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Counterfeit Bills, Robbery of Food Bank Bin, K-9 Koda Assist

The El Cerrito police blotters for Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19-21 include a robbery arrest of a man for seizing cans from a food bank bin at Walgreens, an arrest assist by K-9 Koda and a woman arrested for using counterfeit bills at Safeway.

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

October 12 

Outside-Assist for Kensington PD
– Arlington Blvd. / Terrace Dr. 
Kensington PD located an occupied stolen vehicle from which the occupants fled on foot at Terrace Dr. and Moeser Ln. El Cerrito Police Officers responded to the area of Moeser Ln. and set up a perimeter. The suspect was soon apprehended by Officers Arnaiz and Leone. 

Warrant Arrest – Carlson Blvd. / Adams St. 
Officer Wells conducted a traffic enforcement stop and subsequently arrested the driver, a 48 year-old Oakland man for an outstanding warrant. He was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Warrant Arrest – Cutting Blvd. / I-80. 
Officer Arnaiz conducted a traffic enforcement stop and subsequently arrested the driver, a 35-year-old Richmond woman for an outstanding warrant. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department, cited and released. 

Petty Theft – 1000 El Cerrito Plaza. 
Officer Wells reports the arrest of a 24 year-old Richmond man after he entered the business, selected and concealed merchandise and left without paying. He was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Driving under the Influence and child endangerment – San Pablo Avenue and Knott Avenue 
Officer Evans arrested a 46 year-old Oakland resident for DUI during a traffic stop. The subject was also booked for child endangerment since he was driving with his young child in the car. The driver was booked at the ECPD. 

October 13 

Warrant Arrest – San Pablo Ave. at Central Ave. 
Officer Li conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the driver, a 43 year-old Richmond man for arrest warrants. He was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Commercial Burglary, Possession of Counterfeit Bills – 11450 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Arnaiz arrested a 19 year-old Richmond woman after she entered Safeway and attempted to purchase a MoneyGram using counterfeit bills. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Stolen Vehicle - 11299 San Pablo Avenue 
Officer Wong located a stolen 2000 Honda Civic parked at the above listed location. 

October 14 

Stolen Vehicle – 5300 block of Potrero Ave. 
Officer Arnaiz reports an unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1992 Honda Accord sometime between 10/13/12 at 2130 hours and 10/14/12 at 0845 hours. 

Stolen Vehicle – 5400 block of Zara Ave. 
Officer Leone reports that an unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1998 Toyota Corolla sometime between 10/14/12 at 0000 hours and 10/14/12 at 0830 hours. 

Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale, Warrant Arrest – Carlson Blvd. and I-80 
Officer Del Prado conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the driver, a 24 year-old Richmond woman for an arrest warrant. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. During her intake search, deputies located a large amount of controlled substances.

October 19 


Robbery – 11565 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Leone reports the arrest of a 39 year-old Richmond man after he entered Walgreen’s and threatened the manager with bodily harm before stealing canned goods out of the Contra Costa County Food Bank donation bin. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Residential Burglary – 5900 block of Charles Ave. 
Cpl. Wahrlich reports that an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked garage and stole bicycles sometime between 10/18/12 at 2000 hours to 10/19/12 at 1000 hours. 

Petty Theft (license plates) – San Pablo Ave. at Stockton Ave. 
Officer Wells reports that an unknown suspect stole the victim’s license plate sometime between 10/11/12 at 2200 hours to 10/12/12 at 2300 hours. 

Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale – San Pablo Ave. and Portola Dr. 
Officer Schillinger conducted a traffic enforcement stop and with the assistance of Officer Del Prado and his K-9 partner, Koda, arrested the driver, a 19 year-old Richmond man for possession of controlled substances for sale. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Cutting Blvd. at San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Wong conducted a traffic enforcement stop and subsequently arrested the driver, a 35 year-old Richmond woman for DUI. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a written promise to appear. 

Warrant Arrest – San Pablo Ave. at Knott Ave. 
Officer Del Prado conducted a traffic enforcement stop and subsequently arrested the passenger, a 21 year-old Antioch woman for outstanding warrants. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a written promise to appear. 

October 20 

Vehicle Theft – 420 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Wells located a 2000 Toyota Corolla that was reported stolen to Richmond PD on 10/17/12. 

October 21 

Petty Theft with prior convictions – 11450 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Leone reports the arrest of a 53 year-old Richmond woman after she entered Safeway, stole food and left without paying. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Petty Theft with prior convictions - 11450 San Pablo Ave. 
Officer Wong reports the arrest of a 60 year-old Richmond man for stealing over $200.00 worth of merchandise from Safeway. The man was booked at the ECPD and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

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

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