June 2017 Emeryville Crime Report: Petty Thefts Spike, Auto Burglaries continue decline

Published On July 18, 2017 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

The June 2017 Emeryville Crime report saw 225 total crimes reported for the month (up from 209 in May or +8%). Petty Thefts saw the largest spike with a 59% increase behind 118 incidents reported (The East Bay Bridge Shopping Center experiencing nearly half of these reports). Auto Burglaries continued their downward trend with 63 reports after reaching double-digit totals in February and March.

Crimes reported for the year are on an +17% trajectory from 2016.


REPORTING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

Please note that new crime maps will not be available while EPD transitions to a new records management system.

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 2

Starbucks, 1405 65th St.: Two male juvenile suspects, 13-18 years old, robbed two individuals of their laptops and fled the area.

District 3

76 Station, 1700 Powell St.: A male suspect reached over the counter, grabbed a pack of cigarettes and threatened to punch the cashier in the face. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 5

Apple Store, 5640 Bay St.: Four male suspects entered the store. One of the suspects proceeded to the cell phone display and removed four iPhones. All suspects pushed past security dropping three cell phones as they fled the scene. Security recovered the damaged phones.
Parking lot of the Four Points Sheraton, 1603 Powell St.: Three males and a female robbed a male victim of his cell phone, laptop, and clothing.

District 7

Oaks Club, 4097 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect removed a stack of Oaks Club chips valued at $2000. The suspect fled the scene pushing a security guard through a glass door. The security guard was not injured.

District 8

4500 block of San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect punched another male knocking him off his bicycle. The suspect continued punching the victim, then took the victim’s cell phone and bicycle.

District 9

Nordstrom Rack, 3839 Emery St., #100: A female detained for shoplifting, pepper sprayed a loss prevention officer to avoid detention.The suspect fled the scene, however the loss prevention officer recovered the merchandise.
Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A male shoplifter tried to elbow strike a loss prevention officer to avoid detention. The suspect fled, however the loss was recovered.

District 10

Target 1555 40th St.: A male shoplifter fought with a loss prevention officer to avoid detention. The suspect fled with the merchandise. However, EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.
Target 1555 40th St.: A female shoplifter fought with a loss prevention officer to avoid detention. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:

District 5

Bay Street, 5601 Shellmound St.: A male juvenile discharged a paintball gun at a group of people. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 7

CVS, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect shot another male in the abdomen with a pellet gun.

District 8

IFO the Oasis Pamper Bar, 3823 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect struck another male with broomstick. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 9

Little Caesar’s Pizza, 1199 40th #300: A dissatisfied customer pepper sprayed an employee. EPD arrested the customer shortly thereafter.
Parking lot of Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: An angry male suspect nearly hit a male pedestrian with his vehicle. The suspect was angry over a parking space.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

District 1

5860 Beaudry St. #C: POE: No sign of forced entry. The resident found the front door ajar. LOSS: A safe.

District 9

1321 40th St., #224 (Attempt): A witness saw a male suspect attempting to pry the front door with a pry bar. The suspect realized he was being watched and fled the area.


AUTO THEFT:

Of the 10 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 4 vehicles were recovered
  • 3 reports were motorcycles
  • 3 vehicles are still outstanding
  • 1 report was determined to be unfounded (victim forgot where she parked)

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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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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