April 2016 Emeryville Crime Report: Monthly dip offset by 19% annual increase

Published On May 24, 2016 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The Emeryville Crime Report for April includes 182 total crimes (down from 201 in March). Violent Crime fell 15% from last month but still outpaces the three-year average for April and remains on a 58% increase from 2015. In the Property Crimes category, a 19% decline in auto burglaries was offset by a large increase in Grand theft and Auto thefts. The earlier reported rape in District 7 was the first crime of its kind since November 2015.


REPORTING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

The City of Emeryville is divided into small geographical areas that facilitate the Department’s efforts to tract crime and neighborhood problems, and allocate personnel resources to meet the service need. Crime statistics are reported by the EPD through CrimeReports.com. An archive of monthly crime statistics provided can be viewed on the city website.

1. San Pablo Avenue
2. North Emeryville
3. Emery Bay
4. Peninsula
5. Shellmound
6. Artist Colony
7. San Pablo Avenue – South
8. Triangle
9. East Bay bridge (East)
10. East Bay bridge (West)
11. Outside of City Limits

REPORTING DISTRICT MATRIX:

The reporting district matrix lists the category and number of crimes reported by district. The descriptions below are “highlights” and are not provided for every crime reported.


RAPE:

District 7

54th St.: Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor occurred. EPD later arrested the suspect.


ROBBERY:

District 5

Burger King, 5701 Christie Ave.: A male juvenile was robbed of his cell phone by two other juveniles.

District 7

IFO Arizmendi, 4301 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect snatched another males eye glasses off of his face and fled.

District 8

7-Eleven, 4000 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter concealed merchandise and left the store without paying. An employee attempted to stop the suspect, however the suspect brandished a knife and fled the area with the loss.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female shoplifter stole several knives and threatened to stab an employee if he interfered. EPD arrested the female shortly thereafter.
Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A male suspect grabbed a drill and fled the store. An employee attempted to stop the suspect, however the suspect threatened he had a gun and fled the area.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 3

Denny’s parking lot, 1776 Powell St.: A male punched a female in the face multiple times. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 8

4119 Adeline St.: Two people were inside a home when the home sustained damage from gun fire. No one was injured.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY:

District 1

Thermofisher Scientific, 6550 Vallejo St.: POE: West door – window smash. LOSS: (3) Laptops.

District 2

Leap Frog, 6401 Hollis St.: POE: Window – Smashed. LOSS: (2) Computers.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 1

71 City Limits Cr.: POE: Garage – Open. LOSS: (1) Bicycle.

District 2

1465 65th St., #366: POE: Unknown – No forced entry. LOSS: A laptop computer.
Glaushaus Garage, 6466 Hollis St.: Two males and one female entered the garage and stole (3) bicycles. EPD arrested all three suspects shortly thereafter. One bicycle was recovered.

District 8

3960 Adeline St., #309: POE: Garage. LOSS: (3) Bicycles.


AUTO THEFT:

Of the 12 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 1 report was an attempted theft
  • 4 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 3 vehicles were recovered damaged
  • 3 vehicles are still outstanding
  • 1 vehicle theft report was determined to be unfounded

The spreadsheet compares criminal activity relative to last year, averages from the previous 3 years and annual totals for the year.

*Categories not included in Part 1 Crimes
N/C: Not Calculable


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About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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