for narcotics.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 27, on suspicion of drunken driving after a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Webster Street. COMMERCIAL BURGLARY -- A burglary was reported just after 10 a.m. at a business in the 2400 block of Mariner Square Drive, where the thief entered through an unlocked front door. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 12:50 p.m. in the 1800 block of Poggi Street. OUTSTANDING WARRANT -- A man, 51, whom officers initially contacted because he was sleeping in his vehicle was arrested after a background check revealed that he was wanted on three outstanding misdemeanor warrants for traffic offenses in Oakland, police said. The arrest occurred about 3:05 p.m. in the 2000 block of Grand Street.