The Emeryville Police Dept. has posted two recent alerts via their Nixle account including a fatal motorcycle crash near IKEA and a carjacking in the Bay Street Parking garage.
The carjacking was the second robbery in the Bay Street parking garage reported this week on the Nextdoor.com neighborhood social media site. The other involved an elderly woman who was fortunately not injured.
Not sure if this is anecdotal or a trend but two violent crimes being reported in the Bay Street Emeryville parking garage in the same week. pic.twitter.com/glVUXsUMuW
— The E’ville Eye News (@TheEvilleEye) July 14, 2021
On Wednesday, July 14 at approx. 4:14 p.m., a motorcycle rider was traveling southbound on 40th St., south of Ikea in Emeryville, when the rider lost control of the motorcycle.
The rider, identified as 27-year-old Paul Edward Crossley III of Oakland by the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau, lost control of his motorcycle and struck the overpass barrier wall. He sustained major injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to a local trauma center. he later succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision and was pronounced deceased.
At this time, there does not appear any other vehicles were involved in the collision and no other parties were involved.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Emeryville Police Department, Traffic Section.
On Monday July 12 at approx. 2:45 p.m., a carjacking and robbery occurred in the 5600 block of Bay Street. Two young women visiting the area parked their vehicle. As the women exited their vehicle, three to four unknown suspects physically attacked the women, ripped their purses from them and stole their car.
A bystander captured part of the attack on camera, including the suspect vehicle, which appears similar to a late 90’s to early 2000 dark gray Lexus ES300 with no license plates. Both victims sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene by EMS personnel. The victim’s vehicle was recovered a short time later in the City of Oakland.
There is no information available at this time to indicate the victims were targeted as a result of their race.
*WARNING* Violent footage by a witness of the recent carjacking in the Bay Street #Emeryville Parking garage that was obtained by @abc7newsbayarea reporter @DionLimTV. 2 victims were assaulted by 3 suspects and sustained minor injuries.
— The E’ville Eye News (@TheEvilleEye) July 16, 2021
7/16 update: The identity of the victim was added following the notification of his family by authorities.