February 2019

People v. Wilson, Samad, McFadden, Terrell Feb 15, 2019

On February 6, 2019, a jury convicted defendants Anthony Wilson, Aoderi Samad, Derrick McFadden, and Tyrone Terrell for the killing of Anthony Stevens. Wilson and Terrell were convicted of second-degree murder, Samad was convicted of first-degree murder, and McFadden was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

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Consumer Alert re: Improper Car Towing Feb 15, 2019

On February 8, 2019, inspectors with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, together with officers from other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant at locations associated with Private Property Impound, Inc. (PPI). PPI is a towing company based in Oakland. Cars towed by PPI would typically be claimed at PPI’s location on San Leandro Street in Oakland.

The matter is currently under investigation. If you believe that since January 2017 your car was improperly towed by PPI, or if you have any other relevant information, please contact District Attorney Inspector Michael Carter at (510) 383-8600.

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People v Bostyon Johnson Feb 6, 2019

On January 25, 2019, an Alameda County jury found defendant Bostyon Johnson guilty of 12 counts of child sexual assault. The conduct occurred from 2000-2012. Three young victims were sexually assaulted as children. The first victim was sexually assaulted beginning in the third or fourth grade and the crimes ceased when she was in high school. A second victim was sexually assaulted beginning when he was approximately 8 or 9 years old, and the third victim was sexually assaulted by the defendant when she was 12 years old. The case was prosecuted by DDA Peter McGuiness with the assistance of DA Inspector Veronica Ibarra.

People v James Amos Feb 4, 2019

January 24, 2019 a jury deliberated for two and a half hours before finding James Amos guilty of first degree murder in the brazen shooting death of Jeffrey Duckett at the Jack in the Box on 24th and International in Oakland, CA. The murder occurred on October 3, 2017 when the victim, Mr. Duckett went to meet his cousin, the defendant, at the church where the defendant volunteered. Mr. Duckett went to the Jack in the Box to get food while he waited for his cousin.

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People v Jesse Williams Feb 1, 2019

On January 31, 2019, a jury found Jesse Williams guilty of second degree robbery for stealing an iPhone on January 27, 2017 from a woman while she was riding her bike home from work in Emeryville to West Oakland. While crossing through the intersection of Mandela Pkwy and Horton St., defendant, in his car, honked and then pursued the victim as she crossed into the dedicated bike lane. The defendant hit victim with his car, flinging her off her bike and onto her back. He then confronted her while she lay on the ground. He hit her in the head and snatched the iPhone from her hand. During the interaction with defendant, the victim noticed a pistol grip protruding from his pants. While driving away from the scene, the defendant pointed, what turned out to be a replica firearm at the victim and threatened her life. The defendant was arrested on the 950 block of 12th St., Oakland. All loss and weapons were recovered by law enforcement. The case was prosecuted by DDA Will Layne.