November Emeryville Police Crime Report: YTD crime up 20% from 2014.

Published On December 15, 2015 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The Emeryville Police Crime Report for November includes 177 total crimes (down from 199 in August, an 11% decline). Auto burglaries accounted for nearly 40% of all crimes and Petty thefts accounted for roughly 30%. Target itself registered 29 total incidents, 22 which were petty thefts (over 16% of all crimes for the month). Petty thefts for the year are up a staggering 42% from 2014 (2014 – 551, 2015 – 780). The year-to-date total crimes has already sharply surpassed the 2014 total with an entire month left (2014 – 1,780, 2015 – 2,055).


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

EMERYVILLE POLICE 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.

HOMICIDE:

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A woman who was the victim of an assault back in July succumbed to her injuries on August 18th (This November record is a matter of statistical recording). The suspect was arrested near the crime scene shortly thereafter. This case was covered in detail in this September 14th post.


RAPE:

District 8

3900 block of Adeline St.: A female victim believes she was raped while she was blacked out from using cocaine and alcohol.


CAR JACKING:

District 3

Parking lot of 5959 Shellmound St. (Public Market): An attempted carjacking occurred. Suspect: Black male, 30-32 years old, 5’8”-6’0”, fade style haircut, white shirt, and blue jeans.


ROBBERY:

District 5

Sunglass Hut, 5673 Bay St.: A female shoplifter stole a pair of sunglasses. The store security officer confronted the female who brandished a can of pepper spray, and fled with the loss. Suspect: Black female, 22-27 years old, 5’3”-5’7”, 115 lbs., wearing a white jacket, black shirt and white pants.

District 8

Emeryville Market, 4330 San Pablo Ave.: An unknown suspect entered the store wearing a mask on his face. The suspect took the cash register and fled. The store owner recovered the register and its contents from a nearby garbage can. Suspect: Black male.

District 9

Babies R Us, 3938 Horton St.: A male and female exited the store without paying for merchandise. Employees attempted to stop the suspects, however the male simulated a weapon in his waistband. EPD arrested the suspects shortly thereafter. LOSS/Recovered: (3) Dolls.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: Four shoplifters pushed the loss prevention officer to the ground, punched him on the back of the head, and fled the store with a shopping cart full of TV’s and electronics. SUSPECTS: Four males, unknown races. SUSPECT VEHICLES: Possibly a black BMW sedan, and a silver Volvo sedan.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 4

3310 Powell St., F dock: A physical altercation between two males resulted in one of the males being stabbed in the back. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury. The suspect fled the area prior to EPD’s arrival.

District 5

Parking lot of Chevy’s Restaurant, 1890 Powell St.: Auto burglary suspects stole camera gear from a patron’s vehicle. A security guard saw the suspects get into a vehicle and flee the parking lot. The guard had to jump out of way to avoid being hit by the suspect vehicle. SUSPECTS: #1-4 Black males, 24 years old. SUSPECT VEHICLE: Late 90’s Cadillac, 4-Door White.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY:

District 2

CMC Fontana Steel, 1471 67th St.: POE: Window – Smashed. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal copper wire.
Epic Care, 1480 64th St.: POE: Window next to the lobby door. LOSS: (4) Laptops and (2) tablets.

District 3

Urban Outfitters, 5903 Shellmound St.: Two females entered the store and attempted to return merchandise. The store manager recognized the suspects from prior thefts and confronted them at the register. The suspects had lined bags containing store merchandise. Both suspects then fled the store. LOSS: (2) Leather Jackets.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 3

Parking garage of 6363 Christie Ave.: A suspect entered the garage and stole a bicycle and two tires from the bike rack. Suspect: White male, 27-35 years old, 5’6”, wearing a gray sweatshirt with “12” on front and dark pants.
6031 Christie Ave.: The victim entered his residence and found a male suspect asleep on the floor next to empty beer bottles and food wrappers from the victim’s refrigerator. The suspect was awakened and fled the area on foot. LOSS: Food and beverages.

District 7

5573 Vallejo St.: POE: Unknown. LOSS: A computer, an iPad, and jewelry.

District 8

1044 45th St.: POE: Front door – Kicked. LOSS: An Xbox 360, and an Xbox One gaming consoles.
Vue 46, 1001 46th St.: A male suspect attempted to steal a bicycle from the garage. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


AUTO THEFT:

13 vehicles were stolen.
10 vehicles were recovered.
6 vehicles were recovered intact.
3 vehicles was damaged/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.

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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