Police set up a perimeter to search for three teenagers who robbed a man Saturday afternoon as he was walking across the Fruitvale Bridge into Alameda.
But the police effort, which included using a patrol boat in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and a dog to search rear yards in the 2800 block of Marina Drive, failed to locate the teens. The suspects stole the 22-year-old Oakland man's backpack, which contained his computer, phone and other property about 4:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Tilden Way. The teens, who had followed the man from Oakland as he was crossing the bridge, then fled on foot.
No one was hurt during the incident and none of the suspects brandished a weapon. The man called 911 from the Starbucks at the Bridgeside Shopping Center. A witness told police that the teens ran across the open field near the bridge that borders Tilden Way, which led officers to search the neighborhood. Each suspect was described as 16 to 19 years old with a medium height and build and wearing dark clothing.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving at Clinton Avenue and Sherman Street after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run collision. The man failed field sobriety tests before he was taken into custody just before 3 a.m. AUTO THEFT -- A vehicle theft was reported about 7:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Westline Drive. Police also said an attempted vehicle theft was reported about 7:05 a.m. in the 1400 block of Central Avenue, where someone removed a vehicle's door lock and tampered with its ignition. BURGLARY -- A burglar stole items from the front porch of a residence in the 2300 block of Pacific Avenue and from the property's attached garage, police said. The theft was reported about 9:05 a.m. GRAND THEFT -- Someone went behind a counter at the CVS pharmacy on Marina Village Parkway, grabbed 30 cartons of cigarettes and then fled the business. It happened about 1:05 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8 OUTSTANDING WARRANT -- A 25-year-old woman provided a false name and date of birth so that officers would not know that she was wanted on two outstanding warrants, police said. The woman faces a charge of resisting or obstructing police as a result of the incident, which occurred about 12:10 a.m. in the 500 block of Tideway Drive, where police were investigating a disturbance. A woman, 35, was also arrested at 6:50 a.m. in the 1300 block of Third Street after she allegedly made a false police report by accusing someone of punching her and causing a bruise. IDENTITY THEFT -- Someone used the personal information from a resident of Sable Point to open credit accounts without their permission, police said. Investigators learned of the incident about 8:50 a.m. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle theft was reported at 8:55 a.m. in the 1200 block of Regent Street.
FRIDAY, AUG. 9 DRUG POSSESSION -- A probation search at 3:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of Webster Street led to the arrest of a man, 27, after he was found in possession of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia, police said. The man was also in possession of a shaved key, brass knuckles and suspected burglary tools, as well as credit cards and identification in other people's names, police said. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY -- An attempted robbery was reported about 10:25 p.m. in the 2100 block of Eagle Avenue, where two suspects confronted the victim and demanded his wallet. While one suspect punched the victim in the face and the second brandished a knife, the victim fought back and both suspects fled on foot without any of the victim's property.
SATURDAY, AUG. 10 COMMERCIAL BURGLARY -- Someone broke a door of a business in the 2800 block of Harbor Bay Parkway and entered the business, but it was not immediately known whether any items were stolen, police said. The break-in occurred about midnight. RESISTING POLICE -- A man, 30, who provided a false name and date of birth to a patrol officer during a traffic stop because his license was suspended was arrested on suspicion of resisting or obstructing police, records show. It happened about 2:10 a.m. in the 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The man was released at the scene with a citation. IDENTITY THEFT -- A resident of the 3100 block of Washington Street reported about 8:40 a.m. that someone used their personal information to obtain a tax refund. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving about 10:25 p.m. on Coast Guard Island, where guards initially detained him after he drove onto the base.
SUNDAY, AUG. 11 OUTSTANDING WARRANT -- Police arrested a woman, 29, in the 1300 block of Marina Village Parkway, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The woman, who was arrested about 11:35 p.m., was also wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, police said.