January 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Two Carjackings, Armed Robbery at Bay Street

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The January 2018 Emeryville Crime report saw 216 total crimes reported for the month (down from 268 in December or -19%). Despite some high profile violent crimes including a rape, two carjackings and an armed robbery at Bay Street, crimes reported were flat for this time of year.


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 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 1

1200 block of 64th St.: A sexual assault occurred. The victim is acquainted with the suspect.


District 4

3310 block of Powell St. (Marina): A domestic violence incident resulted in the male taking the females’ vehicle. The vehicle was recovered by Stockton P.D., who took the suspect in custody.

District 8

IFO 1121 40th St.: A pizza delivery service was car jacked by three suspects. Oakland P.D. officers arrested two of the suspects two days later.


District 2

5803 block of Doyle St.: Two male suspects walked up to a parked vehicle, occupied by three adults, pulled a gun and demanded the loss. LOSS: Cell phones, wallet, exercise foam roller, and a purse.

District 3

Subway, 6399 Christie Ave.: A male suspect entered the business and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. LOSS: $300 cash, and the employees cell phone.
6600 block of Shellmound St.: A domestic violence incident resulted in the male half taking the females’ phone by force and fleeing the area.

District 5

BevMo, 5717 Christie Ave.: A male suspect snatched a bottle of Louis XIII Remy Martin from the sales clerk and fled the store.
It’s Sugar, 5624 Bay St. #A: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. A male suspect demanded cash from the register. LOSS: $300 cash.
Barnes and Noble, 5604 Bay St.: A male juvenile took a females’ cell phone by force. EPD arrested the juvenile shortly thereafter.
Bath and Body Works, 5687 Bay St.: Two females entered the store, took merchandise by force and fled the area.
Bay Street Mall near It’s Sugar: A group of female juveniles attacked another female and subsequently took the females’ purse and phone, and fled the area. EPD arrested two female juveniles shortly thereafter.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A male shoplifter selected and concealed merchandise in a bag. The suspect then exited the store without paying. Upon contact by a security agent, the suspect brandished a machete and left the area. LOSS: Miscellaneous merchandise.
48th & San Pablo Ave.: A strongarm robbery occurred. LOSS: Purse. Suspects: (2) Male juveniles and (1) young male adult.

District 9

Pak N save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A female shoplifter took merchandise and exited the store without paying. Upon contact by store security, the suspect brandished a knife and fled the area.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: Two shoplifters stole electronics and attempted to flee the store without paying. Loss prevention detained one of the suspects, while the other suspect fled the area. The loss was recovered. EPD arrested the detained suspect shortly thereafter.

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District 8

4500 block of San Pablo Ave.: A juvenile accompanied by five other juveniles, threw a rock at another juvenile, striking the juvenile on the head. There were no injuries.


District 3

Allegra Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave.: POE: Emergency door. LOSS: Cash.

District 7

Bayside Park, 1440 40th St.: A male suspect attempted to pry the garage gate open, but fled after being confronted by Security and an employee.

District 8

The Emeryville Market, 4330 San Pablo Ave: Three burglaries occurred. POE: Window – Smashed. LOSS: Cigarettes.

District 9

Nordstrom’s Rack, 3839 Emery St. #100: POE: Door – Window smashed. LOSS: Purses.


District 2

1300 block of 61st St., POE: Front door. LOSS: Keys, and the resident’s vehicle was stolen.

District 3

6400 block of Christie Ave.: POE: Bike cage. LOSS: Bicycle.

District 5

1500 block of Brunswig Ln.: An unknown suspect attempted to pry open several mailboxes, however was unsuccessful. The suspect subsequently opened accessible packages, removed some of the contents, and fled the area.

District 8

1000 block of 46th St.: POE: Roll up door to Garage. LOSS: A bicycle and a bicycle seat.
3900 block of Adeline St.: POE: Bicycle cage – Pried open. LOSS: Bicycles. EPD arrested two suspects the next day.


Of the 11 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 10 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 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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  1. EvilleEye:

    There are no suspect descriptions AGAIN. Please STOP publishing the crime reports from EPD if they refuse to provide descriptions of the subjects.

    There is a point where the community needs to take a stand and say that this “progressive” nonsense needs to stop. The shooting of Mr. Madias was that point.

    Or edit the report to make it clear what’s going on:

    “Two male suspects walked up to a parked vehicle, occupied by three adults, pulled a gun and demanded the loss. The EPD is withholding descriptions of the suspects from the community at the request of City Council.”

    “A male suspect entered the business and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. EPD believes that the safety of the community requires that we not describe the suspect.”

    “A robbery at gunpoint occurred. A male suspect demanded cash from the register. The description of the robber has been censored because you might be a racist.”

    “A man was shot in the head by a male suspect in front of the Amtrak. We are withholding the description of the shooter for your safety. We also recently announced we would be laying off the 28 year veteran who prepares this report because we don’t like what the reports she produces say.”


    Take a stand. We’re getting shot at and robbed at gunpoint. Despite what City Council thinks, I think the public can handle knowing the race and description of the people shooting and robbing us around town.

    It’s racist as hell to think that you have to hide the race of people committing crimes to promote equality. Really think about that for a second and the built-in assumption that EPD and the City Council are pushing.

    • The EPD is working on a policy manual that will outline this more completely but for now, The policy is basically that descriptions are provided only in the instance that they would be helpful in solving a crime (i.e. nothing vague which I know is subjective). If you follow the EPD on Nixle, they’re certainly not shy about posting images of arrested subjects (which we often repost on our social media channels).
      I’d be happy to include a disclaimer in these moving forward. FYI: Berkeleyside, which we often imitate, does not provide racial descriptions in its crime reports.

      • EPD Policy Manual – Chapter 1

        The Emeryville Police Department will do whatever that guy at the Tattler and his friends on City Council demand we do.

        Please be advised that this includes, without limitation, reversing any longstanding policy at the drop of a hat without public discussion and with little regard for public safety. City Council knows best.

        EPD Policy Manual – Chapter 2

        It is now the policy of the EPD to censor our public reports if the facts being reported are unpleasant or potentially threaten progressive ideology provided it keeps the peace with City Council. Specifically, we will not mention race or any descriptive information about crimes being committed in Emeryville to avoid anyone (paticularly us) from being called racist.

        If you are robbed at gunpoint or shot, and we unintentionally ask you to describe the race or age of the suspect, please ignore us. Old habits die hard. We can’t identify the suspect with just that information, and we don’t want anyone to make unreasonable stereotypes, so it’s really just safer if you just kept everything to yourself. We will do the same.

        For further questions, please refer here:

        EPD Policy Manual – Chapter 3

        If you think you notice an increase in crime in the City of Emeryville or anyone else gets shot, please bear in mind that this is unrelated to our policies. It is our policy that it is only coincidental that our policies have changed in a manner that makes getting away with crime in Emeryville significantly easier. EPD’s policy to address this non-problem shall be to further limit the amount of information we provide you until that problem goes away as well.

        EPD Policy Manual – Chapter 4

        *** REDACTED *** Please elect a new City Council *** REDACTED***


    (…but please don’t mention race.)

    (…or age for that matter.)

    (…sex is ok. Mostly men committing crimes and, ya know, fight the patriarchy.)

    (…but not clothes or any distinguishing features that might give away anything…you realize the justice system is oppressive don’t you? Don’t you?!! )

    (…on second thought…)

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, keep it to your damn racist, homophobic, xenophobic, ablist, ageist self.

    (…but here are the booking photos of some people we just arrested…pretty cool huh…)

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