Alameda firefighters extinguished three separate structure fires during a 16-hour period between May 8 and the next day. No one was injured in any of the three fires.
Fire crews responded around 2:39 p.m. May 8 to an apartment fire in the 1500 block of Ninth Street, where crews extinguished a fire in a second-floor unit. The apartment sustained significant fire damage, and two other units sustained minor damage.
The American Red Cross helped the residents displaced by the blaze. Officials estimated the total damage to the structure and contents at roughly $55,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The dame day, firefighters responded around 6:50 p.m. to an apartment fire in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue that was caused by food left unattended on a stove top. Firefighters extinguished the fire before it spread, and damage was estimated at $20,000. The Red Cross helped the two residents who were displaced.
The third fire was reported just after 6 a.m. May 9 at a home in the 1300 block of Mound Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a fire under a floor of the home and extinguished it before it spread. No one was displaced, and the damage estimate was roughly $10,000. The cause remains under investigation.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 DRUG POSSESSION -- Police arrested a woman, 35, and a man, 40, just after midnight in the 2300 block of Eagle Avenue after an officer spotted them getting out of a parked vehicle and considered them suspicious. Officers found drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine in the woman's vehicle after learning that she was on probation and the vehicle could be searched, police said. The man was wanted on two felony warrants, police said. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A 22-year-old man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly tried to flee from officers by driving through the parking lot at AMF Southshore Lanes on Park Street and then crashed into a tree, injuring all five vehicle occupants, who were all detained, police said. One occupant also allegedly tossed two stolen, loaded firearms from the vehicle. A loaded magazine, which matched one of the stolen guns, was found near the collision scene. Along with felony DUI, the man was arrested on suspicion of being a felon with a loaded firearm and having a prior violent firearm-related conviction, possession of a stolen firearm, driving on a suspended license and possession of stolen property. The arrest occurred about 11:40 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 8 DRUG POSSESSION -- An officer found a man, 42, in possession of suspected concentrated cannabis during a traffic stop just after 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of Willow Street, police said. FRAUDULENT CHECK -- Police arrested a man, 49, after he allegedly tried to pass a fraudulent check at Bank of America on Otis Drive. The man, who was arrested about 5:20 p.m., was also in possession of someone else's checks without their permission, plus he faces a charge of violating his probation, according to police.
FRIDAY, MAY 9 GRAND THEFT -- Someone stole an outboard motor from a boat in the 2000 block of Grand Street. The theft was reported at 1:25 p.m. AUTO THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 1:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Everett Street. VEHICLE PURSUIT -- A motorist whom an officer recognized as someone wanted on an outstanding felony warrant allegedly led police on a pursuit through the city's West End and into Oakland after failing to pull over for a traffic stop. Police called off the pursuit when it threatened public safety. It happened about 7:10 p.m. and began at St. Charles Street and San Antonio Avenue. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY -- A burglar who stole a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle and then used it get inside a residence was arrested after the victim confronted him, police said. The suspect, who fled after the confrontation, was responsible for four vehicle break-ins and one residential burglary, police said. The arrest occurred about 9:35 p.m. in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 54, on suspicion of drunken driving about 11:15 p.m. after a traffic collision in the 2200 block of Alameda South Shore Center. The woman, who failed field sobriety tests, was released to paramedics due to an unrelated medical issue, police said. ATTEMPTED CARJACKING -- A robber tried to carjack a woman about 9:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of Santa Clara Avenue, police said. The suspect brandished some type of object, police said, and attempted to take the woman's keys before fleeing.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 IMPAIRED DRIVING -- A motorist initially pulled over for reckless driving was arrested after he was determined to be under the influence of narcotics, police said. The 27-year-old man was arrested about 1:05 p.m. at Webster Street and Pacific Avenue. Police also said a man, 41, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on suspicion of drunken driving after a traffic stop at Eagle Avenue and Park Street.
SUNDAY, MAY 11 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drunken driving was also carrying suspected illegal narcotics, police said. The substance was allegedly found during a jail search of the man following his arrest at 1:50 a.m. at Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. Another man, 56, was arrested on a drunken driving charge just before 11 p.m. at Sherman Street and Encinal Avenue. Officers initially detained the man while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle.