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Bicyclist Arrested After Struggle; Door Solicitor Arrested

The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Dec. 11-13 includes a bicyclist arrested after a struggle with several officers at El Cerrito Plaza, a door-to-door solicitor arrested on warrants and a youth arrested at El Cerrito High on suspicion of selling pot.

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

December 11 

Warrant Arrest – 1300 block of Scott Street 
Officers responded to a call of suspicious men, in their 20’s, carrying notebooks, ringing doorbells and trying to force open front doors to residences. Officer Payne contacted and arrested a man from Bakersfield for two warrants from Kern County. The two men were soliciting for a charity. 

Stolen Vehicle Reported and Recovered – 1900 block of Key Boulevard 
The victim reported that his 2009 Toyota Matrix was stolen in the 1900 block of Key Boulevard. After Officer Li took the initial report and entered the vehicle into the stolen vehicle database, the victim called dispatch and located his vehicle further down Key Boulevard. The victim advised that he forgot where he parked it. 

Petty Theft – 6400 block of Conlon Avenue 
Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s UPS package that was delivered to their front porch. The theft occurred Saturday between 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

Stolen Vehicle – 1700 block of Eastshore Boulevard 
The victim reported that her 1995 BMW 740i was stolen between 8:00am to 1:30pm, while it was parked in the 1700 block of Eastshore Boulevard. 

Warrant Arrest – Fairmount Avenue / Liberty Street 
Officer Elder contacted a 20-year-old El Cerrito man and determined that he had a warrant issued by El Cerrito PD for theft and resisting arrest. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

December 12 

Resisting Arrest – Lucky’s parking lot, 1000 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Jacala attempted to stop a man, on a bicycle, for a vehicle code violation. The 34-year-old San Pablo man refused to stop for Officer Jacala and ignored his commands. After following the man into the El Cerrito Plaza, the man finally stopped and got off his bicycle in the Lucky’s parking lot. When Officer Jacala attempted to detain the man in handcuffs, the man began to resist the officers. Several El Cerrito Police Officers responded to the area to assist in the struggle with the male. After a seven-minute struggle, the man was taken into custody. 

Stolen Vehicle – 1100 block of Liberty Street 
The victim’s 1994 Honda Accord was stolen while it was parked in front of their residence between 9:30 pm the previous night to 8:28 am this morning. 

Residential Burglary – 6500 block of Potrero Avenue 
Officer Li reports that unknown suspect(s) broke open one of the victim’s rear window panes to gain access to their house. The suspect(s) entered the basement area of the house but the victim reported that nothing was taken from the residence. 

Possession of Marijuana for Sales – El Cerrito High School 
During lunchtime at the high school, Officer Maldonado contacted a group of juveniles who were smoking marijuana on the baseball field. One of the juveniles ran from Officer Maldonado. After a brief foot chase, the juvenile, a male from Richmond, was detained. The juvenile possessed over 40 grams of marijuana. After booking, the juvenile was released to his parents at the police station. 

Driving under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled substance - San Pablo Ave @ Eureka Ave. 
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a Honda and arrested the driver, a 40 year old male from Chula Vista, for DUI. During booking the male was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine. After booking the male was cited and released to a sober friend. 

December 13 

Attempted Residential Burglary – 700 block of Richmond Street 
Unknown suspect(s) kicked open the front door to the victim’s residence. The victim stated that the suspect(s) did not make entry into the house. The residence was unoccupied at the time. 

Located Missing Person – 7100 block of C Street 
During a suspicious persons contact, Officer Cheng located an adult male who was missing from Concord. 

Suicidal Subject – San Pablo Avenue and Moeser Lane 
A 25 year old El Cerrito man phoned 911 and threatened to harm himself with a knife. The man was located inside of his vehicle in the parking lot near Pizza Roma. The man complied with officers and was transported to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for evaluation. 

Driving Under the Influence – San Pablo Avenue / Central Avenue 
Sgt. Caputo conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the 44 year old female driver from Richmond for DUI. The woman was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released to a sober friend with a citation. 

Driving Under the Influence – San Pablo Avenue / Cutting Boulevard 
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the 39 year old female driver from Richmond for DUI. The woman was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released to a sober friend with a citation. 

Residential Burglary – 200 block of Behrens Street 
The resident reports coming home to find that an unknown suspect had pried open the kitchen window to gain entry into the home and steal jewelry and electronic items. The burglary occurred during the daytime while the resident was away from the home.

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

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noora jeff December 15, 2012 at 09:27 PM
why would the student from El Cerrito High be released, and not arrested?
Alvin Mabuhay December 16, 2012 at 07:37 AM
Petty Theft – 6400 block of Conlon Avenue Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s UPS package that was delivered to their front porch. The theft occurred Saturday between 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Anybody who utilizes a "leave at your door" service for mail delivery in El Cerrito is going to learn the hard way. This sort of crime is very common, and very easy to commit. Select a "signature required" option to avoid these types of losses.
Alvin Mabuhay December 16, 2012 at 07:41 AM
Ummm, apparently you missed the part about "after booking" that means he was arrested. Booking is a term for processing an "arrested" person.

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