The following is a summary of criminal activity in El Cerrito between Sept. 24 – Oct 7 according to the El Cerrito Police Department.
It does not include all crimes. It also does not include non-criminal events such as missing persons, traffic collisions, non-criminal deaths, non-criminal disputes, nor many other police activities that do not result in arrest.
Warrant Arrest– Cutting Blvd / San Pablo Ave:
At 8:20 AM an officer arrested a subject on two no bail warrants. The subject was arrested, booked at ECPD, and then transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Petty Theft – 1400 block of Navellier St:
At 11:01 AM an officer reports the theft of the rear license plate from a vehicle between 8:00 PM on 9/23 and 9:30 AM on 9/24.
Petty Theft – 670 El Cerrito Plaza (CVS)
At 10:58AM the victim reports that their front license plate from their vehicle was stolen.
Shoplifting – 5805 Cutting Blvd (Sketchers)
At 12:09PM the suspect stole merchandise and fled.
Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Fentanyl – 3160 Carlson Blvd (76 gas station)
At 1:47PM an officer located a stolen occupied vehicle parked behind the gas station. The driver and passenger were arrested. The driver was in possession of 5.2 grams of fentanyl. The passenger was released at the scene. The driver was booked at ECPD and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Stolen Vehicle – San Mateo St. at Central Ave.
At 2:08M the El Cerrito PD Flock System (Automated License Plate Reader) alerted to a stolen vehicle traveling southbound on San Pablo Ave from Potrero Ave. Officers located the vehicle speeding away westbound on El Dorado Ave towards San Mateo St. The vehicle was located parked unoccupied on San Mateo Ave at Central Ave. and the driver of the vehicle was not located. The vehicle was recovered, and the owner was notified.
Grand Theft – 1300 block of Rifle Range Rd.
At 3:18PM AT&T reported that approximately 30 feet of copper wire had been stolen from the telephone pole wires.
Trespassing/Drunk in Public – 600 block Richmond St.
At 5:42PM the suspect showed up to his ex-girlfriends residence intoxicated and demanding to see his child. The suspect was arrested, booked at the police department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Auto Burglary – 3200 block Santa Clara Ave.
At 6:08AM the victim reports that their driver’s side window on their vehicle was shattered, and their purse was stolen.
Petty Theft – Barrett Ave. at Arlington Blvd.
At 7:51AM the victim reported their rear license plate from their vehicle was stolen.
Vandalism – 6500 block Fairmount Ave. (Dream World Floral Shop)
At 8:04AM the reporting party discovered the front glass door to the business was shattered.
Petty Theft – 6100 block of Potrero Ave.
At 7:28AM the suspect entered the victim’s backyard and stole a bike. The victim chased after the suspect and retrieved his bike however the suspect got away.
Warrant Arrest – 10900 San Pablo Ave.
At 9:30AM the Santa Rita Jail advised El Cerrito PD that a suspect that had a warrant for a prior stolen vehicle case in El Cerrito was being held there. An El Cerrito Police Officer transported the suspect from Santa Rita Jail to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Vandalism – 1500 block of Elm St.
At 3:45PM The suspect threw an object and shattered the front window of a residence. The suspect was arrested, booked at ECPD and released to a family member.
Petty Theft – 7500 block of Fairmount Ave.
At 11:19AM the victim reports their front license plate to their vehicle was stolen.
Armed Robbery – 700 block of Richmond St.
At 1:59PM a suspect approached the victim, pointed a firearm at them, and ripped the victim’s watch off their wrist. The suspect fired the handgun during the Robbery however the victim was not struck by the bullet. The suspect fled the area in a vehicle.
Auto Burglary – 1600 Block of Richmond St
Between 7:30 PM on 09/28/23 and 7:30 AM on 09/29/23, a victim reports their vehicle was broken into and items were taken from their vehicle.
Stolen License Plate – 10900 Block of San Pablo Ave
At 10:50 AM an officer reports a front license plate was stolen from the victim’s vehicle.
Attempted Stolen Vehicle – 600 Block of Norvell St
At 11:45 PM an officer reports a suspect attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle but was unsuccessful and stole property from inside the vehicle.
Commercial Burglary – 11780 San Pablo Ave (West County Optometry)
At 6:58 AM an officer reports a window of the business was broken. A suspect entered and stole merchandise and then fled.
Stolen Vehicle – 1200 Block of Everett St.
At 9:07 AM an officer reports the victim’s vehicle was taken from outside their residence sometime overnight.
Vehicle Tampering – 7700 Block of Stockton Ave
At 7:00 AM an officer reports a suspect attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle from outside their residence.
Warrant Arrest – Carlson Blvd near Central Avenue
At 12:10 AM an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested a passenger for an outstanding warrant. After the passenger was booked at ECPD, she was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Warrants/Disobey an Officer/Battery/Possession of a Controlled Substance- San Pablo/ Hill St
At 8:04 AM an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop. During a records check the officer discovered the driver had three outstanding warrants for their arrest. During a search incident to arrest the driver was found to be in possession of fentanyl. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to ECPD for booking. During booking the driver said they were ill and requested medical personnel. While officers and medical personnel were providing the driver with medical treatment, they began kicking at officers. The driver was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment. While at the hospital the driver attempted several times to bite a nurse who was providing them with medical treatment. Once medically cleared, the driver was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
DUI/ False ID to an Officer/ Warrants- San Pablo Ave/ Stockton Ave
At 11:52 PM an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the driver for driving under the influence. During the investigation, the driver gave the officer a false name. Upon learning of the driver’s true identity, a records check was conducted, and the officer discovered they had six outstanding warrants. After booking, the driver was issued a citation for the DUI and was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrants.
Auto Burglary – 9895 San Pablo Ave. Peet’s Coffee
At 7:21 AM the victim’s front passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle was shattered, and property was stolen from inside the vehicle.
Stolen Vehicle – 6400 block of Schmidt Lane
At 3:10 PM the victim reports that their vehicle was stolen.
Hit and Run/ Recovered Stolen Motorcycle- 900 Block of Arlington Blvd
At 6:15 PM an officer reports the victim was driving northbound on Arlington Blvd. when a motorcycle was traveling in the southbound lane. As the rider was making a turn around the curve, he veered into the northbound lane and collided with the victim. After briefly speaking with the victim, the rider pushed the motorcycle southbound on Arlington Blvd. As officers were responding to the scene, another caller advised the motorcycle was left in front of his residence blocking the driveway. An officer conducted a records check of the Vehicle identification number and discovered the motorcycle was reported stolen to Oakland PD on 9/7/2023.
Grand Theft – 6500 block of Gladys Ave.
At 1:45 PM the victim reports that their catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle.
Vehicle Tampering – 1700 block of Elm St.
At 6:44 PM the victim reports that a suspect shattered the driver’s side window to their vehicle, rummaged through it but did not steal anything. Occurred between 10/1/23 – 10/3/23.
Theft of License Plate – 6120 Potrero Ave (Los Moles).
At 8:57 PM the victim reports their rear license plate was stolen from their vehicle while at the restaurant.
Criminal Threats/Assault with a Deadly Weapon – 900 block of Elm St
At 8:35 AM the victim reports that two months ago, on separate occasions, his former landlord pointed a gun at him up and held a knife to his throat, threatening to kill him.
Stolen Vehicle – 400 block of Everett St
At 11:43 AM the victim reported their vehicle was stolen last night between 8PM to 1AM.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Central Ave and Everett St.
At 7:35 AM an officer located a reported stolen vehicle. The vehicle was recovered, and the owner was notified.
Possession of Controlled Substances – 11511 San Pablo Ave. (IHOP)
At 2:07 PM officers were dispatched to the report of a subject passed out inside of a vehicle. The suspect was in possession of 7.2 grams of crack cocaine. The suspect was transported to the hospital for a possible overdose.
Stolen Vehicle – 1000 block of Havens Place
At 7:38 PM the victim reported their vehicle stolen.
Shoplifting – 10057 San Pablo Ave. (Pastime Hardware)
At 3:51 PM the suspect entered the store, stole merchandise, and fled in a vehicle towards Carlson Blvd.
Warrant Arrest – 11450 San Pablo Ave (Safeway)
At 2:54 AM officers were dispatched to a welfare check of a subject loitering in front of the business. The subject had an outstanding burglary warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and later transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Vandalism – 6400 Block of Schmidt Ln
At 7:13 AM Officers report the victim’s vehicle was vandalized causing approximately $16,000 in damages.
Vandalism – 1500 block of S. 56TH St.
At 8:01 AM Officers report an office window was broken.
Vandalism – 10700 block of San Pablo Ave
At 8:17 AM Officers report a suspect broke the front door with a rock.
Public Intoxication/Restraining Order Violation – 11382 San Pablo Ave (Atlas Liquor)
At 1:13 PM Officers were dispatched to Atlas liquors in response to two males fighting. Officers arrived and contacted a male physically fighting with another male inside of the store. It was discovered one of the males was the protected party in a restraining order with the other male as the restrained. The restrained party was heavily intoxicated, was placed under arrest, and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Robbery – San Pablo Ave at Bart Path
At 4:34 PM a victim reported a suspect approached them while holding a metal pole and demanded property. When the victim did not provide anything, the suspect struck them twice with a two foot long metal pole.
Petty Theft – 11450 San Pablo Ave
At 5:16 PM the victim reported their rear license plate was stolen off their vehicle between 4:10 PM and 4:30 PM.
Attempt Robbery- Knott Ave/ Junction Ave
At 11:41 PM an officer reports the victim was confronted by two suspects who demanded their property. When the victim refused to give up any property the suspects began to beat them.
Warrant Arrest- 1200 Block of Liberty St
At 1:06 AM officers were dispatched to the area in regards to a suspicious person. Officers located the subject wandering in the area and made contact with them. A records check was conducted on the subject and officers discovered he had an outstanding warrant out of Alameda County. The subject was arrested and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Commercial Burglary – 4020 El Cerrito Plaza
At 4:53 AM four suspects entered through the front door of Classy Nail Salon’s business and stole an ATM and the cash register.
Grand Theft – 1100 block of Arlington Blvd.
The victim reports that between 11PM on 10/06/23 to 8:30AM on 10/07/23 a suspect stole three tires and rims off their vehicle.
Stolen Vehicle – 1700 block of Arlington Blvd.
At 3:32 PM the victim reports their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon- 10012 San Pablo Ave (Pic-N-Pac Liquors)
At 7:11 PM a victim advised a group of 10- 15 juveniles to not block the sidewalk with their bicycles. Two of the juveniles confronted the victim and assaulted him with a metal tool and fled the scene.
Armed Robbery- 11700 Block of San Pablo Ave
At 12:29 AM an officer reports three victims were confronted by an armed suspect who demanded their property. The suspect stole property and fled the scene.