Albany police log: Meth, heroin arrests at the Bulb after undercover investigation
04/16/2014 03:14:31 PM PDT
04/16/2014 03:14:31 PM PDT
MONDAY, April 7 DUI -- At 1 a.m. officers arrested a 29-year-old Alameda man near San Pablo and Portland avenues for suspicion of two counts of DUI. AUTO THEFT -- A vehicle on Kains Avenue was stolen overnight, along with tools that were in the garage area. DRUGS -- A 45-year-old Richmond man was arrested near Target in the 1100 block of Eastshore at 11:30 p.m. for suspicion of two counts of drug possession and an outstanding warrant.
TUESDAY, April 8 WARRANT -- At 1 p.m. officers responded to the 500 block of Evelyn Avenue because of a motion sensor alarm. They arrested a 24-year-old Richmond man for an outstanding warrant.
WEDNESDAY, April 9 STOLEN PROPERTY -- A 52-year-old Antioch man was arrested near San Pablo and Brighton avenues at 1:30 a.m. for suspicion of possession of stolen property. AUTO BREAK-IN -- Two cars parked on Key Route Boulevard were broken into during the night. THEFT -- At about 7:30 p.m. an employee at Radio Shack on San Pablo Avenue reported that a person described as a man in his 40s and a white man in his 20s stole an item valued at about $40. They were last seen departing north on San Pablo Avenue in a vehicle.
THURSDAY, April 10 DRUGS ARREST -- At 7 a.m. officers used a search warrant to search a campsite of a 60-year-old transient woman living at the Albany Bulb who had participated in selling drugs to officers during undercover investigations resulting from reports of methamphetamine sales in the area. The search uncovered methamphetamine in her clothing and a scale, packaging materials, and paraphernalia for both smoking and injecting drugs were found among her personal property. She was arrested for suspicion of three counts of drug possession and possession of drugs for sale. A 54-year-old man was also found at the campsite and a quantity of "tar" heroin was found in his personal property. He was arrested for suspicion of drug possession. Both were taken to Alameda County Jail. Several dogs at the camp were put in the custody of Berkeley Animal Control. Officers noted that two of the three dogs had prior bite reports on file. CARS STOLEN -- Between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. the manager of Hertz Rentals on San Pablo Avenue reported four vehicles stolen when the renters failed to return the vehicles on time.
FRIDAY, April 11 ASSISTANCE -- Officers provided a public service at 10:30 a.m. to two housemates on Washington Avenue over a dispute about inspecting one of the rooms. DRUGS -- At 11 a.m. officers arrested a 63-year-old Albany man at his home in the 700 block of Madison Street for suspicion of two counts of drug possession after responding to the home because of a suspicious phone call from the residence. TOW -- At 4:30 p.m. officers had an abandoned vehicle towed from San Carlos Street.
SATURDAY, April 12 VANDALISM -- Officers investigated reports of a group described as four male juveniles about 17 to 18 years old who were observed tagging and vandalizing three buildings on Brighton Avenue at 2 a.m. AUTO BREAK-IN -- During the early morning hours a vehicle was burgled on Kains Avenue. DUI -- At 1 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Solano Avenue and Jackson Street for a vehicle code violation and arrested a 44-year-old Richmond woman for suspicion of DUI. DUI -- Officers stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of Solano Avenue at 11 p.m. for a vehicle code violation. They arrested the driver, a 21-year-old Berkeley man for suspicion of two counts of DUI and for driving with a suspended license.
SUNDAY, April 13 THEFT -- A Santa Fe Avenue resident called at 11:30 a.m. to report that someone had just stolen an orange bike from the yard. AUTO BREAK-IN -- Thieves broke into a car overnight on Curtis Street. Thieves also stole CDs from an unlocked car on Santa Fe Avenue. DISTURBANCE -- At 11 p.m. officers responded to the Ivy Room on the 800 block of San Pablo Avenue on reports of a person causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. Officers arrested the 29-year-old transient man for suspicion of a parole violation.
-- Kristina Osborn