Albany Police Log: Bag and belongings stolen at pool; tires slashed; car and cyclist collide
07/23/2014 05:51:36 PM PDT
SUNDAY, JULY 20 THEFT AT POOL -- At 3 p.m. a shoulder bag containing a wallet, keys, checkbook, cell phone, credit cards, cash and other items was stolen from the Albany Aquatic Center. The thief apparently made charges to three credit cards and attempted to charge items on the victim's debit card. POISON OAK -- A caller told police that at 4 p.m. a man in his 20s was lying in poison oak on a trail near the end of Taft Avenue. When the caller asked if he was OK, the man did not respond. When the caller called police, the man got up and started urinating. Police were unable to locate the man.
SATURDAY, JULY 19 HEAD BANGER -- At 8 a.m. a caller told police a person who appeared to be homeless was banging her head on a pole at a bus stop at the corner of Solano and Masonic avenues. GUN SURRENDER -- A resident came to police headquarters at noon to turn in a handgun she found at her mother's house.
FRIDAY, JULY 18 HOME BURGLARY -- A Curtis Street resident reported two computers were stolen from a house when the person was out of town for three days. Police said there was no sign of forced entry. DRIVER POINTS GUN -- At 10 p.m. a resident reported seeing a passenger pointing a rifle out the window of a Honda Civic going down Stannage Avenue. TEENAGE DRINKING PARTY -- Police broke up a party of teenagers who were unsupervised and drinking alcohol at a home on Brighton Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Police arrested one person. FIGHT -- At about midnight, police broke up a fight of several people on Ventura Avenue. DUI -- At about 1 a.m. a person on Stannage Avenue was arrested for driving under the influence. TIRES SLASHED -- A person whose car was parked on Tulare Avenue had three of his tires cut and spray painted. The victim received a threatening text from someone about 45 minutes before it happened. SUSPICIOUS PERSON -- A caller reported a man was walking down Ordway Street 4 p.m. knocking on doors. When asked what he was doing he said he was offering to wash cars. Police were unable to locate him.
THURSDAY, JULY 17 TAXI DRIVER COMPLAINT -- A taxi cab took a woman from Albany to Benicia with a fare of $115. The customer refused to pay, and the taxi driver called police. No arrest was made. BURGLARY FROM A VAN -- At 11 a.m. a caller told police an AT&T company laptop was stolen from a company van on Solano Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 KIDS ON SCHOOL ROOF -- At 8 p.m. police were advised that five youths were on the roof of Marin Elementary School on Santa Fe Avenue. Police were unable to locate them. DUI -- A person was arrested at 3 p.m. on Washington Avenue for driving under the influence.
TUESDAY, JULY 15 BICYCLIST HIT BY CAR -- A motorist making a left-hand turn on Solano Avenue at Jackson Street hit a person on a bicycle head on. The victim said he was OK.
-- Doug Oakley