June 2020 Emeryville Crime Report: Final Tally Shows 30 Businesses Impacted by May 30 Mass-Looting

Published On August 10, 2020 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The June, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 109 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in May). The June report contains the balance of reports from the May 30th mass-looting of our city that were not logged in the May report.

All told, the combined May/June reports list 30 businesses as the victim of looting or attempted looting during this crime spree.

Overall, crimes reported for 2020 are on an 34% 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 track 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.

1. San Pablo Avenue
2. North Emeryville
3. Emery Bay
4. Peninsula
5. Shellmound
6. Artist Colony
7. San Pablo Avenue – South
8. Triangle
9. East Bay bridge (East)
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.


Carjacking

District 5

Near Bay Street Mall: Four unknown males attacked and carjacked a male they met a few days prior.


Robbery

District 8

Lanesplitter Pizza, 3645 San Pablo Ave: A mentally ill male stole a computer tablet and swung a pipe wrench at a customer. SUSPECT: Male, no shirt, wearing light blue boxers and black shoes. LOSS/Recovered: Apple iPad. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 9

IFO Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect stole a females’ wallet, cash, and cell phone during an altercation. The male subsequently threw a crowbar at the female and fled the area with the loss. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. The victim recovered a partial amount of her cash dropped by the suspect.


Aggravated Assault

District 1

5800 block of Beaudry St.: A domestic violence incident resulted in a female being choked by her boyfriend. EPD arrested the boyfriend shortly thereafter.

District 3

Denny’s Restaurant: An argument between two females resulted in a bystander being pepper sprayed. EPD cited and released both females.


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Commercial Burglary:

District 2

58XX Doyle St.: #X POE: Metal door – Pried open. LOSS: None.

District 3

SAE Expression College, 6601 Shellmound St.: POE: Window – Pried. LOSS: (4) Cameras. SUSPECTS: (5) Males and (2) females.

District 3

The Public Market, 5959 Shellmound St.: (Late report/looted), front door glass shattered, several individuals entered the business vandalizing and looting other businesses.

Nabiq, 5959 Shellmound St.: (late report/looted), the cash register was vandalized.

6501 Shellmound St.: A storage unit was burgled. LOSS: Unknown.

Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: Another burglary was reported, but was determined unfounded.

Guitar Center, 5925 Shellmound St.: (late report/looted).

District 5

Barnes and Noble, 5604 Bay St.: POE: Receiving Door – Pried. LOSS/Recovered: Multiple items and miscellaneous food items stacked near the exit door. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

BevMo 5717 Christie Ave.: (late report/looted).

H&M, 5618 Bay St.: (late report/looted).

5707 Christie Ave.: (late report/looted).

Lenscrafters 5648 Bay St.: POE: Maintenance room door – Dead bolt removed. LOSS: (2) DeWalt drills. LOSS/Recovered: Storage room keys and bolt cutters.

Uniqlo, 5606 Bay St.: (late report/looted).

5684 Bay St.: POE: Storage unit. LOSS/Recovered: (1) Bicycle and (1) suitcase. An additional bicycle is still outstanding.

District 7

CVS, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: POE: Window – Plywood pried off the broken window. EPD arrested three males shortly thereafter.

District 9

Game Stop, 3980 Hollis St.: (Attempt), EPD arrested three males shortly thereafter.

Decathalon, 3938 Horton St.: (Attempt).

Sally’s Beauty Supply, 3938 Emery St.: #600, (late report/looted).

Nordstrom Rack, 3839 Emery St., #100: (late report/looted).

Bridgecourt Apartments, 1325 40th St.: Several mail packages were stolen.


Residential Burglary

District 1

12XX Powell St.: #X POE: Garage. LOSS: (1) Bicycle.

1XX Liquid Sugar Dr.: POE: Garage. LOSS: (1) Bicycle.

District 2

8X Glashaus Loop: POE: Unknown. During early morning hours an unknown suspect entered the residence and proceeded up the stairs with a flashlight. The suspect was startled by the resident and fled the area.

District 3

63XX Christie Ave.: POE: Storage unit – No sign of forced entry. LOSS: (2) Bicycles.

Artistry Emeryville Apartments, 6401 Shellmound St.: Unknown suspects entered the mailroom, removed mail from locked mailboxes and placed the mail inside black plastic bags. A security officer told the suspects to stop, however the suspects fled with the stolen mail.

District 7

13XX Powell St.: POE: Storage unit – Lock cut. LOSS: Unknown.

13XX Powell St.: POE: Storage unit. LOSS: (1) Bicycle.


AUTO THEFT:

Of the 10 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 3 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 3 vehicles was recovered but damaged or stripped
  • 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.


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

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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