Saturday, Aug. 23

  • HIT-AND-RUN -- An officer responding at 8:30 a.m. to a reported hit-and-run collision which occurred in the parking lot of Safeway, 11450 San Pablo Ave., spotted the suspect vehicle on San Pablo Avenue near Knott Avenue. "The officer contacted the driver and quickly determined that he was suffering from a medical condition." The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment

  • INTOXICATED -- A man sleeping in the parking lot of Mechanics Bank at 9996 San Pablo Ave. was contacted by an officer at 1:30 p.m. and determined to be intoxicated. The 61-year-old Albany man was arrested for intoxication and disorderly conduct and taken to the county jail in Martinez.

  • POSSESSION -- During a 5:30 p.m. traffic stop at San Pablo and Conlon avenues a 17-year-old Richmond woman was arrested for possessing a suspected syringe of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended driver license. She was booked at the police station and released pending lab results.

  • RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY -- Officers responding at 5:40 p.m. to a burglar alarm at a residence in the 2700 block of Del Monte Avenue discovered the front door had been kicked in. It was also discovered that entry had first been attempted through a rear window. A K9 search failed to turn up a suspect.

  • VEHICLE THEFT -- A blue 1990 Toyota Camry was stolen during the evening from 11565 San Pablo Ave.


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  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION -- A 35-year-old El Cerrito man was arrested during a 3:15 a.m. pedestrian enforcement stop at Carlson Boulevard and Central Avenue for public intoxication.

    Sunday, Aug. 24

  • VEHICLE THEFT -- A white 2003 Chevy Astro van was stolen during the day from the 6000 block of Avila Place.

  • MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION -- Officers responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Elm Street and found a 29-year-old El Cerrito man who had shattered a rear window to his apartment and cut his wrists with glass. Officers arrived on scene and the man slammed the door on the officers and refused to exit his apartment. "Officers negotiated with the man for more than two and a half hours trying to get him to exit his apartment in order for medical personnel to examine him. Eventually, officers were forced to enter his apartment and handcuff him so that he could be transported to the hospital. The man was placed on a 72-hour mental health evaluation following medical treatment."

    -- Chris Treadway