Albany police log: Armed robberies; a deer on Pomona Avenue; conflict at bowling alley; camping along Cerrito Creek
11/06/2013 01:01:08 PM PST
MONDAY, Oct. 28 DOG KILLED -- Two officers were attacked by two dogs while patrolling the Albany bulb at 8 a.m. The owner of the dog did not respond when officers called him to control his animals. One of the dogs bit one of the officers and was shot and killed. The other dog ran away. (See briefs on page 2.) VEHICLE TOW -- At 7:30 p.m. officers had a vehicle near the Buchanan Street interchange towed because of expired registration. BURGLARY -- Officers responded to Target in the 1000 block of Eastshore on reports of two men in the electronics department of the store who had stolen items in the past by hiding them under their jackets. Officers arrested one of the men, a 22-year-old El Sobrante man, for suspicion of burglary and petty theft.
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 STOLEN ITEMS FOUND -- At 7 a.m. a caller reported finding a license plate near Francis and Neilson streets. A check found it had been reported as stolen. Another caller reported finding a stereo in a box on the curb near Terrace and Neilson streets that was also found to be stolen. ASSAULT REPORT -- A hospital called at 11:30 a.m. to report that they had a patient in the emergency room who said he had been assaulted by his 14-year-old step son. BREAK-IN -- Sometime during the night or early morning thieves broke into an office in a garage at the Berkeley Buddhist Priory on Marin Avenue and stole items. AUTO BREAK-IN -- Between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. vandals smashed the window of a car at Lumber Liquidators on Eastshore.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 BIKE RIDER -- Officers stopped a bicycle rider on Buchanan Street near Pierce Street about 5 a.m. for a traffic code violation. They arrested a 30-year-old transient Richmond man for suspicion unsafe riding. WARRANT -- At 7 p.m. officers assisted UC police in issuing a warrant to a resident on West End in University Village. THEFT -- Officers took a report at Albany Bowl in the 500 block of San Pablo Avenue when a caller reported that a bowling bag had been stolen. Apparently the group suspected of taking the bag was still in the building.
FRIDAY, Nov 1 DUI -- At 2:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Buchanan and Pierce streets for a vehicle code violation and arrested a 37-year-old Antioch man, for suspicion of two counts of DUI. DRUG -- Officers received a call from the attendance office at Albany High School at about 10 a.m. regarding a student in possession of drugs. They requested that officers destroy the drugs. DISTURBANCE -- At 6:30 p.m. officers arrested a 55-year-old Richmond man at Golden Gate Fields in the 1100 block of Eastshore for suspicion of disorderly conduct.
SATURDAY, Nov 2 DISTURBANCE -- At 12:30 a.m. officers arrested a 26-year-old San Pablo man in the 900 block of Adams Street for suspicion of disorderly conduct. DISTURBANCE -- Officers arrested a 22-year-old San Pablo man in the 1000 block of Ordway Avenue at about 1 a.m. for suspicion of disorderly conduct. NOISE -- Between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. officers received several complaints regarding a noisy event at Cornell School. Officers verified it was an authorized event, that the principal was in attendance and that it was scheduled to end by 10 p.m. ANIMAL CALL -- A caller reported seeing a male deer on Pomona Avenue at about 10 p.m. and was concerned that the deer might wander onto Marin Avenue and get hurt. The deer was not to be found when officers checked the area. DISTURBANCE -- At 1:30 a.m. a caller reported that a group of about 12 males were possibly fighting in the parking lot at Albany Bowl. They were no rowdy groups there when officers arrived.
SUNDAY, Nov 3 DRUGS -- Officers responded to the Yellow City Cab Company in the 600 block of San Pablo Avenue at 11:30 a.m. when a caller reported a person sleeping on the building staircase. They arrested a 46-year-old transient man for suspicion of disorderly conduct and drug possession. THEFT -- At noon a caller reported that coins were stolen from the laundry machines at an apartment complex on Calhoun Street. ARMED ROBBERY -- A robbery on Key Route Boulevard was reported at 3 p.m. The robbers used a black gun and were described as three male teens driving a silver Chevrolet Malibu with dealer paper plates. CAMPING -- At 3 p.m. a caller reported that two people were camping at the creek along the dirt path between Stannage and Cornell avenues. Since the trespassers were on the El Cerrito side of the creek, the El Cerrito police were contacted. ASSAULT AND THEFT -- A woman reported at 7:30 p.m. that while she was walking near San Pablo Avenue and Garfield Street two men pushed her to the ground and stole her bag. They were last seen heading south on San Pablo Avenue then east on Washington Avenue.
-- Kristina Osborn