El Cerrito police log: Clipboard toting burglar steals laptop from home
07/31/2013 06:59:14 PM PDT
07/31/2013 06:59:15 PM PDT
FRIDAY, JULY 19 THEFT FROM RESIDENCE -- Someone entered an unlocked door and stole a wallet and laptop from a residence in the 600 block of Albermarle Street. A neighbor saw a man carrying a clipboard exit the home and leave in a waiting vehicle parked out front. Someone also entered a home through an unlocked bedroom window in the 500 block of Clayton Avenue and stole a laptop. VANDALISM -- A window was smashed on the side of a business in the 10100 block of San Pablo Avenue.
SATURDAY, JULY 20 DINE & DASH -- Police detained two Richmond women, 16 and 18, for eating a meal at Denny's, 11344 San Pablo Ave., and then leaving without paying. DUI -- An El Cerrito man, 48, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a hit and run incident at Eureka and Lexington avenues. He also was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm. POSSESSION -- A Richmond woman, 55, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a pedestrian enforcement stop at Moeser Lane and San Pablo Avenue. RECOVERED AUTO -- Police recovered a vehicle reported stolen in Richmond last March in the 400 block of Clayton Avenue. SHOOTING -- Occupants of a vehicle that had pulled up alongside another car at Knott and San Pablo avenues fired five shots into that car, striking one of people inside. Both vehicles drove off and the driver of the victim's vehicle flagged down an ambulance, south of Cutting Boulevard.
SUNDAY, JULY 21 PARAPHERNALIA -- Police cited a Richmond man for possession of a crack pipe following a pedestrian stop at Potrero and San Pablo avenues. STOLEN PROPERTY -- A homeless man, 53, reportedly stole a shopping cart filled with alcohol and food from Safeway, 11450 San Pablo Ave. The suspect pushed the cart to the nearby BART station when employees went inside the store to call police. Officers contacted him and discovered another cart filled with alcohol.
MONDAY, JULY 22 SHOPLIFTING -- Police cited an Oakland man after he reportedly stole an estimated $384 worth of meat from Safeway. STOLEN AUTO -- A Ford Econoline E-250 was stolen from the rear lot of a business in the 11900 block of San Pablo Avenue.
TUESDAY, JULY 23 DUI -- An El Cerrito man, 41, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed into his house in the 1000 block of Everett Street. A Concord man, 56, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a traffic enforcement stop at Plumas and San Pablo avenues. POSSESSION -- A Richmond male cyclist, 30, was arrested for possession of a suspected half-gram of cocaine after a police stopped him in the 11300 block of San Pablo Avenue after seeing him discard the baggie of the controlled substance. THEFT FROM RESIDENCE -- Two homes in the 2100 block of Junction Avenue were burglarized. In one case, a small kitchen window was pried open and undisclosed property was stolen. In the other, the suspect entered through an unlocked window and ransacked the interior. No property was reported stolen. A kitchen window of a home in the 2600 block of Yuba Avenue was pried open, the master bedroom was ransacked and computer equipment, credit cards and jewelry were stolen.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 POSSESSION -- A woman, 30, and a man, 35, both from Richmond, were arrested for trespassing and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after a resident in the 6500 block of Barrett Avenue called police to report seeing them enter a vacant home occupied by squatters. SHOPLIFTING -- A Richmond man, 35, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and for reportedly stealing merchandise from Lucky at 1000 El Cerrito Plaza. STOLEN AUTO -- A 2011 Subaru was stolen from the 300 block of Pomona Avenue.
THURSDAY, JULY 25 STOLEN PROPERTY -- Police arrested a Richmond woman, 35, after she tried to use a fraudulent gift card at Safeway. Officers also located numerous credit cards with different names imprinted, likely stolen from victims' mailboxes.
-- Jennifer Shaw