Alameda City Prosecutors and Alameda Police Department Focus Enforceme

Published on June 12, 2024


On June 12, 2024, Assistant City Prosecutor Montague Hung filed criminal charges against Defendant Casey Curnutt for attempted car theft and resisting arrest.   

Based on the probable cause declaration filed with the Court, on June 6, 2024, at around 5:00 am, Alameda Police Department (APD) officers were dispatched to Marina Drive for a reported vehicle theft in progress. Officers observed Defendant Curnutt exiting the victim’s vehicle. When officers attempted to make contact, the defendant fled on foot but was ultimately apprehended by pursuing APD officers. While on scene, a witness positively identified the defendant. APD officers searched the victim’s vehicle and found evidence of burglary activities, including wires being cut below the steering column and burglary tools left behind.

Since taking office in 2022, Alameda Police Chief Nishant Joshi has implemented a data driven and evidence-based approach to target police resources to ensure maximum impact on public safety. As part of that effort, APD has dedicated significant resources to combat vehicle theft in Alameda and carefully calibrated its resource allocation to ensure the fastest possible response time to ongoing criminal activities. Chief Joshi further explained, “I am incredibly proud of the work of APD’s response to this and like incidents, and I appreciate the outstanding collaboration and support from the Alameda City Attorney’s Office. Unlike any other city in northern California, APD is lucky to have cases prosecuted by our City Attorney. Our community should know our City Attorney believes in accountability. This unique partnership meaningfully enhances public safety in the City of Alameda.”

“Community Safety has consistently been one of the City Council’s highest priorities,” said City Attorney Yibin Shen. “City Prosecutors are committed to working collaboratively with our justice partners at the Alameda Police Department to protect public safety and safeguard victims’ rights in Alameda.”

Pursuant to the voter’s direction in Measure AA, the Prosecution and Public Rights Unit of the Alameda City Attorney’s Office represents the People of the State of California in prosecuting misdemeanor criminal offenses. The Unit also brings affirmative litigation for violations of consumer protection and fair housing laws; and educates the public about its rights and responsibilities in those areas. City prosecutors are dedicated to promoting and improving public safety and the quality of life in Alameda, through the fair, compassionate, and effective administration of justice.


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