Feb. 2020 Emeryville Crime Report: Officer Injured During Robbery, Carjacking at Hyatt House

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The February, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 169 crimes reported (down sharply from the 230 reported in January). Both property and violent crimes saw dramatic drops from the previous month. It was the second consecutive month that crime saw a sharp drop in crimes reported after a large spike in December 2019.

The news wasn’t all good though as an Emeryville officer was injured while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect near 38th and San Pablo Avenue. “The officer fell or was pushed over while attempting to detain someone and hit his head on the sidewalk,” according to EPD Captain Oliver Collins. “The officer has since returned to full duty.” EPD did arrested the suspect shortly thereafter according to the report.

Overall, crimes reported for 2020 are on an 18% downward trajectory from last year.


The City of Emeryville is divided into small geographical areas that facilitate the Department’s efforts to track crime and neighborhood problems, and allocate personnel resources to meet the service need. Crime statistics are reported by the EPD through CommunityCrimeMap.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 3

Parking lot of the Hyatt House, 5800 Shellmound St.: A male suspect carjacked a vehicle at knifepoint. VICTIM VEHICLE: 2005 Toyota Corolla 4-Door, black.


District 4

Emeryville Marina, 3300 Powell St.: A female was raped by two male acquaintances.


District 3

6300 block of Shellmound St.: A male suspect approached two female victims from behind while they were walking. The suspect grabbed one victim’s backpack and demanded both victim’s cell phones. The suspect was wearing a hoody and had his hand in his pocket simulating a gun or an unknown weapon. LOSS: A Cell phone, (1) tote bag containing computer equipment, and (1) backpack containing personal property. The suspect fled the area on foot. SUSPECT: Male, wearing a black hoody pulled up over his head, dark jeans and gloves.

64th & Shellmound St.: A robbery at gun point occurred. LOSS: Backpack containing miscellaneous personal property. SUSPECT: Female, 30s, short hair pulled back, 5’3”, heavy build, wearing a dark shirt. SUSPECT VEHICLE: A small dusty blue 2-Door, unknown make.

District 7

1200 block of 53rd St., (ATTEMPT): Three male suspects approached a male victim while he was walking home from work and talking on his cell phone. The suspects attempted to take the victim’s cell phone however they were unsuccessful and fled the area.

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Aggravated Assault

District 8

36XX Peralta St. #XXX: A domestic violence incident resulted in the male striking and choking his wife. Hayward P.D. arrested the suspect and turned him over to EPD.

3815 San Pablo Ave.: An EPD officer was injured while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

Commercial Burglary:

District 5

56XX Bay St., #XXX: A storage locker was burgled. There was no sign of forced entry. LOSS: Speakers, musical instruments, and tools.

District 8

German International School, 1070 41st St.: A classroom was burgled. There was no sign of forced entry. LOSS: A water bottle, children’s books, a first aid kit, a coffee maker, a stereo, and a gray cushion.

District 9

Nordstrom Rack, 3839 Emery St., #100.: A repeat female offender committed fraudulent credit transactions. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

Residential Burglary

District 3

64XX Christie Ave., #XXX POE: Sliding glass door. LOSS: A laptop, a camera, several pairs of shoes and other personal items.

District 6

43XX Horton St.: POE: Storage locker. LOSS: Bicycle.

District 8

10XX 41St.: An unknown suspect entered the mail room and stole multiple packages.

10XX 41st St.: POE: Rear door – Kicked in. LOSS: None.

46XX Adeline St, #XXX (ATTEMPT): An unknown suspect attempted to pry the front door open.


Of the 7 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 2 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 4 vehicles were recovered but damaged or stripped
  • 1 vehicle is still outstanding

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

*Categories not included in Part 1 Crimes
N/C: Not Calculable

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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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