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El Cerrito Police Department
Tuesday June 28th, 2022 :: 05:58 p.m. PDT

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The following is a summary of criminal activity in El Cerrito June 20th to June 23, 2022.

The following is a summary of criminal activity in El Cerrito. It does not include all crimes. It also does not include non-criminal events such as missing persons, traffic collisions, non-criminal deaths, non-criminal disputes, nor many other police activities that do not result in arrest.
June 20th
 
Shoplift – 11565 San Pablo Ave (Walgreen’s):
At 1:11 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect stole eight packs of cigarettes worth $80, and $500 worth of “plan B” medications from behind the checkout counter.  The suspect was described as a black male, 40’s, bald, wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a gold chain, and carrying a DD’s Discounts shopping bag in which he concealed the merchandise.  He was last seen on foot towards San Pablo Avenue.
 
Auto Burglary- IFO 1000 El Cerrito Plaza
At 6:44 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect smashed out the driver’s side rear window and stole a backpack containing a laptop along with other property ($1500).
 
Battery/Vandalism- 11800 block of San Pablo Ave.
At 10:12 PM, an officer reports the victim was upset that the business refused to serve him after closing time. The victim and an employee got into a verbal altercation. During the altercation the employee slammed the victim’s car door on the victim’s leg several times. The employee then pulled the victim out of the car and slammed him to the ground. While doing so, the door also hit a parked car causing damage. Both victims wanted to pursue charges against the employee.  The employee was issued a citation and released at the scene.
 
Theft/Warrant- 6009 Potrero Ave. (Hotel Mira Vista)
At 1:34 AM, an officer was dispatched to the business for an unwanted female subject. The officer contacted the female and discovered she was unable to pay for her taxi ride from San Pablo. During a records check, the female was found to have an outstanding Alameda County warrant for stolen vehicle. After booking, the female was transported to the MDF. 
 
June 21st  
 
Vandalism – 960 Avis Dr. (Prospect Sierra):
At 8:54 hours, an officer reports the victim’s company vehicle was vandalized on Saturday around 9:00 AM.  Two male suspects were captured on video arriving in a silver or tan SUV.  They entered the unlocked work van and punched the ignition before they fled without the vehicle.

Vandalism – Ridgeview Ln:
At 10:03 AM, an officer reports the front gate to the residence was tampered with sometime over the past week while the homeowner was out of town.

Petty Theft – 400 block of Kearney St:  
At 10:11 AM, a CSO reports the rear license plate was stolen from a Honda Fit between 10:00 PM on 6/19 and 10:00 AM on 6/21.

Commercial Burglary – 11565 San Pablo Ave (Walgreen’s):
At 3:40 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect stole $900 worth of eye drops from a locked display case.  The suspect was same man who has repeatedly gone behind the counter to steal cigarettes.

Vehicle Burglary – 11101 San Pablo Ave (Wienerschnitzel):
At 3:23 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect broke the driver side window of the victim’s Pontiac Sunfire and stole a duffle bag containing a loaded handgun and $1000 cash.  Occurred between 3:00 - 3:10 PM while the victim was in the post office.  The victim believed he was targeted because he just left the bank.

Tampering with a Vehicle – IFO 9895 San Pablo Ave. (Peet’s)
At 6:21 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect smashed out the rear window of the victim’s vehicle and rummaged through the inside of the vehicle. No property loss reported. The incident occurred in between 6:00PM -6:05 PM.

June 22nd
 
Shoplift – 2000 El Cerrito Plaza (Ross):  
At 1:37 PM, an officer accepted the citizen’s arrest of a 59 year old unsheltered man for shoplifting $419 worth of shoes and clothing from Ross.  He also had a citable JAWS warrant for failing to appear on a prior El Cerrito PD shoplift case.  Field cites for the new charge and the warrant.

Shoplift / Vandalism – 10794 San Pablo Ave (Marshall’s):
At 2:11 hours, an officer accepted the citizen’s arrest of a 35 year old unsheltered woman after she stole a shopping cart load of clothing and jewelry worth $768, causing damage to the shopping cart in the amount of $50 in the process.  Field cited.
 
Grand Theft – 5900 block of Jordan Ave:
At 3:32 hours, an officer reports the theft of a catalytic converter from a Toyota Highlander between 6/18 at midnight and 6/22 at 10:00 AM.

June 23rd
 
Battery – 3100 block of Carlson Blvd:
An officer reports an unidentified female neighbor spat in the victim’s face during an argument.  Victim declined prosecution.

Shoplift – 2000 El Cerrito Plaza (Ross):
An officer reports an unidentified suspect stole hats and socks worth $230.  The suspect was described as an Asian male, late 20’s, 5’8”, 150, grey hoody, orange pants with green shorts over them, one Croc and one slipper.  Last seen toward BART on a skateboard.

Embezzlement – 11450 San Pablo Ave (U.S. Bank):  
An officer reports the former branch manager, a 35 year old El Sobrante man, embezzled a total of $4486.75 between 3/23/2021 and 1/28/2022 by skimming the daily ATM deposits and transferring a small amount to one of his own accounts electronically.  The manager voluntarily quit in February 2022 and is no longer employed by U.S. Bank.

Vandalism – 2500 block of Alva Ave:
An officer reports a 27 year old El Cerrito man came to the house seeking property from his periodic girlfriend and broke the gate hardware, kicked a hole in the gate and punched a hole in the front door totaling $1000 in damage.

Shoplift-5805 Cutting Blvd. (Skechers)
At 6:15 PM, an officer reports three male suspects exited the business with several boxes of shoes ($700) without paying.
 
 
 

Address/Location
El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

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