El Cerrito police log: Robber stabs hiker in Hillside Natural Area; stolen car crashes into house
12/31/2013 04:13:52 PM PST
FRIDAY, DEC. 20 DUI -- Police arrested five motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol: a Martinez woman, 34, at 1:16 a.m. at Kearney Street and Madison Avenue; a Richmond woman, 35, at 1:23 a.m. at Liberty Street and Moeser Lane; a San Pablo man, 20, at 2:25 a.m. at San Pablo Avenue and Schmidt Lane; a Richmond woman, 26, at 10:39 p.m. at Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue; and a Richmond man, 44, at an unknown time at Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue. An El Cerrito man, 20, was arrested for a DUI warrant in the 5900 block of Jordan Avenue. POSSESSION -- At 8:54 p.m., police arrested a Sacramento man, 32, for transportation and possession of marijuana for sale at Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue. STOLEN AUTO -- At 3:50 a.m., police arrested a Richmond man, 31, for possession of a stolen vehicle and suspected methamphetamine after conducting a traffic enforcement stop at Cutting Boulevard and Interstate 80. VEHICLES VANDALIZED -- At 2:36 a.m., police responded to a report of vehicles that had been vandalized in the 7300 block of Cutting Boulevard. They discovered that someone had shattered windows on several vehicles with a BB or pellet gun. Twelve other vehicles had been vandalized in this fashion on the nearby hillside.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21 ASSAULT -- At around 5:52 p.m., a man drove himself to a the hospital for treatment for a stab wound in his abdomen. He called 911 to report he had been walking in the Hillside Nature Area when a man approached him and demanded that he hand over his personal belongings. The victim refused and the robber stabbed him. The attacker was described as wearing dark clothing and a skull half mask. DUI -- Police arrested three motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol: a San Pablo woman, 24, at 1:33 a.m. at Central Avenue and San Mateo Street; a Richmond man, 21, at 2:09 a.m. at Lexington and Potrero avenues; and a transient woman, 48, at 5:01 p.m. in the 11300 block of San Pablo Avenue. POSSESSION -- At 2:17 a.m., police arrested an Albany male cyclist, 64, for possession of suspected methamphetamine.
SUNDAY, DEC. 22 THEFT FROM RESIDENCE -- Someone stole tools and electronics from an attached laundry room and carport in the 900 block of Everett Street.
MONDAY, DEC. 23 COMMERCIAL CRIME -- At 6:30 p.m., police arrested a Union City man, 29, who was working as a security guard at a retail store in the 10700 block of San Pablo Avenue for reportedly stealing items from the business. DUI -- Police arrested a Richmond man, 43, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at around 3 a.m. at Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue. POSSESSION -- A Richmond man, 50, was arrested for suspicion of possession of baggies of marijuana, medications without a prescription and on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol following a traffic enforcement stop at 9:54 a.m. at Portola Drive and San Pablo Avenue.
TUESDAY, DEC. 24 DUI -- Police arrested four motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: a Reno woman, 54, at 1:15 a.m. at Fairmount and San Pablo avenues; an El Cerrito man, 38, at 1:20 a.m. at Glenwood Way and Richmond Street; a man, 30, from an unknown address at 2:19 a.m. at Carlson Boulevard and Central Avenue; and an El Cerrito man, 28, at 6:40 p.m. in the 10800 block of San Pablo Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 DUI -- At 12:12 a.m., police arrested an El Cerrito man, 26, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Kearney Street and Schmidt Lane.
THURSDAY, DEC. 26 STOLEN AUTO -- At 11:07 a.m., police responded to an assist call from Richmond police that the driver of a stolen vehicle had crashed a stolen car into the front yard of a home near Navellier Street and Potrero Avenue and fled on foot with his passenger. An hour later an El Cerrito officer detained a Richmond youth, 16, near Gladys Avenue and Richmond Street who is suspected of being the driver.
-- Jennifer Shaw