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El Cerrito Police Department
Thursday January 19th, 2023 :: 02:02 p.m. PST


El Cerrito Police Department blotter January 2th - 9th

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.
The following is a summary of criminal activity in El Cerrito from January 2nd to January 9th 2023.
January 2nd
Petty Theft – 600 block of Lexington Ave.
Sometime overnight, an unknown suspect stole 4 mailboxes from the complex. 

Attempted Vehicle Theft – 6600 block of Waldo Ave.
Sometime between 12/18/22 and 1/1/23, an unknown suspect gained entry into the victim’s vehicle by shattering a window.  Once inside, the suspect destroyed the steering column in an attempt to steal the vehicle. 

Vehicle Theft – 5900 block of San Diego St. 
On 12/29/22, an unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2007 Chevy 3500 pickup. 

Brandishing a weapon – Lexington Ave. / Eureka Ave.
At 4:00 PM, an unknown suspect ran towards the victim while making a slashing motion.  The victim was able to flee on his bicycle and call police. 
January 3rd
Residential Burglary – 800 block of Shevlin Dr. 
Sometime overnight, an unknown suspect climbed into the victim’s residence through a window and stole belongings. 

Auto Burglary – 2500 block of Carquinez Ave. 
Sometime overnight, an unknown suspect shattered the window of the victim’s vehicle and stole property. 

Burglary – 10636 San Pablo Ave (24 Hour Fitness): At 7:00 PM hours, an officer reports two lockers in the women’s locker room were broken in to during the previous two hours and purses, wallets, house keys and car keys were stolen.  One victim reported her cards had already been used at a  store in in another city.

Robbery (Firearm) – Potrero Ave / S.55th St.: On 12/31/2022, approximately 3:30 PM, the victim was stopped by two unidentified suspects as he rode his bicycle toward Safeway.  (S-1) produced a black handgun and demanded money.  The victim gave up his $800 yellow bicycle (NFD) and the suspects fled in an unknown direction.

January 4th
 Nothing to report

January 5th

Shoplift / Possess Paraphernalia / False Identity to Peace Officer / Arrest Warrants – 11545 San Pablo Ave (Ross):
At 6:32 PM, while conducting a security check in the shopping center, an officer was flagged down by Ross employees regarding a theft in progress.  A suspect detained in the parking lot, and was positively identified and placed under citizen’s arrest by Ross staff.  A crack Cocaine pipe was located on him during the arrest.
The name and date of birth provided verbally by the arrested man at the scene returned with no match, he had no hard ID, and he claimed to be out of Connecticut, so he was transported to ECPD for booking.  The man provided his true identity once he was in booking.  He had a $100K traffic warrant out of Nevada County and a $50K theft warrant out of Pleasanton.  The man was cited for the new charges, then taken to the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrants.

January 6th
Petty Theft / Warrant – 10650 San Pablo Avenue (CVS):
Officers were dispatched to a shoplift and the suspect was contacted an admitted to the theft.  He had an outstanding warrant out of San Francisco and was booked into MDF. 

Stolen Plates – 11545 San Pablo Ave.
At 7:39 PM, an officer was flagged down in the parking lot regarding a stolen license plate.  The vehicle had been parked in the parking lot for about five hours and the victim believed the theft occurred there.    
January 7th
 Nothing to report

January 8th
Vandalism-10200 Block of San Pablo Ave. 
At 1:30 AM, an officer was dispatch to a possible shooting that occurred two hours before.  The victim said he was confronted by an acquaintance in regards to a debt. When he did not pay, she began throwing rocks at his apartment window causing it to shatter. The victim did not have any injuries and there was no evidence that a shooting had occurred.
January 9th
Shoplift-Ross 11545 San Pablo Ave. 
At 8:43 PM, an officer reports two suspects entered the business and stole merchandise ($560).

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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