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El Cerrito Police Department
Tuesday July 12th, 2022 :: 09:43 a.m. PDT


The following is a summary of criminal activity in El Cerrito July 4th to July 7th, 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.

July 4th

Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 1500 block Lexington Ave:
At 2:01 PM, an officer recovered an unoccupied U-Haul moving truck reported stolen to Oakland PD on 6/26/2022.

Possess Controlled Substance / Paraphernalia – 700 block Kearney St:
At 5:00 PM, an officer reports the arrest of a 41 year old Oakland woman when she was contacted in the back yard of a residence in the 700 block of Kearney St.  This was the third time today a neighbor had called about the woman as a suspicious person after she had been lurking in the 700 and 800 blocks of Kearney Street since 11:00 AM this morning.  The woman was found to have two methamphetamine pipes and a small usable amount of methamphetamine on her person.  Field cited on confirmed ID and provided with a courtesy transport to the BART station.

July 5th

Residential Burglary – 11400 block of San Pablo Ave:
At 1:33 PM, an officer reports the vacant, fire damaged residence was entered between 6/26 at 6:00 PM and 7/5 at 1:00 PM, apparently by squatters.  A key was kept in a key box on a water pipe outside the house, and the unidentified suspect(s) broke the pipe to retrieve the key box.  The water from the broken pipe caused an estimated $300 damage inside the house.  No known property loss.

Missing Person Located – 1200 block of Everett St:
At 1:57 PM, officers were dispatched to a report of a child in the area screaming “Help Me”.  Upon arrival, a 24 year old Richmond woman was located on the sidewalk on Schmidt Lane clinging to a male friend while sobbing uncontrollably.  The woman appeared to be in the middle of a serious panic attack.  Medical assistance was summoned to evaluate the woman.  She was also found to be a reported missing person related to a January 2022 Richmond PD human trafficking case.  The woman was transported to the hospital via AMR, and RPD was notified.  Located in MUPS.

Armed Robbery-6500 Block of Stockton Ave.
An officer reports around 8:15 AM, the victim was walking near the library when he noticed a female was possibly being assaulted by the suspect. When the suspect walked away from the female, the victim went to check on her. The suspect returned and brandished a pocket knife and demanded property from the victim.
July 6th

Grand Theft  – 1700 block of Liberty St:  
At 10:10 AM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Prius at 5:30 AM this morning.  The suspect fled in a white 90’s Honda Civic.

Vehicle Theft – 1000 block of Everett St:
At 3:02 PM, an officer reports the theft of a silver 2013 Chevy extended cab pickup taken over the past five minutes.  The victim left the keys in the vehicle.

Brandishing / Possess Controlled Substance / Warrants – 11545 San Pablo Ave:
At 3:27 PM, an officer reports the arrest of a 25 year old unsheltered man after he pointed a powder actuated nail gun at a passing vehicle in a menacing manner, causing the driver to be in sustained fear for his safety.  An officer located the man in the 1700 block of Lexington where he was detained.  The man still had the nail gun, along with a small usable amount of methamphetamine and two non-citable warrants for his arrest.  Cited for the new charges, to county jail for the warrants.

2022-0001342 – 459.5PC – 10560 San Pablo Ave (Jay Vee Liquors):
At 5:17 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect stole a bottle of liquor and fled.  Suspect was described as a black female in her 30’s.  She fled in a 2021 Honda HR-V rental vehicle.

Stolen Vehicle- 5300 Block of Cypress Ave.
At 6:16 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2012 Kia Optima in between 7/[email protected] hours and 7/[email protected] hours. The vehicle was located unoccupied in Richmond.
Theft from Vehicle- 2000 Block of Key Blvd.
At 6:31 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect removed the gasoline from the victim’s gas tank by drilling a hole. 
Grand Theft- 7022 Stockton Ave. (7-Eleven)
At 7:36 PM, an officer reports two suspects removed approximately 60 cartons of cigarettes from the delivery truck as the driver was unloading the merchandise. 
Shoplift/Warrant Arrest- 2000 El Cerrito Plaza (Ross)
At 8:12 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect fled the store with six pairs of shoes without paying. Employees advised the suspect is the same that has stolen numerous times in the past. An officer located the suspect at the El Cerrito Plaza BART with the stolen property. During an infield show-up, a witness identified the male as the responsible. During a records check, it was discovered the suspect had an outstanding warrant for a 2021 case where he had stolen from the same Ross. After booking, the male was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
July 7th

Vandalism – IFO 225 El Cerrito Plaza:
At 2:20 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect shattered the driver window of a Tesla in the Trader Joe’s lot but there was no known loss

Forgery – 11299 San Pablo Ave (Check Into Cash):
At 5:04 PM, an officer reports a 22 year old Oakland man passed a fraudulent check on April 9, 2022.  The branch was notified last week and decided to make the report today.

Mail Theft -3100 Block of Carlson Blvd.  
At 7:06 PM, an officer reports a resident noticed an unknown suspect taking mail from the apartment complex mailboxes. The resident followed the suspect as he was walking away and confronted him. The resident was able to retrieve the mail from the suspect.

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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