Editor's note: the El Cerrito Police Blotter below is provided by the El Cerrito police department.
Auto Theft – Parking Lot of Tap Plastics (10760 San Pablo Ave)
Officer Payne reports a red 1991 Acura Legend was stolen from the parking lot. The theft occurred between 1130 and 1215 hours.
Commercial Burglary - 11400 block of San Pablo Ave.
A 20 year old man from Richmond entered a business with the intention of stealing alcohol. The man was detained by store security as he exited the store with merchandise and placed under citizen’s arrest. After booking, officers released the man with a citation.
Auto Burglary - Hill St. at Elm St.
Officer Li reports unknown suspect forced down a window of the victim’s vehicle and removed property.
Possession of Switchblade and Burglary Tools - S. 55th St. @ Potrero Ave.
Officer Aguilar conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle and contacted the driver, a 35 year old woman from Richmond. During the contact Officer Aguilar discovered the female was currently on probation with a search clause. He searched the woman and found that she was in possession of a switchblade knife and a shaved key. The female was arrested and cited.
Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy - 10400 block of San Pablo Ave
A business called and told police that a known shoplifter was inside the business and appeared to be planning to conceal merchandise in a backpack. While officers were on their way, the suspect and another man fled the store with merchandise. Officers located the second man, a 35 year old from Hercules, nearby with a backpack filled with stolen merchandise. The man was taken into custody without incident. After booking, the man was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Warrant Arrest - 6000 Block of Central
Officers were dispatched to an unwanted man at a business. The man was located nearby. Officers discovered that the 57-year-old homeless man had a warrant. Officers arrested the man and took him to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Assault and Battery – Dollar Tree (11555 San Pablo Ave)
Officers at 11:54 am responded to a report of a female breaking a window and fighting in front of the Dollar tress store. Officers arrived at the scene and found five females engaged in an argument. As officers attempted to separate the women, one of the women attacked another woman and started punching her in the head and face. Officers arrested two women at the scene. One woman was arrested for batter and a second woman was arrested for obstructing officers in the performance of their duties.
Employee Embezzlement – Orchard Supply Hardware (1711 Eastshore Blvd)
Officer Evan reports, at 1417 hours, Orchard Supply Hardware Loss Prevention arrested an employee after she completed a fraudulent transaction for a customer. Officers arrested the 26 year old woman and took her to the department for booking. Officers released the woman on her signed promise to appear in court.
Drunk in Public - El Cerrito Plaza
Officers were dispatched to the El Cerrito Plaza for an unresponsive man lying on the ground at the El Cerrito Plaza. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 21 year old man from Vacaville and discovered he had drunk several cans of beer and inhaled compressed gas from a canister of “Dust Remover”. The man was arrested and transported to the El Cerrito Police Department. After booking the male was cited and released to a friend.
Stolen Vehicle – 300 block of Carmel Ave.
Officer Alvarez reports unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s silver 1996 Acura TL from the 300 block of Carmel. The theft occurred between the hours of 1930 and 2045 hours.
Possession of Stolen Property and False Personating – 11200 block of San Pablo Ave.
Officer Li located an unoccupied stolen Honda in the 11200 block of San Pablo Ave. Officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle and saw a 24 year old man from Corte Madera remove property from the vehicle. The officers detained the man and he admitted to driving the vehicle earlier. During booking, the man identified himself with his brother’s personal information. After booking the man was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Drunk in Public – 6000 block of Central Ave.
Officers were dispatched to a business in the 6000 block of Central Ave regarding an intoxicated subject. Upon arrival, officers found a 63 year old homeless man. The man appeared intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Officers arrested the man and took him to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Armed Robbery - San Pablo Avenue / Eastshore Blvd
At about 1245 hours, a suspect approached the victim, stole his wallet, and ran away. The victim chased the suspect, caught up to him, and began fighting with the suspect. A second suspect appeared, pointed a firearm at the victim, and helped the first suspect steal the victim’s property.
Disturbing the Peace - 540 Ashbury Avenue
Officer Albrandt detained an El Cerrito High School student for fighting on campus. The student was booked at the ECPD and then released to their father.
Warrant Arrest - Gladys Avenue @ Elm Street
Officer Schillinger arrested a 21-year-old Oakland resident for a warrant during a traffic stop. The subject was booked at the ECPD and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Warrant Arrest - San Pablo Avenue @ Potrero Avenue
Officer Schillinger arrested a 30-year old San Francisco man on a parole violation warrant during a traffic stop. The subject was booked at the ECPD and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Residential Burglary - 7100 block of Eureka Avenue
Officer Evans reports an unknown suspect forced open a window, entered the residence and stole numerous items. The burglary occurred sometime between 0745 and 1945 hours on 11/9.
Driving under the Influence - Blake Street @ San Pablo Avenue
Officer Wong arrested a 25-year old Novato resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. The subject was booked at the ECPD.
Driving under the Influence - 1500 block of Mariposa
Officer Aguilar arrested a 23-year old San Pablo resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. The subject was booked at the ECPD.
Warrant Arrest - South 55th Street @ Santa Clara Avenue
Officer Del Prado and Koda arrested a 26-year old San Francisco resident on an outstanding warrant. The subject was booked at the ECPD.
Residential Burglary - 200 block of Ashbury Avenue
Officer Evans reports an unknown suspect forced open a window, entered the residence and stole miscellaneous jewelry and electronics. The burglary occurred sometime between 1600 and 2100 hours on 11/10.
Marijuana for Sales – 2000 block of Tapscott Ave
El Cerrito Officers arrested 25-year-old male resident of El Cerrito for possession of marijuana for sales. A search warrant was issued and over 9 pounds of marijuana was seized.
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