Police Calls: Safeway Arrest, Bad Cell Connection on 911 Call, Man Sticks Tongue Out

The Albany police logs for Aug. 26-27 include a vehicle fire, a student writing a Columbine "goal" at Albany Middle School, and a 911 call from someone who fell and couldn't move and whose location couldn't be traced because of a bad cell connection.

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, Aug. 26

DUI arrest – At 12:41 a.m., police arrested a 42-year-old Berkeley woman at Buchanan and I-80 on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Arco clerk complaint
– At 6 a.m., a person in the police lobby reported that a clerk at Arco refused to give him his change for soda he purchased. Disposition: Civil matter – parties advised.

Hit and run – At 6:50 a.m., caller reported damage from a cold hit and run on Kains. Disposition: Case report taken.

Drug paraphernalia arrest – At 9:53 a.m., police arrested a 33-year-old Richmond man at 835 San Pablo Ave. on suspicion of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a 9:44 a.m. log report titled "Misc. Check of a Pedestrian" saying a man was arrested in officer-initiated activity at H & Y Massage. 

Lost keys – At 10:55 a.m., a person reported losing keys last Friday near her residence on Cornell. One key has a rubber cover that looks like a ladybug. Disposition: Log note only.

Movers smoking pot – At 12:35 p.m., police received a report of three men and woman in the ages 25-35, who were moving someone with a U-Haul on Pierce, were smoking pot the G1 level parking garage. Disposition: Log note only.

Identity theft – At 12:50 p.m., a person in the lobby reported that family is using the person's personal information. Disposition: Log note only.

911 call from abused female – At 2:57 p.m., police received a 911 call from 7th Street in Berkeley in which a female stated she needed to be removed from an abusive male's custody. Disposition: Log note only.

911 call with bad cell connection from fallen person who can't move – At 3:17 p.m., police received a 911 call from a person who fell and can't move on Posen. The cell connection was terrible, and police could not get the person's location. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Commercial burglary arrest – At 5:04 p.m., police arrested a 45-year-old female transient at Safeway on suspicion of commercial burglary. The arrest followed a 4:56 p.m. call reporting petty theft at Safeway by a woman with red hair in blue jeans and a tattoo on her left breast.

Hit and run with witness note – At 5:56 p.m., police received a report from a person whose parked vehicle was hit at Cornell and Solano. A witness left a note with the responsible vehicle's license plate number. The reporting party, who had left the area, was advised that he'd have to come to the police department to file a report. (Editor's note: A log entry from the following day, Aug. 27 indicates the person whose vehicle was damaged came to the police station at 12:54 p.m. and that a case report was taken.)

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Attempted rape, false imprisonment arrest – At 2:31 a.m., police arrested a 20-year-old Albany man in the 700 block of Evelyn on suspicion of attempted rape and false imprisonment. (Editor's note: Patch reported on this crime in an Aug. 27 article, "Suspect Arrested Rape Attempt.")

Man with mustache sticking tongue out at kids – At 7:17 a.m., police received a report of mustachioed man on Brighton "out front sticking his tongue out at the kids." The man was back inside now. Disposition: Log note only.

Auto burglary – At 8:35 a.m., police received a report of cold burglary of a vehicle parked in the parking lot at Yellow City Cab Co. on San Pablo. Disposition: Case report taken.

Vehicle fire – At 8:41 a.m., police logged a report of a vehicle fire at Solano Ave. Clothing on Solano. Disposition: Assistance given to outside agency.

Documents taken from purse – At 11:53 a.m., a person reported that important documents were taken from her purse and that she has an idea of who might be responsible. Disposition: Assistance given to outside agency.

Laptop robbery in El Cerrito – At 3:21 p.m., police logged a report of a robbery of a laptop at Carlson and San Pablo (which is in El Cerrito). The suspects were described as two males ages 20-30, one black with dreads and wearing a gray shirt and the other skinny and white and wearing blue jeans. They escaped in a tan and gold Cadillac. Disposition: Assistance given to outside agency. (Editor's note: The El Cerrito police log entry on this incident said, "At 2:57 p.m., a customer at the Peet's coffee shop on San Pablo Avenue reported a man grabbed the victim's laptop computer while they were sitting inside the business. The suspect and an accomplice jumped into a 2013 gold Cadillac with license plate number 6ZVT043 and drove off.")

Mail and identify theft – At 4:52 p.m., a person reported the theft of mail the previous day on Curtis with the loss of two debit cards and a State Farm refund check and that the subject attempted to cash the check. Disposition: Log note only.

Non-injury accident, Volvo vs. stop sign – At 6:13 p.m., an Albany public works employee reported a non-injury accident involving a new model Volvo and a stop sign on Cleveland. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Columbine "goal" written at Albany Middle School – At 10:22 p.m., police logged a report that a student at Albany Middle School had "written goal for the year is to follow in the Columbine massacre." The student has a history of family trouble. The reporting party would like to make contact and set up a meeting the next day. Disposition: Case report taken.

For other police-related news on Albany Patch, see our "Police and Fire" section.
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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