Albany police log: BART construction rattles residence; supposed utility workers appear suspicious
07/10/2013 04:03:35 PM PDT
07/10/2013 04:03:36 PM PDT
MONDAY, July 1 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -- At 8 p.m. a caller reported that a person was acting suspiciously near the area of Spokane and Washington avenues. The caller reported that a person, described as an Asian male adult in his 50s, who was tall, wearing a tan jacket and dark jeans, with a red and gray backpack and carrying a Trader Joe's bag had walked up and down the street several times and then started walking between the cars and was looking into them.
TUESDAY, July 2 AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen overnight from the lot behind Victory Apartments on Solano Avenue. POSSIBLE PROWLER -- A resident in the 700 block of Adams Street reported that AT&T workers asked her dog-walker to let them into the back yard and to remove the dogs from the backyard. The resident and the neighbors do not have AT&T and wanted to advise the police of this suspicious activity.
WEDNESDAY, July 3 AUTO THEF T -- During the night a vehicle was stolen on Ordway Street. NOISY BART CONSTRUCTION -- At noon a resident on Spokane Street reported that construction on the BART tracks was rattling her home and causing items to fall out of her cupboard. She was concerned that windows might break or there might be damage to gas lines. BART officials said they could not stop construction and she requested that an officer come to her residence to experience the problem. VANDALISM -- A business on Solano Avenue reported that the previous day vandals tagged the garage door, side door and telephone switch box. The caller provided video surveillance documentation of the suspect. Officers are investigating. DUI -- At 10:30 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Peralta Avenue and Francis Street for a vehicle code violation and arrested a Berkeley man for suspicion of DUI. THEFT -- At 11:30 p.m. officers responded to a call from Safeway in the 1500 block of Solano on reports of a person stealing baby formula. The suspect was last seen heading south on Neilson Street in a blue/gray Pontiac with Bay City paper plates that was occupied with three women. Officers located the vehicle near Neilson and Marin avenues and arrested a San Francisco woman and an Oakland woman for suspicion of burglary.
THURSDAY, July 4 NOISY GROUP -- Shortly after midnight officers responded to the 500 block of Adams Street when they received complaints that two groups of partyers were involved in a noisy altercation and causing a disturbance. The groups agreed to be more quiet. THEFT -- Officers responded to Safeway at 5:30 p.m. when a caller reported that a man had just stolen liquor. They subject was last seen heading south on Curtis Street toward Marin Avenue and was gone when officers arrived. CELEBRATING -- During the evening there were several reports of fireworks and firecrackers being set off around town.
FRIDAY, July 5 DUI -- Officers stopped a vehicle near San Pablo and Solano avenues at 1 a.m. for a vehicle code violation and arrested a Richmond woman for suspicion of DUI. DISTURBANCE -- At 3 a.m. officers stopped an Albany woman riding a bicycle in the 700 block of San Pablo Avenue and arrested her for suspicion of disorderly conduct.
SATURDAY, July 6 DUI -- At 1:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Fillmore and Buchanan streets for a vehicle code violation and arrested a Crockett man for suspicion of DUI. VANDALISM -- At 7:30 a.m. a caller reported that a person described as a white male adult in his 40s, with a beard, wearing a brown leather jacket was using a knife to carve on the trash and recycling cans near Castro and Adams streets. Officers contacted the man and issued a warning about his behavior. AUTO BREAK-IN -- The windows of a car on Pierce Street were broken overnight and items were stolen from inside.
SUNDAY, July 7 AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen overnight on Dartmouth Street. ROBBERY -- At 6:30 p.m. a caller reported being robbed at gunpoint while on Pierce Street near the Asian Pacific Mall by four men who fled in a car. The caller was able to give officers the license plate number. Officers are investigating and working with El Cerrito police.
-- Kristina Osborn