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Felony Charges in Deadly Warehouse Fire Jun 5, 2017

District Attorney O’Malley Announces Felony Charges Filed against Almena and Harris for their Role in Deadly Warehouse Fire

OAKLAND, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced that her office has filed felony criminal charges against Derick Ion Almena and Max Harris in connection with the deadly warehouse fire on December 2, 2016, which took the lives of 36 men and women. Both Almena and Harris are charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, a felony violation of California Penal Code Section 192(b).

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People v Andre Poole May 30, 2017

On May 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Andre Poole guilty of first degree murder. The jury found the special circumstance that the murder occurred while the defendant was in the commission of a robbery and also found Defendant Poole guilty of attempted voluntary manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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People v Mykolay Jimmy McGowan May 22, 2017

On May 4, 2017, a jury found Defendant Mykolay Jimmy McGowan guilty of two counts of attempted murder with the use of a firearm and great bodily injury, one count of attempted murder with great bodily injury, assault with semi-automatic firearm, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Month May 3, 2017

Join the effort to end elder abuse.

City councils will be making proclamations on the following days to mark June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Visit our Victim-Witness section to learn more about Elder Abuse Prevention Month and the various events throughout the county.

DA Nancy O’Malley Announces One Goh Guilty in Oikos University Shooting May 2, 2017

OAKLAND, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that One Goh, the defendant in the 2012 Oikos University mass shooting, has entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty, as charged, of seven counts of murder with special circumstances and three counts of attempted premeditated murder. He also admitted as true all alleged enhancements. The defendant will be sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 271 years to life in prison.

Background:

One April 2, 2012, Defendant Goh armed himself with a .45 caliber firearm and three loaded magazines, and entered Oikos University in Oakland, CA, an institution where he had previously been enrolled as a student. Once inside, the defendant took the receptionist at gunpoint into his former classroom. Once in the classroom, he embarked upon a shooting rampage, killing seven individuals, and attempting to kill three more before fleeing from the school. He was arrested a short time later in the city of Alameda.

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People v Shawn Kimani Martin Apr 28, 2017

On April 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Shawn Kimani Martin guilty as charged of second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle.

Around 9:34pm on April 23, 2014, victim Melissa Martinez walked out of her home in East Oakland, on her way to meet her cousin. As she was getting into her car, Defendant Shawn Martin shot her twice in the head. After hearing the gunshots, her mother and a the victim's girlfriend ran outside of the house to find Melissa, 21, sitting inside of her car. She was taken by Paramedics to Highland Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 10:12 pm.

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Big Lots Stores Settle Case of Environmental Violations Apr 27, 2017

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, together with 34 other California District Attorneys and 2 City Attorneys, today announced a settlement with Big Lots Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Big Lots”).

The civil settlement is the culmination of the prosecutors’ investigation into Big Lots’ unlawful disposal of hazardous waste at its stores across the state and at its distribution center. The parties agreed to a court judgment that orders Big Lots to pay $3,507,500 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects.

Big Lots generates hazardous waste through chemical product spills, damaged containers of chemical products, customer returns, and similar events. The hazardous waste includes corrosive and ignitable liquids, toxic materials, batteries, and electronic devices and other e-waste.

Prosecutors pursued this enforcement action after discovering Big Lots had failed to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste at its 206 California retail stores and at its distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga. Big Lots employees disposed of hazardous waste in ordinary dumpsters bound for local landfills unpermitted to accept the waste, rather than having the waste lawfully transported to authorized hazardous waste facilities.

“Retailers must ensure the hazardous wastes they generate are not simply disposed of at local landfills not authorized or designed to accept hazardous waste,” stated Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.

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2017 Drug Take Back Day Apr 26, 2017

On April 29, 2017, the Alameda County DA’s Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal.

It is a great opportunity to rid your home of potentially-dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, thereby helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This can also include unused pet medication. We can also collect unused pet medication for safe disposal.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The Alameda County DA’s Office is committed combating the serious issue of prescription drug abuse in our community," said District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley.

“Facilitating the safe disposal of these drugs serves a vital public safety and public health role. This is a critical step in reducing the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction in our community.”

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is essential in order to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.

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