Recent crimes in El Cerrito include a rape on Norvell Street, an armed robbery of a business on San Pablo Avenue, a woman punched in the face on San Pablo and numerous burglaries, among others, according to police.
Rape on Norvell
El Cerrito crimes listed on the Web site crimereports.com for the two-week period Feb. 25 to March 9 show numerous crimes in the city during that period, including a "rape force" on Norvell Street at 5 p.m. on Feb. 25. No other information is listed about the rape.
Asked for further information by El Cerrito Patch, El Cerrito police Detective Corporal Gilbert Tang said Tuesday that the rape is under investigation and that no further information is available for release at this time.
Armed Robbery on San Pablo
Crimereports.com, which the police department uses as its official outlet for crime information in the city, also shows "robbery firearm" in the 11200 block of San Pablo Avenue at 3:35 p.m. on Feb. 27. No other information is listed.
Tang said Tuesday that a robber entered a business with a firearm, demanded cash and fled with cash. The name of the business and the amount taken is not being disclosed, Tang said. The robber was described as an African-American man in his early 30s, about six feet tall with a dark complexion, and wearing a black hoodie, black beanie, black pants and black shoes with white soles, Tang said.
The robber is still at large and police are working on leads as well as reviewing video tape, Tang said.
Battery with Injury on San Pablo
Crimereports.com also lists "battery: serious bodily inj" at Madison and San Pablo avenues at 11:23 a.m. on Feb. 29. No other information is listed.
Tang said the assault involved a man punching a woman in the face on the sidewalk on San Pablo. "The suspect wanted the victim to assist in committing some type of scam, and she didn't want to do it," Tang said. "And that was why he punched her."
The woman suffered a cut to her face, and the suspect, a 56-year-old Oakland man, was arrested at the scene by police and booked for investigation of battery with injury, Tang said. The intended scam may have been a "pigeon drop," in which criminals show or promise a large amount of cash to a victim, with the promise of sharing some of it with the victim if the victim first puts up some of his or her own money as a good-faith gesture, Tang said.
Anyone approached with such a proposition should contact police immediately, Tang said.
Anyone who has information about crimes in the city or wishes to report any suspicious persons or activity is asked to contact police at 510-215-4400 during normal business hours or 510-237-3233 night and weekends.
Crimes from crimereports.com
Below are El Cerrito crimes reported as of March 11 on crimereports.com for the two weeks between Feb. 25 and March 9. The locations and descriptions are listed exactly as they appear.
Feb. 25, 5 p.m., NORVELL ST, RAPE FORCE
Feb. 27, 3:35 p.m., 11200 Block SAN PABLO AVE, ROBBERY FIREARM
Feb. 27, 2:53 p.m., 1700 Block EASTSHORE BLVD, VIO ORD:PREVNT DOMES VIOL
March 3, 4:28 a.m., 11700 Block SAN PABLO AVE, INFLICT CRPL INJ SP/COHAB
Feb. 27, 2:55 p.m., 1700 Block EASTSHORE BLVD, BAT:SPOUSE/EX SP/DATE/ETC
Feb. 29, 11:23 a.m., MADISON AVE & SAN PABLO AVE, BATTERY:SERIOUS BODILY INJ
March 3, 12:45 p.m., 6700 Block PORTOLA DR, BAT:SPOUSE/EX SP/DATE/ETC
March 6, 9:06 p.m., 1600 Block LIBERTY ST, BAT:SPOUSE/EX SP/DATE/ETC
March 7, 4:19 p.m., 5300 Block SCHOOL AVE, ASSAULT - NO HOSPITAL (REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION)
Breaking and Entering
Feb. 27, 11:08 a.m., 5300 Block MACDONALD AVE, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Feb. 27, 1:54 p.m., 7300 Block GANGES CT, BURGLARY NO FORCE
Feb. 28, 8:15 a.m., 6400 Block HAGEN BLVD, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Feb. 28, 4:04 p.m., 100 Block SAN CARLOS AVE, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Feb. 28, 4:32 p.m., 800 Block KENSINGTON DR, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Feb. 28, 7:55 p.m., 11400 Block SAN PABLO AVE, BURGLARY NO FORCE
Feb. 29, 5:50 p.m., 1000 Block EL CERRITO PLZ, BURGLARY NO FORCE
March 3, 6:30 p.m., 9800 Block SAN PABLO AVE, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
March 4, 8:14 a.m., 11400 Block SAN PABLO AVE, BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Theft of Vehicle
Feb. 27, 12:31 a.m., EASTSHORE, OUT RECOVERED VEHICLE
Feb. 27, 11:59 p.m., 12500 Block SAN PABLO AVE, OUT RECOVERED VEHICLE
Feb. 28, 6:50 p.m., 10000 Block SAN PABLO AVE, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 1, 8:37 a.m., TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 1, 1:53 p.m., 10600 Block SAN PABLO AVE, OUT RECOVERED VEHICLE
March 1, 10:44 p.m., 1500 Block CARLSON BLVD, OUT RECOVERED VEHICLE
March 1, 11:31 p.m., 5500 Block MACDONALD AVE, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 2, 11:51 a.m., 1800 Block KEY BLVD, OUT RECOVERED VEHICLE
March 4, 2:17 p.m., 800 Block S 53RD ST, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 4, 9:32 p.m., 2300 Block TULARE AVE, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 7, 7:37 a.m., 5500 Block MACDONALD AVE, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 7, 9:52 p.m., CORONADO ST & FAIRMOUNT AVE, TAKE VEH W/O OWNER CONSNT
March 1, 8:45 a.m., 1100 Block NAVELLIER ST, G/THFT:$/LABOR/PROP $400+
March 3, 11:15 a.m., 7700 Block BARON CT, MIS - USE OTHER'S ID:CREDIT/ETC
March 8, 6:50 p.m., 1000 Block EL CERRITO PLZ, PETTY THEFT W/PRIORS UNDER $50
March 3, 2:20 p.m., 6500 Block GLADYS AVE, MISSING PERSON
Crime reports in nearby cities
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