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OPD makes arrest in June West Oakland sexual assault case

on June 15, 2011

Oakland North previously reported on a home invasion sexual assault that took place on the 900 block of Apgar Street in West Oakland on the evening of June 7. During this incident, a woman was sexually assaulted by a man who had broken into her home. The man also stole several electronic devices from the household. The woman used a camera phone to videotape the suspect as he left her home, and police made the images available to the news media in the hope of identifying the man.

Today the Oakland Police Department announced that they have arrested 47-year-old Oakland resident Dion McDaniel in connection with the assault, and stated that he has been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office with burglary and multiple sexual assault charges. According to the OPD, McDaniel has 11 prior felony convictions.

According to OPD spokesperson Officer Holly Joshi, the department does not believe that McDaniel is linked to other recent Oakland sexual assaults, including a home invasion in the Oakland hills area on May 27 and four sexual assaults that took place in the general Lake Merritt area between September, 2010 and February, 2011. The department believes these incidents are not related to the June assault on Apgar Street.

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  1. Brian on June 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Crime reporting isn’t fun, but it is essential. I commend Oakland North for writing about such difficult news items.

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