Two Carjackings highlight August crime report. Overall Decline in Violent Crime.

Published On September 9, 2014 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Two Carjackings including one in the normally calm Doyle St. Area highlight the August crime report (the first crimes of its type since March). The poor folks at Sunglass Hut continue to endure their share of commercial burglaries. Auto Burglaries and Petty Theft accounted for over 75% of crimes in the city for the month. Auto burglary in the retail-dense District 5 area and Petty theft in the combined District 9 & 10 East Bay Bridge Shopping Center area continue to account for a bulk of these (nearly 1/3 of all crimes reported). Simple Assaults (A misdemeanor) and Auto thefts saw the sharpest declines from last month. Four of the six vehicle thefts were recovered with (3) Vehicles recovered intact, (1) vehicle with damage, and (2) vehicles still outstanding. Honda Accords and Civics remain amongst the popular targets for car thieves.


REPORTING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

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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:

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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.

CAR JACKING:

DISTRICT 3:

6401 Shellmound St.: A car jacking involving a domestic violence incident resulted in a male kidnapping his girlfriend and forcing her to ride around in her car.

DISTRICT 7:

5540 Doyle St.: a car jacking occurred. Five males, one with a gun, approached a female and demanded her keys. All suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. Vehicle: 6YWB450 2008 Honda Fit. Oakland Housing Authority recovered the vehicle intact two days later. Suspects: (5) Black males wearing dark clothing.


ROBBERY:

District 2:

1465 65th St., #191: A residential robbery occurred. A male suspect leaned his body into the victim’s window and demanded the victim’s property at knifepoint. LOSS: Leather bag containing personal items. The same suspect attempted to burglarize two apartment units nearby at 1269 Ocean Ave #A and #B. Suspect: Black male, 20-30 years old, 6’0″, wearing a red hat, a red hoodie, a blue jacket and dark jeans.

District 4

UPS Store, 2340 Powell St.: A suspect entered the business, took several packages and loaded them in his car. Upon contact by the store clerk, the suspect pushed the clerk back with his car door and fled the area. Suspect: Black male, 25-20 years old, 5’9″, 160 lbs, wearing a brown baseball hat, brown shirt and brown pant.

District 5

Bay Street Mall, at iPhone Repair, 5652 Bay St.: A female juvenile took her cell phone by force from the store clerk and fled the area without paying for the cell phone repair. EPD Officers located and arrested the juvenile moments later.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female shoplifter concealed store items in her purse and left the store without paying. Upon contact by Security, the female punched the security guard several times and fled. The loss was recovered. EPD officers located and arrested the female moments later.
Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A male shoplifter used force to push a security guard out-of-the-way in order to leave the store with several selected sandwiches. EPD officers located and arrested the male in front of 7-Eleven.
Office Max, 3839 Emery St. #200: A male suspect forcibly took an employees purse from the employee and fled the store. EPD officers located and arrested the suspect near the Oaks Club. EPD officers recovered the loss and returned it to the owner. Suspect: Black male, 31 years old.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 3:

Hyatt House hotel, 5800 Shellmound St.: A domestic dispute between husband and wife resulted in the wife aiming a stun gun at her husband. EPD arrested the wife shortly thereafter.

District 8:

W.MacArthur Blvd & Peralta St.: An unknown suspect held a taser up to a female victim’s face and attempted to grab the victim’s arm. The victim’s brother and his friend chased the suspect as he activated the taser towards them. White male, 30-39 years old, blond hair, wearing a gray zip up sweater, blue jeans and orange flip-flops.

District 9:

Bridgecourt Apartments, 1321 40th St.: A domestic dispute between a couple resulted in the male shoving a female into a washing machine, causing injuries to the females’ head and shoulder.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES:

District 1:

KONA Coffee, 1265 67th St.: An unknown suspect entered the warehouse and stole an employee’s bicycle. Suspect: Black male, 35 years old, wearing dark clothing. EPD recovered the bicycle an hour later and returned it to the owner.

District 3:

Public Storage, 6501 Shellmound St.: Two storage units were burglarized. POE: Roof top. LOSS: An aluminum suitcase. The loss was undetermined for the second burglary.

District 5

Sunglass Hut, 5673 Bay St.: Four Black females entered the store, grabbed several pairs of sunglasses and fled the area.

District 6:

1475 Powell St.: EPD arrested a male suspect for burglary and possession of stolen property. The suspect entered office complexes throughout the city starting from north working his way south. A laptop, prescription glasses, and a bicycle were recovered and returned to the owners.

District 9:

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shoplifter entered the store, concealed merchandise in a reusable bag containing a piece of tin foil that was placed over the concealed items. The suspect went through the self-check without paying for the concealed items. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. LOSS/Recovered: Drill bits.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 2:

66 Loop 22: POE: 2nd story window, LOSS: Laptop and iPad.

District 3:

6401 Shellmound St., #8217: POE: Front door, forced open. LOSS: TV.
6401 Shellmound St., #7104: POE: Front door unlocked. LOSS: Jewelry, flat irons, and hair products. The victim knows the suspect.

District 8:

1007 41st St.: POE: Garage. LOSS: None. A male suspect entered the garage and cut the lock off the bicycle cage. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


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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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.

One Response to Two Carjackings highlight August crime report. Overall Decline in Violent Crime.

  1. Phil Epstein says:

    Thanks a ton for compiling this information Rob!

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