Albany police log: Vandalism, car burglaries, stolen lemons and a damaging water balloon reported
04/18/2013 08:21:49 AM PDT
04/18/2013 08:21:49 AM PDT
MONDAY, April 8 VANDALISM -- Over the weekend, vandals spray-painted the brick wall at the Bank of America on Solano Avenue. AUTO BREAK-IN -- At 6 p.m. a car near Carmel and Solano avenues was reported burgled and property stolen within the previous 10 minutes. AUTO THEFT -- A car on Garfield Avenue was stolen during the day.
TUESDAY, April 9 AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen overnight from Talbot Avenue. THEFT -- At 7 p.m. a Carmel Avenue resident reported that a man and a woman with two children and two dogs came onto their property and took a lot of lemons from her tree without asking. Officers responded to advise the parties of the complaint.
WEDNESDAY, April 10 BIKE STOLEN -- At 10 a.m. a caller reported a stolen bike at Marin Elementary School on Santa Fe Avenue. WATER BALLOON DAMAGE -- A caller reported that at 4 p.m. a group of people in a white pickup truck threw a water balloon at his dark green Infinity, causing damage. There were several juveniles in the bed of the truck and it was last seen near Brighton and Masonic avenues. THEFT -- A violin was stolen from the Teen Center on Portland Avenue during the afternoon. DAMAGE -- Vandals damaged flower pots at a business on Solano Avenue between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Officers are studying pictures from a neighboring surveillance camera.
THURSDAY, April 11 DISTURBANCE -- At 8 a.m. officers investigated a person on Cornell Avenue across from the Cornell School playground who appeared to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. They arrested the Richmond man for suspicion of disorderly conduct. HOME BREAK-IN -- At noon a Key Route Boulevard home was reported burgled during the morning. The resident arrived home to find the back door open and the alarm going off. Nothing appeared to have been taken. AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen during the day on Evelyn Avenue.
FRIDAY, April 12 DRUGS -- At 3:30 a.m. officers investigating a person in the north parking lot of Golden Gate Fields on Eastshore who appeared to be acting suspiciously arrested a Richmond man for suspicion of drug possession. DUI -- Officers stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Polk Street at 7:30 p.m. for a vehicle code violation and arrested a Richmond woman for suspicion of two counts of DUI. NOISY PARTIES -- At 11 p.m. officers warned a group of men at Terrace Park near Terrace and Neilson streets who were being noisy and causing a disturbance. There were several other complaints of groups of noisy people around town, but they all departed before officers arrived. While patrolling the area officers arrested a Richmond woman near Washington Avenue and Adams Street at 11 p.m. for suspicion of drug possession.
SATURDAY, April 13 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -- At 2 a.m. a caller reported seeing a man who was banging on the front door of Max's Liquors on San Pablo Avenue and appeared to be trying to break in. Ten minutes later a different caller reported that a man was banging on the door of his home on Talbot Avenue, but ran away when the caller yelled at him. UNSAFE PLAY -- Officers received a call at 4:30 p.m. regarding a group of teens on the roof of Marin School on Santa Fe Avenue who were jumping back and forth between the building pods. Officers contacted a boy and two girls, 12 or 13 years old, and warned them about their behavior. VANDALISM -- Vandals broke the window of Room 29 at Ocean View Elementary School on Jackson Street.
SUNDAY, April 14 AUTO BREAK-IN -- A bicycle was stolen overnight from a car on Curtis Street. Another car on Curtis Street was broken into and items stolen from inside. WARRANT -- At 10:30 a.m. officers contacted a Richmond man near Masonic Avenue and Dartmouth Street who was yelling at people passing by and arrested him for an outstanding warrant. DOUBLE ARREST -- Officers responded to the Target Store on the 1000 block of Eastshore on reports from security that two subjects were being held for return fraud. Officers arrested a Richmond woman and a transient woman for suspicion of burglary and petty theft. The Richmond woman was additionally charged with repeated offense. VANDALISM -- The window of an apartment on Taft Street was shattered but nothing appeared to have been stolen. MORE NOISE -- At 11:30 p.m. officers warned two groups of youths who were making too much noise and causing a disturbance at Terrace Park and at a residence on San Carlos Street.
-- Kristina Osborn