Rapes, Drive-By Shooting amongst September Emeryville Crime Report

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As previously reported, a daytime “Drive-By” shooting along 47th at Adeline rattled the Triangle Neighborhood on September 26th. New information provided regarding the incident was a make of the vehicle including details of a “SF Giants bumper sticker” on the rear bumper. Auto Burglaries in the Bay Street/District 5 area remain high. Common Sense seems to be a variable here as shoppers continue to leave valuables including shopping bags and luggage in plain sight. Overall violent crime saw a 62% spike from last month with Simple Assaults making up the biggest statistical increase. Total Violent Crime remains on a trajectory to slightly eclipse last years figures (193 in 2013 vs. a projected 196 in 2014) according the September Emeryville Crime Report.



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.



5800 block of Horton St.: A female victim believes an acquaintance slipped a drug in her drink and later had non-consensual sex with her.


1000 block of 47th St.: A female reports being raped by a male she just met.


District 5:

Bath and Body Works, 5687 Bay St.: Two shoplifters, male and female, selected and concealed merchandise and exited the store without paying. A female employee confronted the suspects and one of the suspects punched the employee in the chest. Both suspects fled with various candles and gift sets. Suspects: #1 Black female, 30s, 5’4”, 200 lbs, wearing pink shorts, with the word “Pink” on the back. #2 Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’9”, 180 lbs.
Apple Store, 5656 Bay St.: Two male suspects entered the store, ripped two cell phones each from the display cable locks and fled the store. Upon fleeing the store, one of the suspects shoved a Security Guard to ground and kicked the guard in the head. Suspects: #1 Black male, 6’5”, wearing a gray sweat suit. #2 Black male, with dreadlocks, 5’10”, wearing a white shirt and blue pants.

District 8:

7-Eleven, 4000 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter selected and concealed food items and forced his way out of the store without paying. The suspect fled from EPD officers, however was he detained and arrested shortly thereafter.
40th/Adeline St.: A strong-arm robbery occurred. A male suspect removed an elderly male victim’s wallet from his back pant pocket. A struggled ensued between the two, and the suspect eventually fled on foot with the wallet. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 9:

Toys R Us, 3938 Horton St.: A male suspect used a credit card to purchase an iPad tablet. The credit card was declined, the suspect forcibly took the tablet from the cashier’s hands, and fled the store. The same suspect is responsible for similar incidents at other Toys R Us stores in the Bay Area.
Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect selected and concealed food items in his bag and exited the store without paying. Security attempted to detain the suspect, however the suspect brandished a knife at security. Security recovered the loss.


District 8:

1007 47th St.: a suspect vehicle pulled along side another vehicle and fired multiple shots at the occupants. The driver and passenger were injured. Suspects: Two Black males. Suspect Vehicle: 2000 model Audi, 4-Door, black or dark gray with a SF Giants bumper sticker on the rear bumper.


District 2:

Subway, 5858 Horton St.: POE: Window. LOSS: Safe.

District 7:

Grocery Outlet Inc., 5650 Hollis St.: Two suspects smashed the employee break room window, entered the building and stole a 64” TV. Suspects: Two Black males. Suspect Vehicle: Unknown Make/Model, 4-Door, silver.

District 9

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: a shoplifter selected merchandise and made a fraudulent return. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


District 1:

1262 62nd St.: POE: Kitchen window. LOSS: Men’s 21 speed GT Timberline bicycle, black with 23-inch rims.

1259 Ocean Ave #B.: POE: Kitchen window – Pried. LOSS: Miscellaneous change ($50.00).

District 7:

26 Emery Bay Dr.: POE: Unknown. LOSS: Laptop.
1232 53rd St.: POE: 2nd story Patio. LOSS: None. The victim interrupted the suspect who fled the area.

District 8:

1032 45th St.: POE: Rear door. LOSS/Recovered: Set of keys. EPD arrested a suspect shortly after the burglary.


Honda Accords were popular vehicles. (3) Vehicles were recovered intact, and (6) vehicles remain outstanding.

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.

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