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3 Thieves Slap Worker, Steal Razors from CVS

The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Nov. 13-15 includes a man arrested for allegedly beating a woman and two children in a Lincoln Town Car, four auto burglaries, and three shoplifting cases with a foot chase and a CVS employee assaulted.

Editor's note: the El Cerrito Police Blotter below is provided by the El Cerrito police department.

November 13 

Automobile Burglary – El Cerrito Honda 
Officer Li reports two vehicles belonging to employees of El Cerrito Honda were broken into this morning while parked at the dealership around 0645 hours. One of the vehicle owners was asleep inside the vehicle waiting for the start of work as the suspects attempted to break into it. The owner frightened off the suspects and they were last seen fleeing in a Toyota Camry toward Cutting Blvd. 

Automobile Burglary – 1500 Block Lexington Ave 
Officer Payne reports a 2008 Toyota Corolla was broken into via the front passenger window sometime between 0400 hours on 11/11 and 0850 hours on 11/13. The suspect(s) did not remove any property but caused approximately $450 in damage. 

Domestic Violence / Child Abuse / Transportation of Drugs – 1700 block of Lexington 
At 0917 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a man attacking a woman inside a black Lincoln Town car, while two children were inside. Upon arrival, officers detained a 20-year-old man from Oakland, interviewed the woman her two children, and found the man had physically assaulted them all. During a search of the man and his vehicle, officers found marijuana. Officers requested an Emergency Protective Order for the victim and her children. Officers booked the man and sent him to County Jail. 

Theft of a Controlled Prescription – Walgreens, 11565 San Pablo Ave 
Officer Li reports a woman picked up a controlled prescription cough syrup (codeine) without the permission of the patient on 11/6/12 at 1613 hours. Video was obtained of the crime and additional follow up is pending at this time. 

November 14 

Automobile Burglary – 1800 Block Key Blvd 
Officer Li reports unknown suspect broke the passenger side window to a parked 2003 white Honda Odyssey Minivan sometime between 1600 hours on 11/13 and 0730 hours on 11/14. The suspect stole a backpack with an Ipod, headphones, wallet and purse inside. 

Commercial Burglary / Resisting Arrest – Lucky’s, 1000 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officers responded to a shoplifting call at Lucky’s. After a brief foot chase, officers arrested a 22-year-old man from El Cerrito for theft and resisting arrest. He was booked and transported to the County Jail in Martinez. 

Automobile Burglary – Hi-Tech Car Audio (10538 San Pablo Ave) 
Officer Payne reports that an unknown suspect broke a driver’s side window to a Toyota Sienna Minivan parked to the rear of Hi-Tech Car Audio sometime between 1130 hours and 1140 hours, today. The suspect stole a backpack with a Mac Book Pro computer. 

Warrant Arrest – Eastshore Blvd and San Pablo Ave 
SRO Cheng reports the arrest of a 19-year-old wanted man from West Sacramento at 1612 hours, after a traffic stop at Eastshore Blvd and San Pablo Ave. The man had a warrant for stealing cars in Oakland. He was booked and taken to County Jail in Martinez. 

Violation of Restraining Order –700 Block Albemarle St 
Officers were dispatched at 1616 hours to a report of 27-year-old man from Richmond at the residence of this grandmother in violation of a Restraining Order. Officers found the man, who has a history of violent behavior toward his grandmother, inside the residence. The officers arrested him, without incident, booked him, and took him to County Jail in Martinez 

Drunk in Public - 10000 block of San Pablo Ave 
Officers Alvarez and Elder were dispatched to a business in the 10000 block of San Pablo Ave, regarding an intoxicated man in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers located a 53-year-old homeless man lying on the ground. During the investigation, the officers determined the male was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Officers arrested the man and took him to County Jail. 

Commercial Burglary - 10400 block of San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Alvarez was dispatched to a business in the 10400 block of San Pablo Ave., regarding a shoplifter detained by loss prevention agents. Upon arrival, Officer Alvarez accepted the citizen’s arrest of a 38-year-old man from Richmond. The man entered the business with plastic bags and a backpack. While inside the business he concealed merchandise in the bags. Store security detained the man after he attempted to leave the store with merchandise. The man was booked for burglary and an outstanding warrant. He was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility after booking. 

November 15 

Robbery with Force – CVS Pharmacy 
Officer Li reports at 1320 hours, two men, 18-21 years old, and a woman, also 18-21 years old, entered CVS Pharmacy and began stealing razors off the store shelves. When confronted by an employee, one of the men refused to return the property, threatened and slapped the employee. The group of thieves left the store and the scene in a late 1980’s model Oldsmobile that was parked in the 1000 block of Liberty St. 

Drunk In Public and Vandalism - El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Elder was dispatched to a business in the El Cerrito Plaza for an unwanted person. Officer Elder learned that a 47-year-old man from El Cerrito had urinated on a food display. The man was intoxicated. Officer Elder arrested the man and took him to County Jail.

The El Cerrito Police Blotter can be found also on nixle.com

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Walter November 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Not to make light of the crimes, the cost of those razors should be highway robbery too!

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