Police Calls: Bird on a Bike, Stolen Catalytic Converters, Tool Theft, Text Death Threats and More

The following information was supplied by the Albany Police Department, unless otherwise noted, and does not indicate a conviction. Click the "Keep me posted" button below this story for an alert when we publish this report.

This is the crime bulletin from the Albany Police Department for the shifts from Sept. 9-16. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

Information from crimereports.com is included. See past bulletin reports here. Learn about several other ways to stay current on Albany crime news. See the original bulletins in the media viewer below.

SUNDAY, Sept. 9

(Dayshift calls were not available from the Police Department.)

* Police responded to a vandalism report in the 1000 block of Kains Avenue (crimereports.com). 

* Someone reported a petty theft in the 1500 block of Solano Avenue (crimereports.com). 

* A vehicle was stolen in the 1100 block of Eastshore Highway (crimereports.com). 

6:29 p.m. The Albany Fire Department responded to a fall victim at Solano and Ramona avenues. 

7:01 p.m. Someone reported that a "drunk person left a bird on his bicycle" at the Albany Police Department. 

MONDAY, Sept. 10

1:42 a.m. Police responded to a drunk driving call at Solano and Polk, and made an arrest. No additional information was available. 

5:39 a.m. Someone broke into a car on San Carlos overnight. 

7:32 a.m. A thief stole a vehicle from the 1200 block of Dartmouth Street overnight. 

11:50 a.m. A thief stole numerous tools from a home in the 700 block of Madison Street; the caller reported that they may have been taken by people hired by the property owner to change the locks. 

12:27 p.m. A thief stole a wallet from a Cornell School classroom the prior week. 

2:01 p.m. A caller reported an assault at The Pub the prior night. 

TUESDAY, Sept. 11

9:44 a.m. A vandal broke a window at Jay-Vee Liquors the prior night.

Noon A resident reported that a woman had tried to remove a screen from a home in the 1000 block of Solano Avenue. Police took a case report. 

5:26 p.m. A man told police he had been receiving death threats via text message.

10:50 p.m. Someone reported a disturbance on Peralta Avenue with loud yelling and party noise.  


7:30 a.m. A thief stole a men's silver 18-speed Specialized mountain bike from a yard in the 900 block of Carmel Avenue overnight. 

3:47 p.m. A woman on Curtis Street called police to say she had been home for 90 minutes and found a "large fecal deposit" in the toilet, and thought something was missing from her son's room. 

5:57 p.m. A resident grabbed the cart of a man collecting recycling on Cerrito Street; the collector left but the resident asked police to collect the cart as evidence. 

9:41 p.m. Police responded to an injury-accident between a vehicle and a cyclist at Marin and Masonic avenues. 

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

11:01 a.m. A man turned himself in to police in connection with an Albany warrant. 

1:46 p.m. Police arrested Tenisha Ward at Target on suspicion of theft. 

6:38 p.m. Police gave a warning to a male on a skateboard who was reported to be "running into traffic trying to hit vehicles."

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

7:04 a.m. Police arrested Demetria Longs of Alameda on suspicion of petty theft in the 1300 block of Portland Avenue. 

8:48 a.m. Police arrested Ramond Leichter of Sonora, at Albany Hill Realty, in connection with a drug-related outside-agency warrant after he was reported to be yelling at people and acting strange. 

1:39 p.m. A computer was reported stolen at the Albany Police Department. 

9:54 p.m. A caller reported a loud house party on Cornell Avenue with underage drinking. 

SATURDAY, Sept. 15

2:26 p.m. A resident near Stannage and Washington avenues reported the theft of her vehicle's catalytic converter during the week. 

3:29 p.m. A man reported that his credit card had been stolen during the Solano Stroll, and someone then used it to buy $500 in wine from Solano Cellars. 

5 p.m. A thief stole a catalytic coverter off a vehicle in the 800 block of Pomona Avenue earlier in the week.

6:26 p.m. Someone reported a robbery at the Buchanan Interchange where the thief was described as a 200-pound white man around 40, with long dirty blond hair and camouflage clothing, on a bike. 

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

1:28 a.m. Police arrested someone in the 900 block of Ventura Avenue on suspicion of public intoxication after he or she knocked at someone's door.

4:59 p.m. Someone reported a robbery at Golden Gate Fields and police made an arrest; no further information was available on the police bulletin. 


* The Albany Police Department on Sept. 16 reported the arrest of Elhadji Dieng, 24, of Albany on suspicion of domestic battery, according to localcrimenews.com.

* The El Cerrito Police Department on Sept. 13 reported the arrest of John Miller of Albany on suspicion of petty theft and probation violation, according to localcrimenews.com.

* The Alameda County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 19 reported the arrest of Alfonzo Poole of Albany on suspicion of parole violation, according to localcrimenews.com.

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Alan Eckert September 21, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Put a bird on it!
lubov mazur September 23, 2012 at 06:14 AM
A bird left something on my bike once.


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