September EPD Crime Report: Property Crimes Down, Violent Crimes Up

Published On October 20, 2015 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The Emeryville Police Crime Report for September includes 175 total crimes (down from 191 in August). Aggravated Assault saw the sharpest increase mostly due to one incident near IKEA involving two groups of Juveniles where a firearm was brandished and shots fired (nobody was reportedly injured). This report accounts for 11 of the 14 crimes in this particular category and if omitted, there would have been a significant decline for the month. Petty Thefts and Auto Burglaries again accounted for the bulk of crimes reported making up nearly 69% of all crimes. There were no reported violent crimes in the categories of homicides, rapes or carjackings for the month.


REPORTING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

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.

1. San Pablo Avenue
2. North Emeryville
3. Emery Bay
4. Peninsula
5. Shellmound
6. Artist Colony
7. San Pablo Avenue – South
8. Triangle
9. East Bay bridge (East)
10. East Bay bridge (West)
11. Outside of City Limits

REPORTING DISTRICT MATRIX:

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.


ROBBERY:

District 5

Bay Street Mall, 5600 Bay St.: Parking garage level B1, while the victim was seated in his vehicle, a suspect displayed a gun tucked in his waistband and demanded the victim’s laptop and cell phone. Suspect: #1 Black male, 25-30 years old, a large nose, wearing a gray hoodie and a faded style haircut. #2 Unknown male.

IFO Pizza My Heart, 5613 Bay St.: A male juvenile robbed another male juvenile of his cell phone.

IFO DB Shoes, 5777 Christie Ave.: A group of four juveniles on bicycles road up behind a female. One of the juveniles grabbed the victim’s purse as another juvenile punched the victim. The victim was able gain control of her purse and the suspects fled. Suspects: 10-15 years old, small statures.

District 7

IFO Arizmendi Bakery, 4301 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect grabbed a females’ purse and fled. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Suspect: White male – transient, 6’0”, 157lbs, wearing all black.

District 9

Toys R Us, 3938 Horton St.: A female sprayed mace or another unknown liquid from a canister at the store manager as she exited the store with the merchandise. Suspect: Female, no further description. LOSS: Apple iHome speaker (recovered), (2) gifts bags.

Toys R Us, 3938 Horton St.: Three suspects stole items and used force against the store employee to flee with the loss. Suspects: #1 Black male 40-50 years old. #2 Black female 40-50 years old. #3 Unknown (driver).

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: Two suspects entered the store. One suspect stole a drill. Upon contact by loss prevention, the suspect fought with loss prevention, pulled a gun and fled the store with the loss. LOSS: Dewalt drill. Suspects: #1 Hispanic male, 30-35 years old, wearing a black hat, black shirt, and khaki pants. #2 Hispanic male, wearing a black hat, black sunglasses, a white stripped polo shirt and jeans.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 3

IFO Pacific Park Plaza, 6363 Christie Ave.: The victim and his friend were walking when an unknown male attacked the victim, hitting the victim on the nose with an unknown object. Suspect: Black male, 5’6”, 135 lbs. wearing a blue sweatshirt and black jeans.

District 5

Near IKEA, 4400 Shellmound St.: A fight between two groups of juveniles resulted in shots being fired between the Bay Street Mall and Ikea. No one was shot or injured. (Assaults are counted per victim. In this case, there were eleven victims listed.)

5684 Bay St.: An unknown male suspect struck a female several times and fled the area.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY:

District 6

Bridge Guitar, 1501 Powell Street #M: POE: Open window. LOSS: a guitar, two drills, and a guitar case.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 4

2 Anchor Drive #396: POE: Unknown, no force used. LOSS: iPad.

District 5

1572 Brunswig Lane: A male was seen taking mail from mail boxes. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Suspect: Black male, 37 years old, 5’9”, 200 lbs, wearing a black jacket and black pants.

District 7

Parc at Powell, 1303 Powell St.: An unknown suspect entered the garage and stole a bicycle.

District 8

4320 Salem St., #C POE: Bedroom window. LOSS: Miscellaneous jewelry, microphone cables, headphones, a hand drill, a camera, and an external hard drive.


AUTO THEFT:

(8) vehicles were stolen, (4) of which were recovered intact, and (1) vehicle had major stripping. Various vehicle makes were stolen.


The spreadsheet compares criminal activity relative to last year, averages from the previous 3 years and annual totals for the year.

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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