Albany police log
12/06/2012 09:43:03 AM PST
12/06/2012 09:43:03 AM PST
MONDAY, Nov. 26 AUTO THEFT -- A vehicle parked on Carmel Avenue was stolen during the night. There were no witnesses. TURKEY TROT -- At 10 a.m. officers received a call that turkeys were holding traffic at the intersection of Adams Street and Solano Avenue. Once traffic was sufficiently stalled, they moved along. BIKE STOLEN -- During the night, thieves stole a bike that was parked at Schmidt's Tobacco and Trading Co. on Solano Avenue. VANDALISM -- Several vehicles were spray painted during the night while they were parked on Pierce Street. There were no witnesses. DUI -- At 11:30 p.m. officers arrested an Albany man near San Pablo and Monroe avenues on suspicion of two counts of DUI.
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 TRESPASSING -- Officers received a call from Target on Eastshore at 3 a.m. regarding a woman who had been in front of the garden center for more than three hours, and the store wanted her to leave. Officers advised her of the complaint, and she left. DISTURBANCE -- Shortly before 10 a.m., a caller reported that a person described as a white male adult in his 20s wearing a San Francisco Giants hat and black sun glasses was taking items out of the donation bins at the Albany Community Center. He then knocked over furniture before he left and was gone when officers arrived. VANDALISM -- A resident on Cornell Avenue called at 5:30 p.m. to report that someone had smashed the back window of his neighbor's car. Officers took the report.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 MORE TURKEY TROT -- At 8:30 a.m., officers received a report of a large flock of turkeys near Solano and Carmel avenues. Officers took the report. HOME BREAK-IN -- A resident on Cornell Avenue called at 1 p.m. to report that she just discovered that her home had been broken into the previous day or during the night. Officers are investigating. TRESPASSING -- Officers received a report at 2 p.m. that a transient man was hiding in the bushes near the Whole Earth building on Solano Avenue between Talbot and Evelyn avenues. They contacted the man and advised him to move on. AUTO BREAK-IN -- During the night unknown thieves smashed the window of a car parked on Kains Avenue and stole a briefcase and other items from inside. TURKEYS STILL TROTTING -- The turkeys were seen walking on San Pablo Avenue near Buchanan Street at 4 p.m. No action was taken. CELL PHONE FOUND -- At 8 p.m., a person turned in a cell phone that was found at El Cerrito Plaza.
THURSDAY, Nov. 29 AUTO BREAK-IN -- At 9 a.m., a caller reported that their car had been broken into while they were dropping off their son at the preschool on Talbot Avenue. There were no witnesses. GUNFIRE -- At 5 p.m., a person called 911 to report being shot at by a person with a BB gun in a passing Ford van while on the freeway near the Gilman Street interchange. The caller was transferred to Berkeley police because the incident occurred in Berkeley.
FRIDAY, Nov. 30 WINDY RUINS -- During the night and early morning hours, there were several reports of fallen trees and branches down because of the high winds. VANDALISM -- A caller reported that during the night vandals smashed the window of her Honda Civic on Washington Avenue. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.
SATURDAY, Dec. 1 ASSAULT -- At 5 a.m., a caller reported that another person had been beaten by a person with a bat at the end of Buchanan Street. Officers responded, but the victim refused medical assistance. Officers are investigating. BREAK-IN -- During the night, thieves broke into a construction trailer parked on Solano Avenue and stole all the tools from inside. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -- At 8:30 a.m., a caller reported that they had just interrupted a transient man who appeared to be breaking into their home on Cornell Avenue. The man was last seen walking toward Solano Avenue. ASSISTANCE -- Officers responded to Golden Gate Fields at 6:30 p.m. on reports of an intoxicated person at the main clubhouse entrance needing assistance. Officers took the person to a hospital. DISTURBANCE -- At 9:30 p.m., officers received reports that a person described as a white female adult in her 30s wearing a black jacket and all white clothing had a cane and appeared to have been drinking. She was causing a disturbance at the Teen Center on Portland Avenue and was refusing to leave. Officers advised the woman of the complaint, and she left.
SUNDAY, Dec. 2 STORM DAMAGE -- During the early morning hours, officers received several calls about flooding in the streets and in homes and reports of trees or branches down. Officers closed Marin Avenue near San Pablo Avenue because of flooding. Residents on Kains Avenue near the creek reported concern because the creek was rising and threatening to overflow the banks. A storm drain cover was blown off on Tevlin Street. DRUGS -- At 3 p.m., officers received a report that a man and a woman were yelling at each other and pushing each other on the 1100 block of Masonic Avenue. Officers arrested the transient man from Berkeley for suspicion of drug possession.
-- Kristina Osborn