Photo: Amelia M. Minjarez
OAKLAND— A woman arrested for a car theft faces additional charges for attempted murder, carjacking and robbery. The suspect allegedly shot a man whose 2001 Honda Accord was stolen in a carjacking in the city of Alameda.
Amelia M. Minjarez, 27 of Oakland, was arrested October 23. She was taken into custody by Oakland officers outside 1650 East Third Street. Minjarez was booked for receiving stolen property.
Oakland police recovered the stolen car and notified the violent crimes unit at the Alameda Police Department. Minjarez allegedly shot the victim during an Alameda carjacking that happened on October 22.
Shortly after the carjacking occurred, the victim waved down Alameda police, near the intersection of Grand Street and Clement Avenue.
Investigators from Alameda followed up on leads generated through social media and received assistance from Oakland PD.
Alameda police said in a prepared statement. “The identification of Minjarez is the direct result of teamwork among law enforcement agencies.”
Additional charges are being sought for attempted murder, robbery, and carjacking by Alameda authorities.
Minjaraz who stands 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds is no stranger to law enforcement. She was arrested by Berkeley police on suspicion of burglary in January this year, and for assault with a deadly weapon in 2019.
In addition, Minjarez has 10 prior arrests for possession of controlled substances, for which she received jail sentences and probation.