July 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Surge in Auto Burglaries fuels Property Crime Spike
The July 2018 Emeryville Crime Report saw 241 total crimes reported for the month (up dramatically from 179 in June or +35%).
While violent crimes actually saw a significant decrease for the month, Property crimes rose substantially after a slow decline over the past few months. These increases were largely fueled by a 73% increase in auto burglaries from the prior month. Grand thefts also saw a dramatic increase from the prior month up a whopping 290% and +33% for the year.
Also troubling is the fact that rapes and carjackings have already doubled last year’s reports with four months left in the year. Petty Thefts and Aggravated Assaults have seen the largest declines from 2017.
Crimes reported for 2018 are on an overall 13% 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.
2. North Emeryville
3. Emery Bay
6. Artist Colony
7. San Pablo Avenue – South
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.
Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St.: An attempted rape occurred. The suspect and victim are acquaintances. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
3900 block of Adeline St.: A rape occurred. The suspect and victim were new acquaintances. Oakland Police Department sent a courtesy report to our Department reporting the incident.
64th/Doyle St.: An attempt carjacking occurred. A female victim was driving her vehicle westbound on 64th St., when suddenly a vehicle pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle, preventing the victim from proceeding. A male suspect exited the front passenger seat of the suspect vehicle and walked towards the victim as if he was going to open the victim’s vehicle door. The victim feared for her safety, put her vehicle in reverse, accelerated towards Vallejo St., and left the area. Suspect: Male, 20s, wearing dark clothing. Suspect Vehicle: Silver sedan, no further description.
Former Nady Systems site 6701 Shellmound St.: An unknown suspect set fire to a part of the building. The fire was contained and extinguished.
Alleyway near BevMo, 5717 Christie Ave.: A male suspect pointed a gun at a female and demanded the female’s purse. The victim complied. Afterwards the suspect fled towards the rear parking lot. Suspect: Male, 20-30 years old, 6’0” – 6’3”, short hair, clean-shaven, prescription glasses, wearing a tan or brown shirt and blue jeans.
At UNIQLO, 5606 Bay St.: A male shoplifter concealed merchandise in a bag and left the store without paying. A loss prevention agent attempted to confront the suspect, however the suspect fled. The agent chased after the suspect and saw the suspect reach into his jacket and pull out a knife. The agent backed off. EPD arrived and arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. The loss was recovered.
Target, 1555 40th St.: A male victim arranged to sell his laptop with a potential buyer from the LetGo buy/sell/trade app. Suspect #1 entered the store and spoke to the victim about the price and then left the store. Suspect #2 entered the store, approached the victim, grabbed the laptop and the victim’s iPhone from the victim’s hand and fled the store. S#1: Male,6’0”, thin build, late teens, early 20s, wearing a gray hoodie with the hood up. S#2: Male, 20s, 5’7”- 5’9”, heavyset, scruffy beard, short black hair, wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt. Suspect Vehicle: 2006-2009, Gray Honda Accord 4-Door with a rear spoiler, partial license plate 7MBXXXX.
Lanesplitter Pizza, 3645 San Pablo Ave.: A known transient became irate and made several threats of throwing a knife at an employee. The suspect had a knife in his hand and simulated throwing the knife several times. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Suspect: Male, 5’5”, 170 lbs., wearing a yellow hat, red plaid shirt, and blue jeans.
At 39XX Adeline St.: (3) male suspects occupying a stolen vehicle attempted to run over a male victim, who jumped out of the way, however was struck on his left leg by the vehicle. The vehicle then collided into the concrete wall of the apartment complex, backed up, and fled the area. The victim refused medical. This appears to be a random act of violence.
Coulter Steel & Forge Co.,1494 67th St.: Employees noticed someone had entered the building and searched through lockers in the locker room. The loss is undetermined.
Oasis Pamper Bar, 3817 San Pablo Ave.: POE: Window. LOSS: Candy machine.
Of the 10 vehicles reported stolen:
- 4 vehicles were recovered intact
- 2 vehicles were recovered but 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.