An Oakland man suspected of trespassing was nabbed by police and subsequently held in connection with a home burglary earlier this year, Alameda police said.
Shortly before 4:35 p.m. April 3, a homeowner in the 1000 block of Mound Street in Alameda called 911 to report that he had confronted a man on his property, police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said.
When challenged, the suspect ran off, got into a car and drove away, police said. The homeowner gave a detailed description of the vehicle and the suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Frederick Smith, Ottaviano said.
Officers found the unoccupied car nearby, and after a five-hour stakeout, Smith returned to the vehicle and was arrested, police said. Police said the suspect's description was similar to that of someone wanted in connection with a home burglary that occurred about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 22.
During that incident police said home surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, who stole money, a cellphone and car keys from a house in the 3000 block of Madison Street.
When questioned, Smith allegedly admitted carrying out the Feb. 22 burglary. He was booked into Glen E. Dyer Jail in Oakland on suspicion of trespassing and burglary.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:40 a.m. at Union Street and Encinal Avenue. A vehicle theft was reported about 9:35 p.m. in the 800 block of West Tower Avenue, where just more than an hour later police received a report that someone tried to steal items from a vehicle by breaking one of its windows. Police recovered a vehicle stolen in Antioch in the 900 block of Mall Square about 11:25 p.m. BURGLARY -- A burglar apparently entered an apartment through an unlocked window, entered a resident's bedroom and then asked for money, police said. The burglar then fled without taking any items. It happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Central Avenue. POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY -- Police arrested a man, 37, after a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue after he was allegedly found in possession of a stolen firefighter uniform. The man also faces charges of violating his parole and driving with a suspended license. His 51-year-old passenger was also arrested after a background check revealed that she was wanted on two misdemeanor warrants, including one for failing to appear in court, police said. BURGLARY -- Someone entered a laundry room in the 2400 block of Orion Street and then forced open a coin operated washing machine and stole money in what police have classified as a burglary. The thief entered through an unlocked door. The theft was reported about 1:50 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3 PETTY THEFT -- A 19-year-old man who shoplifted a Sony PS4 from Target on Fifth Avenue admitted stealing other merchandise from the store on other occasions, police said. DRUG POSSESSION -- Officers dispatched to investigate a report of loud music at an apartment in the 300 block of Central Avenue arrested a man, 35, after allegedly finding methamphetamine, scales and other evidence of drug dealing inside. The man was inside a bedroom when he was arrested. Officers contacted another man, 30, who is on the apartment's lease, a short time later and arrested him after he was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia, police said. The arrests occurred about 6:20 a.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4 DRUG POSSESSION -- A traffic stop just after 10 p.m. at 29th Avenue and Glasscock Street in Oakland near the Park Street Bridge led to the arrest of a man and woman, police said. The man, 37, was wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, while the 29-year-old woman was allegedly in possession of narcotics.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A 42-year-old motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she was involved in a traffic accident about 2:05 a.m. in the 200 block of Central Avenue. The woman also faces a charge of not having a court-ordered ignition interlock device, police said. DRUG PARAPHERNALIA -- Officers investigating a report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of Eagle Avenue took a woman, 30, into custody about 9:40 a.m. The woman, who was drinking and dancing on a street corner, was in possession of a glass pipe for smoking methamphetamine, police said. VEHICLE THEFT -- Vehicles were reported stolen at 9:55 a.m. in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue and just after 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Blanding Avenue. BURGLARY -- Someone broke into a residence in the 300 block of Central Avenue and stole a $100 bill. Police learned about the burglary about 12:45 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 27, on suspicion of drunken driving after a traffic stop at 12:55 a.m. at Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. Another man, 30, was arrested on suspicion of the same offense about 1:30 a.m. after an officer pulled him over for a vehicle code violation in the 1600 block of Park Street, where he allegedly failed field sobriety tests. PETTY THEFT -- A 30-year-old woman faces a petty theft charge after she shoplifted items at Nob Hill on Blanding Avenue, police said. Security guards placed the woman under citizen's arrest about 9:45 a.m.