November EPD Crime Report: Rare Marina Robbery, Bay Street Apple Store being targeted.

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The EPD Crime Report for November includes a rare robbery in the normally tranquil Marina area. In addition, a carjacking occurred in the Wells Fargo parking lot on Powell & Christie. The Apple Store at Bay Street continue to see its share of crime including a commercial burglary with a loss of seven iPhones.



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 4:

The Marina, 3199 Powell St.: A male victim was hit on the head with an unknown object. LOSS: Wallet, headphones, and MP3 player. Suspects: (3) Black males.

District 5:

Apple Store, 5656 Bay St.: a male suspect grabbed an iPhone and ran out of the store. Another suspect shoved the security officer to prevent apprehension. Suspects: #1 Black male, 25 years old, 6’0″, 170 lbs, wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray jeans. #2 Black male, 6’0″, 170 lbs, dark complexion with dreadlocks.

District 7:

IFO IHOP, 4101 San Pablo Ave.: A strong-arm robbery occurred. Suspect: White male, 40-45 years old, 240 lbs, wearing thick glasses. LOSS: A Nexus tablet.

CVS Pharmacy 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter brandished pepper spray at the Loss Prevention officer and fled with the loss. LOSS: miscellaneous merchandise. EPD arrested the suspect shortly afterwards. Suspect: White female.

District 8:

1042 45th St., #A: A residential robbery occurred. The suspect entered the victim’s residence while they were sleeping. The victim found the suspect standing next to the nightstand. A struggle ensued between the victim and suspect, and the suspect fled with the victim’s wallet. Suspect: Black male, 25-30 years old, 5’8″, skinny, wearing an army hat, a shirt and black pants.

3610 Peralta St., #302: A residential robbery occurred. The victim was robbed and hit on the head with a flashlight by two acquaintances. LOSS: None.

IFO 4316 Essex St.: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. Suspects: #1 Black male, 16, wearing a black hoodie, #2 Black male, 16, wearing a gray jacket. LOSS: Wallet and cell phone. In District 9 at 1231 40th St., a robbery at gunpoint occurred. Suspect: Black male, 6’0″, 170 lbs, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and pants. LOSS: Men’s Seiko watch.


District 3:

5801 Christie Ave.: Three Black males jumped a male victim and took his vehicle. Berkeley Police Department recovered the vehicle a few hours later. Vehicle: Nissan Altima.


District 3:

Parking lot of 6401 Christie Ave.: A female confronted a male subject because she thought the subject was casing vehicles in the garage. The female followed the subject who then made slashing motions, with an unknown object, towards the female.

District 4:

5 Admiral Dr.: A domestic violence incident occurred in which a male pushed a female causing the female to fall and break her shoulder.

District 9:

Pak n Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave. Security asked a male subject to leave due to the male threatening customers. The male became argumentative, took out a knife, pointed it at two security officers, and threatened kill and cut both officers. EPD arrested the suspect shortly afterwards. Suspect: Black male, 62 years old.


District 3:

Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: POE: Mesh panels covering the top of the unit. LOSS: Clothing and shoes.

District 5:

Apple Store, 5656 Bay St. Two suspects entered the store and ripped (7) iPhones from the display table. Suspects: Black males, 20-25 years old.

District 9:

Michael’s 3991 Hollis St.: A male suspect entered the store, selected (12) t-shirts, and fled the store without paying.


District 3:

6399 Christie Ave., #306: POE: Front door- Pried. LOSS: Luggage and jewelry.

6401 Shellmound St., #8425 Shortly after the victim lost her keys, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole court documents.


Honda Accords and Acuras were popular vehicles. ( 12) Vehicles were recovered, ( 11) of which were recovered intact, (1) vehicle was damaged.

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.


  1. While we have enjoyed Watergate for years, the population here is quickly turning over and the quality of residents is precipitously deteriorating. I recently caught a pre-teen red-handed rifling through my bag at the swimming pool and had garments stolen from the gym locker room. In both instances, the Watergate staff rudely reminded me that they are not responsible for personal items rather than acknowledging that there is a serious problem out here. Further, the recent increase in transient wanderers and malingering ne’er-do-wells is undermining the quality of life in the marina area. Having a firearm brandished at my wife and I after a couple of drugged out zombies crashed their car into ours in a grocery store parking lot was about the final straw. Despite EPD’s commendable efforts, the proximity to lawless areas where the criminal element enjoys free reign renders Emeryville a sub-optimal municipality despite accessibility, culture, opportunity and epic bay, hill and city views. Quite sad. We simply refuse to live in fear are thus relocating to Lamorinda during the next year.

    • Sorry to hear this. We also are planning to move out of one of the lawless areas adjacent to Emeryville within the next few months. Living in fear or total denial is the only way to exist in this neighborhood. Very sad situation.

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