October 2022

DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES IN LITTLE SAIGON MURDER OF DR. LILI XU Oct 31, 2022

District Attorney Nancy O’Malley joined Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Friday, October 28, 2022 in a press conference to announce the arrests of two suspects for the murder of Dr. Lili Xu, who was killed August 21, 2022. This senseless and horrific crime rocked the community of Little Saigon.

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DISTRICT 4 ILLEGAL DUMPING PILOT Oct 26, 2022

DA O’Malley and members of our office were recognized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their partnership in the District 4 Illegal Dumping Pilot Program. The program collected over 450 tons of trash in two miles of East Oakland streets.

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DAY OF REMEBRANCE 2022 Oct 26, 2022

Alameda County DA’s Office Honors Domestic Violence Victims

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ACDA OFFICE ANNOUNCES CHARGES AGAINST FREMONT MAN FOR ATTEMPTING TO BUILD A BOMB Oct 21, 2022

Roshan Patel charged with possession to make explosives

FREMONT, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that charges have been filed against a man accused of being in possession of chemicals to make an explosive device, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to utility lines in Fremont.

Defendant Roshan Patel, 46, was first arrested by the Fremont Police Department in September after a vandalism investigation following cut telephone lines and fiber optic lines in residential neighborhoods. The cut wires resulted in outages to thousands of customers of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Comcast/Infinity. He was charged by the District Attorney’s Office with four felony counts, including Penal Code 591, cutting a utility line and Penal Code 594(a) vandalism over $400 in damage.

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ACDA OFFICE ANNOUNCES NAKED WINES SETTLES CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWSUIT Oct 20, 2022

Lawsuit alleged automatic renewal violations

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office, together with the District Attorneys of San Diego, Napa, Shasta, and Sonoma counties, settled a consumer protection action against Nakedwines.com, Inc. (Naked Wines), an online seller of wine.

The complaint, which was filed in San Diego County Superior Court, alleges that Naked Wines violated California’s Automatic Renewal Law.

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PEOPLE V VICTOR CASIAS Oct 14, 2022

On October 6, 2022, a jury found defendant Victor Casias guilty of attempted voluntary manslaughter.

On September 12, 2021, the victim saw his ex-girlfriend at a bar in Hayward. She left, only to return with her new boyfriend, the defendant. When the ex-girlfriend and the defendant walked outside, the victim followed them and shoved the defendant. The two began to fight. After bar employees broke up the fight, the defendant walked to his car to retrieve a semiautomatic pistol with an extended magazine. The defendant fired at least six shots, shooting first in the air before aiming at the victim. The victim was struck twice. He suffered a fractured femur and nearly died from blood loss. Two bar employees were also nearly struck, and at least one bullet struck the outside of the bar itself.

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PEOPLE V MARQUIS BANKS Oct 12, 2022

On October 10, 2022, the jury found Defendant Marquis Banks guilty of felony shooting from a vehicle, assault with a semiautomatic firearm causing great bodily injury and felon in possession of a firearm, and all other enhancements.

In the early morning hours of April 22, 2022, Marquis Banks shot at the head of a 19-year-old young woman. He was trying to convince her to prostitute for him as she was driving him home on the I-580 freeway. When she declined, he blasted through her front windshield in anger, grazing her forehead. After he shot at her, his first gun jammed, and the frantic young woman pulled off the freeway. She grabbed her car keys and began to run away, as did her two juvenile friends who had been in the car with her. The defendant shot her once through her buttock before she could escape. The defendant then grabbed another girl who had been inside the vehicle, and dragged that girl away at gunpoint with a second semiautomatic handgun.

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PEOPLE V ALLAN GAMEROS Oct 11, 2022

On September 27, 2022, a jury found Allan Gameros guilty of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and misdemeanor driving while having a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol.

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