Police Calls: Purse Snooping Misunderstanding, Injured Deer with Fawns, Bike Thefts and More

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This is the crime bulletin from the  for the shifts from Aug. 17 through Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

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4:11 p.m. A caller from Ordway Street asked to file a report on bank fraud that had been happening for four years after a company began taking money out of the caller's savings account using a routing number. Police took a case report. 

4:28 p.m. Police were called after a man on a bike was reportedly hit near the ; all parties were said to "be walking away." Police took a case report. 

5:56 p.m. Someone from the on San Pablo Avenue called about a dumped silver bike with no front tire. 

6:52 p.m. A business in the called to report that a $2,000 bike had been taken on a test ride and never returned. One of the men involved was described as black and in his 30s, with a heavy build and 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 8 inches tall, wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans. The other man was also described as black, also wearing jeans and a t-shirt, with a taller and thinner build than the first man. A credit card and social security card were left at the shop, but were thought possibly to have been stolen. 

7:54 p.m. Someone went into the Police Department to report a deer with a damaged back leg on San Pablo Avenue near the , approximately 10 feet away from the fence, with two fawns.  


9:23 a.m. A Pierce Street resident said his father-in-law had removed the wheel from his trailer because he "had the trailer parked in front of his residence for a long time." 

2:27 p.m. A caller on Jackson Street said mail had been stolen out of the mailbox.

5:32 p.m. Police gave a warning to a group of people with dogs in the fenced area at Memorial Park. 

6:13 p.m. A thief stole a backpack, containing a $400 computer and miscellaneous personal items, out of a Gray Jeep Cherokee parked near Flowerland. 

6:46 p.m. Someone stole a vehicle from the north lot at , in the 1100 block of the Eastshore Highway. 

8:17 p.m. A thief stole registration paperwork and a flashlight out of a car near Five Little Monkeys the prior Friday. 

9:19 p.m. Police gave a warning to people at a large party on Cornell Avenue. 

10:08 p.m. Police gave another warning to people at the party on Cornell, which was described as "louder than earlier."

11:34 p.m. A resident called police a third time about the Cornell Avenue party. 


12:05 a.m. Police made a DUI-related arrest at the deadend of Taft Avenue.

1:26 a.m. Police gave a warning to someone in a suspicious vehicle at the west end of Buchanan Street. 

2:20 a.m. Police made a DUI-related arrest at San Pablo Avenue and Carlson Boulevard in El Cerrito.  

3:48 a.m. Police received a report of an assault at an unknown Latin dance club on Solano Avenue; a subject had been detained on suspicion of assault, and another person was taken by ambulance to the hospital. [Albany Patch has requested additional information from police.]

4:28 p.m. Police arrested a man at on suspicion of trying to steal a DVD player.  


1:45 a.m. A caller in the 800 block of Carmel reported burglary from a vehicle in the driveway. The thief was described as black, 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 8 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Police took a case report. 

5:57 a.m. A caller on Portland Avenue reported theft from a vehicle parked in the driveway, but the request for police was cancelled. 

8:57 a.m. A thief broke into a shed in the 800 block of Solano Avenue and stole a bike the prior night. 

10:18 a.m. A caller in the 1000 block of Peralta Avenue reported that her catalytic converter was stolen the prior night. 

11:13 a.m. A caller on Pierce Street riding by a neighbor's vehicle in the 500 block of Pierce noticed it had been broken into and called to report it. 

1:53 p.m. A cleaning woman on Cornell Avenue called police when she found another woman in the apartment she was cleaning going through her purse; the woman who was going through the purse then called police to explain that it had been a misunderstanding. 

3:39 p.m. A thief stole a vehicle from Cornell Avenue on Friday. 

6:21 p.m. A caller reported an AC Transit bus stuck at the corner of Hillside and Jackson streets and unable to turn. 

7:33 p.m. Police took a case report at Target after a man left the store with stolen merchandise, but Target declined to prosecute the case. 


8:54 a.m. A woman called police from the office to report a couple kids who had pulled the fire alarm the prior week. 

10:38 a.m. Paramedics took a patient on Solano Avenue to the hospital who had a bad reaction after giving blood. 

1:56 p.m. Police gave a warning to a white man with a long brown ponytail who was "putting on gloves" on the railroad tracks near Interstate 80 and Cleveland Avenue. 

3:44 p.m. A thief stole a bike from a home in the 1500 block of Sonoma Avenue on Saturday. 

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Robert Marshall August 28, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Why was there an AC Transit bus up on Hillside and Jackson Sts? Is there even a route up there?
Alan Eckert August 28, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Come on Solano Avenue Cyclery. You should have at least gotten a photo ID to go with that credit card if you wanted to loan out a bike that expensive.
KSC August 28, 2012 at 04:40 PM
"unknown Latin dance club on Solano Avenue"? Seriously, how many Latin dance clubs are there on Solano? I count one...
Rona August 29, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Robert: I know RIGHT!!!! That's not a route..someone's in trouble at AC!!!..haha.. Alan: That's exactly what I said..a $2,000 bike and you do not ONLY check the photo I.D., but I'm driving alongside with you just incase. That should be a part of the deal. You are not leaving MY store with anything of that value without me coming along in one shape or form. KSC: That is totally racking my brain as well, I only know of Montero's. Sssoooooo that "other" Latin dace club is REALLY unknown, cuz no one knows about it..hahahaha...


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