Albany police log: Nocturnal thieves attracted to cars on Pierce Street
05/02/2013 09:37:09 AM PDT
05/02/2013 09:37:09 AM PDT
MONDAY, April 22 BURGLARIES -- A Hillside Street resident reported at 10 a.m. that she returned home and found two men inside her home. They were gone when officers arrived. Another Hillside Street home burglary attempt was also reported by a resident who found pry marks on the door but no apparent entry. VANDALISM -- At 11 a.m. it was reported that a male youth was putting stickers on the stop signs and trash cans in the area of Solano and Pomona avenues.
TUESDAY, April 23 AUTO BREAK-INS -- Three vehicles were vandalized overnight in a garage on Pierce Street: a Gray Honda had a broken side window broken, a gray Nissan Altima had the rear window broken and a white Nissan Altima had the driver's side window broken. Three cars parked on Pierce Street were also burgled overnight. AUTO BREAK-IN -- During the morning the window of a car at the end of Buchanan Street was smashed and the trunk opened.
WEDNESDAY, April 24 HOME BREAK-IN -- At 4 a.m. a Marin Avenue resident reported that a neighbor had just chased away a man who had entered the neighbor's home through a basement window. It appeared the suspect had been drinking. AUTO THEFT -- A car on Pierce Street was stolen during the day.
THURSDAY, April 25 AUTO BREAK-IN -- An unlocked vehicle on Kains Avenue was rummaged overnight and miscellaneous items were stolen. AUTO BREAK-IN -- A person came to the police station at 1 p.m. to report that thieves had burgled a car on Evelyn Avenue and left a glove behind. OBSCENE BEHAVIOR -- At 5 a.m. a caller reported being followed by a man whistling while walking on Marin Avenue near Peralta Avenue. When she turned to look the subject exposed himself to her and started masturbating. She fled and called police. The suspect was last seen walking south on Peralta Avenue from Marin Avenue and was gone when officers arrived. AUTO BREAK-IN -- Property was stolen overnight from a car on Key Route Boulevard. BREAK-IN -- Over the past couple of days a storage locker on Kains Avenue was entered and a bicycle was stolen. HOME BREAK-IN -- A Beverly Place resident called at 5 p.m. to report burglars broke into his home through a kitchen window during the day. DISTURBANCE -- At 8 p.m. officers contacted a transient man near Jackson and Buchanan Streets who appeared to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself and arrested him for suspicion of disorderly conduct and a parole violation.
SATURDAY, April 27 DISTURBANCE -- Officers contacted an Albany man in the 600 block of San Pablo Avenue at 1 a.m. who appeared to be acting suspiciously and arrested him for suspicion of disorderly conduct. DUI -- At 2 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle near San Pablo and Carlson avenues for a vehicle code violation and arrested a Richmond man for suspicion of two counts of DUI. DOUBLE ARREST -- Officers responded to the Target Store on Eastshore at 12:30 p.m. on reports of a couple attempting to return stolen merchandise. Officers arrested the Richmond man and woman for suspicion of intent to commit burglary and conspiracy. WARRANT -- At 1:30 p.m. officers arrested an Albany man in the 700 block of Johnson Street for suspicion of possession of burglary tools and an outstanding warrant.
SUNDAY, April 28 VANDALISM -- Officers responded to Club Mallard at 1 a.m. on reports of a woman causing damage in the bathroom that resulted in flooding. Officers located the Richmond woman and arrested her for petty theft and vandalism. DUI -- At 4 a.m. officers who stopped a vehicle on the 1100 block of Stannage Avenue for a code violation arrested a Berkeley man for suspicion of two counts of DUI.
-- Kristina Osborn