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Police Calls: Car-Theft in Progress, Suspicious Solicitors, Keys Locked in Idling Car

The Albany police logs for Dec. 4-5 include a caller reporting his car being stolen, an aggressive solicitor who refused to leave, a warrant arrest following a report of two solicitors who fled when the resident approached the door and perilous ice.

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, Dec. 4

DUI arrest – At 1:07 a.m., police arrested a 24-year-old El Sobrante man at Fairmount and Carlson on suspicion of driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more.

Arson fire in bushes – At 6:21 a.m., police logged a report of an arson fire in the bushes near the creek on San Pablo. Disposition: Case report taken. 

Beer truck blocking traffic – At 1:10 p.m., police received a report of a beer truck blocking traffic at Solano and San Pablo. Disposition: Log note only.

Suspicious notice, $2.6 million won – At 5:02 p.m., police received a report from a person saying she received a letter stating she won $2.6 million. When they called, a male with an East Indian accent said they were depositing the money tomorrow and gave the reporting party a password. Disposition: Miscellaneous public service provided.

Outstanding warrant arrest – At 5:53 p.m., police arrested a 45-year-old Long Beach man in the 900 block of Ventura on an outstanding warrant. The arrest followed a 5:37 p.m. report of two men knocking on a door on Ventura and then leaving when the reporting party approached the door.

Aggressive, rude solicitor – At 6:26 p.m., police received a report of an aggressive, rude solicitor from a business called Second Chances who refused to leave after three requests. Disposition: Unable to locate source of complaint.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Black ice on Key Route – At 10:07 a.m., police received a report of black ice creating a hazardous condition on the curbside at the southeast corner of Key Route Boulevard and Washington. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Non-injury accident – At 1:01 p.m., a crossing guard reported a non-injury accident in which a vehicle collided with a parked vehicle at Jackson and Buchanan. Disposition: Log note only.

Non-injury accident – At 3:13 p.m., police received a report of non-injury vehicle accident at Billy's Hair Design on San Pablo. Disposition: Log note only.

Spanish speaker's vehicle being stolen – At 3:38 p.m., police logged a report a Spanish-only speaking person is trying to report that his vehicle is being stolen. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Traffic signal not working properly – At 4:20 p.m., police received a report that the red lights at Buchanan and Pierce are not cycling properly. Disposition: Unable to locate source of complaint.

Head injury from a fall at Barnes & Noble – At 6:22 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting that a person suffered a head injury in a fall at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito Plaza. Disposition: Matter/persons referred to outside agency.

Woman with cane bothering customers – At 7:13 p.m., police received a report of a woman with a cane bothering customers at Cape Cod Restaurant on San Pablo Ave. She is departing now. The reporting party was advised to call back if she returns. Disposition: Log note only.

Non-injury accident – At 7:59 p.m., police received a report from the driver of a vehicle that was sideswiped by another vehicle driven by a female at Stannage and Brighton. The reporting party thinks she has an accident history. Disposition: Miscellaneous public service provided.

Locked keys in car with engine running – At 8:52 p.m., a person called police saying she locked her keys in the vehicle with the engine running in a 20-minute zone at Max's Liquors near Sugata restaurant. Disposition: Miscellaneous public service provided.

Outstanding warrant arrest – At 10:11 p.m., police arrested a 47-year-old Richmond man at 400 San Pablo on an outstanding warrant. The arrest followed a 10:04 p.m. report of an officer contacting someone in front of Peet's at San Pablo and Carlson.

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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