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Seven Arrested in String of Strong-Arm Robberies

El Cerrito Police Log: March 4 – March 16

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Sexual Assault – At around 6 a.m., police arrested a 43-year-old El Cerrito man on suspicion of committing a sexual assault on the 10200 block of San Pablo Avenue. The assault was reported on March 1 at around 4 p.m.

Stolen Vehicle – At around 11:05 p.m., police arrested a 21-year-old San Francisco woman and a 21-year-old San Francisco man on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Stolen Vehicle – At around 1:30 a.m., police arrested a 43-year-old Oakland man on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop.

Shoplifting  Police arrested a 43-year-old Berkeley woman on suspicion of shoplifting at Safeway on San Pablo Avenue. The shoplifting was reported at around 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Counterfeit Credit Cards – At around 4:55 a.m., police arrested a 42-year-old Hercules man on suspicion of possessing counterfeit credit cards during a traffic stop. A 19-year-old El Sobrante woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.

MONDAY, MARCH 7

Arrests for Robberies – Police arrested seven teen-agers, three of whom were minors, on suspicion of committing a strong-arm robbery on the 11700 block of San Pablo Avenue. The robbery was reported at around 8:05 p.m. The suspects were also arrested on suspicion of committing several robberies at the Richmond BART station. Police arrested a 19-year-old Richmond man, an 18-year-old Pinole man, an 18-year-old San Pablo woman, a 19-year-old Richmond woman, a 15-year-old Pinole boy, a 16-year-old Richmond boy and a 17-year-old Richmond girl.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Forgery – A 25-year-old Orinda man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to commit a forgery at a restaurant on the 7500 block of Fairmount Avenue . A report of the attempted forgery was made at around 1:30 p.m. The man is also suspected of committing a forgery at a second business located on the same block.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Methamphetamine Possession – At around 1:45 a.m., police arrested a 36-year-old Fairfield woman on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Methamphetamine Possession – A 29-year-old Albany man was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine during a traffic stop at around 3:20 a.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Cocaine Possession – A 22-year-old Sacramento man and a 27-year-old El Cerrito man were arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine at 12:19 a.m. The men were arrested during a pedestrian stop.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

Drug Possession – A 48-year-old Richmond man was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana for sale at around 12:10 a.m. Police arrested the man after stopping him while he was riding his bicycle.

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