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August 2016 Emeryville Crime Report: Violent Crime Dips, Property Crime Up

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The Emeryville Crime Report for August includes 195 total crimes (up from 181 in July or +8%). Violent Crime plummeted for the month with only 17 reported incidents. There were no reported Rapes or CarJackings. Offsetting this was a jump Property Crimes which jumped 22% from last month and was well over the three-year monthly average of 154 with 178 total crimes reported. Crimes reported for the year are up 17%.


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 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 3

59th & Christie Ave.: A strong arm robbery occurred. The suspects pushed the victim to the ground, hit and kicked the victim. LOSS: A wallet, $30 cash, and a cell phone. Suspects: (4) Black males, no further description.

District 5

BevMo, 5717 Christie Ave.: A shoplifter entered the store and concealed a bottle of Tequila. A store employee approached the shoplifter who brandished a knife and fled the store with the loss. EPD arrested the suspect and recovered the loss shortly thereafter.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter entered the store and concealed merchandise. While attempting to exit the store with the merchandise, the suspect pushed a store employee and fled on foot. LOSS: Unknown. Suspect: Black female, 30-40 years old, wearing a black t-shirt, black backpack and blue jeans.
4000 block of San Pablo Ave.: A road rage incident between male drivers resulted in a fight. Two male suspects battered another male and attempted to take the victim’s wallet. LOSS: None. Suspects: (2) Hispanic males, #1 5’6”, 200 lbs. wearing a black shirt and jeans. #2 Wearing a black and white shirt and jeans. Suspect Vehicle: Chevy Truck, single cab, red with black rims.

District 8

Adeline St. &Yerba Buena Ave.: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. LOSS: A wallet containing cash and I.D. Suspect: Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’10”, 150 lbs. wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and basketball shoes.

District 9

Target Stores, 1555 40th St.: An attempted robbery occurred. A female juvenile grabbed the victim’s bag and attempted to take it. The victim was able to overcome the juvenile’s force. The juvenile then left the area with two other male juveniles.


District 1

1200 block of 65th St.: A Domestic Violence incident resulted in the male half throwing wooden yoga blocks at the female. The female did not sustain any injuries. EPD arrested the male shortly thereafter.

District 4

Parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St.: A male suspect punched a taxi driver on the mouth causing injuries.
4 Anchor Drive: A Domestic Violence incident occurred resulting in the female being choked, punched and kicked. EPD arrested the male shortly thereafter.

District 8

45th & Adeline Streets: A shooting occurred. Two occupants of a vehicle shot at another vehicle while both vehicles traveled northbound on Adeline St. Suspect: Black male. Suspect Vehicle: A white sedan.
47th and Adeline Streets: A male victim was riding his bicycle and was approached by unknown suspects in a gray or silver sedan. One of the suspects exited the vehicle, brandished a gun and fired two shots at the victim. The suspects then fled the area. The victim did not sustain any injuries.


District 2

Emery Tech, 1400 65th St.: POE: Glass Door – Shattered. LOSS/Recovered: Dell computer. EPD arrested two suspects shortly after the burglary occurred.

District 3

Nady Systems, 6701 Shellmound St.: POE: Window – Broken. LOSS: None. Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through the building.
Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: POE: Ceiling screen pried. LOSS: Miscellaneous items to include an Apple iMac Computer Serial# C02lG6EBF8J5.
Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: POE: Storage locker- Unknown entry. LOSS: Miscellaneous clothing.

District 4

Watergate Towers, 2000 Powell St.: POE: Employee locker – Pried. LOSS: (2) Computer tablets and a car key.

District 6

PG&E, 4525 Hollis St. (Vacant building): POE: Window. LOSS: Copper wire.

District 8

City Storage, 4004 Adeline St.: POE: Storage locker. LOSS: Miscellaneous items. EPD later arrested three suspects for burglary.


District 7

Parc on Powell, 1303 Powell St.: POE: Door – Pried. A suspect forced his way into the apartment complex. LOSS: None. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 9

Bridgecourt Apartments, 1231 40th St., #304: An attempted burglary occurred. An unknown suspect(s) pried on the front door and window, but no entry was made.

District 6


Of the 13 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 5 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 4 vehicle was recovered damaged
  • 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.

CrimeReports Interactive Map

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

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