April Emeryville PD Crime Report: Property Crimes Up, Violent Crimes flat from 2014

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The Emeryville PD Crime Report for April includes 164 total crimes (down from 182 in March). Nearly half of all crimes in the city were Petty Thefts and over 3/4 of these occurred in the combined shopping areas of Bay Street, The Powell St. Plaza and the East Bay Bridge shopping Center. Auto Burglary in the “Christie Core” areas of District 3 & 5 accounted for 53% of these types of crimes in the city.



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.

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



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.


District Unknown:

A female was penetrated with a foreign object. The location of occurrence is unknown, due to the victim being passed out.


District 1:

5517 Vallejo St.: An attempted strong-arm robbery occurred. Two teenage subjects followed the male victim home and attempted to take the victim’s backpack. The backpack was attached to the victim’s bicycle. Suspects: Black males, 16 years old.

District 2:

IFO All Season’s Catering, 6613 Hollis St.: Two suspects approached a male victim at gunpoint and ordered the victim to lie on the ground. The suspects searched through the victim’s pockets and removed the loss. LOSS: Wallet and cell phone. Suspects: #1 Black male, 6’0”, 150 lbs., wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. #2 Black male, 6’0”, 150 lbs., wearing a white shirt and red jeans. Both suspects fled on foot.

District 4:

Frontage Road north of the Access Rd near Chevy’s: Two suspects approached a male victim at gunpoint and robbed the victim. LOSS: A camera, a tripod, and (2) camera lens.

District 5:

Starbucks, 5767 Christie Ave.: A male suspect snatched a customer’s cell phone from the table and fled to an awaiting vehicle. The suspect pushed another customer to avoid apprehension. The suspect then fled the area. Suspect: Hispanic male, 17-20, 5’6”, 150 lbs., wearing a dark blue hat, a black hoodie, and blue jeans.

District 10:

Target, 1555 40th St.: A shoplift suspect fought with Loss Prevention to avoid being captured. The loss was recovered and the suspect fled the area. Suspect: Black female, 30-40 years old.


District 5:

Bay Street Mall, 5601 Bay St.: Two juveniles made threats and threw rocks at the Security Guards. One security guard was struck in the stomach with a rock. There were no injuries. EPD arrested the juveniles shortly thereafter.

District 9:

1100 block of 40th St.: An Emery-Go-Round driver was inadvertently stun with a stun gun as a result of a mutual combat between teenage females. There were no injuries and all subjects fled the area.


District 3:

Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: POE: Unknown. LOSS: A Boss amplifier and a Hydroponic system.

District 6:

Plum Organics, 1485 Park Ave.: POE: Glass door – Smashed. LOSS: (2) Apple iPads.

District 3:

Jeremy’s, 1368 Park Ave.: POE: Front window – Smashed. LOSS: Apple Mac desktop computer.


District 2:

1526 62nd St.,: POE: Front door – Pried LOSS: None. The suspect fled after being confronted by the victim.

District 8:

1121 40th St., #5401: POE: Front door – Pried. LOSS: Electronics.
4332 Salem St.: POE: Unknown – no signs of force. LOSS: Fishing gear and miscellaneous tools, CDs, and appliances.


Various makes and models were stolen this month. There were no popular vehicles stolen. (6) Vehicles were recovered intact, (4) Vehicles are still outstanding.

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


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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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