What if there is evidence or fingerprints left behind?

If there is obvious evidence that was left behind by the suspect or if you are concerned about potential fingerprint evidence being not collected, then an online report is not appropriate for you. Officers will not respond at a later time to collect evidence for reports made online. Evidence left at the scene of a crime is time sensitive and easily destroyed. If you desire evidence to be evaluated or collected, then you should make your report by calling 510-577-2740 so an officer can determine if the potential evidence is useful.

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1. What do I do if I answered "Yes" to one of the questions and online reporting is not right for me?
2. What if this incident occurred in another city, can I file a report using this online reporting system?
3. What if this incident happened on the freeway?
4. What is a known suspect?
5. What if there is evidence or fingerprints left behind?
6. What is a temporary report number and can I use this for my insurance or official purposes?
7. How long will it take to get a copy of my online report?
8. How much will is cost to get a copy of my police report?
9. What if I don’t have an email address?
10. I don’t have a computer at home and my employer won’t let me take the time to complete an online report at work. What options do I have?