Albany police log
07/26/2012 09:51:09 AM PDT
07/26/2012 09:51:09 AM PDT
SUNDAY, July 15 DISTURBANCE -- At 4 p.m. officers responded to reports of a loud dispute with a woman yelling racial slurs near San Carlos Street and Portland Avenue. Officers calmed the situation and separated the disputing parties.
MONDAY, July 16 TRESPASSING -- A resident near Portland Avenue and San Carlos Street reported at 8:30 p.m. that a man in his 60s was going through recycling. Officers contacted and advised the man of the complaint.
TUESDAY, July 17 ASSISTANCE -- At 1:30 a.m. a caller reported observing two subjects breaking into a vehicle, possibly a Ford Tempo, on Yosemite Street. The subjects were described as two males wearing gray hoodies and were last seen heading south toward Albany. ANIMAL CALL -- A resident on Cerrito Street called to report a dead skunk in the middle of the road at 7 a.m. Berkeley Animal Control was notified. THEFT -- Property was taken overnight from an unlocked car on Francis Street and the glove compartment was ransacked.
WEDNESDAY, July 18 AUTO BREAK-IN -- Just after midnight a caller reported that a van had been broken into at the Albany Bowl parking lot. A window was broken and items taken. AUTO BREAK-IN -- A car was burgled overnight on Stannage Avenue. TRESPASSING -- Officers contacted a person toward the back of a building on the south side of Evelyn Avenue at 3 p.m. who refused to leave the property. They arrested the Albany man for suspicion of trespassing and a parole violation and took him to Santa Rita Jail. DISTURBANCE -- Between 7 and 7:30 p.m. officers received two complaints of a person on Stannage Avenue who was running a loud motorcycle for two to three hours and wouldn't stop when asked. Officers contacted the responsible party who agreed to stop making the noise. THEFT -- At 9 p.m. officers contacted a man pushing a baby stroller on Adams Street who was taking recycling from residences. The man agreed to stop taking the recycling and was allowed to depart. ATTEMPTED THEFT -- A business on San Pablo Avenue called at 9 p.m. to report that a person described as a white male adult in his 30s wearing a blue hat, black leather jacket and khaki colored pants had just attempted to steal money from the register. He was last seen heading south on the east side of the street and was gone when officers arrived.
THURSDAY, July 19 DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- At 8 a.m. officers arrested an El Cerrito man on Albemarle Street in El Cerrito, for suspicion of causing a disturbance and making threats. THEFT -- An employee at Safeway Store on Solano Avenue called at 12:30 p.m. to report that they had detained a person who had stolen items from the store. Officers responded and arrested the Concord man. NO DOGS -- At 5:30 p.m. officers advised dog owners of the city ordinance after they received complaints of people and dogs in Memorial Park during the hours when dogs are not allowed.
FRIDAY, July 20 FIGHTING -- Officers responded to Stannage Avenue at 2 a.m. on reports of a physical altercation between two men. Officers arrested an Albany man for suspicion of disorderly conduct.
SATURDAY, July 21 AUTO RECOVERY -- At 2:30 a.m. a caller reported that her car had been stolen while she was in San Pablo the previous morning and she reported it to the San Pablo police. Then, while driving in Albany, she spotted her car parked near Garfield Street and Talbot Avenue. Officers responded and assisted with the recovery. DUI -- Officers stopped a vehicle near Stannage Avenue and Garfield Street at 5 a.m. for a vehicle code violation. They arrested the driver, an El Cerrito woman, for suspicion of DUI. CAMPING -- Officers received a complaint at 6:30 p.m. regarding a couple who appeared to be illegally camping on the greenbelt in the 1200 block of Masonic Avenue. The caller said that they often heard screaming matches at night. Officers advised the couple of the complaints and they agreed to depart.
SUNDAY, July 22 DUI -- Just after midnight officers stopped a vehicle near Peralta and Sonoma avenues for a vehicle code violation. They arrested the driver, a Berkeley man, for suspicion of two counts of DUI. VIOLATION -- Officers stopped a vehicle on Pierce Street at 3 a.m. for a traffic violation. They arrested the driver, an El Cerrito man, for suspicion of failing to yield. DISTURBANCE -- Officers issued a citation for a miscellaneous violation to a group of five juveniles who were screaming outside near Washington and Pomona avenues at 4 a.m.
-- Kristina Osborn