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Monday, October 5

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Monday, October 5

Monday, October 5

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a white 2007 Suzuki motorcycle from the 1700 block of Central Avenue late last night or early this morning. Police said the bike’s owner parked it in front of his apartment complex and that the bike was still there at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. He found it missing at 5:30 a.m. today. No value estimate was given. But police said the bike is equipped with a LoJack anti-theft device.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a computer monitor and iPod valued at $400 from the Woodstock Child Development Center. Police said the items were taken sometime between 5 p.m. October 2 and 8:20 a.m. today. It was not clear how the burglar entered the building.

FRAUD: Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who fraudulently took a Waterton Street woman’s checking account information and used it to steal $4,930. Police said the victim attempted to pay her bills early this morning and found her bank account was overdrawn. She called her bank and was told an electronic check had been cashed by “HN Life Insurance” on October 2. The bank would not provide her any further details on the transaction, police said.

PAGODAS PURLOINED: Police are looking for the person or persons who took two pagodas from the lawn of a Fernside Boulevard residence. Police said the theft of the lawn ornaments, which were valued at $200, took place between noon Sunday and noon today.

BURGLARY: Police said a person or persons attempted to burglarize a Willow Street home between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. today. Police said the victim came home to discover that the screen to one of her kitchen windows had been removed and a chair propped below the window. A bedroom window screen had also been tampered with. Police said it appeared that nothing had been taken.

ARMED ROBBERY: Police are looking for three people who robbed someone at gunpoint late this evening. Police said one of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim while two others took his cash, cell phone, wallet and keys. They said the crime occurred in the 2300 block of Clement Street sometime between 10:20 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Police did not say that the victim was injured. The first suspect was described only as a white male, and further suspect information was not available. The value of the stolen items was estimated at $400.

Stolen bicycles: 1

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Tuesday, October 6

Monday, October 5

EMBEZZLEMENT: Police say a longtime employee of the South Shore Beach and Tennis Club embezzled money from the complex. Police said the crime was discovered when a resident of the complex said he had gotten a second bill for something he had already paid for. Initial reports indicate that $2,931 was taken between August and October. Police said they have a suspect in mind and are actively investigating the case.

BATTERY: Police arrested Todd Alan Webb, 39, of Alameda, on a battery charge. Police said that at 5:47 p.m. today, they were dispatched to Webb’s residence. They said Webb grabbed his victim by the throat and pushed them against a wall.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a white 2006 Range Rover from its spot on the 700 block of Paru Street. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. An estimated value was not given.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a computer, golf clubs, coins and credit cards from a victim’s Marina Village Parkway hotel room. Police said the burglary in the room, where the victim had been staying for the past eight weeks, occurred between 7:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. They estimated the value of the items at $2,300.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took $1,060 worth of property off a boat docked in the 2900 block of Mariner Square Drive. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. October 1 and 7:30 p.m. today. They did not say what was taken.

Stolen bicycles: 1

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Wednesday, October 7

Monday, October 5

IDENTITY THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who created a fake MySpace page using the name and picture of a local middle school student. Police said the youth’s mother told them her child was approached by several angry students on October 5 about postings in the page. They said they are actively investigating the case.

FRAUD: Police are looking for the person who scammed an elderly resident out of $1,720. Police said the victim sent money to cover the fees, taxes and service costs associated with winning a large sum of money that the suspect said she was to receive. Police said the crime occurred between 7:56 p.m. July 30 and 9:12 p.m. September 25, and was discovered by the victim’s son-in-law.

COUNTERFEIT COINS: Police have arrested a Hayward man they say tried to pass off counterfeit coins to a local store owner. Police arrested Roberto Blas Rodriguez, 32, of Hayward, and charged him with 532a and burglary. They said Rodriguez entered a business on the 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue and attempted to pass off the counterfeit coins. He was arrested and booked into Alameda City Jail.

ASSAULT: Police arrested Cleveland Gerard Tatman, 48, of Alameda, for assault with injury. Police said Tatman punched and choked a victim, who sustained injuries to their face and neck area. Police arrested Tatman at 6:20 p.m. and took him to Alameda City Jail.

ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE: Police are looking for a suspect who convinced an elderly victim to send $2,628.99 through Western Union, saying he needed to be bailed out of jail in Canada. Police said the suspect impersonated a person the 92-year-old victim knew, called and asked for the money. Police are working with officers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on the case.

Identity theft: 2

Stolen bicycles: 1

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Thursday, October 8

Monday, October 5

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took $2,000 worth of copper cable from a work yard in the 2100 block of Clement Street. Police said the theft, of two long, copper power cords, took place between 5 p.m. October 7 and 7 a.m. today. Police said the suspect or suspects also attempted to break into the office on the yard.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person who broke into a Salmon Road home at around 12:30 p.m. today. They said the suspect entered the yard through an unlocked gate but fled after setting off a burglar alarm. Police did not have a description of the suspect.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took jewelry, a camera and a computer from an apartment in a Buena Vista Avenue complex. Police said the crime occurred sometime between 8:10 a.m. October 6 and 11 p.m. October 7. Police said the suspect pried open the front door of the third-floor apartment, conducted a messy search and stole the items. A value estimate was not given.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a computer, video game and phone valued at $1,000 from a Shore Point Court home. Police said the suspect kicked in the victim’s front door sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. and took the items.

ARREST: Police arrested Marcel Demerus Merritt, 33, of Oakland, on a vehicle theft charge. Police said they ran the plates on the green 1998 Cadillac DeVille they said Merritt was driving and discovered that it had been reported stolen. They arrested Merritt shortly after 6 p.m. and booked him into Alameda City Jail.

MORE ARRESTS: Police arrested two Alameda men who they said had plotted to steal a motorcycle that had been listed for sale on Craigslist. Police said Christopher Wayne Brast, 25, took the bike out for a test drive and never returned it. They said Thomas Edward Brast, 18, assisted in the theft. Both men were arrested this evening and transported to Alameda City Jail.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a computer and iPod valued at $1,650 from a Garfield Avenue home. Police said the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a light blue 1987 Pontiac Bonneville fro the 1800 block of Chapin Street. Police said the car was taken sometime between 9 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. No value estimate was given.

Identity theft: 1

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Friday, October 9

Monday, October 5

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a flat screen television valued at $2,000 from a Buena Vista Avenue apartment complex. Police said the TV was taken from the first-floor apartment sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. today.

STRONG ARM ROBBERY: Police are looking for a suspect who simulated a weapon under his shirt to steal an iPod Nano from a victim in the 1500 block of St. Charles Street tonight. Police said the crime occurred at around 9:50 p.m. Police said the suspect is an Hispanic male, 19 or older, who is 5’6″ and 160 lbs. They said the suspect drove a black Dodge Ram truck with an extended cab and tinted windows.

Stolen bicycles: 1

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Saturday, October 10

Monday, October 5

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for a man who they said stole a $500 money order from his ex-girlfriend’s Chapin Street home. Police said that on September 10, the woman allowed her ex to spend the night in order to spend time with their children. She said the suspect took the money order during the two hours she was out of the home.

Identity theft: 1

Monday, October 5

Sunday, October 11

Monday, October 5

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a gold 2007 Cadillac DTS from a driveway on Jackson Street. Police said the car went missing sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. today. Police did not give an estimated value for the car, though they said the victim told them his lender had a lien on the vehicle for $28,000.

Identity theft: 1

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