July 2017 Emeryville Crime Report: Spike in Auto Burglaries, Violent Crime Dips

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The July 2017 Emeryville Crime report saw 262 total crimes reported for the month (up from 225 in June or +16%). After  a downward trend in auto burglaries that saw the number bottom out at 63 last month, they spiked to 106 incidents reported or +68%. Auto burglaries are up 73% for the year and remain the city’s biggest challenge. Violent crimes inched downward to only 20 reported incidents for the month and are down 12% for the year.

Total crimes reported for the year are on an +21% trajectory from 2016.


Please note that new crime maps will not be available while EPD transitions to a new records management system.

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 5

Starbucks Coffee, 5767 Christie Ave.: A group of male teenagers entered Starbucks and took a laptop from a table, a cell phone from another table, and fled to different vehicles. A customer chased after the suspects, however was unsuccessful in apprehension or recovering the loss.
Near the 40th Street over crossing: Two males and a female robbed two other females of their cell phones.

District 6

IFO the Broken Rack, 5768 Peladeau St.: A male suspect revealed a gun in his waistband and robbed a male photographer. LOSS: A camera bag containing (2) Cameras, an iPad, and an a LBL Promaster

District 7

Park/Harlan St.: A male citizen witnessed suspects burglarizing a vehicle. The citizen used his cell phone to record the incident, however the suspect robbed him of his cell phone and fled the area.

District 9

Sally’s Beauty 3839 Emery St. #600: Two older male suspects entered the store, walked behind the counter and grabbed multiple packages of hair clippers. Both suspects fled the business on foot with the loss. LOSS: (10) Hair Clippers.


District 3

Parking lot of the 76 Station, 1700 Powell St.: An argument between an ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend resulted in the female hitting the male with her vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries. EPD arrested the female shortly afterwards.
6400 block of Christie Ave.: A male suspect slapped his girlfriend on both sides of her face causing injury.
6401 block of Shellmound St.: A domestic violence incident resulted in a male choking a female. The female declined medical attention.

District 7

Park Ave/Emery St.: A male suspect from a previous verbal altercation on 43rd St./Adeline St., was found lying in the street beaten up and bleeding from his face and head.

District 9

IFO Nordstrom’s, 3839 Emery St., #100: A male suspect unknown to the victim, struck the victim on the head with a baseball bat causing serious injuries.


District 9

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: An unknown male suspect entered the store during business hours, removed a tool from his pocket and pried open a cash register drawer. The suspect saw the drawer was empty and left the building.


District 2

6466 block of Hollis St.: POE: Garage door. LOSS: Bicycle.

District 8

4200 block of Adeline St.: POE: Unknown – No sign of force. LOSS: Power tools, a tool box, a sewing machine, and $5 cash.
4100 block of Adeline St.: An unknown suspect attempted to break in. POE: Window – Broken. No entry.


Of the 11 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 5 vehicles were recovered
  • 2 reports were motorcycles
  • 6 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.

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

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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.


  1. Are you omitting the descriptions of the suspects? Or did no one notice the race or description of any suspects this month?

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