Attempted Robbery This afternoon at 12:04 p.m., OPD Officers were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery in progress at a business in the 2100 Block of Main Street. The caller reported there was at least one armed individual inside the business. As officers responded to the business, they were update that an off-duty officer at the business had disarmed and detained the individual. Upon the arrival of officers, they learned the off-duty officer had observed an individual enter the business with a bandana covering the lower portion of his face. Believing the subject intended to rob the business, the off-duty officer asked patrons to move out of the business and telephone police. The masked subject then leapt upon the counter of the business, produced a knife, announcing that this was a robbery. The off-duty officer drew his firearm and directed the individual to the floor where he was secured until the arrival of officers. No one was injured during the incident.
In this situation, the presence of the off-duty officer certainly prevented an incident from escalating. The Chief of Police will be contacting that officer’s agency and thanking them for his involvement and concern for the residents of our community. Whenever an incident evolves around you that involves a weapon, if possible, it’s best to clear the area and telephone police immediately. A ‘tip of the hat to our off-duty friend – who was just stopping by for a cup of coffee. ... See MoreSee Less
Thousands gathered in downtown Oakley this past Saturday, September 22nd for the 6th Annual Heart of Oakley Festival.
Highlights included cultural performances and educational booths sponsored by You, Me, We, Oakley! Performances on the Community Stage included the Keep in Time Dance Academy, Brentwood Blaze Center, NOVA, East County Performing Arts Center, Halau Ka Waikahe Lanu Maile and Lau Kahulaliwai, Ase Se Siente Mexico, and Jesus Diaz y Su QBA.
The winners of our student coloring and art contest were Samantha Fyfe in the age 3 to 4 division, Gabriella Zeiter in the kindergarten and first grade division, Reagan Langley in the second and third grade division, Mareli Gonzalez in the fourth and fifth grade division, Amanda Gardner in the middle school division, and Amalia Fowler in the high school division.
Heart of Oakley attendees enjoyed fare from a variety of food trucks serving treats ranging from chili dogs to shaved ice. The Friends of Oakley Community Foundation served a variety of beers to raise funds for their Christmas Basket Program. And wine was enjoyed from local producers including Rosenblum, Cline, Lucca, Bogle, Three Wine Co. Neyers Vineyards, and Wedl Wine Cellars who all use grapes from Oakley’s ancient vines and unique sandy soil.
Thank you to all who came out to support this wonderful Oakley event and we look forward to seeing you again next year! ... See MoreSee Less
GROUNDBREAKING FOR FIRE STATION #55 This morning, City officials joined the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and other distinguished guests in a ceremonial groundbreaking for Fire Station #55 that will be built just north of the Summer Lakes Subdivision on E. Cypress Road. A large community celebration and open house will be held when the project is complete - which is expected to be in June of next year. ... See MoreSee Less