A traffic stop in the 1700 block of Park Street led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, police said.
The man, who was on probation for drug offenses, was a passenger in the vehicle, which a patrol officer pulled over about 11:20 p.m. Dec. 13 and which had a strong marijuana smell coming from inside, police said.
The man had a cell phone with incriminating text messages, indicating he was dealing marijuana, according to police. The 29-year-old man driving the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of displaying false evidence of current registration, police said.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 8:35 a.m. in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue. VANDALISM -- A 22-year-old man arrested for public intoxication purposely rammed his head against the window of a patrol car while he was being taken to jail, causing an estimated $264 in damage, police said. The arrest occurred about 2:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Park Street. RESISTING POLICE -- A man who tried to flee from officers on his bicycle during a traffic stop tossed away a bag that was later found to contain a broken glass narcotics pipe, police said. The man, 41, who was arrested at 6:35 p.m., was also accused of violating his probation because he was in the 1400 block of Webster Street, where he has a stay-away order.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13 INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT -- Police are investigating a report that a 29-year-old man hugged and kissed a girl, 14, after initially contacting her via social media website and then arranging to meet her. The man also exchanged several texts with the girl and asked to meet her at school, police said. Investigators learned about the case about 11:30 a.m. GRAND THEFT -- Someone stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on Mecartney Road, police said. Thieves sometimes steal the part to sell as scrap metal. The theft was reported at 5:10 p.m. UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- Officers dispatched to investigate a report that someone stole a handgun from an apartment ended up arresting the firearm's owner after he displayed signs of being under the influence of narcotics, police said. The man, 56, who was arrested about 7:25 p.m. in the 2400 block of Central Avenue, was also in possession of narcotics paraphernalia, police said. Officers found the handgun after the man gave them permission to search the residence. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 33, on suspicion of drunken driving at 9:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers contacted the man sitting in the vehicle, which was engaged in park with the engine running, police said. A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at 11:40 p.m. after an Alameda officer allegedly saw her traveling approximately 90 mph on Interstate 880.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14 DRUG PARAPHERNALIA -- A woman whom officers initially contacted because she was near a suspicious vehicle was arrested after she was found with narcotics paraphernalia, police said. It happened at 12:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Otis Drive, where officers searched the 47-year-old woman after learning that she was on probation. PETTY THEFT -- A man, 56, faces a petty theft charge after shoplifting items at Nob Hill on Blanding Avenue by concealing them in his backpack, police said. Police arrested the man just after 6 p.m. after a security guard detained him as he exited the supermarket.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15 VEHICLE THEFT -- Vehicles were reported stolen about 12:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Clinton Avenue and about 8:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Galway Bay. DRUG PARAPHERNALIA -- Police arrested a man, 29, on suspicion of possessing narcotics paraphernalia about 11:50 a.m. in the 2300 block of Central Avenue. Officers discovered the paraphernalia after learning that he was on probation and could be searched, police said.
MONDAY, DEC. 16 BURGLARY -- Someone removed a rear door at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Central Avenue in what police have classified as a burglary. No other doors were tampered with, and no items were missing. The incident was reported at 1 p.m.