Oakland Police tow and acquire the firearm throughout weekend sideshow exercise – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police on Monday offered an update on their efforts to enforce weekend sideshow, saying officials quoted, towed four vehicles, found a gun and arrested them.
Police said the illegal sideshow activity first broke out in Oakland on Saturday afternoon when a group of 20-30 vehicles clustered in the 5th Street and Adeline Street area around 4 p.m. on 50+ vehicles.
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At the location, police confirmed that several shots had been fired and cartridge cases recovered before the group left the area.
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Later on Saturday around 11:30 p.m., sideshow activity resumed with a much larger group of 200-300 cars gathering in the 45th and Market Streets area. OPD deployed the ARGUS helicopter in the area to safely monitor the illegal incident from the air. At around 12:15 p.m., the officers were able to move the group out of the area.
ARGUS officials observed and identified certain vehicles that were driving recklessly as the small group continued to drive through Oakland. Oakland Police made stops and issued subpoenas, towed four 30-day stopping vehicles, arrested one person and retrieved a firearm.
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Police said this was the second straight week that the OPD used additional resources to deter sideshow. A notice from the department indicated that previous sideline details were eliminated in 2020 due to budget cuts. The department said it will continue to work with city guides to find the best methods to deter illegal siding in Oakland.