UPDATE: The Alameda County District Attorney's office said Wednesday that due to insufficient evidence, no charges were brought in the case described below involving Arvid Ozolins.
An Alameda man was arrested Friday, July 27, after he pulled out a handgun during a road rage confrontation, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.
Arvid Ozolins, 64, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a handgun "in the presence of motor vehicle occupants," Sgt. Wayland Gee said. The charge is a felony, specific to road rage and similar incidents, he said.
Gee said the incident began about 9 p.m. near the corner of Grand Street and Santa Clara Avenue. Ozolins was tailgating another vehicle, apparently annoyed because it was moving too slowly, Gee said. When the victims' vehicle stopped at an intersection, Ozolins passed it on the right, circled the block and came back to confront the two victims, he said.
Gee said Ozolins and the other driver, who got out of his vehicle, exchanged words before the gun was pulled out. The second victim remained in the front passenger seat during the incident, he said.
Robbery on Shoreline Drive
A woman jogger received minor injuries when she struggled with a robber in the 2300 block of Shoreline Drive about 7:20 p.m. on July 28, Gee said.
The woman was running and listening to music on her iPhone when a man tried to grab the phone from her hand, Gee said. The victim was knocked to the ground during the struggle, while the robber fled on foot with the phone, he said.
The robber was described as a thin black male adult in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall, wearing a horizontally striped hoodie and baggy jeans.
Suspect Injured During Arrest
Jeffrey G. Navarro, 42, was taken to Alameda Hospital for treatment of injuries he received when hit with a police baton while resisting arrest on July 27, Gee said.
Gee said some Alameda police officers were in the Bridgeside Shopping Center at Blanding Avenue and Fernside Boulevard when they noticed Navarro, whom they recognized from previous contact. A few minutes laters, employees at the Verizon Wireless store in the center reported that a man had just shoplifted a Bluetooth headset and a phone charger. The employees' description matched Navarro, Gee said.
The officers located Navarro, who resisted arrest, Gee said. Navarro also had two active arrest warrants outstanding, he said.
Burglary Tools and Electronic Gear
Police responded to a report of a suspicious person "pacing around" in the 2700 block of Otis Drive about 10:50 p.m. on July 29. An officer located a man matching the description provided, who gave a false name, Gee said.
The man was identified as Danny K. McCullough, 36, a transient parolee, Gee said. McCullough had a large amount of electronic items and burglary tools in his possession, Gee said.
McCullough was arrested and booked at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Center in Oakland, Gee said.
First One Car, Then Another
A thief stole a car from the 2300 block of Shoreline Drive about 6 p.m. on July 30, drove to the other side of the South Shore Center and broke into a second vehicle, Gee said. The thief broke a window on the second vehicle and took a laptop computer and cellphone before driving off in the stolen car, he said.
Burglary and Theft
A painting was stolen from a storage area in an apartment building in the 2000 block of Central Avenue.
Someone cut a chain lock and stole a bicycle from the 1800 block of Nason Street on July 29. The next day, a woman saw a young man walk onto her front porch in the 1700 block of Union Street and steal a bicycle before driving off in a white Ford pickup truck. Also on July 30, a bike was stolen from a storage complex in the 1900 block of Sherman Street.
Vehicles were stolen from the 2900 block of Southwood Drive on July 27; the 2100 block of Buena Vista Avenue on July 29; and the 600 block of Santa Clara Avenue and the 2300 block of Buena Vista Avenue on July 30.
A motorcycle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 1700 block of Union Street on July 29. Another motorcycle was taken from the 2100 block of Clinton Avenue on July 28.
A woman was placed under citizen's arrest after she threw a cement block onto a man's vehicle in the 1700 block of Buena Vista Ave. on July 27, police said.
A vandal cracked a vehicle's windshield in the 2400 block of Shoreline Drive on July 28.
On July 30, someone broke a window of a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Central Avenue and stolen a backpack.