Police Calls: Roofers Work on Wrong House, Grand Theft at Fonda Restaurant

The Albany police logs for Dec. 2-3 include roofers working on the wrong house, the theft of $1,570 from Fonda restaurant, squatters in a house for sale, two auto burglaries, gas theft and three complaints about constantly barking dogs.

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.

Monday, Dec. 2

Theft linked to vehicle – At 7:53 a.m., police received a report of cold petty theft involving a vehicle on Curtis. Disposition: Case report taken.

Roofers working on wrong house – At 9:06 a.m., police received a report that Ideal roofing company was working on the reporting party's house on Stannage but admitted they were at the wrong house. Disposition: Civil matter – parties advised.

Apparent squatters in house for sale – At 11:18 a.m., police received a report that an empty house for sale on Washington appears to have had squatters. A potential buyer found a lot of empty drink cans and a locked door. Disposition: Case report taken.

Physical altercation heard at Albany Bulb – At 11:51 a.m., police received a report that a physical altercation was heard 30 minutes ago in the bushes at the end of the Bulb. Disposition: Unable to locate source of complaint.

Identity theft – At 12:27 p.m., police logged a report of identity theft filed by a person in the police lobby. Disposition: Case report taken.

Dog barking all day long – At 4:21 p.m., police received a complaint about a dog barking all day long on Polk. Disposition: Unable to locate source of complaint.

Dog barking all day long – At 4:22 p.m., police received a complaint about a dog barking all day long on Washington. It's an ongoing issue. Disposition: Responsible/s advised of complaint, will correct situation.

Lost cell phone on the way to Mexico – At 6:21 p.m., police received a report of Samsung Galaxy SIII cell phone being lost on Nov. 21 while in transit to Mexico. Disposition: Log note only.

Backpack stolen from vehicle, window smashed – At 7:59 p.m., police received a report of backpack taken within the last 30 minutes from a vehicle on Solano whose passenger window was smashed. Disposition: Case report taken.

Auto burglary via smashed window on Kains – At 8:05 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle burglary via a smashed back window on Kains, across from the YMCA. Disposition: Case report taken.

Suspicious man flashing a light – At 11:01 p.m., police received a report of a man about 40 years old dressed all in black flashing a light in front of a garage of a house near Albany High School about 40 minutes ago. The reporting party went back to the area and saw the same man doing the same thing on Masonic near the library. Disposition: Log note only.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

DUI, resisting an officer arrest – At 12:06 a.m., police arrested a 53-year-old San Pablo man at Gilman and I-80 on suspicion of resisting an officer and driving under the influence.

Deer hit – At 5:22 a.m., a person reported hitting a deer at San Carlos and Portland. It is near the bike lane.

Fraudulent use of a credit card – At 8:45 a.m., police logged a report of fraudulent use of a credit card. Disposition: Case report taken.

Accused of stealing cell phone at MacGregor High – At 10:58 a.m., a student reported being accused of stealing another student's cell phone at MacGregor High. Disposition: Case report taken.

Prowler over fences, near Cougar Field – At 11 a.m., police logged a request from Richmond police for an Albany police car on Cougar Field in response to a prowler in a gray hoodie going over fences of homes near the field. (Editor's note: This appears to be the El Cerrito police case reported in a Dec. 3 Patch article, "Fence-hopping Prowling Suspect Nabbed After Chase That Included Cougar Field.")

Dogs barking constantly – At 1:30 p.m., police received a complaint of dogs barking constantly at Washington and Masonic. The owner never brings them in. It sounds like they are being neglected. Disposition: Unable to locate source of complaint.

Auto accident – At 2:16 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle accident with unknown injuries that just occurred at Prins Chiropractic on Solano and is slightly blocking the roadway. Disposition: Case report taken.

Man with pants down bothering patients – At 3:09 p.m., police received a report of a man in black t-shirt and black jeans, with his pants down, bothering patients and refusing to leave at Alta Bates Medical on San Pablo. Disposition: Miscellaneous violation – warning given.

Got gas, didn't pay – At 4:11 p.m., police received a report a male customer about 18-20 years old in a small black car who got gas and didn't pay at Albany Hill Mini Mart on San Pablo. Disposition: Case report taken.

Grand theft at Fonda restaurant – At 6:11 p.m., police logged a grand theft report of $1,570 taken earlier this morning at Fonda restaurant on Solano. Last night the safe was locked. Disposition: Case report taken.

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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.

Kei December 13, 2013 at 09:43 AM
"Roofers working on wrong house"-- my. my. It reminds me of a story I heard about a man undergoing surgery requiring amputation of his leg. When he awoke, he found that they'd amputated the wrong leg. After the second surgery, he sued the doctor, but the judge threw the case out of court, saying the defendant didn't have a leg to stand on.
Charles Burress (Editor) December 14, 2013 at 02:49 AM
This gives new meaning to "lame joke."
Kei December 15, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Excellent, Charles! :-)


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