June 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Robberies & Carjackings Up, Property Crimes Fall

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The June 2018 Emeryville Crime report saw 179 total crimes reported for the month (up slightly from 177 in May or +1%). While Property Crimes saw a decline for the fifth straight month, Violent Crime has seen a 15% increase from last year led by a 28% increase in robberies and 22% increase in simple assaults. Aggravated assaults are down dramatically.

This June report signifies the end of an era as 29 year Emeryville PD employee and Crime Analyst Adrienne Robinson has been reassigned within the force. Robinson’s Crime Analyst position was one of several “service reductions” that were proposed to be cut as a result of The City of Emeryville’s recent budget crisis. Some of the programs were able to be preserved through new or reallocated revenue sources.

View the entire Budget Report on the City’s website [PDF].
Fortunately for Robinson, she was able to find a lateral position within the EPD as a Police Evidence Technician. “Although the transition is bittersweet, I will miss being a Crime Analyst and serving the community in that capacity,” noted Robinson when we reached out to her. “However, I am excited to be given the opportunity to learn something new, and look I forward to challenge as the Police Evidence Technician.”

The duty of preparing crime reports for the public will move to a yet unfilled Records Specialist position. It is unclear how this will alter their data and format. Robinson will help guide this transition.

Crimes reported for 2018 are on a 14% downward trajectory from last 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 5

Intersection of Christie & Shellmound: A male juvenile stole a vehicle from another male and fled the area. An EPD officer was in the area and stopped the vehicle. A juvenile and an adult were arrested. The vehicle was returned to the owner. The victim met with the individuals to sell the vehicle.

Bay Street (Metered parking lot behind the Apple store): Two males carjacked a female and fled the area. OPD recovered the vehicle the following day.


District 2

Subway, 6472 Hollis St., #109: A male suspect raised his jacket exposing a gun in his waistband, while demanding cash from the register. LOSS: $146.00 cash. S: Male, 35-40 years, clean-shaven, wearing a black and blue beanie, and black jacket and jeans.

District 4

Bay Super Shell, 1800 Powell St.: A male purchased a cigar as a ruse to grab money from the register. LOSS: $150 cash. Suspect: Male, 28-30 years old, 6’5”, medium build with a short beard. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweater and black jeans.

District 5

Ross Dress for Less, 5733 Christie Ave.: A male shoplifter stole merchandise from the store and threatened the manager with a knife. LOSS/Recovered: (3) Michael Kors purses. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

Burger King Parking lot, 5701 Christie Ave.: A group of male juveniles robbed a 60-year-old male of his hat and glasses.

District 6

4230 Hubbard St.: Two male juveniles robbed a male adult of his cell phone and wallet. The victim recovered his cell phone shortly afterwards.

District 7

IFO Oaks Card Club, 4097 San Pablo Ave.: An Oaks Club patron was robbed at gunpoint while in his vehicle stopped at the signal light. LOSS: Wallet containing $202 cash and identification. Suspect: Male, heavy-set, wearing a ski mask, a Raider’s Jacket, and blue jeans.

IFO 4701 Doyle St.: Two males, late teens to early 20s, robbed another male at gunpoint. LOSS: Wallet.

1100 block of 53rd St.: Two males struck another male on the back of the head knocking the victim to the ground. The suspects then struck the victim multiple times on the head and body and fled with the loss. LOSS: Backpack and wallet.

District 8

IFO The Emeryville Senior Center 4321 Salem St.: Two male juveniles robbed another male juvenile. LOSS: $6 Cash, a cell phone, and his shoes. The shoes were recovered and returned to the victim.

District 9

ULTA 3839 Emery St., #200: Two male shoplifters attempted to take merchandise by force. LOSS/Recovered: Fragrances.

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: An attempted robbery occurred. A male threatened another male acquaintance with a machete while demanding cash. There was no loss. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

Pak n Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A male shoplifter stole a pack of turkey jerky at knife point and fled the store.





District 5

Bay Street & Brunswig Lane: A road rage incident resulted in a motorist pepper spraying another motorist.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A male patron punched two employees in the face for no apparent reason. One of the employees sustained an injury requiring stitches. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

District 10

Parking lot of Panera Bread, 1525 40th St.: A road rage incident between a pedestrian and motorist resulted in the motorist striking the pedestrian with a steering wheel lock. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.





District 2


Los Moles, 1320 65th St.: POE: Door – Pried. LOSS: Unknown amount of cash. Suspect: Unknown.

Emery Go-Round, 1601 63rd St., #D: POE: No force. LOSS: A work cell phone. Suspect: Unknown.

KYU Express, 6485 Hollis St.: POE: Front door – Window smash. LOSS: $3 dollars. Suspect: Male.

District 3

Clausen Engineering, 1727 64th St.: POE: Door – Pried. LOSS: None. Suspect: Male wearing a blue shirt and black vest.


District 8

14XX 45th St., #XX: POE: Window. LOSS: None. A male suspect was leaning inside the window, however the resident, who was inside of the apartment, deterred the suspect from entering. The suspect fled the area on a light blue mountain bike.

District 9

13XX 40th St.: POE: Garage. LOSS: (2) Bicycles. Suspect: Unknown.


Of the 11 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 6 vehicles were recovered
  • 2 vehicles were recovered but damaged
  • 1 vehicles was stripped
  • 2 vehicles are 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.


  1. As a citizen of emeryville, these crime reports are very helpful. Good descriptions of the bad guys, but why dont you also mention their skin color?

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