An Alameda police officer's quick actions and calmness under pressure is being credited with saving the life of a 5-month-old.
Officer Tom Cobb was dispatched about 9:55 a.m. May 28 to a home day care business on Rosewood Way, where the provider told him the baby was not breathing.
Cobb performed CPR compressions until the infant began breathing again, police said. Alameda firefighters transported the child to Children's Hospital Oakland. What caused the infant to stop breathing was not immediately known, but investigators said they did not find any evidence of negligence on the part of the child care provider.
TUESDAY, MAY 28 AUTO BURGLARY -- Someone stole a woman's car keys from a locker while she was visiting a gym at Alameda South Shore Center, then used the keys to open her vehicle's trunk and steal her credit cards from her purse. The thief also made charges on the cards, police said. The theft was reported about 8:30 p.m. IDENTITY THEFT -- A resident of Tipperary Lane reported identity theft at 10:55 a.m., saying someone used their checking account information to cash a counterfeit check. BURGLARY -- Coins were reported stolen shortly before 1 p.m. during a burglary in the 1800 block of Eagle Avenue, where the thief forced open the front door to get inside the residence.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 8:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Shoreline Drive. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A motorist who an officer initially attempted to pull over for speeding and failing to stop at stop signs was arrested after the vehicle he was driving turned out to have been stolen in Oakland, police said. The man, who abandoned the vehicle in the middle of the street and ran off, was arrested after officers carried out a search of the neighborhood. The pursuit and arrest happened just after 12 p.m. at Chestnut Street and Pacific Avenue.
THURSDAY, MAY 30 BURGLARY -- Someone broke into a business in the 1800 block of Oak Street and stole items from inside, police said. The break-in was reported about 7:45 a.m. Tools were reported stolen during another burglary reported about 45 minutes later in the 1300 block of Broadway, police said. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- A vehicle reported stolen in Oakland was recovered about 12:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue. DRUG POSSESSION -- A traffic stop about 12:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue led to the arrest of the driver after he was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, police said. Officers allegedly found the substance after learning the man could be searched as a condition of his probation, which stemmed from a robbery conviction. His passenger was also arrested after he allegedly gave a false name to the officers and a background check revealed he was wanted on two outstanding warrants. The passenger was also in possession of suspected burglary tools, a face mask, latex gloves and a shaved key, police said.
FRIDAY, MAY 31 RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- Police arrested a motorist about 2:30 p.m. at Pacific Avenue and Bay Street who was allegedly driving a U-Haul pickup that was reported stolen in Oakland. The man, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, was also in possession of suspected hydrocodone pills and less than one ounce of marijuana, police said. BURGLARY -- Someone pried open the lock of a boat in the 1500 block of Buena Vista Avenue, but did not steal any items, police said. Police classified the incident, which was reported at 4:35 p.m., as a burglary. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen just after 7 p.m. in the 2200 block of Harbor Bay Parkway. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A 17-year-old driver who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision in Oakland was followed by a witness into Alameda, where police arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. It occurred just before 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Grand Street. IDENTITY THEFT -- A resident of the 1900 block of Everett Street reported identity theft about 8:45 p.m. after discovering unauthorized charges on their credit account.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A motorist who fled on foot from the scene of a traffic collision also resisted as officers were taking him into custody by refusing to be placed in a patrol car, police said. Along with resisting police, the man, who was arrested about 2:10 a.m. in the 2200 block of Alameda South Shore Center, faces a drunken driving charge.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a motorist on suspicion of drunken driving about 12:45 a.m. at Webb Avenue and Everett Street. COMMERCIAL BURGLARY -- A man faces a burglary charge after police found him inside a business in the 1800 block of Park Street after an alarm was activated. Two other burglars who are also believed to have been inside the business fled the scene. It occurred about 12:50 a.m. DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM -- Someone discharged a firearm about 1:50 a.m. at San Antonio Avenue and Park Street, hitting a vehicle and building, police said. BURGLARY -- Someone stole engine parts off a boat in the 2500 block of Blanding Avenue in what police have classified as a burglary. The theft was reported at 10:45 a.m.