April 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Property Crimes Dip, Violent Crimes Climb

Published On May 31, 2018 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The April 2018 Emeryville Crime report saw 191 total crimes reported for the month (up slightly from 189 in March or +1%). While Property Crimes continued a steady decline, Violent Crimes are up. The 18% increase for the year are led by increases in Robberies and Simple Assaults.

Crimes reported for 2018 are on a 11% downward trajectory from last year.


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 CommunityCrimeMap.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 2

6200 block of Doyle St.: A female reported being raped during the years 1991 and 1993 by a known suspect.
1500 block of Powell St.: A female juvenile reported being raped by her boyfriend. The incident occurred in February 2018.


CARJACKING:

District 7

Near the Oaks Club, 4097 San Pablo Ave.: A male victim was car jacked and robbed at gunpoint. The victim located his vehicle in Oakland. LOSS: Cell phone, I.D. and $200 cash.


ROBBERY:

District 3

6401 block of Shellmound St.: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. LOSS: Cash, 1oz of Marijuana, and car keys. The keys were recovered at the scene. Suspect: Male, 5’6”, 170 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweater.

At 64XX Shellmound St. (Inside the elevator): A robbery at gunpoint occurred. A male suspect was already inside the elevator when the female entered. The suspect demanded the victim’s property. LOSS: Purse, $2500, iPhone, and poker chips. Suspect: Male, 6’0”, thin build, wearing dark clothing.

District 7

4101 block of San Pablo Ave.: A male approached two females at knifepoint and demanded their purses. Suspect: Male, 6’0”, bald, with a large build. LOSS: (2) Purses and (2) cell phones. EPD recovered one cell phone discarded on the sidewalk.

District 9

Ulta, 3839 Emery St., #200: Two female shoplifters used forced against a security officer to steal merchandise. LOSS: Chanel Perfume.
Near Pak n Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female was attacked by a group of individuals who took her coin purse containing $100.
3889 block of San Pablo near Pak n Save: During traffic congestion a male exited his vehicle accusing another motorist of hitting his vehicle. The male demanded the motorist’s property for the damages. The male then reached inside the motorist’s vehicle, took his cell phone by force, and left the area.
Nordstrom Rack, 3839 Emery St., #100: A shoplifter took merchandise by force against a loss prevention officer. LOSS: (7) Purses. Suspect: Male, mid 30s, 5’11”, 170 lbs., wearing a black beanie and a gray sweat suit.
Near Nordstrom Rack, 3839 Emery St.: (3) adult males pushed a male transient up against a wall and robbed him of his personal belongings. LOSS: A purple bag containing medication and $15.00 cash.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: A female shoplifter used force against a loss prevention officer to steal merchandise. EPD arrested the female shortly thereafter.


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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 7

1266 block of 45th St.: An unprovoked attack occurred. A male suspect threw a pair of scissors at two men and then punched one of the men on his face. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 8

4000 block of San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect punched another male on the face causing serious injury. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 9

Parking lot of Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shooting occurred, in which two people were injured.


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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY:

District 6

1512 Park Ave.: POE: Front window – Smashed. LOSS: A DJI Phantom 4 drone, a DJI Phantom battery, carrying case, and an SD 64GB card.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A known male shoplifter filled empty tote bags with allergy medicine and then forced open a display case. The suspect attempted to leave the store with the loss, but was stopped and arrested by EPD. The loss was recovered.
At the ECCL – GYM/POOL, 1170 47th St.: In the men’s locker room an unknown suspect forced open a locker and stole a back pack containing a wallet, cash and other personal items


AUTO THEFT:

Of the 15 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 6 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 6 vehicles were recovered with damages
  • 1 vehicle was a motorcycle
  • 3 reports were attempted thefts

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

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.

4 Responses to April 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Property Crimes Dip, Violent Crimes Climb

  1. Sarah says:

    I wonder if property crimes are down at all because people have just stopped reporting them. Since there is no follow up or crime enforcement now, the only reason to file a report is for insurance purposes.

    Good thing they are laying off the crime statistics person, I could use a break from all he bad news.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “6401 block of Shellmound St.: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. LOSS: Cash, 1oz of Marijuana, and car keys. The keys were recovered at the scene. Suspect: Male, 5’6”, 170 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweater.” – What was the race and age of the suspect?

    “A robbery at gunpoint occurred…Male, 6’0”, thin build, wearing dark clothing” What race? And what age?

    “During traffic congestion a male exited his vehicle accusing another motorist of hitting his vehicle. The male demanded the motorist’s property for the damages. The male then reached inside the motorist’s vehicle, took his cell phone by force, and left the area.” Again, what race? What age?

    They used to provide this information. Why have they stopped providing two of the most important parts of the description?

    If this is how they report criminals on EPD radio traffic, no wonder we have so much trouble with crime.

    This is a simple question that we deserve an answer to: Are the people robbing others at gunpoint and knifepoint young or old, black, white, latino, asian, or something else?

    • Ron says:

      I totally agree with you,how do you even come close to the identity of a person? No racial discrimination,just need some straight up facts about the criminals…what a sick way of describing these events..protect yourselves,we all need to be ready..

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