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El Cerrito Police Department
Wednesday May 3rd, 2023 :: 10:47 a.m. PDT


El Cerrito Police Department blotter April 16th to April 22nd

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 April 16th to April 22nd.

April 16th

Stalking / Felony Evading – Elm St / Manor Cir:
At 11:00 AM, an officer was dispatched to a disturbance in the 7100 block of Blake Street.  The male half of the disturbance was located up the street sitting in his parked vehicle.  His behavior was erratic and caused fear in the girlfriend, but no cause was developed to immediately arrest or detain him.  The female half feared he would follow her to an appointment she was leaving for, and an officer offered to follow her to the freeway.  As the girlfriend left, followed by the officer, the male subject sped down Blake Street to catch up, at an estimated speed of 40 MPH.  He then ran the stop sign at Blake and Elm at 15 MPH.

A sergeant initiated a traffic stop for the vehicle code violations.  The suspect failed to yield to the lights and siren and drove recklessly through the Manor Circle neighborhood at speeds of over 40MPH, committing several other vehicle code violations along the way.  His path was blocked by patrol vehicles entering the circle as he attempted to exit, and he was forced to stop at Manor Cir. and Elm Street.  A high-risk stop was initiated and the suspect was taken into custody.  He was transported directly to the county jail.
Further investigation substantiated the later addition of a stalking charge.

Vandalism – 6120 Potrero Ave (Los Moles):
At 3:05 PM, an officer reports an unidentified suspect was caught tampering with an employee locker inside the restaurant but was scared off by employees of the restaurant.  The suspect then vandalized the back wall of the restaurant with an ink pen as he left.

Grand Theft-1600 block of Everett St:
At 7:00 PM, an officer reports an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

April 17th

Vehicle Theft – 11300 block of San Pablo Ave:
At 7:00 AM, an officer reports the theft of a burgundy four-door Kia Optima from the west curb of San Pablo Avenue between 6:00 PM on 4/16 and 6:00 hours on 4/17.

Grand Theft-2600 block of La Honda Ave:
At 6:53 PM  an officer reports the victim received an e-mail advising she had purchased a protection plan from Norton Security. The victim obtained a number for Norton Support via Google and called the number. The male who answered the phone advised the victim in order to reverse the charges she would have to deposit $10,000 into a Bitcoin account. The victim withdrew the money from her bank and deposited it into an ATM at a gas station in Richmond. The victim soon realized she had been scammed.

April 21st

Mutual Combat- 10636 San Pablo Ave (24 Hour Fitness): 
At 6:10 PM, officers responded to the business for a fight.  During the investigation, officers discovered two subjects got into a physical altercation over a shower in the men’s locker room. Officers obtained statements from the involved parties and the case will be forwarded to the DA’s Office for review. 
Grand Theft-10794 San Pablo Ave (Marshalls): 
At 9:03 PM, an officer reported loss prevention agents noticed a subject enter the business with empty reusable bags. The subject loaded up the bags with merchandise and attempted to leave the business without paying.  When confronted, the subject return some of the merchandise to the agents, but left with several bags of unpaid merchandise.
April 22nd

No incidents to report.


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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