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Police Calls: Teens Robbed on Albany Hill, Lobbed Watermelon, Rose Vandals, Lost Exotic Bird and More

The following information was supplied by the Albany Police Department, unless otherwise noted, and does not indicate a conviction. Click the "Keep me posted" button below this story for an alert when we publish this report.

This is the crime bulletin from the  for the shifts from July 31 through Aug. 6 at 6 a.m. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

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JULY 31, TUESDAY

3:08 a.m. Police took a case report about suspicious activity at on San Pablo Avenue. 

10:21 a.m. Someone reported that a wallet had been stolen from a chiropractic office in the 900 block of San Pablo Avenue the prior week. 

6:28 p.m. Police responded to the Albany Community Center for a report of a male yelling following a road rage incident.

6:30 p.m. Police were called for a report of smoke near westbound Interstate 580 and Buchanan Street. 

6:37 p.m. Someone at Saint Mary's College High School reported two teen boys on the baseball field; the principal had asked for reports to be made about trespassing following recent vandalism. 

8:28 p.m. A burglar stole jewelry from a bedroom in a shared house in the 800 block of Talbot Avenue. The incident happened in July. 

9:38 p.m. A thief stole a license plate off a vehicle parked in the parking lot. 

11:39 p.m. Police arrested Nathaniel Detro of Berkeley and Hugo Rodriguez of Richmond on suspicion of public intoxication after a report of a fight between them in the 1000 block of Washington Street. They were taken to the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland.

AUG. 1, WEDNESDAY

2:07 a.m. Police arrested Benjamin Maniatis of Santa Monica on suspicion of driving under the influence at Marin Avenue and Neilson Street. He was taken to the Glenn Dyer jail.

8:59 a.m. A thief burglarized at vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Curtis Street. 

9:39 a.m. Someone found a Razor scooter on Monday in front of a home on Garfield Avenue. 

12:39 p.m. Police arrested Muiruri Kamurua of Albany on suspicion of petty theft in the 1000 block of San Pablo Avenue. 

4:14 p.m. A woman on Dartmouth asked to speak with police about work that had been paid for on her home but had not yet been completed.

7:21 p.m. Police gave a warning to kids at the with airsoft guns.

AUG. 2, THURSDAY

6:53 a.m. A custodian at reported that flood lights and plants had been broken in the kindergarten area. 

8:09 a.m. A resident on Cleveland Avenue said someone had taken his waste can from the side of his house. 

9:46 a.m. A man called to report that someone had used his credit card to pay for pizza delivery in July. 

11:09 a.m. Someone broke into a vehicle in the 1000 block of Curtis Street the prior night and stole the vehicle registration. 

3:29 p.m. The Albany Fire Department was sent to investigate a gas leak from a vehicle at the Albany Arco; firefighters responded and confirmed the leak had been stopped. 

4:50 p.m. Three older boys threatened two 13-year-old boys, on a trail at Albany Hill Park, and took their cell phones, a backpack and a baseball cap. 

5:20 p.m. A man described as black, wearing a black shirt and dark gray sweatpants, along with a black backpack, reportedly stole about $100 in liquor from the 1500 block of Solano.

5:38 p.m. A thief burglarized a home in the 900 block of Ventura Avenue, possibly via a back door that may have been left open, and stole a laptop. 

6:11 p.m. A thief burglarized a home, possibly by kicking in a door, in the 700 block of Cerrito Street. 

6:12 p.m. A caller reported dogs in a fenced section of Memorial Park during non-dog hours. 

7:27 p.m. Someone turned in a wallet to a police officer. 

7:54 p.m. A caller reported a flooding sewer line on Marin, causing water from the street to come toward houses. The caller was referred to another agency. 

10:22 p.m. Police arrested Elliot Oliver of Hercules and Kyle Andrew Neesan of Vallejo on suspicion of vandalism in the 700 block of Solano Avenue. They were taken to the Glenn Dyer jail. 

AUG. 3, FRIDAY

4:11 a.m. A caller reported "constant doors slamming and thumping noises" on Pierce Street; police were unable to locate the source of the complaint. 

1:37 p.m. Authorities responded to help other agencies after a report of a street sweeper on fire at Interstate 80 and Central Avenue. 

3:28 p.m. A caller on Kains Avenue reported loud drumming, but police were unable to locate it. 

6:29 p.m. Paramedics took a male lying near his bicycle on the sidewalk, near the Sixth Street entrance to University Village, to the hospital after an apparent medical incident. 

7:59 p.m. Police advised a transient man playing his guitar "at loud volume" near BevMo! that he needed to quiet down. 

AUG. 4, SATURDAY

1:59 a.m. Police separated disputing parties at Club Mallard. 

2:09 a.m. Police arrested Taneshia Irene Branson of San Pablo on suspicion of driving under the influence at Harrison Street and San Pablo Avenue. She was taken to the Glenn Dyer jail. 

6:01 a.m. A caller on Brighton Avenue reported loud music coming from an address to the rear; police were unable to locate it. 

9:44 a.m. Someone threw a watermelon at a driver on Ramona Avenue. 

11:34 a.m. Police arrested Alfred Clarence Owens of Vallejo, and Travonnie Stokes of Berkeley, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance in the 700 block of Cerrito Street. Owens also was arrested in connection with possessing drug paraphernalia; Stokes was arrested on suspicion of parole violation. They were taken to the Glenn Dyer jail. 

3:13 p.m. Someone reported a large green exotic bird that had been lost on Brighton Avenue. 

5:15 p.m. Someone on Key Route Boulevard said a driver was repeatedly honking the horn and "taunting" the caller. 

5:59 p.m. Someone reported a theft in the 800 block of San Pablo. 

8:30 p.m. Police arrested Richard Joseph Warner, 38, of Berkeley on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and probation violation in the 1000 block of the Eastshore Highway. 

AUG. 5, SUNDAY

12:58 a.m. Police arrested Paula Victoria Rollins of Richmond on suspicion of driving under the influence at San Pablo and Carlson avenues. She was taken to the Glenn Dyer jail. 

1:54 a.m. A caller reported a group of kids at the high school "cursing and being loud." Police gave them a warning. 

2:22 a.m. Police arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run after an officer saw him driving the wrong way on Buchanan. Police believe he may have been involved with a serious collison on Interstate 80 that left one victim with a broken back. 

3:26 a.m. Police arrested Craig Lawson of Albany after a resident in the 600 block of Adams Street reported someone on the front porch ringing the doorbell; Lawson was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and taken to the Glenn Dyer jail. 

12:44 p.m. Someone reported that the rear license plate had been taken off a vehicle in the 500 block of Pierce Street. 

5:20 p.m. A caller reported a lost dog named Butter at Washington and Key Route Boulevard. 

6:59 p.m. A thief stole a locked bicycle from Stannage Avenue the prior night. 

7:54 p.m. A caller reported that a boy and girl "picked roses and threw them all over the yards" in the 500 block of Stannage.

10:03 p.m. Someone on Spokane found Butter, the lost dog. 

OTHER AREA ARRESTS, VIA LOCALCRIMENEWS.COM

  • On Aug. 1, the El Cerrito Police Department reported the arrest of Arlen Mendoza of Albany on suspicion of driving under the influence. 
  • On Aug. 1, the Berkeley Police Department reported the arrest of Steven Vanzile, 46, of Albany on suspicion of vandalism. 
  • On Aug. 2, the Visalia Police Department reported the arrest of Albert Fris, 42, of Albany on suspicion of public intoxication.

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Alan Eckert August 09, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I'm glad Butter was found so quickly!
Emilie Raguso August 20, 2012 at 04:54 AM
You and me both!! That's great news.

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