October 2014

Guilty Verdict in 1984 Murder of 14-year-old Oct 30, 2014

Oakland, CA. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that today a jury found Steven Carlson, 46, guilty of first degree murder for the brutal 1984 killing of 14 year old Tina Faelz.

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People v Reggie Brown Oct 28, 2014

On October 28, 2014, a jury convicted Reggie Brown of nine counts of child molestation against three victims. The molestation occurred between 1993 and 2007 when the victims were between five and thirteen years old. Despite an investigation by Child Protective Services finding that the allegations were substantiated, a criminal investigation was never conducted. Three additional uncharged victims also testified at trial that they, too, had been molested by the defendant when they were children. Sentencing is scheduled for January 12, 2015. The case was prosecuted by DDA Edward Vieira-Ducey with assistance from DA Inspector Jean Luevano and Jason Hawks of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

People v Patrick Shields & Wynn Brewer Oct 20, 2014

On October 20, 2014, Patrick Shields and Wynn Brewer were convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit murder. Brewer was also convicted of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In May of 2011, the Oakland Police and federal law enforcement authorities conducted an investigation of members of an Oakland criminal street gang, including Patrick Shields. On May 18, 2011, the police investigation revealed that Shields was conspiring with others to murder a man. Shields directed Brewer and two other men to drive to a residence in Oakland and to shoot and kill the intended victim when he left the residence. The Oakland Police stopped the car containing the suspects before they could commit the murder. The police recovered two loaded pistols that were going to be used to commit the murder. The case was prosecuted by DDA John Brouhard.

People v Saul Algaba Oct 6, 2014

On October 6, 2014, a jury convicted Saul Algaba of brandishing a firearm. On May 4, 2014, the defendant pointed a Sig Saur 226 .40 caliber handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot her if she did not leave the house. The gun was recovered by the police inside the home. The case was prosecuted by DDA Maggie Calonge.