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March 2017 Emeryville Crime Report: Spike in Residential Burglaries

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The March 2017 Emeryville Crime report saw 234 total crimes reported (up from 212 in February or +10%). The city saw a spike in residential burglary for the month, specifically at the new 3900 Adeline complex (welcome to the neighborhood!). Despite this, residential burglaries are actually down from last year. Auto Burglaries remain on a torrid pace with 106 reports for the month and up 96% from a year ago.

The crimes reported for the year are on an +18% trajectory from 2016.


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 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

Courtyard Marriott, 5555 Shellmound St.: Officers responded to investigate a report of sexual assault.


District 1

1269 Peabody Lane: A male victim was robbed of his T.V. Suspects: Two females and one male.

District 2

65th/Hollis St.: A group of male juveniles robbed a female of her cell phone.

District 5

IFO P.F. Chang’s, 5633 Bay St.: An attempted strong arm robbery occurred. A group of female juveniles attacked another group of female juveniles, and attempted to take one of the victim’s cell phone.
Victoria’s Secret, 5672 Bay St.: EPD arrested a female for grabbing items and attempting to bite the Loss Prevention Officer as she fled the area.
IFO Trader Joe’s, 5700 Christie Ave.: A male suspect robbed a female of her purse.
IFO AMC Bay Street 16, 5614 Bay St.: A male suspect punched another male and ripped the victim’s gold chain from his neck.

District 9

Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: EPD arrested two female juveniles for robbery. The juveniles entered the store and concealed merchandise in a backpack. Security contacted the juveniles in an attempted to retrieve the store merchandise and was punched by juveniles.
Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter concealed merchandise and assaulted the security guard to avoid detention. The suspect fled the area with the loss.
Little Caesars, 1199 40th St.: A robbery at gunpoint occurred. The male suspect fled the store with $100 cash.
Toys R Us, 3938 Horton St.: A male shoplifter walked out of the business without paying for merchandise. The suspect threatened to beat up an employee who followed the suspect. The suspect reached inside his coat and simulated a gun to the employee.


District 3

Hyatt House, 5800 Shellmound St.: EPD arrested a female for throwing a curling iron at her male friend’s head causing injury.

District 5

DB Shoes, 5777 Christie Ave.: A female suspect sprayed the store manager in the face with mace because he asked the female to leave her bag at the counter, per store policy.

District 7

Oaks Card Club Room, 4097 San Pablo Ave.: EPD arrested a male suspect for punching another male in the face causing serious injury.

District 9

1221 40th St.: EPD arrested a male suspect for domestic violence, which resulted in the female sustaining injuries.


District 3

Public Market, 5959 Shellmound St.: Two male suspects entered the building and stole an ATM machine.


District 1

City Limits Cr.: POE: Front door – Via a realtor lock box (key). LOSS: Musical instruments, a bicycle, and an iBook.

District 7

5540 Doyle St.: An attempt burglary occurred. A male and female suspect attempted to cut the realtor lock box, but were scared off by the resident’s caretaker.

District 8

1001 46th St.: POE: Garage. LOSS: Bicycle.
3900 Adeline St.: POE: Garage – Bicycle cage. LOSS: Two bicycle tires.
3900 Adeline St.: The loss was bicycle tires. EPD arrested one male suspect.
3900 Adeline St.: The loss was a bicycle.
3610 Peralta St.: POE: Unlocked front door. LOSS: Backpack. EPD arrested a male suspect.
1053 45th St.: An unknown suspect pried open the rear window, but did not make entry.
1032 45th St., POE: Window. LOSS: A laptop computer, a Playstation, and two shell necklaces.

District 9

1231 40th St.: An unknown suspect attempted to pry open the front door.


Of the 11 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 3 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 3 vehicle was recovered damaged
  • 5 vehicles 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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