Someone set fire to clothing, papers and other items Sunday between two homes on Otis Drive, causing about $4,500 in total damage, police and firefighters said.
The fire, which was reported about 3:25 a.m. in the street's 2800 block, also caused minor damage to each home. No one was hurt.
The fire caused about $1,500 in damage to the homes and $3,000 to the items that were set on fire, according to the fire department. A total of 18 firefighters responded.
Alameda police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to call 510-337-8340.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 22, on suspicion of drunken driving after a 2:45 a.m. traffic stop at Pacific Avenue and Oak Street. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 11:50 a.m. at High Street and San Jose Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 BURGLARY -- A residential burglary was reported about 8:50 a.m. on Souza Court, where a laptop and jewelry were stolen. Another burglary was reported about 12:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Park Avenue, where the suspect entered a residence through an open window and fled after realizing someone was home, police said. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 7:55 a.m. at Walnut Street and San Antonio Avenue.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27 RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A vehicle reported stolen in Oakland was recovered at 3 p.m. at Fernside Boulevard and Fairview Avenue.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 POLICE PURSUIT -- A motorist whom an officer tried to pull over for reckless driving at Broadway and Santa Clara Avenue refused to stop and continued driving into Oakland, police said. Officers called off the pursuit at the Fruitvale Bridge. It happened just before 1 a.m. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A vehicle reported stolen in Oakland was recovered just before 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Benton Street. FAKE CHECK -- A man who tried to cash a fake check at Bank of America at Alameda South Shore Center left his California identification card behind when he fled the bank, police said. It happened just after 4 p.m., when bank employees became suspicious of the check. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A motorist, 30, who was involved in a traffic collision about 8:15 p.m. at High Street and Santa Clara Avenue was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he failed field sobriety tests, police said. Another man, 54, was arrested on suspicion of the same offense just before 11 p.m. in the 600 block of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. An officer initially pulled over the man for making an unsafe lane change, police said.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving just before 2 a.m. in the 2600 block of Janis Circle after he was involved in a traffic collision. The man also faces a vandalism charge because he damaged a wall at Alameda Hospital, police said. It happened after officers brought the man to the hospital so that he could be medically cleared for incarceration. He became agitated and began hitting the wall with his head, damaging the wall and injuring himself, police said. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- Police arrested two men, both 18, after they were allegedly caught traveling in a stolen car in the 2200 block of Shoreline Drive. Another man, also 18, who was with them was arrested and released at the scene after a background check revealed that he was wanted on three misdeamenor warrants. The arrests occurred about 6:10 p.m. after officers were dispatched on a report that one of the men was involved in a heated argument. BURGLARY -- A residential burglary was reported about 9:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Otis Drive, where someone kicked in the front door before making off with property from inside.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 20, on suspicion of drunken driving at 12:40 a.m. following a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Central Avenue. GRAND THEFT -- Someone stole a motor from a boat in the 1800 block of Clement Avenue, police said. The theft was reported just after 11 a.m. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Central Avenue.