October 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Auto Burglaries Surge, Petty Thefts Plummet

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The October 2018 Emeryville Crime Report saw 225 total crimes reported for the month (up slightly from the 220 reported in September).

Auto burglaries, after seeing a steady decline over the past few months, made a “comeback” in October with a 31% increase from September. Petty Theft has seen the steepest decline for the year with an 18% month-to-month decrease and 41% year-to-year decline.

Overall, crimes reported for 2018 are on an 12% 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. A more complete chronological log of crimes can be viewed on The City’s monthly progress report (Pages 68-81).


District 2

14XX 65th St., (Courtesy Report from LAPD Occurred in August 2018): A female adult reported being sexually assaulted by her male friend.

District 5

56XX Bay St., (Late report. Occurred in April 2018): An 18-Year-Old male sexually assaulted a 13-year-old female in the fitting room. The suspect and victim were acquaintances.


District 5

Marshall’s, 5795 Christie Ave.: A male shoplifter exited the store with unpaid merchandise. Upon contact by loss prevention, the suspect pulled an axe to avoid detention. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

Halloween Spirit Store, 5777 Christie Ave.: Two female shoplifters stuffed their bags with costumes. A store employee approached the females. One of the females returned the merchandise she had to the employee. The other female kept the merchandise and exited the store. The employee attempted to make contact a second time, however the suspect displayed a stun gun and left the area.

District 6

Park Ave & Hubbard St.: Four male juveniles burgled a female’s apartment. The resident arrived home and saw the juveniles standing in front of her apartment holding her property. The resident was able to retrieve her iPad, however the suspects fled in different directions. The resident chased after two of the suspects to retrieve her laptop, however the suspects threw the resident to the grown and fled with the loss. A nearby delivery driver recovered the resident’s laptop and returned it to her. LOSS: iPhone, possibly taken during the scuffle.

District 7

CVS Pharmacy, 4349 San Pablo Ave.: Two female adult shoplifters stole merchandise. One of the suspects had a knife.

At Wing Stop, 4133 San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect armed with a rifle robbed the restaurant. Suspect: Male, wearing a Halloween mask. LOSS: $1000.

District 8

IFO 46XX Adeline St.: An attempted robbery occurred. Two male suspects attacked a female and tried to take her bag. The female refused to let go of the bag. The suspects fled the area on foot.

District 9

Home Depot, 3838 Hollis St.: A shoplifter used force to steal merchandise. LOSS/RECOVERED: Locks. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.

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District 3

63XX Christie Ave.: A domestic violence incident resulted in a male throwing a glass at his girlfriend striking her on her leg. EPD arrested the male shortly thereafter.

District 9

Parking lot of Pak N Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: An argument between two females resulted in one female punching, kicking, and pulling a taser or a gun on the other female.

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District 3

The Public Market at C Casa Restaurant, 5959 Shellmound St.: LOSS: (5) Point of sale iPads. Suspects: (2) males wearing white clothing.

63XX Christie Ave.: A storage locker was burglarized. POE: Lock – Damaged. LOSS: Christmas decorations, a ladder, and a suitcase. The ladder and a suitcase were recovered from a vacant storage unit next to the victim’s storage unit.

Sunrise LLC, 5801 Christie Ave.: POE: Unknown. LOSS: Bank checks and a pair of head phones.

The Guitar Center, 5925 Shellmound St.: A male suspect entered the open business and proceeded to the Microphone display shelf. The suspect cut the zip ties that were holding the microphones, concealed the microphones and exited the store without paying. LOSS: (5) Microphones.

District 4

Chevy’s 1890 Powell St.: POE: Front door – Key used. LOSS: Cash from the safe.

District 5

5777 Christie Ave., POE: Store room door – Forced in. LOSS: None.

District 6

Granite Expo, 1368 40th St.: POE: Front door – Glass broken. LOSS: Chop saw.

District 7

ECCL GYM/POOL, 1170 47th St.: POE: Storage unit door – Locks cut. LOSS: A computer, a sound board, and a speaker.

Head Over Heels, 4701 Doyle St.: Bldg. #F POE: Storage shed door. LOSS: A Honda generator.

District 10

Target, 1555 40th St.: Male suspect attempted to use stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards, however the transaction was declined. The credit cards originated from a purse recently stolen from City Slicker’s farm, at 2847 Peralta St., Oakland.


District 2

55XX Doyle St.: POE: Front door – Pried. LOSS: Clothing, jewelry, shoes, an iPad and other miscellaneous items.

64XX 66th St.: POE: Mail room. LOSS: Packages.

District 6

15XX Park Ave.: POE: Front door. LOSS: None.

District 7

X Emery Bay Dr.: EPD arrested a male suspect who was responsible for a short pattern of residential burglaries, in which the suspect rang doorbells to ascertain if anyone was home. The suspect attempted the same method of operation at this location, however the residents were home, detained the suspect and called the police.

District 8

43XX San Pablo Ave.: POE: Window. LOSS: None.


Of the 10 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 1 vehicle was recovered intact
  • 6 vehicles were recovered but damaged
  • 3 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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