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Mills College Safety Report: Nov. 22 to Present

According to, the following crimes took place within a 1-mile radius of Mills between Nov. 20 to Dec. 5:

Assaults: 12
Burglaries: 14
Disturbing the peace: 2
Drug/Alcohol disturbance: 4
Motor vehicle theft: 20
Robbery: 2
Theft/Larceny: 9
Vandalism: 3

Nov. 22: A 59-year-old woman named Melinda Thomas was assaulted in East Oakland, and died later that night. According to the Contra Costa Times, the Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the police are offering up to $10,000 in reward to information that may lead to the suspect.

Nov. 25: Seven people were shot near an East Oakland park, the Associated Press reported. Five of the victims sustained minor injuries, while two were in critical condition. Suspects and a motive were unknown.

Nov. 30: Two men broke into Sage Hall and CPM between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. According to Public Safety, the two men stole a computer monitor and a laptop.

Dec. 1: A man was fatally shot in the head in East Oakland. According to Mercury News, this is the 84th homicide of the year in Oakland.

Dec. 5: At 10:30 am, a purse was stolen from an unlocked office in NSB.