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12Welcome to The Island’s newest feature, The Blotter, which features highlights from the week’s crime blotter from the Alameda Police Department. Here ya go …

Wednesday, September 2

RAPE: Alameda Police logs show a rape reported at 10:16 a.m. No further information was listed.

Thursday, September 3

FRAUD: Police arrested an Alameda man on a petty theft charge after the man allegedly stole customer personal identification numbers from the bank where he worked. Police said Omach Javier Torio, 23, of Alameda accessed and used the information while employed at a Wells Fargo bank. The branch was not named. They said Torio surrendered to police at 6 a.m. Thursday. It was not clear if he was being held or on what bail.

Friday, September 4

BURGLARY: Police say a burglar took jewelry and clothing from a townhome in the 200 block of Brush Street, in the Esperanza Housing Complex. They said that sometime between 10 a.m. Thursday and midnight Friday, someone entered the locked home and took the items. No estimate of the value of the items was given, and no suspects were named.

Saturday, September 5

BATTERY: A 54-year-old man was injured in an apparent attack on Lincoln Avenue late Friday night. Police said the victim had been attacked and kicked several times and that he had dried blood on both sides of his face. They said he was unable to clearly articulate what had happened to him. It was not clear if the man was transported to the hospital or what his condition was. A suspect or suspects in the attack were not named.

GRAND THEFT: Scuba equipment valued at more than $1,200 was reported stolen from a cargo van parked in the northern end of Fortmann Marina. The owner told police they believe the equipment was stolen between August 15 and August 29, while they were out of town. Police did not name any suspects.

IDENTITY THEFT: Police said a Haight Street woman was a victim of identity theft. They said an unknown suspect or suspects made two fraudulent charges totaling $79.71 on the victim’s credit card account. The victim contacted her card issuer and had the charges removed.

GRAND THEFT: Police received a report of a vehicle break-in on an unnamed block of Versailles Avenue. They said a cell phone, wallet and sunglasses worth $470 were missing from the victim’s locked vehicle. No suspects were named.

Sunday, September 6

GRAND THEFT: Police received a report of a stolen laptop at 8:42 a.m. Police said an unknown suspect or suspects smashed the passenger side window of the victim’s car, which was parked in the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue, and stole the computer off the front seat.

Monday, September 7

GRAND THEFT: Police received a report of a stolen portable DVD player and wallet from a vehicle parked in the 2900 block of Madison Street. They reported that the vehicle was left unlocked. The stolen items were valued at $910. The suspect or suspects in the theft are unknown.

BURGLARY: Police arrested two women on burglary charges following an alleged theft of merchandise from a store at Alameda Towne Centre. Police said Toni Winters Rogers, 27, of Union City was arrested at 2:43 p.m. on a burglary charge after she allegedly entered a store at the shopping plaza with suspected burglary tools and, police said, left the store without paying for her merchandise. Rogers also had a list of outstanding warrants, according to a police report. A second woman, Jaclyn Elise Mohrbacher, 21, also of Union City, was also charged with burglary in connection with the incident. Police said Mohrbacher was the getaway vehicle driver.

STOLEN VEHICLE: Police received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 2800 block of Clay Street. They said an unknown suspect or suspects stole a black 1999 Jeep Cherokee sometime Sunday or Monday.

BURGLARY: Police received a report of a burglary at a home on Hoover Court. They said someone accessed the victim’s locked bedroom and took a computer, a crossbow and a longbow. The suspect or suspects are unknown. Police said the burglary took place between August 31 and September 4. They did not list a value for the missing items.

VANDALISM: Police responded to a call outside Chipman Middle School on Monday that a suspect or suspects vandalized a 2010 white Toyota Siena van. Police said someone scrawled “Burgur Gang B—-” in blue marker on the driver’s side passenger door. Police had no suspects in the crime, though the victim said they witnessed several youths standing nearby laughing and telling the victim she needed to get her car washed.

GRAND THEFT: A laptop was reported stolen from a business in the 2500 block of Blanding Avenue. Police said the laptop was stolen from the unlocked photography and art studio while the victim was cooking and performing other tasks. The laptop was valued at $1,800. The police do not yet have suspects in the case.

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