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4 Occupied Stolen Cars Recovered by Same Officer

The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Nov. 27-29 includes the fourth recovery of an occupied stolen vehicle in two months by Officer Li, two home burglaries, four DUI arrests and the arrest of a Petco employee for alleged embezzlement.

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

November 27 

Misc Casualty – Officer Li reports a 48 yr old male from Hollister was contacted in the parking lot of Safeway after citizens called concerned for his welfare. The male appeared to have medical issues and unable to care for himself. He was transported to Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center. 

Stolen Vehicle Arrest – Officer Li 8:59 am located an occupied stolen 1998 Ford Ranger as it was entering I-80 from Cutting Blvd. A subsequent traffic stop was made and the driver a 35 yr old female from Oakland and 36 yr old male passenger from San Rafael were arrested without incident. The Passenger was a wanted parolee wanted on two warrants. Both were booked and transported to the Martinez Detention Center. 
**This is Ofc. Li’s 4th occupied stolen recovery in just over 2 months – Great job!! ** 

Misc Casualty – 900 Block Kearney St 
Officers responded at 9:30 am to reports of a 25 yr old male had locked himself with a large kitchen knife in the bathroom of his residence and threatened to harm himself. He was despondent over marital and financial problems and had previously made attempts to harm himself. He was sent to Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center for evaluation. 

Petty Theft – 11450 San Pablo Ave (Safeway) 
Officer Cheng responded at 9:45 am to a reported shoplifter at Safeway Store. A 59 yr old male from Richmond was arrested booked and cite released. 

Residential Burglary 1500 block of Norvell Ave. 
Officer Guzman reports unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence via an unlocked sliding glass door and stole $900.00 worth of property. 

Warrant Arrest Cutting Blvd.@ I80 
Officer Guzman conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the passenger for an active drug warrant out of Marin County. 

Attempt Commercial Burlary 11200 block of San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Alvarez reports an anonymous person called after witnessing a male suspect throw a brick through the front window of a business in an attempt to gain entry. The male was described as being a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old. The male fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. No property loss reported. 

Drunk in Public 10800 block of San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Elder contacted a 44 year old male from Oakland and determined he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The male was arrested and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Driving Under the Influence San Pablo Ave @ Carlson Blvd. 
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the driver for suspected DUI. The driver was a 46 year old male from Albany. After booking, the male was cited and released to a friend. 

November 28 

Driving Under the Influence/ Reckless Driving I80/Hilltop Rd 
While returning from the Martinez Detention Facility, Officer Alvarez noticed a vehicle traveling approximately 103 MPH and moving in and out of traffic. Officer Alvarez caught up with the vehicle and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. During the contact Officer Alvarez determined the driver, a 33 year old male from Pinole was under the influence of alcohol while driving and arrested him. After booking the male was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

November 29 

Residential Burglary – 5800 Block El Dorado St 
Officer Jacala reports the residence was burglarized sometime between 11/28/12 3:00pm & 11/29/12 7:25am. The victim had been moving out of the residence and it was unoccupied during the night. The victim stated the residence was locked when she left and also returned. She also advised that she had recently changed all the lock after a previous burglary on 11/15/12 

Embezzlement & fraudulent use of Gift Card – 420 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Jacala reports a 20 yr old male employee was arrested by Petco Loss Prevention after he embezzled merchandise and fraudulently used a gift card for purchases. He was booked and released on a citation. 

Driving Under the Influence/ Suspended License- Carlson Blvd/Central Ave. 
Officer Elder conducted a traffic enforcement stop and contacted a 58 year old male from El Cerrito. During the contact the male was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested. During booking it was discovered the male had a suspended license. After booking the male was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Missing Juvenile Located-San Pablo Ave/MacDonald Ave. 
Officer Guzman conducted a traffic enforcement stop. During the contact he discovered the 15 year old male passenger had been reported as missing. The juvenile was transported to the ECPD and eventually reunited with his father. 

Driving Under the Influence 5800 block of Jefferson Ave. 
Officers were dispatched to a collision involving a possible intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, officers located and contacted a 35 year old male from Richmond at the scene. After several field sobriety tests, the male was arrested for driving under the influence. He was cited and released to a friend.

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

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