Editor's note: the El Cerrito Police Blotter is provided by the El Cerrito police department.
AUGUST 6, 2012
Vehicle theft – 700 block of Everett St.
A 2000 Ford F-450 was stolen sometime between 10:30 pm on 8/5/12 and 6:30 am on 8/6/12 from in front of a residence.
Petty Theft (Shoplifting) – 1000 El Cerrito Plaza (Lucky)
AUGUST 7, 2012
Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Norvell Street at Stockton Ave
Officer Jacala reports at 9:44am he recovered a 2006 Volvo Xc90 (5RLH534) taken from Kensington on 08/05/2012. The vehicle had been abandoned in the middle of the roadway.
Theft w/Priors / Parolee at large – 1000 El Cerrito Plaza (Lucky)
Officer Jacala reports the arrest of a 55 year old male from Oakland after he stole groceries. The male was observed at 1:40 pm by Traffic Sergeant Maples fleeing with the stolen property towards the Plaza BART with Loss Prevention Agents in pursuit. Sergeant Maples detained the suspect who was subsequently booked and transported to County Jail due his extensive past history of theft convictions and being a wanted parolee.
Driving Under Influence and Possession of a Firearm – San Pablo Ave at Knott Ave
An alert cashier at a business along San Pablo Avenue called police to report that an intoxicated male had just purchased items in the store and drove away. Officers located the driver on San Pablo Avenue near Knott Avenue and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. The driver, a 26 year old Richmond man, was impaired and was taken into custody. A loaded firearm and prescription medications were found in the vehicle. The man was booked and transported to County jail.
Driving Under the Influence – 10900 block of San Pablo Ave
Officer Elder conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested a 43 year old man from San Pablo for driving under the influence. The man was booked and released with a citation.
AUGUST 8, 2012
Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 900 block of King Drive
Ofc. Elder recovered a 2004 Toyota Matrix reported stolen to Richmond Police on August 4th. The vehicle was parked with minor damage to the front bumper.
AUGUST 9, 2012
Miscellaneous Casualty – 11700 block of San Pablo Ave
Officer Maldonado reports at 10:57 am a 29 year old homeless man was sent for a mental health evaluation after he threatened to shoot himself. The male was found yelling uncontrollably in front of a business when contacted.
Miscellaneous Casualty – El Cerrito Plaza
Officer Cheng reports at 12:47 pm a 21 year old male resident of Oakland was sent for a mental health evaluation after he was reportedly acting strangely in a business. The male had been sitting on the floor of the store for several hours, was unresponsive, and appeared to be in an altered state.
Stolen Vehicle – 800 block of Kearney Street
Officer Guzman reports a 1997 Honda Accord was stolen from in front of a residence sometime between 8:30 am and 11:30 am.
Residential Burglary – 2200 block of Carquinez Ave
Officers responded to a residential burglary at 3:39 pm. The initial call was broadcast as a trespassing call from a concerned neighbor who observed two subjects going in the front door. Officers quickly determined the front door had been pried open and the house was ransacked.
Shoplifting – 1000 El Cerrito Plaza (Lucky)
Officers accepted the citizen arrest of a 54 year old male resident of Vallejo at 7:04 pm for stealing liquor. The man was booked and transported to County jail.
Vehicle theft – 1600 block of Lexington Ave
A 1990 Honda Accord was stolen from the street sometime between 10:00 pm on August 8th and 1:00 pm on August 9th.
Shoplifting – 1000 El Cerrito Plaza
Officers accepted the citizen arrest of a 25 year old female resident of Berkeley for stealing deodorant. The woman was cited and released.
Auto burglary – 6700 block of Moeser Lane
Sometime between 3:00 pm on August 4th and 7:00 pm on August 9th someone pried the key hole to a 1993 Honda Accord to gain entry and stole change.
Public Intoxication – Manila Ave at the BART path
At 11:15 pm Officers responded to a report of a man down on the BART path and arrested a 23 year old male transient. The man was booked and transported to County jail.
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