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OPD releases info about sexual assault in the Oakland hills

on May 27, 2011

The Oakland Police Department has released an advisory that at approximately 3 am this morning, a woman was sexually assaulted in her home on the 3800 block of Wilton Avenue in the Oakland hills area near Joaquin Miller Park.

According to the OPD’s press release, the woman was awakened by her barking dog. When she got up to see what was wrong, she was accosted by a man, described as African American and approximately 5’9″ to 5’11” in height. He first demanded money, then sexually assaulted the woman and fled, taking money and some other items from the home, according to the report. The OPD has not yet provided additional details about the suspect’s appearance or a police sketch, but is continuing its investigation.

The OPD is asking anyone with information to call the Youth and Family Services Division at (510) 238-3641 or the Sexual Assault Hotline at (510) 637-0298.


  1. Jill Broadhurst on May 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    This part of the Oakland Hills is known as Montclair. And there was also a hold-up at the local bookstore today at gunpoint right around noon. Todays incidents are aggressive and violent, however, break-ins to homes are daily. Crime is happening EVERYWHERE, and as much as some would like to believe, it is not isolated to certain parts of our city. My heart aches for this family.

  2. je smith on May 28, 2011 at 1:09 am

    This is truly horrific. After ten years of defending Oakland, I’m done. In my own N. Oakland neighborhood this week alone, I’ve seen an armed robbery, a mid-day home break-in and a man walk down the street smashing cars for no apparent reason. And this is merely what I’ve SEEN while randomly looking out my window…

  3. Gabriel Gilberto on May 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Unfair though it may be, do you think some of this behavior may be what the lower classes see as an extra legal redistribution of wealth? The sexual assault is unconscionable and the work of a depraved mind, but the window smashing strikes me as the work on an individual perhaps unfairly targeting the middle class for perceived and real slights suffered at the hands of the ruling class.

    • je smith on May 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      …or he could have just been high on drugs procured from one of the ‘hotels’ blighting Macarthur Blvd.

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