I actually heard an alarm go off this morning and ignored it. Lux had just held one of its quarterly estate sales at its warehouse on Park & Hubbard this past weekend. Lux’s owner Jesse Mazzio can be seen in the above photo. We’ll update this post if any further information comes in (For the record, I did NOT get a Nixle alert for this. [UPDATE] Nixle alert received at 1:45pm but it was more of an acknowledgment).
Fleeing parolee crashes into Emeryville patrol car
A wanted parolee fleeing the scene of an early morning burglary Wednesday was captured after he crashed into an Emeryville police car, authorities said.
Emeryville Police PIO Brian Head said the incident began when an officer on routine patrol was slammed into by the parolee at the intersection of Park Ave. and San Pablo.
“At the time, he (the officer) did not know a burglary alarm was going off (near the crash scene),” Head said.
The parolee then attempted to speed away, but crashed into some decorative rocks in a Bank of America parking lot.
His car was disabled by that crash, Head said, so the suspect fled into the neighborhood, climbing onto the roof of a home and leaping onto a school roof where he was apprehended.
The parolee is believed to have burglarized the Lux Appraisers and Estate Services at 1501 Park Ave.
Head said a Lux employee had identified stolen property from the company inside the parolee’s car.
Head said the officer was not injured in the crash.
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Emeryville: Suspect with stolen costume jewelry rams police car
EMERYVILLE — An Alameda man suspected of burglarizing a building and ramming a police car with his vehicle while fleeing Wednesday morning was arrested after he ran out of room atop an elementary school, police said.
The officer whose car was rammed was not hurt and was one of the officers who took the suspect, Michael Shea, 42, into custody.
Shea was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, burglary, possession of stolen property and fleeing the scene of an accident, police said.
The caper started about 5:50 a.m. Wednesday when police responded to a burglar alarm at an estate sales business in the 1500 block of Park Street, Officer Brian Head said.
Shea was spotted by an officer in the area who did not know at the time he was a burglar.
Head said Shea rammed the officer’s patrol car with a Toyota he was driving and drove away. He eventually hit a rock in the parking lot of a Bank of America branch, 4120 San Pablo Ave., and fled on foot from the car into nearby yards.
Emeryville and Oakland police set up a perimeter bounded by 41st, 43rd and Adeline streets and San Pablo Avenue.
Police spotted him on the roof of a home in the 1000 block of 41st Street and then saw him jump onto the adjacent roof of Anna Yates Elementary School, 1070 41st St.
Head said when Shea realized he had nowhere else to go, he surrendered about 6:30 a.m. and climbed down a fire department ladder and was arrested. Head said police recovered $30 in costume jewelry taken in the burglary that was found in the Toyota Shea was driving.
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