July EPD Crime Report: Burglaries Down, Simple Assaults up

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The Emeryville Police Crime Report for July includes 189 total crimes (down from 203 in June). Aggravated & Simple Assaults saw the largest increase with 24 reported incidents (more than double the 11 reported in June and a 71% increase to the 3 year monthly average). Typically, many of these types of altercations occur with loss prevention officers where the suspect fights to elude arrest. Commercial and Residential Burglaries saw significant declines from an abnormally high June with only 5 reported incidents (down from 13).


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 2:

Starbucks, 6485 Hollis St.: A female customer dissatisfied with her order, caused a disturbance in the business and took money from the tip jar. An employee contacted the suspect outside to retrieve the money and was punched by the suspect. EPD arrested the suspect shortly afterwards. LOSS/Recovered: $5.56.

District 3:

IFO 6475 Christie Ave.: A female was attacked from behind by three other females and robbed of her cell phone. Suspects: Two Black females,15-18 years old, and one Asian female 15-18 years old.

District 4:

Parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St.: Victim was walking to the Shell Station when he was attacked from behind by two suspects. LOSS: $70 cash. Suspects: #1 Male, 5’8”-6’0”, 190-210 lbs., wearing a dark hoodie and black pants. #2 Male, 6’0-6’2”, 210-220 lbs., wearing a dark hoodie and sweats.

District 5:

Victoria’s Secret, 5672 Bay St.: A known suspect selected multiple clothing items and exited the store without paying. The suspect attempted to hit a Loss Prevention Agent with his vehicle while attempting to flee the area. The loss was recovered. Suspect: Black male, 21 years old, 6’3”, 240 lbs., Brown hair, Brown eyes.
Buckhorn, 5614 Bay St.: Two male suspects attempted to take the business’s bank deposit money from the employee’s person. The employee was able to fend the suspects off and get away. Suspects: #1 Hispanic male, 5’4”, teenager, thin build, wearing a black sweat shirt and sweat pants with stripes on the side. #2 Hispanic male, teenager, wearing a black jacket.

District 9:

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female shoplifter selected and concealed merchandise in a plastic bag and exited the store without paying. Security attempted to detain the suspect, who pushed the officer, bit the officer, and fled the area with the loss.
Parking lot of Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female accepted a ride from an acquaintance and his friend, who robbed the female at gun point. LOSS: Backpack containing miscellaneous jewelry. Suspect: Black male, 25 years old, with short dreadlocks.


District 2:

65th/Hollis St.: An unknown suspect struck a male victim twice with a stick.

District 7:

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 4501 San Pablo Ave.: A suspect presented a counterfeit bill for payment and was refused by the clerk. The suspect left the area, however returned and threw a rock at the manager, narrowly missing the manager’s head. Suspect: Black male, possibly a teenager.
IFO CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect kicked a female transient in the head several times. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Suspect: Male Hispanic, 37 years old, 5’9”, 155, hazel eyes, and black hair.

District 8:

40th/San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect struck another male on the shoulder with a metal pole. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Suspect: Black male, 5’11”, 190 lbs. At 40th/San Pablo Ave., An unknown male suspect kicked, punched and stepped on another male. Suspect: Black male, 6’2”, wearing a black beanie with a Batman logo, and dreadlocks.

District 10:

Area of Panera Bread, 1525 40th St.: An unknown suspect shot into an occupied vehicle..


District 1:

Affymetrix Inc., 6550 Vallejo St.: POE: Window smashed with a rock. LOSS: Several computers and accessories.
Mountain Travel, 1266 66th St. #4: POE: Front entry glass – smashed. LOSS: Computers.

District 5:

Athleta 5652 Bay St.: Two Black females, 30-40 years old, entered the store and immediately started selecting and concealing merchandise. The suspects exited the store without paying. LOSS: Athletic clothing. Value: $5,931.00.

District 7:

Collaborative Classroom 1250 53rd St. #3: POE: Window smash. LOSS: Apple iMac Computer. Serial #4D9504DJ0TG.


District 3:

Avenue 64, 6399 Christie Ave.: An unknown suspect entered the garage and stole a bicycle from the bike cage. LOSS: Cannondale mountain bike, black. MOD# CAAD9-7. The suspect cut the bike lock.


(10) Autos were stolen, (8) of which were recovered intact, (1) vehicle was recovered with minor stripping. Honda Accords were popular this month.

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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