Below are recent crimes, excluding petty thefts and thefts from vehicles, that we found on crimereports.com – the official outlet for El Cerrito police crime information.
The list below includes an April 14 assault with a deadly weapon in the 700 block of Avila Place that resulted in great bodily injury. El Cerrito police records supervisor Loralee Palfini said she cannot release information about it because it was a case of domestic violence.
She said the April 23 assault on the 6500 block of Waldo Avenue also was a case of domestic violence and she cannot release information about it. She said the April 11 assault in the 5200 block of Cypress Avenue took place at a residence and that there were no arrests and no suspects being sought.
The April 7 assault at 3:34 p.m. in the 11400 block of San Pablo Avenue took place at a grocery store and involved alleged petty theft and battery by a 44-year-old Oakland woman, who was arrested and booked for investigation of battery, Palfini said.
Stolen BMW X5
The Arlington Neighbors email list distributed an alert Tuesday afternoon saying a resident reported having a BMW X5 stolen from in front of the resident's home in the 7300 block of Cutting Boulevard, next to the , at 4 a.m. Monday. Video cameras showed two men, who had driven up in a truck, stealing the car, according to the resident.
Police told the resident that the thieves appeared to be professionals and that the truck, which was left at the scene, had been stolen that morning in Richmond, according to the resident. The car had an alarm system, which theives managed to bypass, the resident said. Patch has requested information from El Cerrito police about the crime, which had not yet been added to crimereports.com. (There is often a lag in time before crimes are listed on crimereports.com.)
The crimereports.com list below also shows four break-ins. Two of them – in the 800 block of Kensington and the 7700 block of Eureka – were mentioned in our last police blotter published on April 17 as home burglaries where neighbors had reported the front doors had been kicked in. They had not yet appeared in crimereports.com at the time.
All four break-ins in the list below were home burlgaries, Palfini said. She said she could not disclose how entry was gained or provide a description of what was taken.
The times, descriptions and locations in the list are exactly as they appear on crimereports.com. These are crimes that were not listed when we did our last police blotter on April 17.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon04/14/2012 21:57:00 700 Block AVILA PL 2012-00006229 PC 245 A1 FORCE/ADW NOT FIREARM:GBI
Assault04/23/2012 03:02:00 6500 Block WALDO AVE 2012-00006778
PC 243 E1 BAT:SPOUSE/EX SP/DATE/ETC04/11/2012 18:33:00 5200 Block CYPRESS AVE 2012-00006014 PC 243 A ASSAULT - NO HOSPITAL (REFUSED
MEDICAL ATTENTION) 04/07/2012 15:34:00 11400 Block SAN PABLO AVE 2012-00005682 PC 243 A ASSAULT - NO HOSPITAL (REFUSED
Breaking and Entering04/13/2012 15:13:00 400 Block LIBERTY ST 2012-00006144 PC 459 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING 04/12/2012 11:32:00 800 Block KENSINGTON DR 2012-00006072 PC 459 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING 04/12/2012 03:42:00 7300 Block LYNN AVE 2012-00006053 PC 459 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING 04/11/2012 11:00:00 7700 Block EUREKA AVE 2012-00006013 PC 459 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Theft04/18/2012 18:19:00 200 Block EL CERRITO PLZ 2012-00006505 PC 488 PETTY THEFT/GRAND THEFT $400 AND
Crime reports in nearby cities
Nearby police agencies provide crime information in a different manner on their Web sites and to the local press. Here are recent examples from other towns served by Patch:
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