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October 2016 Crime Report: Property Crimes Stabilize. Violent Crime Up

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The Emeryville Crime Report for October includes 210 total crimes (down from 259 in September or -19%). Property Crimes returned to a statistically normal level of 178 after a September high of 232 led by 113 Auto Burglaries. Violent Crime increased 19% for the month led by 13 reported robberies. Robberies for the year are up 61%.

Crimes reported for the year are up 20%.



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 4

Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St.: A Hispanic male transient threatened to beat and rape an employee because she asked him to leave the hotel. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.



District 2

Chevron, 1400 Powell St.: A female invited an unknown male inside her vehicle and after a short conversation, the suspect robbed the female of her cash and fled. Suspect: Black male,6’0”, 170 lbs., wearing a gray jacket and jeans. Suspect Vehicle: Older black Mercedes Station wagon with scratches.

District 4

Bay Super Shell, 1800 ½ Powell St.: A male suspect removed approximately $700 from the cash register and fled the store. Suspect: Black male, 6’2”-6’4”, wearing a black Raider hoodie, black shorts and blue shoes. Suspect Vehicle: Honda 2-Door, green, with white paper plates.

District 5

Starbucks, 5767 Christie Ave.: On the outside patio, a male suspect grabbed a females’ laptop and cell phone that was on the table. The victim and suspect struggled over the items, however the suspect overpowered the victim and fled with the loss. Suspect Vehicle: Nissan Sentra 4-Door white.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter selected and concealed merchandise. Upon contact by an employee, the suspect threatened and attempted to punch the employee twice. The suspect fled the store with the loss. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter stole a 750ml bottle of Vodka. The shoplifter swung the bottle at the manager and fled the store with the loss.

District 8

San Pablo Ave/ 47th St.: A female slashed another females’ face with an unknown object, and attempted to take the victim’s shopping bag. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
4343 Essex St.: A female tenant came home and found a suspect in her house. The suspect demanded the victim’s property, and ordered the victim to her room. The suspect closed the victim in her room and fled the area with the victim’s property.

District 9

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A struggle ensued between a suspect and two loss prevention agents who were attempting detention. The suspect bit both agents in an attempt to flee with merchandise. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shoplifter selected merchandise and conducted a fraudulent return. Upon detention by loss prevention, the suspect kicked the loss prevention agent in an attempt to flee. EPD arrested the suspect and recovered the loss.
Nordstrom’s Rack, 3839 Emery St., #100: A shoplifter ripped merchandise from the display cables and attempted to leave the store. Upon contact by loss prevention, the suspect brandished a pistol and fled with the loss.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: A shoplifter brandished a knife at a loss prevention officer and fled the store with the merchandise. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter and recovered the loss.
Target, 1555 40th St.: A domestic violence incident resulted in a male battering his girlfriend, taking her belongings and leaving her unconscious on the ground.
Target, 1555 40th St.: A shoplifter brandished a knife at loss prevention officers and fled the store with stolen merchandise. Suspect: Black male, 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a white jacket, a black t-shirt, and dark tan pants.


District 8

Bank of America, 4120 San Pablo Ave.: An argument ensued between females. One female punched the other female in the face, and bit the female’s arm causing injury. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.



District 6

Caton & Associates, 1467 Park Ave.: Open garage door. LOSS: Bicycle. The victim recovered her bicycle shortly after the theft.


District 2

1334 Powell St.: POE: Open garage door. LOSS: Bicycle.

District 4

2 Anchor Dr. #277: POE: Open slide door. LOSS: Wallet.

District 6

Icon Apartments, 1401 Park Ave.: A bicycle was stolen from the garage.

District 8

1028 ½ 47th St.: An attempted burglary occurred. An unknown male attempted to make entry into the residence by breaking two windows. Suspect: Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’5”, wearing a black beanie, a black jacket, and blue jeans.
1122 40th St.: POE: Garage – locked communal bicycle room. LOSS: A bicycle.

District 9

1331 40th St.: #107 POE: Unlocked front door. LOSS: Cash and paychecks. The suspect is known to the victim.

District 9


Of the 17 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 1 was an attempted theft
  • 11 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 1 vehicle was recovered damaged
  • 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

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