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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 for an alert when we publish this weekly report.

This is the crime bulletin from the  for the shifts from Nov. 8 at 6 a.m. through Nov. 17 at 6 a.m. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report. 

Information from crimereports.com is included. See . Learn about  to stay current on Albany crime news. See the original bulletins in the media viewer below.

NOV. 8

7:52 a.m. An injury-accident was reported at San Pablo Avenue and Clay Street.

9:06 a.m. An injury-accident involving a cyclist and vehicle was reported on San Pablo near . The cyclist was riding west when a southbound driver on San Pablo hit him. 

6:27 p.m. Someone tried to steal two televisions from . 

7:10 p.m. Someone found "bills folded together" on the sidewalk on Santa Fe Avenue.

7:14 p.m. Police responded to a family dispute on Sonoma Avenue.

7:37 p.m. Someone who had reportedly been parked for four months on his or her lawn on Stannage Avenue received a warning from police.

11:32 p.m. Police responded to a loud party on Cornell Avenue, and gave the revelers a warning.

NOV. 9

8:28 a.m. Police responded to a deceased woman in the 1000 block of Stannage Avenue. The Alameda County coroner's office identified her as Connie Greco. A family member said Greco, 47, passed away in her sleep. The coroner's office said the official cause of death will not be determined until a toxicology screening comes back, which could take up to two months.

4:39 p.m. Someone was bitten on the leg by a dog at the . 

5:11 p.m. A woman went into the police department to report that two others had "trashed her camp at the Bulb" and were acting "violent and intimidating" toward her.

10:43 p.m. Someone reported a silver Jaguar swerving on the freeway, then exiting on Buchanan Avenue and nearly hitting a woman on the off-ramp with a disabled vehicle. One of the vehicles was towed after it was found with expired tags.

NOV. 10

1:13 a.m. Police arrested John Michael Pope of Berkeley in connection with falsely identifying himself to police officers after a bicycle traffic stop at the Buchanan interchange.

1:26 a.m. Police arrested Vincent Briffa of Oakland on suspicion of driving under the influence near the Buchanan interchange. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail in downtown Oakland. 

2:45 a.m. Police recovered a stolen vehicle at Cleveland and Solano avenues. 

4:14 a.m. Police arrested Kevin Karera of Albany on suspicion of driving under the influence at Kains Avenue. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail. 

5:28 p.m. A driver in a crosswalk on San Pablo near the Taco Bell. The driver was cited on suspicion of failing to yield.

NOV. 11

9:44 a.m. Someone stole mail from the Albany Police Department.

3:51 p.m. According to the University of California Police Department, someone stole clothing worth $10 out of a car parked in the 500 block of Kinkead Way in . The incident took place between 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. the following day.

5:28 p.m. Police arrested Mark Clarence Stuart in the 400 block of Stannage on suspicion of public intoxication. He was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail.

7:12 p.m. An injury-accident was reported, involving two vehicles, on the overpass near Target. 

8:19 p.m. Someone broke into a vehicle in the 1400 block of Sonoma Avenue. 

NOV. 12

2:03 a.m. Police arrested Sameerah Karim of Berkeley at Gilman and 10th streets in connection with a warrant out of Emeryville.

2:30 a.m. Police arrested Liliana Ledesma of Rodeo on suspicion of driving under the influence at Pierce Street and Solano Avenue. She was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail.

2:45 p.m. Someone smashed a window and broke into a vehicle at the waterfront to steal a backpack.

3:43 p.m. A woman at the waterfront told police her dog was poisoned at McDonald's.

4:25 p.m. Someone cut a window screen out of a storage unit on Cleveland Avenue in an attempt to break into it, but nothing was taken.

Time not listed.  was cited and released in connection with warrants, according to the BART police.

NOV. 13

1:31 a.m. Police responded to a fight at the . No details were available in the bulletin, but a case report was taken.

10:53 a.m. Police responded to a family dispute in the 900 block of Solano Avenue. 

5:24 p.m. A vehicle that had been parked near the Turf Club was reported stolen.

6:15 p.m. Someone broke into a vehicle that had possibly been left unlocked in the 400 block of Jackston Street. Some of the stolen items "turned up at a Nordstrom's" on Sunday.

NOV. 14

10:23 a.m. Someone reported the theft, from a vehicle on Evelyn Avenue, of $20 worth of change.

3:06 p.m. A woman in her 40s wearing a gray "Members Only" jacket stole a UPS package off a porch on Portland Avenue. She was last seen running on Portland away from San Carlos.

4:12 p.m. A truck hit a fire hydrant near Allied Building Products on the Eastshore Highway, sending water shooting into the air.

5:24 p.m. Someone stole a catalytic converter from a truck in the 800 block of Stannage the prior night.

Time not available. , of Albany, was arrested for a parole violation, according to the Berkeley Police Department.

NOV. 15

9:32 a.m. Someone cut a lock off a gate on Taft Avenue. 

2:12 p.m. Police arrested Gabrielle Noelle Harris of Oakland on suspicion of fraudulently using a credit card and burglary at Target. She was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail.

5:34 p.m. An injury-accident was reported at Brighton and Masonic avenues, involving a vehicle and a cyclist.

5:38 p.m. A teacher and student walking along the waterfront reported "what appeared possibly to be a body underneath a blanket." Police investigated and found only a bundle of blankets.

7:45 p.m. A pedestrian on Buchanan near Polk reported nearly being struck by two cyclists riding on the sidewalk.

Time not available. The Benicia Police Department arrested Darrell Cater Faler of Albany on suspicion of possessing concentrated cannabis, and possessing cannabis for sale. 

NOV. 16

10:18 a.m. Someone complained about people who had and were asking people to sign a petition. He said he didn't want his customers "subjected to this." Police did not take action because neither the sidewalks nor businesses were blocked.

10:44 a.m. A man with red-brown curly hair, wearing shorts and "high socks" "" at the booth mentioned above, "then jumped out of his vehicle and started tearing up signs" of Obama with a Hitler mustache. He left westbound on Solano. Police caught up with him and gave him a warning.

10:57 a.m. Someone broke a window and took items from a truck parked at the . 

11:35 a.m. A man reported being bitten by a dog at Memorial Park the prior afternoon. He told police he had already sought medical attention and notified Berkeley Animal Control. 

12:28 p.m. Someone cut an Adams Street resident's water hose "several times" the prior night or in the early morning. 

1:02 p.m. Police arrested four people following a . Police identified the men as Anthony Thomas of Oakland; Jomonie Smith of Oakland; Tyrell James Smith of Oakland; and Ishmael Patterson of Richmond. All four were taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy. As of Thursday evening, only two remained in custody, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Department: Tyrell Smith and Ishmael Patterson. Smith had a bail set of $100,000, and had previously been arrested in connection with carrying a loaded firearm in public. Patterson also had a $100,000 bail. Both were scheduled for arraignment at 2 p.m. Friday. 

1:43 p.m. Police responded to a "juvenile problem" at Albany High School, and took a case report. No further information was included in the log.

11:35 p.m Police arrested Solita Evans at San Pablo Avenue in connection with a misdemeanor warrant from an outside agenday. She was taken to the Glenn E. Dyer Jail.

NOV. 17

2:06 a.m. A woman on Talbot Avenue reported that someone had turned on her water hose, and that she was afraid to go outside to turn it off. Miscellaneous public service provided.

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If there's something in this article you think , 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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