Branches fell and multiple trees were uprooted in the 2900 block of Gibbons Drive as strong winds swept through Alameda and the East Bay the night of Nov. 21.
A branch of a city-owned tree also damaged two vehicles at Island Drive and Fir Avenue, while a branch from another city tree damaged a vehicle in the 1300 block of Grove Street, police said. The storm also left homes without power, including the neighborhood east of Broadway.
According to the National Weather Service, high winds were reported through the East Bay and North Bay, with Sonoma County and Petaluma reporting gusts up to 55 mph. Hayward was the East Bay hotspot, with gusts of 44 mph at the city's airport, the weather service reported.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 PETTY THEFT -- A woman, 52, who shoplifted items from Alameda South Shore Center returned to the Safeway minutes later to steal additional items, police said. Police arrested the woman at 10:55 a.m. at the business and recovered all the stolen merchandise. In an unrelated case, the theft of an unattended cell phone was reported at Safeway about 1:20 p.m. PETTY THEFT -- Police arrested a 41-year-old man about 9:25 p.m. at Alameda South Shore Center, where he was allegedly in possession of a stolen cell phone. Along with petty theft, the man was booked on suspicion of violating his parole and probation. DRUG POSSESSION -- A man whom officers contacted after receiving a report that he was possibly suicidal was arrested after he was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, police said. The 29-year-old man, who was arrested about 10:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Webster Street, did not meet the criteria to be placed under an emergency psychiatric detention, police said.
SATURDAY, NOV. 23 RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A traffic stop in the 1800 block of Walnut Street about 8:10 a.m. led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man after a records check revealed the vehicle he was driving was stolen in Antioch the previous day, police said. A passenger in the vehicle was not arrested. UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- Patrol officers dispatched to Fernside Boulevard and High Street shortly after 7 a.m. on a report of a suspicious person took a 39-year-old man into custody after he allegedly showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics. BURGLARY -- Someone entered the city parking garage on Oak Street, cut through a city-owned fence and then stole tools from a nearby business in what police have classified as a burglary. The theft was reported. DRUG POSSESSION -- A man, 23, initially detained as a result of a psychiatric issue was carrying suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. An officer found the items while searching the man for weapons while taking him into custody about 2:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of Thompson Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- A 38-year-old man faces a petty theft charge after his arrest for shoplifting merchandise at TJ Maxx at Alameda South Shore Center, police said. The man, who was arrested at 4:50 p.m. after being initially detained by store security, allegedly concealed the items in a bag. OUTSTANDING WARRANT -- Police arrested a man, 34, who was wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at 7:25 p.m. after officers contacted him because he was smoking a cigarette near a Webster Street business in violation of a city ordinance. BURGLARY -- A residential burglary was reported about 8:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 29, on suspicion of drunken driving about 11:30 p.m. after an officer pulled him over in the 1600 block of Park Street for having a false registration tab on his vehicle. The man also faces a charge of driving without a license, police said. Another man, 26, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving about an hour earlier in the 1700 block of Main Street, where he was involved in a traffic collision.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24 BURGLARY -- Jewelry and other items were stolen after a burglar entered a residence in the 2300 block of Rainbow Court through an unlocked door, police said. The burglary was reported about 11:45 p.m.