Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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December 2016

People v Lakisha Evette Young Dec 27, 2016

On December 12, 2016, a jury found defendant Lakisha Evette Young guilty as charged of second degree murder and unlawful firearm activity, with enhancements.

On October 4, 2014, at approximately 1am, Defendant Young and victim Jeron Smith were hanging out with about 15-20 people on 72nd Avenue in Oakland. At that time, Defendant Young had suspected that Mr Smith knew something about the 2013 murder of a mutual friend, Mikel, and she had some animosity toward Mr Smith.

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Fraud Alert: New Years Eve Concert Dec 22, 2016

The Alameda County DA's Office has been made aware of a concert being promoted online scheduled for New Years Eve in the East Bay is a scam.

The “I Love the 90’s Music Fest” or “New Years Eve 90’s Music Fest” is currently being advertised online, but the event is not taking place.

Read the East Bay Times article about the scam.

If you have purchased tickets or have any other information about the event, please contact our Consumer Protection Division on (510) 383-8600.

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31st Avenue Fire Resources Dec 13, 2016

For tips about the fire, the structure and anything that may assist us with the investigation into the 31st Avenue Fire, please call:1-877-288-2882

For survivors and the family of the victims, please call our Victim-Witness Assistance Division: (510) 272-6180

Other resources that may be of assistance:

Red Cross (for housing and other assistance): (510) 595-4441

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (for grief counselling): 1-800-260-0094

DA’s Statement: Oakland 31st Avenue Fire Dec 5, 2016

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office wishes to offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends whose loved ones perished in the fire last Friday evening on 31st Avenue in Oakland. Our hearts are broken for our community, for those who lost family and friends, and for those who experienced this horror.

The DA's Office will support survivors and the families who have suffered such great loss. For assistance, please contact our Victim-Witness Assistance Division at (510) 272-6180.

The District Attorney has activated our criminal investigation team and the county's Fire Investigation Task Force, which is led by this office. We are working together with the local law enforcement effort conducting the criminal investigation into this tragedy.

A Deputy District Attorney, the office's property and land use expert, is leading a team of District Attorney Inspectors who have been working on this investigation since early Saturday morning.

The Victim-Witness Assistance Division has also mobilized to provide help to victims and their loved ones.

For those who have information about the fire or knew the victims, please call our hotline on 1-877-288-2882.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

DA O'Malley answers questions from the media at the afternoon briefing.

People v Curtis Yee Dec 2, 2016

On November 17, 2016, an Alameda County jury convicted Defendant Curtis Yee of first degree murder for the killing of Mr Jian Jin in 2013. Defendant Yee was found to have personally discharged a firearm causing death or great bodily injury, and was also found to have committed a robbery and a burglary as a special circumstance in the commission of that murder.

On February 13, 2013, Defendants Curtis Yee, Vuong Phan, and Lae Lokeaphone, met at a residence on 25th Avenue in Oakland. They planned to commit a robbery of an in-home 'massage parlor' in the area of 16th Avenue in Oakland. Just before they left to carry out the robbery, Defendant Yee obtained a gun from one of the residents of the 25th Avenue address.

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O’Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million Settlement in Hazardous Waste Disposal Case Dec 1, 2016

Stores throughout the State Improperly Disposed of Used Oil and Other Hazardous Wastes

Oakland, CA -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, along with 50 other California District Attorneys, announced today that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman has ordered the Missouri-based O’Reilly Auto Parts to pay $9.86 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution alleging the company mishandled hazardous waste.

The consent judgment agreed to by O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC; O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.; O'Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.; and Ozark Automotive Distributors, Inc., resolves allegations made in a civil enforcement lawsuit filed November 17, 2016 in Alameda County, and led by the District Attorneys of Alameda, Yolo, Ventura, San Joaquin, San Francisco, Monterey, Riverside, San Diego and Solano Counties.

The lawsuit claimed that more than 525 O’Reilly stores throughout the state unlawfully handled, transported and disposed of used oil, used oil filters, and various hazardous wastes and materials over a 5-year period. Those hazardous wastes and materials included automotive fluids, alkaline batteries, electronic waste, aerosol cans and other toxic, ignitable and corrosive wastes.

"The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to ensuring that California's environmental protection laws are followed by all companies doing business in our county and our state," says DA O'Malley.

"We will be vigilant and steadfast in our investigation and prosecution of those who improperly manage and dispose of hazardous wastes. The health and well-being of our communities and our environment demand nothing less."

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