Police Bulletin: Shotgun Robbery on Solano, Rifle Found in Trash, $500 Found in Pouch, Ventura Ave. Auto Burglaries and More

The following information was supplied by the Albany Police Department and does not indicate a conviction.

This is the crime bulletin from the  for the shifts from May 28 at 6 a.m. to June 4 at 6 a.m. See . Learn about  to stay current on Albany public safety news. The bulletin is edited lightly for readability and is a selection of recent activities. See the original bulletins in the media viewer.


6:44 a.m. A car burglary occurred on Fillmore Street. Case report taken.

10:49 a.m. Police recovered a stolen vehicle at Washington Avenue and Pierce Street. Case report taken. 

3:03 p.m. Someone reported that people in a dark SUV drove onto a curb and ran over a tree on Washington. Log note only.


There were in connection with a special Memorial Day weekend police patrol.


6:10 a.m. Someone reported a refridgerator in the right lane on Buchanan Avenue under Interstate 80. Log note only.

1:56 p.m. Someone keyed a car on Neilson Street. Case report taken.

4:37 p.m. Police arrested Antonio Calmo of Oakland at San Pablo Avenue and Page Street on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.

4:47 p.m. The Berkeley Fire Department took an apparently intoxicated person to Alta Bates from , after someone who was trying to drive the person requested help.


6:43 p.m. Someone reported seeing another person possibly stealing mail on Cornell Avenue. Miscellaneous violation, warning given.

1:37 a.m. Two young men with a shotgun reportedly robbed someone on Solano Avenue. They told the victim to lie down, and took a wallet, keys and a cell phone. The robbers were described as 17 to 20 years old, wearing black and red hoodies and baseball caps. Investigation to continue.


2:28 p.m. Someone called police to report that he or she had been driving on Solano about 2 a.m. when someone jumped into the street and said he'd been robbed. The driver was startled and did not stop. Log note only.

3:46 p.m. There was a broken water line at . Police notified the Public Works on-call employee. Log note only. 

5:49 p.m. A woman driving past said someone threw a water balloon and hit her vehicle. Unable to locate source of complaint.


7:11 p.m. Someone stole a bike from San Pablo Avenue. Case report taken.

9:39 p.m. Police arrested Bruce Poole of Richmond on suspicion of driving under the influence near Solano and Santa Fe avenues. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.

2:18 a.m. A woman reported going outside to look for her cat when she met a man "wearing all white with a hat." He "started talking to her, she said she was not interested in talking to him." Unable to locate source of the complaint.


11:17 a.m. A "spacey and incoherent"  customer, "possibly on a controlled substance," was taken to the hospital after someone reported the strange behavior.

4:57 p.m. Someone stole a spare tire off a vehicle parked on Portland Avenue. Case report taken.


6:43 p.m. Someone reported that the men's urinal at is "continually flushing, wasting water." A Public Works employee was called to repair the toilet. 


3:31 p.m. Someone robbed the on San Pablo. .


7 p.m. A cyclist's arm was broken during a collision with a vehicle at Solano and Cerrito Street. The cyclist was transported for medical care.

2:21 a.m. Police arrested Glenn Bachelder of Berkeley at on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.

2:41 a.m. Police arrested Edgar Sagastume of San Rafael on suspicion of driving under the influence near San Pablo and Gilman Street. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.


1:58 p.m. An Alcoholcs Anonymous member went into the Albany Police Department, requesting to "make ammends" and "speak with an officer." Miscellaneous public service provided.

2:10 p.m. Someone came home on Cornell Avenue to find all of his or her cabinet doors open. The person went through the home with a neighbor, and did not find an intruder. Case report taken.

5:04 p.m. Someone on Curtis Street reported a burglary. He or she returned from a six or eight hour work shift to find the front door kicked in. Case report taken.


8:59 p.m. Police arrested King Liang of San Francisco at  on a San Francisco warrant for driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.

11:40 p.m. Police arrested Daniela Quintanilla of El Sobrante on suspicion of driving under the influence near . She was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland. 

2:58 a.m. Police arrested Gloria Velasquez of San Francisco near the Eastshore Freeway on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland. Police also arrested Estanislao Bonifacio Jr., of Daly City, in connection with driving on the highway without a valid driver's license.


7:15 a.m. Someone reported that copper stair railings had been stolen from a Solano location during the night. Case report taken.

7:52 a.m. Someone reported that a vehicle on Ventura Avenue had been burglarized via window smash. Case report taken.

7:59 a.m. Someone reported another window smash vehicle burglary on Ventura. Case report taken.

8:45 a.m. Another neighbor on Ventura reported that someone had broken into his or her car and stolan a GPS unit. Case report taken.

1:10 p.m. Someone on Taft Avenue found a rifle in a box in a trash can. The rifle was described as "very old .22 caliber, with (an) address out of Philadelphia on it." Case report taken.

1:59 p.m. Police arrested Antonio Pratt of San Leandro in connection with three misdemeanor warrants from Alameda County. Police found him at the  on San Pablo "drinking some beer." He was released with a notice to appear in court. 

5:41 p.m. Someone near Tulare and Solano avenues reported finding a pouch "containing no ID and $500 in cash" near . Matter referred to outside agency.

5:55 p.m. A man who received a gift certificate from his son for  became upset when told he could not return the certificate for cash. He "threatened to come over and destroy things in (the) business and was harrassing (the reporting party) over the phone." Civil matter, parties advised.


6:19 p.m. Someone on Evelyn Avenue called to report that her "house was full of pot smoke," but "her son is screaming up and down that it wasn't him," so she asked a police officer to respond. Miscellaneous public service provided.

3:22 a.m. Police arrested Martin Llamas of Bay Town, TX, on suspicion of driving under the influence on San Pablo Avenue. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland. 

Everybody makes mistakes ... ! If there's something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor Emilie Raguso at 510-459-8325 or email her at emilier@patch.com. 


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