September 2016 Crime Report: Spike in Auto Burglaries fuels Crime Surge

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The Emeryville Crime Report for September includes 259 total crimes (up from 195 in August or +33%). Both Violent Crime and Property Crimes rose substantially with Auto Burglaries seeing an unprecedented 74% increase from last month or 113 total crimes reported. Simple assaults, which generally involve a minor injury or a limited threat of violence, saw an 183% jump from August and are up 60% for the year.

Crimes reported for the year are up 22%.


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 1

66th/Vallejo St.: An attempted robbery occurred. Three male juveniles were standing on the corner when the victim walked by. One of the juveniles attempted to take the victim’s cell phone from her hand by force and fear, however was unsuccessful. EPD arrested two of the suspects shortly afterwards.
59th/Doyle St.: An unknown suspect robbed a victim of her cell phone and fled the area.

District 5

IFO 5747 Christie Ave.: A male suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
IFO BevMo, 5717 Christie Ave.: Three juveniles ran past the victim while she was talking on her cell phone. One of the juveniles ripped her earbuds and cell phone from her grasp and fled the area. EPD arrested two juveniles moments later and recovered the victim’s cell phone.

District 8

47th/Adeline St.: An attempted robbery occurred. Two suspects approached the victim and knocked the victim to the ground. The suspects attempted to take the victim’s backpack, but were unsuccessful. The suspects then fled in a vehicle. Suspect Vehicle: Lexus, 4D black.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter stole two bags of shrimp and brandished a knife at an employee as he exited the door. Suspect: Black male.
1331 40th St.: A male suspect forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s house and took her keys and cell phone. The suspect left the victim’s property on the counter and fled the apartment.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: A shoplifter walked past all points of sale without paying. Upon contact by store personnel the suspect struggled with the employee in an attempt to leave with the loss. The employee was able to recover the loss, however the suspect fled the area on foot.


District 1

6200 Doyle St.: An unknown male suspect fired one shot into the door and fled. Two victims were inside the unit and were unharmed.


District 2

6250 Overland St.: An unknown suspect entered the location by unknown means. LOSS: Multiple tools and miscellaneous items.

District 6

The Broken Rack, 5768 Peladeau St. (Attempt Only): Unknown suspects attempted to shatter the window twice, however they were scared off by an employee.

District 7

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 4501 San Pablo Ave.: POE: Drive through window – Smashed. LOSS: $500 cash.

District 8

ECAP, 3610 San Pablo Ave.: An unknown suspect cut through the fence and stole 10 pallets.


District 1

1269 Peabody Ln.: POE: Open garage. LOSS: Bicycle and Miscellaneous items.
6200 Doyle St., #1 (Attempt Only): A male suspect was seen hopping the fence and knocking on several doors to ascertain if anyone was home. EPD arrested the suspect shortly afterwards.

District 3

6363 Christie Ave.: POE: Garage. LOSS: Bicycle.
6363 Christie Ave. (Attempt Only): Front door pried. No entry.

District 6

Icon Apartments, 1401 Park Ave.: POE: Garage. LOSS: Bicycle.

District 7

Parc on Powell, 1333 Powell St.: POE: Garage storage unit – Nuts and bolts removed from the storage gate. LOSS: Power tools, Bonds, Miscellaneous documents, Wii console, Ikea bag, metal tool box, and a fireproof safe. Suspect: #1 Asian Female, petite build, ponytail hairstyle, wearing a dark shirt and jeans. #2 Black male wearing dark baggy clothing.
Parc on Powell, 1303 Powell St.: POE: Front door – Pried. LOSS: Playstation 4, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, two cell phones, a smart watch, and jewelry.

District 8

strong>1055 48th St.: An ex-tenant was seen attempting to enter a window. The suspect was gone on EPD arrival. No report taken.


Of the 15 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 4 were attempted thefts (1 unfounded)
  • 4 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 3 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.

CrimeReports Interactive Map

*Categories not included in Part 1 Crimes
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