Albany police log: Pot possession reported at high school; tree stolen from home; dine-and-dash report
10/09/2013 02:10:52 PM PDT
10/09/2013 02:10:52 PM PDT
MONDAY, Sept. 30 AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen overnight on Pierce Street. TREE STOLEN -- At 3 p.m. a Jackson Street resident reported that one of the city trees that was dropped off at his home had been stolen and expressed concern that someone was driving around town stealing the trees. TRIPLE ARREST -- At 6 p.m. security at Target in the 1000 block of Eastshore reported that people were in custody for theft. Officers arrested three people for suspicion of passing a bad check. A 37-year-old San Francisco man was additionally charged with drug possession. A 35-year-old San Leandro man and a 31-year-old San Francisco woman were additionally charged with possession of or passing counterfeit currency. THEFT -- An employee at Safeway in the 1500 block of Solano Avenue reported at 8 p.m. that a man had just put several items into a green bag and left the store without paying. He was last seen walking toward Solano Avenue.
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 DRUGS -- At 3 a.m. officers arrested a 48-year-old transient man in the 800 block of Buchanan Street for suspicion of two counts of drug possession. ASSISTANCE -- At 10:30 a.m. officers attended to an elderly woman near Solano and Santa Fe avenues who appeared distressed and had lacerations on her knees. Paramedics took her to the hospital. DRUGS -- Officers contacted a person acting suspiciously near Pierce Street and Solano Avenue at 6:30 p.m. They arrested the 51-year old Oakland man for suspicion of two counts of drug possession.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 BURGLARY TOOLS -- At 2:30 a.m. officers investigated a person acting suspiciously on San Pablo Avenue near the Gill Tract. They arrested the 31-year-old Livermore man for suspicion of possession of burglary tools and a probation violation. DISTURBANCE -- Officers investigated a disturbance behind Club Mallard in the 700 block of San Pablo Avenue at 2:30 a.m. and arrested a 26-year-old Vallejo woman for suspicion of disorderly conduct. SUSPICION -- Officers warned a man looking into cars parked near Ventura and Solano avenues at noon after receiving complaints from people in the area. DISTURBANCE -- At 1:30 p.m. officers warned a man who appeared to have been drinking and was looking into houses on Ventura Avenue. AUTO THEFT -- Officers investigated suspicious activity near Evelyn Avenue and Brighton Street at 5 a.m. They located a vehicle that had been reported as stolen and arrested a 28-year-old El Sobrante man for suspicion of possession of stolen property and burglary tools. AUTO THEFT -- A car was stolen on Jackson Street between 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. THEFT -- At 6:30 p.m. an employee at Whole Health Apothecary on Solano Avenue reported that a person described as a black female adult in her 30s who was heavyset, with hair pulled back in a ponytail, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a black backpack and large black bag had just taken items without paying for them. The woman was last seen walking east on Solano Avenue then south on Masonic.
THURSDAY, Oct. 3 THEFT -- At 12:30 p.m. officers responded to a report from Rendezvous Café on Solano Avenue that a person had left without paying for food. Officers located the 50-year-old transient woman a couple of blocks south on Solano Avenue and arrested her for suspicion of threatening an officer and defrauding an innkeeper. HOME BREAK-IN -- At 10:30 p.m. officers received a report that a home on Johnson Street had been ransacked while the elderly resident was in the hospital.
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 WINDY NIGHT -- Officers received several reports of large tree branches that had broken off during the high winds during the night and were lying in the streets. Maintenance crews were notified. DRUGS -- At 2 p.m. officers received a call from Albany High School in the 600 block of Key Route Boulevard regarding two students in the office who were found to be in possession of marijuana. DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- Officers received a call from an employee at Al's Big Burger on San Pablo Avenue at 5 p.m. reporting that two 18-year-old boys had been bothering customers in the restaurant and attempted to steal the tip jar. Officers located the boys in the parking lot and warned them about their behavior.
SATURDAY, Oct. 5 TURKEY NEWS -- At 7 p.m. a caller reported that an agitated wild turkey was seen on Monroe Street. Officers notified animal control.
SUNDAY, Oct. 6 BATTERY -- A taxi driver called at 2 a.m. to report that a man got into his taxi and was acting disorderly. When the driver ordered him to leave the taxi, the man punched him in the face. The man finally exited the cab and was last seen walking west on Solano Avenue from San Pablo Avenue. Officers located the 24-year-old Albany man in the 400 block of San Pablo Avenue and arrested him for suspicion of battery and an outstanding warrant. AUTO BREAK-IN -- At 3 a.m. a caller reported finding the front passenger window of a car had been smashed and items stolen while in the Target parking lot in the 1000 block of Eastshore.
MONDAY, Oct. 7 DUI -- At 12:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Gilman Street and San Pablo Avenue for a vehicle code violation and arrested a 51-year-old San Francisco man for suspicion of two counts of DUI. DUI -- Officers stopped a vehicle near the Buchanan Street interchange at 2 a.m. for a vehicle code violation. They arrested a 32-year-old Oakland man for suspicion of two counts of DUI. BATTERY -- At 10 a.m. a caller reported being choked by his brother and wanted officers to respond. Officers went to the residence in the 900 block of Key Route Boulevard and arrested the 59-year-old Albany man for suspicion of battery. THEFT -- Officers received a report at 12:30 p.m. regarding a person on San Pablo Avenue who had stolen items. The caller reported having video footage of the incident. Officers located the 65-year-old Oakland man near Solano and San Pablo avenues and arrested him for suspicion of possession of stolen property. THEFT -- Property was stolen overnight from an unlocked car parked on Marin Avenue.
-- Kristina Osborn