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November 2016 Crime Report: Violent Crime Dips, Property Crime Flat.

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The Emeryville Crime Report for November includes 193 total crimes reported (down from 210 in October or -19%). Much of the decline was in Violent Crime led by a sharp drop in Robberies. Property Crimes remained mostly flat with an exception of Petty Thefts which saw 31% spike. Auto Burglaries saw a dramatic 31% drop for the month but are still up 9% for the year.

Crimes reported for the year are up 21%.


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 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 3

6399 Christie Ave., #330: A male victim was robbed at gunpoint. LOSS: An iPhone, a laptop, an iPad, and several other cell phones. Suspects: (3) Black males.

District 5

Victoria’s Secret, 5672 Bay St.: Multiple shoplifters grabbed merchandise and pushed an employee while fleeing the store. LOSS: Miscellaneous clothing.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter attempted to hit an employee with a liquor bottle to avoid detention. The shoplifter then fled the store with the loss. LOSS: E& J Brandy. Suspect: Black male, 30-40 years old.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter attempted to strike a loss prevention agent with a pipe to avoid detention. The shoplifter then fled the store with the loss. LOSS: 10 packs of LED lights and a wire stripper. Suspect: White male, 26-29 years old with blond hair.
Ulta, 3839 Emery St. #200: A shoplifter brandished a stun gun at employees and threaten to tase them to avoid detention. LOSS: Fragrances. Suspect: Black female.


District 1

Sellpoints Inc., 1198 65th St.: An unknown suspect pried the lockbox and accessed the key to enter the business. LOSS: Several laptop computers.

District 2

Ruby’s Cafe, 6233 Hollis St.: POE: Front door- Window smashed. LOSS: None.
1607 63rd St.: POE: Window near the front door smashed. An unknown suspect entered the business and pulled a safe off the wall. The suspect was startled by and employee and fled the area leaving the safe. Suspect: Male, unknown race, wearing a blue and yellow rain jacket (Warriors colors) and navy blue pants.

District 6

PG&E, 4525 Hollis St.: POE: Window. LOSS: Backpack and other miscellaneous items.

District 8

Ambassador Lofts, 3610 Peralta St.: An unknown suspect entered the business office and stole a portable radio. Suspect: Black male, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.


District 8

1039 43rd St.: POE: Window – Pried. LOSS: (2) Laptop computers, an iPad, and an LG TV.
1052 43rd St.: POE: Window- Pried. LOSS: (2) Cameras.
3900 Adeline St.: POE: Bicycle cage. An unknown suspect cut the lock. LOSS: Men’s 24 speed Giant Zeke 3 hybrid Bicycle. Serial# CA337382.
3900 Adeline St.: Bicycle stolen from bicycle cage.
Ambassador Lofts, 3610 Peralta St., #504: An unknown suspect tried apartment door handles, entered an unlocked apartment and stole an iPad. The suspect then tried other door handles and left the iPad in another apartment.
4001 Adeline St., #2: An attempted burglary occurred. An unknown suspect attempted to gain entry by cutting the window screen. The suspect was scared off by a grounds worker. Suspect: Male, no further description.

District 9

1231 40th St., #335: POE: Front door – Pried. LOSS: An iPad, (2) laptops, a camera, jewelry, checks, and prescription medication.


Of the 19 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 8 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 2 vehicle was recovered damaged
  • 2 vehicle has minor stripping
  • 7 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.

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