March 2016 Emeryville Crime Report: Carjacking in District 8, Violent Crime Up

Published On April 22, 2016 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The Emeryville Police Department Crime Report for March includes 201 total crimes (up from 168 in February). Violent crime rose sharply for the month experiencing a 50% increase from last month and is up 63% for the year. District 5 experienced the highest volume of crimes with 53 total. 22 of these were Auto Burglaries and 18 were Petty Thefts. A carjacking in District 8 was the first since October 2015.


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 CrimeReports.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.


ROBBERY:

District 5

AMC Theater, 5614 Bay St. #220: A strong arm robbery occurred. LOSS: A purse and a camera. Suspects: A group of young males and females.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter concealed merchandise on his person and attempted to leave without paying. Upon contact by loss prevention, the suspect assaulted the agent and fled. LOSS: Miscellaneous soaps. Suspect: Black male, 28-29 years old, 5’5”, wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.

District 8

Showers of Flowers, 3850 San Pablo Ave.: A suspect simulated a gun in his pocket and threatened to shoot the florist. LOSS: $50. Suspect: Male, unknown race, 45-55 years old, 6’0”, wearing a dark blue beanie and royal blue jacket over a gray hoodie.

District 9

Pak n Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female attempted to take groceries by pushing a cart into and punching a store employee in the face. $290 in grocery was recovered. Suspect: Black female, 24-25 years old, 5’4”=5’5”, 115-130 lbs., red hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a turquoise shirt.
1147 40th St.: Four suspects, one simulated a gun, pulled a female’s purse from her grasp, which resulted in her being dragged on the ground. EPD arrested all suspects shortly thereafter. Suspects: Black males, early teens.
IFO Baskin Robbins, 1199 40th St., #200: A male suspect snatched a female’s gold chain with a diamond pendent from around her neck and fled. Suspect: Black male, 25 years old, 5’5”, 145 lbs., wearing dark clothing and a black back pack.
Intersection of 40th/San Pablo Ave eastbound: A traffic collision between females resulted in a physical altercation, in which a purse was stolen. The suspects then fled the area. EPD arrested one suspect shortly afterwards.
Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shoplifter exited the store without paying for merchandise. The shoplifter resisted arrest and injured a store employee. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


CARJACKING:

District 8

39th/Adeline St.: An EPD officer attempted to stop a shoplifter from Home Depot. The suspect fled from the officer and car jacked a citizen that was stopped in his vehicle. The suspect fled the area. EPD identified the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The victim’s vehicle was recovered, intact, in West Oakland.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 1

1270 block of 64th St.: A male battered his girlfriend, held a knife and threatened to stab her. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 5

Marshall’s parking lot, 5795 Christie Ave.: A male suspect hit another male with a metal cane and told the victim he cut him off on the freeway. The suspect then fled the area. Suspect: Other male, 6’0”, 193 lbs. Suspect Vehicle: Minnesota plate ZW448 2002 Chrysler Sebring 4D gray.

District 8

1000 block of 47th St.: A male hit his girlfriend several times on the ankle with a wrench.
IFO 4010 San Pablo Ave.: A male transient dragged another male transient and repeatedly punched him in the head causing serious bodily injury.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY:

District 2

Clif Bar, 1451 66th St.: POE: Window – Smashed. LOSS: Unknown.

District 3

Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: POE: Storage locker – Lock cut. LOSS: Box of CDs, pictures, and a Sony THX stereo.

District 4

Specialty’s Café and Bakery 1900 Powell St. #115: POE: Front door window – Smashed. LOSS: None.

District 5

BevMo 5717 Christie Ave.: POE: Front door – Window smashed. LOSS: (2) bottles of liquor and an empty display box.
Apple Store, 5656 Bay St.: Two suspects entered the store, one suspect distracted the salesperson as she rang up the item. The other suspect switched the tender from debit to cash on the card machine. LOSS: (2) Apple MacBook Pro Laptops and (2) Apple iPhones.

District 7

TubeMogul, Inc. 1250 53rd St.: #1 POE: Window – Smashed. LOSS/Recovered: Several computers, a flat screen monitor, a digital projector, headphones, and a duffle bag. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 2

1465 65th St., #350: POE Unknown – No sign of forced entry.

District 5

5648 Bay St., #605 POE: Unknown – No sign of forced entry. LOSS: Jewelry, an Apple iPad, a Playstation, and a pair of shoes.

District 6

4300 Horton St., #13: POE: Unknown – No sign of forced entry. LOSS: Tools.
1401 Park Ave #303: POE: Unknown – No sign of forced entry. LOSS: 2 iMac computers, a Akai MPC Renaissance computer, a queen comforter, a Kindle Fire, an Apple USB drive, jewelry, and a luggage.

District 7

1291 55th St.: Two suspects forced entry into the basement and moved property without consent. EPD arrested both suspects.

District 8

1020 41st St.: POE: Unknown – No sign of forced entry. LOSS: Jewelry.


AUTO THEFT:

(9) vehicles reported stolen, (5) Vehicles were recovered intact, (1) Vehicles were damaged, and (1) vehicle is 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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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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