September 2018 Emeryville Crime Report: Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Dips

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The September 2018 Emeryville Crime Report saw 220 total crimes reported for the month (identical to the 220 reported in August). Violent crime has seen a 13% increase from last year with increases in all statistical categories except Aggravated Assault. Property Crimes meanwhile have seen a 13% decline from 2017 led by a 41% drop in reported Petty Thefts.

Overall, crimes reported for 2018 are on an 11% 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 63-78).


District 9

13XX 40th St.: A female was raped by her boyfriend.



District 3

64XX Shellmound St.: A domestic violence incident occurred in which, a female forced her way into her girlfriend’s apartment, and a struggle ensued. LOSS/Recovered: Cell phone. EPD arrested the female shortly thereafter.

District 4

Emeryville Marina, 3310 Powell St.: A strong-arm robbery occurred. LOSS: Backpack containing cameras and camera equipment. SUSPECT: Male, late 20s, with a full beard wearing a gray hoodie and dark jeans.

Hilton Garden Inn parking lot area,1800 Powell St.: A strong-arm robbery occurred. LOSS: Cell phone. SUSPECT: Male, 27-30 years old.

District 5

Apple Store, 5640 Bay St., LOSS: Multiple cellphones and laptops. Suspects: 5-6 males wearing hoodies.

Marshall’s 5795 Christie Ave.: A male suspect concealed shoes underneath a jacket and left the store without paying. Loss Prevention confronted the suspect, however the suspect fled the area. Suspect: Male. SUSPECT VEHICLE: Jaguar, no further description.

District 7

4501 block of San Pablo Ave.: A strong-arm robbery occurred. A male suspect snatched a females’ cell phone and miscellaneous cards from the females’ hands. The suspect fled to vehicle driven by a female and left the area. SUSPECT VEHICLE: Nissan sedan, no further description.

IFO The ECCL 1125 53rd St.: An attempted robbery occurred. A male juvenile threw an electric scooter at another male juvenile and attempted to take juveniles’ bicycle. The suspect and his accomplice fled the area.

District 8

Rear of 7-Eleven, 4000 San Pablo Ave.: A male victim was shot and robbed of his personal belongings. Suspects: 3 males.

District 9

Pak n Save, 3889 San Pablo Ave.: A shoplifter used force to steal merchandise. SUSPECT: Male adult, missing teeth. LOSS/RECOVERED: Monster Energy drinks.

District 10

Parking lot of Target, 1555 40th St.: Two females were seated in their vehicle when they were approached by two male juveniles. A fight ensued and one of the juveniles grabbed a purse from the vehicles’ floorboard and fled to an awaiting vehicle. SUSPECT VEHICLE: Minivan, black in color. No further description.




In District 6

40th & Hubbard Streets: A Domestic Violence incident resulted in a man hitting a female on the head with a hatched. EPD arrested the man shortly thereafter.

District 8

10XX 47th St.: A male suspect punched his step-father in the eye causing serious injury. The suspect fled the area.

10XX 47th St.: A domestic violence incident resulted in a female biting her boyfriend’s hand and poking him on his chest with a knife. EPD arrested the female shortly thereafter.

District 9

3800 block of San Pablo Ave.: A male suspect hit his roommate multiple times with a bat. EPD arrested the suspect shortly thereafter.




District 3

Expressions College, 6601 Shellmound St.: POE: Roof access through the janitor’s closet. LOSS: Multiple high dollar equipment. Two items were recovered from the Nady Systems property.

Maersk, 5801 Christie Ave.: #400: POE: Door. LOSS: iPhone and a laptop computer.


Artistry leasing office, 6401 Shellmound St.: POE: Unknown. LOSS: (2) Laptop computers.

District 5

J. Crew, 5667 Bay St.: POE: Unlocked Office room door. LOSS: Wallet and iPhone.

Lens Crafters, 5707 Christie Ave.: POE: Front door – Broken. Unknown suspects ransacked the store. LOSS: Multiple pairs of glasses.

District 8

ECAP, 3610 San Pablo Ave.: POE: Gate. LOSS: Clothing and a suitcase.

3706 San Pablo Ave. construction site: POE: Room door – lock damaged. LOSS: Tools.

Sally’s Beauty, 3839 Emery St.: #600 POE: Front door – Window smashed. LOSS: Equipment.


District 2

15XX 62nd St., POE: Front door – Unlocked. LOSS: Credit card and Driver license.

District 3

64XX Christie Ave.: POE: Front door – No sign of force. LOSS: A Safe, cash, jewelry, passports and other personal items.


64XX Christie Ave.: POE: Front door – No sign of force. LOSS: Electronics, jewelry, a jewelry box, and other miscellaneous items.

District 7

1XX Emery Bay Dr.: POE: Sliding glass door – Shattered. LOSS: (2) Laptops and a backpack. At X Emery Bay Dr., POE: Rear sliding glass door – Shattered. LOSS: (2) Laptops and a pearl necklace.


Of the 7 vehicles reported stolen:

  • 4 vehicles were recovered intact
  • 2 vehicles were recovered but damaged
  • 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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