Dramatic drop in crime for February Emeryville PD Report

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The Emeryville Police Department Crime Report for February includes a dramatic drop in crimes reported compared to January (143 vs. 235 total) and compared to this time last year (143 vs. 235, a 39% decrease). These totals were the lowest total since August 2014. The bulk of the crimes continues to be Auto Burglary, Auto Theft and Petty Theft which account for over 80% of the crimes in the included matrix (115 total). 1/3 of the crimes reported are within the combined District 9/10 East Bay Bridge Shopping Area (uh, hello Nordstrom Rack?). Not a single homicide or rape was reported for the month.


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 3:

Urban Outfitters, 5903 Shellmound St.: Three shoplifters selected and concealed merchandise on their persons, made threats to store personnel, and fled with the loss. Suspects: Black male, 23 years old, 6’0”, 150 lbs., wearing a pink and blue jacket, black leggings, and brown boots. #2 Black female, 18 years old, 5’5”, wearing a pink and purple jacket, and gray sweatpants. #3 Female 18 years old, no further description.

District 5:

Zumiez, 5677 Bay St.: A shoplifter grabbed merchandise, pushed an employee out of the way and fled the store with the loss.

District 7:

IFO (In front of) Black and White Liquors, 4051 San Pablo Ave.: Two suspects strong-armed a male victim and stole the victim’s bicycle. Suspect: #1 Black male, 30-40 years old, 6’1”, 190 lbs, black hair, wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. #2 Black male, 5’10”, 180 lbs, black hair, wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. LOSS: Trek, 22 speed, white frame with black and red writing.

District 8:

Bank of America, 4120 San Pablo Ave. (parking lot near the ATM): The victim willingly accepted a ride from the suspects at 36th St./San Pablo Ave. The suspects drove the victim to Bank of America where one of the suspects brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s money. The victim then fled the scene. There was no loss.
IFO Lanesplitter Pizza, 3645 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect approached a male victim, punched the victim several times causing the victim to fall on the ground. The suspect went through the victim’s pockets removed the victim’s cell phone, cash, and Identification. Suspect: Black male, 5’10”, wearing a blue plaid shirt and dark pants.

District 9:

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shoplifter concealed merchandise and passed all points of sale without paying. The shoplifter was uncooperative with loss prevention agents, pulled a gun on the agents, and fled the area. The agents recovered the loss.
Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St. (Parking Lot): A domestic violence incident resulted in the male forcefully taking the females’ house keys. The suspect fled the area.

District 10:

Target, 1555 40th St.: A shoplifter pulled away and pushed the loss prevention officer in an attempt to flee with the loss. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


District 1:

1200 block of 65th St.: A domestic violence incident between boyfriend and girlfriend resulted in the boyfriend slapping his girlfriend and attempting to hit his girlfriend with his vehicle.

District 3:

IFO Denny’s restaurant, 1776 Powell St.: A male pushed a female out of his vehicle causing injury to the females’ legs. During the assault, the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Powell St., and IS-80 eastbound.


District 2:

Italics, 6598 Hollis St.: POE: Front door – smashed. LOSS: (3) Computers. Suspects: #1 Black male, 5’10”, 140 lbs, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. #2 Black 5’10”, 140 lbs, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
The Terraces, 5855 Horton St. (Garage): Unknown suspects entered the garage and broke into several storage units. LOSS: Digital camera.

District 8:

Cityscape, 1121 40th St.: Three maintenance rooms were burgled. LOSS: The camera system, a key card, and miscellaneous tools. At 3620 San Pablo Ave., POE: Front door – Lock drilled. LOSS: Several bicycles and tools.


District 8:

1015 47th #½: POE: Unlocked window. LOSS: Wheel barrel, (2) surround sound speakers, a tablet, and a smart phone.
4001 Adeline St.,: POE: Unknown. LOSS: Bluetooth speaker and a laptop.

District 9:

1231 40th St., #130: POE: Front door – Broken. LOSS: $1200 cash.


Late model Toyota Camry’s and Ford vans, trucks, and utility type vehicles were popular this month. (11) Vehicles were recovered, (7) of which were recovered intact, (2) vehicles had damage only, (1) vehicle was damaged and stripped, and (1) vehicle was burned.

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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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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