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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 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 Nov. 19 through Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. It includes selected reports. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25

Residential Burglary, 4:01 p.m., The burglar gained access via window. The crime happened some time between Thursday and Sunday.

Commercial Burglary, 4:08 a.m., Lisa’s Nail s, at 510 San Pablo Ave., was burglarized.

Burglary, 4:24 a.m., The front door of Royal Cleaners on San Pablo was shattered in a burglary attempt.

Suspicious Circumstances, 5:21 a.m., A resident on Ramona heard a banging noise coming from a neighbor’s house or driveway. The resident saw a man run from the area and enter into a vehicle that drove off toward Marin. The witness told police it was too dark to describe the person or vehicle.

Suspicious Circumstances, 7:01 a.m., The head of an owl yard decoration at a home on Stannage was ripped off. A neighbor kid threatened to rip the head off, the victim said. There is a longstanding dispute between the resident and the young neighbor, police said. The neighbor also believes the youngster is hacking into her computer, police said.

Vehicle Theft, 10:10 a.m., A vehicle was stolen from Cornell. No additional details provided.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24

Disturbance of the Peace, 1:48 a.m., Noise complaints about Club Mallard patrons as they walked to their cars.

Hazard, 11:57 a.m., A sidewalk sewer back-flow leaked into the street on Curtis. The incident was referred to an outside agency.

Egged Car, 12:52 p.m., On Key Route and Thousand Oaks, an anonymous person reported that a group of high school age girls in a dark green Honda egged a white SUV. The car was last seen on Ramona.

Alarm, 5:28 p.m., An alarm was enacted on Peralta. It was a false alarm.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23

Suspicious Circumstances, 6:09 p.m., A white male in his 20s was reported “hiding in the shadows” with his computer at the Albany Community Center on Marin.

Burglary, 8:30 p.m., The front door of a house on Stannage was kicked in. It had been rummaged through but nothing was obviously missing.

Burglary, 10:30 p.m., A home on Stannage was burglarized sometime during the day. No additional details available.

Burglary, 8:40 a.m., A white SUV rental was burglarized on Talbot.

Suspicious Circumstances, The parent of a 12-year-old boy reported that their son was accosted by two subjects wearing football gear in Safeway the day before.

Vehicle Accident, 4:16 p.m., The accident occurred at San Pablo and Washington. No one was injured.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Animal Call, A dog on Spokane was reportedly chained up and barking for four hours during the night and for the week prior.

Petty Theft, 11:29 p.m., A resident of Kains reported that the trunk mounted bike rack from his vehicle was stolen sometime in the prior 24 hours.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

Disturbance of Peace, 6:10 p.m., A man with a mustache threatened to slap women employees of Zand Pastry on Salono. He reportedly also made sexual remarks toward an 18-year-old woman.

Vehicle Accident, 6:25 p.m., A car struck a pedestrian at San Pablo and Portland. Medical assistance was refused.

Suspicious Circumstances, 5:22 p.m., An Albany business owner reported an unpleasant and uncooperative man who had been loitering around the area for several weeks.

Burglary, 7:41 a.m., A nitrous tank was taken from a commercial operation on Ventura. It was stolen from an outside locked storage facility.

Burglary, 10:50 a.m., A car parked on Francis near Tevlin was broken into by shattering a window. It is unknown if anything was taken.

Vehicle Burglary, 12:29 p.m., A car window was smashed on Cleveland sometime during the night before.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

Vehicle Accident, 6:24 p.m., A pedestrian was injured when struck by a vehicle on San Pablo. No additional details provided.

Vehicle Theft, 11:43 a.m., Occurred on Kains.

Burglary, 1:33 p.m., A house on Evelyn was broken into sometime between Thursday night and Friday. Entry was gained through the back door, which was pried open. A camera was reported missing.

Burglary, 2:37 p.m., A resident on Cerrito arrived home to find the front door open. Police responded. No additional details available.

Annoying Telephone Calls, 4:09 p.m., A resident on Marin reported receiving 15 calls from a male stranger who repeatedly told her, “I love you.”

MONDAY, NOV. 19

Petty Theft, 8 p.m., Two iPads were reported stolen in the last week. A case report was taken.

Burglary, 11:24 p.m., A television, pearls, laptop, rings and cash were reported stolen from a house on San Carlos. The home's screen was open and the backdoor to the yard was unlocked.

Vandalism, 2:13 p.m. The Schlee Chiropractic building on San Pablo was tagged.

Suspicious Circumstances, 4:47 p.m., A resident reported that her husband’s vehicle had possibly been tampered with by a neighbor. About 20 miles were put on the car overnight without the husband or wife driving it. The resident has 15-year-old son who denies driving the vehicle.

Juvenile Problem, A Brighton apartment building manager reported seeing two juveniles smoke marijuana on the property. The manager took a picture of the juveniles and took it to Albany Middle School.

Winifred Owen November 27, 2012 at 06:37 PM
"A resident reported that her husband’s vehicle had possibly been tampered with by a neighbor. About 20 miles were put on the car overnight without the husband or wife driving it. The resident has 15-year-old son who denies driving the vehicle." Haha - my bet is on the 15-year-old son, rather than "a neighbor." LOL, have a clue parents!!
Roger Fox November 27, 2012 at 06:58 PM
"Nitris." Could you please use it in a sentence? "My dentist was often high on his own nitrous gas." Ok...Nitris: "N-I-T-R-O-U-S. Nitrous." (Generous appluase follows...) Wait! "Appluase." Could you...o nevermind.
Roger Fox November 27, 2012 at 07:11 PM
My point is: this is still Journalism even if it's about Albany's cute crime waves projected on a backlit screen. So how can you countenance a misspelling for a week? "Nitris."
paul1 November 27, 2012 at 07:31 PM
"An alarm was enacted on Peralta." I didn't know it was possible to enact an alarm. Maybe I misunderstood--is there play called "An Alarm" that was enacted by some thespians on Peralta?
Robert Smith November 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Disturbance of Peace, 6:10 p.m., A man with a moustache threatened to slap women employees of Zand Pastry on Salono
lubov mazur November 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I'm ready to say "never mind" when it comes to reading the police bulletin. The first entry,"SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Residential Burglary, 4:01 p.m., The burglar gained access via window. The crime happened some time between Thursday and Sunday." informs me about nothing. Where is the address? Was the window locked?
Winifred Owen November 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM
That's a misspelling worthy of the CHRON!!! I had completely overlooked the "nitris" entry, Roger. I'm as apoplectic as you. (I'm also a fan of nitrous at the dentist's office!) You'd think they might have corrected it by now, unless nobody is manning the ship.
Winifred Owen November 27, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I thought the same thing, Lubov. Of what value is this to us without knowing these basics? It helps to get a picture of just where these home burglaries may be occurring on a more frequent basis, and if there is any pattern to them.
Joy Kekki November 27, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Only one message is clear: Nothing is safe from the hollow-headed juveniles, especially property on Stannage and white SUVs. Too bad for our future.
Ross Stapleton-Gray November 28, 2012 at 03:55 AM
For those jonesing for a good police blotter, I give you the celebrated Arcata Eye: http://www.arcataeye.com/category/police-log/
Pwll November 28, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Do you know what your odometer reads enough to realize if 20 miles suddenly appeared on it? I sure don't.
Alan Eckert November 28, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Great writing!

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