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Police Calls: Robbery at Pacific East Mall, Crimes at Target, Brothers Fighting

The Albany police logs for Jan. 1-2 include a victim dropped off in Albany after being robbed at Pacific East Mall, counterfeit checks and auto burglary at Target, someone burning stuff on Albany beach and a fight involving brothers.

Albany police car, April 1, 2013. Photo Credit: Charles Burress
Albany police car, April 1, 2013. Photo Credit: Charles Burress

The following information was obtained from the daily incident log and arrest log of the Albany Police Department.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Check fraud, laser-related arrest – At 12:05 a.m., police arrested a 55-year-old Albany man in the 900 block of San Pablo on suspicion of check fraud and aiming a laser pointer or scope at a police officer in a threatening manner. The arrest followed a 11:50 p.m. report of an officer-initiated check of pedestrian at Albany Ford.

Casualty report – At 2:24 a.m., police logged a "casualty report" without details at Ordway and Sonoma. Disposition: Case report taken.

DUI arrest – At 4:23 a.m., police arrested a 25-year-old Richmond man at Solano and Jackson on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Vehicle rummaged through – At 9:13 a.m., police received a report that an unlocked vehicle was rifled through last night on Garfield. The reporting party asks for log note only and will call back if she finds anything taken. Disposition: Log note only.

Vehicle rummaged through – At 10:23 a.m., police received a report that a vehicle on San Gabriel was rifled through last night on Garfield. The reporting party asks for a report. Disposition: Case report taken.

Possible gunshots heard – At 5:23 p.m., a person in Tilden Park reported hearing possible gunshots. The call was not able to be transferred to the East Bay Regional Park District police department, and the reporting party was unprepared to copy a phone number so she disconnected. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Burning stuff on beach – At 5:42 p.m., police received a report that someone was burning stuff on Albany beach. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Thursday, Jan. 2

Drug, drug paraphernalia arrest– At 1:47 a.m., police arrested a 31-year-old Antioch man at 1100 Eastshore on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and of methamphetamine or other controlled substance. The arrest followed a 1:34 a.m. "suspicious vehicle" report of officer-initiated activity at the north lot of Golden Gate Fields.

Petty theft – At 1:43 a.m., police logged a "petty theft" report involving a man wearing all black except for white gloves and white-and-black tennis shoes walking toward a tennis court on Pierce. Disposition: Case report taken.

Identity theft – At 10:17 a.m., police logged a report of identity theft involving an unknown subject or subjects trying to open accounts using the reporting party's ID. Disposition: Case report taken.

Brothers fighting – At 1:51 p.m., police logged a report of a physical altercation involving brothers on Washington. Disposition: Disputing parties separated – matter resolved.

Auto vs. pedestrian injury accident – At 3:17 p.m., police logged an injury accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at Solano and Jackson. Disposition: Follow-up complete.

Robbery – At 4:53 p.m., police logged a report of a robbery by three men, including one with a tattoo on his face. The victim was transported to Brighton and San Pablo after the robbery. Disposition: Assistance given to outside agency. (Editor's note: Albany police told Patch that the robbery occurred at the Pacific East Mall on Pierce in Richmond and referred questions about the case to Richmond police. Patch has asked Richmond police for information about the crime.)

Auto burglary at Target – At 7 p.m., police received a report of cold auto burglary of a vehicle parked on the west side of Target. Disposition: Case report taken.

Purported student solicitor arouses suspicion – At 8:31 p.m., police received a report of a subject claiming to be a student ringing the doorbell on Madison 2-3 minutes ago. The reporting party is concerned due to recent burglaries. Disposition: Responsible/s advised of complaint, will correct situation.

Counterfeit checks at Target – At 9:58 p.m., police received a report of counterfeit checks being passed at Target. Disposition: Case report taken.

For other police-related news on Albany Patch, see our "Police & Fire" section under the "News" tab.

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The Albany police call log and arrest log may be viewed at the Albany Police Department at 1000 San Pablo Avenue.

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