OAKLAND -- A parole violator was arrested Thursday morning after a two-hour search that saw three West Oakland schools locked down, police said.
The 31-year-old man was arrested just after 10 a.m. crawling near a van parked in the driveway of a house in the 1200 block of Adeline Street. His name was being withheld pending an interview with investigators.
Besides being wanted for a parole violation, the man is also a suspect in the Sept. 20 pistol whipping of a woman.
Police did not say if they recovered a gun during the search.
The man was spotted about 8 a.m. by Officer Mike Osanna driving a car in the area of 18th and Adeline streets. Before police could begin chasing him the man crashed his car into a pole at 14th and Adeline streets, where he fled into some nearby yards.
Police shut down streets in the area. KIPP Bridge Charter School and the West Oakland Middle School, which share a campus in the 900 block of 14th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on 10th Street were on lockdown while officers searched the area, including using an Emeryville police dog which tracked him to the 12th Street site where he was arrested
The school lockdowns were lifted soon after the arrest.