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Crash at Plaza, Ice Pick Attack, 3 Home Burglaries

The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Dec. 14-16 lists minor injuries for an elderly driver who crashed at El Cerrito Plaza and a man stabbed by an ice pick in a dispute, plus three home burglaries, two stolen cars and recovery of four stolen vehicles.

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

December 14 

Possession of burglary tools – Carlson Blvd. @ Adams St. 
Officer Wells conducted a pedestrian enforcement stop and arrested a 34-year-old San Pablo man for possession of burglary tools. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a citation. 

Driving under the Influence - San Pablo Avenue @ Waldo Avenue- 
Officer Aguilar arrested a 27 year-old Richmond resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. The man was booked at the ECPD and then released on a citation. 

Residential Burglary - 300 block of Pomona Avenue 
Officer Evans reports an unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole jewelry and a laptop. Time of occurrence: 1515-2030 hours. 

December 15 

Residential Burglary – 800 block of Seaview Dr. 
Cpl. Wahrlich reports that an unknown suspect entered and rummaged through the victim’s unlocked vehicles and located the garage door opener. The suspect then opened the garage door and stole the victim’s bicycle. TOO: 12/14/12 2200 hours to 12/15/12 0600 hours. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 5700 block of Carlos Ave. 
Officer Wells recovered a 1993 Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen to the Richmond Police Department on 11/28/12. 

Warrant Arrest – Cerrito Vista Park 
Officer Wells reports the arrest of a 27 year-old El Cerrito man after he was found sleeping under the play structure in the park. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a citation. 

Petty Theft from Vehicle – 400 block of Balra Dr. 
Cpl. Wahrlich reports that an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a kindle. TOO: 12/13/12 1300 hours to 12/15/12 1115 hours. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Cutting Blvd. @ Junction Ave. 
Officer Wells recovered a 1994 Acura Integra that had been reported stolen to the Richmond Police Department on 12/15/12. 

Vandalism - 7400 block of Seaview Place 
Officer Evans accepted the citizen’s arrest of a 23 year-old El Cerrito resident for vandalism during a disturbance call. The subject was booked at the ECPD and then released with her written promise to appear. 

Auto burglary - 5400 block of Barrett Avenue- 
Officer Del Prado reports an unknown suspect broke the passenger window of a Jeep and stole the stereo. 

Vehicle Theft - 6000 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Aguilar reports the victim’s gray Honda Civic was stolen between 1500-2000 hours on the 15th. 

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - 11299 San Pablo Avenue 
Officer Wong reports the victim was struck in the neck with an ice pick by a 40-year-old Richmond resident during an argument outside of a business. The victim declined medical assistance. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

December 16 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Creely Ave. @ South 55th St. 
Officer Wells recovered a 1994 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen to the El Cerrito Police Department on 12/12/12. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Cypress Ave. @ F. St. 
Officer Wells recovered a 97 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen to the San Francisco Police Department on 12/9/12. 

Residential Burglary – 1500 block of Richmond Street 
Officer Wells reports that an unknown suspect gained entry into the victim residence via an unlocked bathroom window and conducted a light ransack of the interior sometime between 12/2/12 0030 hours to 12/15/12 2330 hours. 

Vehicle Theft - 1800 Ganges Ave. 
Officer Evans reports the theft of a white 1993 Honda Civic between the hours of 1845-2330 on the 16th. 

Driving under the Influence - 12500 block of San Pablo Avenue 
Cpl. Hernandez arrested a 30 year-old Connecticut resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. The subject was booked at the ECPD and released to a sober friend. 

Vehicle Collision with Minor Injuries - 3090 El Cerrito Plaza 
Officer Ochoa reports that the elderly driver of a SUV collided with a parked vehicle and another vehicle before speeding away and jumping the curb and coming to rest on the dirt hill to the rear of Ross. The elderly driver only suffered minor injuries. No other drivers involved were injured. T.O.O 1447 hours.

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