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Broken Arm in Ped-vs.-Auto; Exhaust Pipe Mistaken for Gun

The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Nov. 19-22 includes a pedestrian whose arm was broken when hit by a vehicle on San Pablo Ave. outside a crosswalk, six cars broken into and a man reported as carrying a gun that was actually an exhaust pipe.

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

November 19 

Commercial Burglary – Lucky’s, 1000 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Jacala reports the arrest of a male suspect from Oakland and a female suspect from Richmond after they stole merchandise from Luckys and attempted to flee to the Plaza BART station, at 10:28 a.m. They were arrested on the platform of the station, booked and taken to county jail. 

Grand Theft from Auto – 900 block of Liberty St. 
Officer Payne reports that an unknown suspect(s) entered a Honda Odyssey and removed a portion of the dash which included the stereo system. The theft occurred from 11/18/12 at 7:30pm to 11/19/12 at 8:00 am. 

Vandalism – 3400 block of Belmont Ave. 
Officer Jacala reports the arrest of a male suspect from Richmond, after the suspect was reported by an anonymous citizen tagging the south wall of the building in the 3400 block of Belmont Ave at 2:52pm. The suspect also had two warrants for his arrest. He was booked and transported to the county jail. 

Residential Burglary – 700 block of Novell St. 
At 6:50pm, officers responded to a residential alarm and discovered the back door had been kicked in. The alarm immediately sounded which scared away the suspect. The suspect removed a screen from an adjacent window and moved a patio chair in an attempt to gain entry through the second story window but was unsuccessful. Nothing was taken from the residence. 

Commercial Burglary – Jay Vee Liquor, 10560 San Pablo Ave. 
At 1:28 am, Officers responded to an audible alarm call and discovered an unknown suspect broke the front window of the business with a brick. The suspect entered the business and stole approximately 48 cartons of cigarettes. The suspect left the business prior to the police arrival. 

November 20 

Auto Burglary – Marshall’s, 10794 block of San Pablo Ave. 
Office Payne reports unknown suspect(s) broke the left rear window to a Toyota Sienna parked in front of the Marshall’s Department Store. The suspect(s) stole assorted personal items from the vehicle sometime between 1130 a.m. and 1200 p.m. on 11/19/11. 

Auto Burglary – Knott Ave. at San Pablo Ave 
Corporal Tang reports that an unknown suspect broke the victim’s passenger window to their Lexus between 1:00 am to 3:00 am. The suspect searched the car and stole a bag containing miscellaneous clothing items. 

Vehicle Collision (Vehicle vs. Pedestrian) – San Pablo Ave. at El Dorado St. 
At 6:23 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on San Pablo Avenue. The pedestrian was crossing westbound outside of the crosswalk on San Pablo Ave. between El Dorado Avenue and San Jose Street. The pedestrian suffered a broken arm, scrapes, and bruises. The pedestrian was transported to Doctor’s Medical Center for treatment and the driver was interviewed and released from the scene. 

November 21 

Auto Burglary – 11600 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Payne reports that an unknown suspect broke the right rear passenger window of a Honda Civic which was parked in the parking lot of 11600 San Pablo Ave. and stole clothing from inside the vehicle. The burglary occurred between 11/20/12 1700 hrs. to 11/21/12 0745 hours 

Auto Burglary – 11600 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Purdy reports that an unknown suspect broke the front passenger side window of a Lincoln Navigator which was parked in the parking lot of 11600 San Pablo Ave., and stole a GPS device. The burglary occurred between 11/20/12 1700 hrs. to 11/21/12 0807 hrs. 

Stolen Vehicle – 5900 block of Jordan Ave. 
Officer Strang reports that an unknown suspect stole a Honda Civic which was parked in front of the victim’s residence. The theft occurred between 8 p.m. on 11/20/12 and 8:41 a.m. on 11/21/12. 

Identity Theft – 1400 Everett St. 
Officer Li reports that the victim received his American Express credit card in the mail along with another credit card in another subject’s name. Prior to receiving the credit cards, the victim received a phone call from his credit card company confirming an address change which the victim did not authorize. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Barrett Ave. at Mount St. 
Officer Li located an unoccupied Acura Integra, parked on Mount St. at Barrett Ave. which was reported stolen to Richmond PD on 11-13-2012. 

Auto Burglary – Safeway 11450 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Purdy reports that two unknown suspects shattered the front driver side window of the victims 2000 Toyota Camry while the victims were shopping inside Safeway. The suspects took the victim’s two backpacks containing miscellaneous property. The burglary occurred between 7:31 am and 7:39 hours. 

Stolen and Recovered Vehicle – 500 block of Richmond Street 
The victim reported their 1994 Acura Integra stolen after they returned from the El Cerrito BART station and found it missing on 11/21/12 at 7p.m.. Officer Thepkaysone located the vehicle in the 11400 block of San Pablo the following morning and it was returned to the owner. 

Stolen Vehicle – 3100 block of Carlson Boulevard 
The victim reported that he parked his Nissan 240 SX and left it unlocked with the key in the ignition. The following day he discovered it had been stolen. 

Driving Under the Influence – 10300 block of San Pablo Avenue 
Sgt. Caputo conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle on San Pablo Avenue. The 47 year old male driver from Oakland was subsequently arrested for DUI. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

November 22 

Stolen Vehicle – 7200 block of Stockton Avenue 
The victim parked his 1995 Honda Civic and left it unlocked with the ignition key in plain view on the center console. The victim heard his car start and went outside only to find the suspect driving away in the car. 

Stolen Vehicle – 1200 block of Liberty Street 
Corporal Tang reports the victim’s 1991 Honda Civic was stolen sometime between 9 p.m. and 5 p.m.. 

Suspicious Circumstance – Lucky’s, 1000 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officers responded to Lucky’s for a report of a man with a gun inside of the store. Witnesses reported that the gun appeared to be a long pipe gun of some sort. Officers contacted the subject to the rear of the store and determined that the object was actually a portion of an automobile exhaust pipe. The subject was questioned and released at the scene. 

Warrant Arrest – 10100 block of San Pablo Avenue 
Officer Guzman conducted a pedestrian stop and arrested the 30 year old man from Richmond for an outstanding warrant for battery. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Public Intoxication – 11200 block of San Pablo Avenue 
Officer Elder contacted an extremely intoxicated 54 year old man from San Francisco after he stumbled into the roadway while drinking a large can of beer. The man was unable to care for himself and he was booked at the ElCerrito Police Department and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Possession of Fraudulent Credit Cards and Driving on a Suspended License – 11800 block of San Pablo Avenue 
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop and contacted the 25 year old woman driver from El Cerrito and discovered that her driver’s license is suspended and is she is on active federal probation for fraud. A search of her vehicle resulted in the discovery of 25 fraudulent credit cards. The woman was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released with a citation.

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

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