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Monday, November 2


Monday, November 2

Monday, November 2

BATTERY: Police are looking for a suspect in a battery that occurred during a Halloween party on October 30. Police said a man had grabbed the victim’s face and arm out of anger at around 10:15 p.m. at the party, which occurred in an establishment on Packet Landing Road. Police appear to have a suspect in the case.

RECOVERED EXPLOSIVE: Police said an employee of a Buena Vista Avenue auto body shop recovered a smoke grenade from the driver’s side pocket of a vehicle this morning. Police said the employee was cleaning out a moving truck that had been rented out over the weekend, shortly after 11 a.m., when he discovered the grenade.

FRAUD: Police arrested Vickie Sue Smith, 46, no address given, on a charge of attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a local bank. Police said Smith was arrested at 2:44 p.m., after the account holder for the check was contacted and confirmed that the check was fraudulent.

IDENTITY THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a local resident’s identity and used the victim’s Social Security number to open 19 accounts. Police said the victim, a Clay Street resident, discovered the alleged crime when they attempted to refinance their home and their credit history was checked. The accounts were opened between December 1, 2007 and July 9 of this year.

THEFT: Police arrested Paul Rainier Estandian Tavu, 23, no address given, on charges that included auto theft and possession of burglary tools, stolen property and weapons. Police said they observed Tavu attempting to get into a stolen vehicle and that they found him to be in possession of burglary tools and methamphetamines. They said he was also in possession of stolen property and a machete, in violation of his parole. He was arrested at 3:38 p.m. and booked into Alameda City Jail.

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON: Police arrested Tecle Asmayit Hagos, 19, of Alameda on an assault with a deadly weapon charge at 7:10 p.m. Police said Hagos attempted to cut a victim with a box cutter on the 1800 block of Chapin Street. Police said the suspect was identified by the victim from a lineup. The suspect was booked into Alameda City Jail.

Stolen bicycles: Blue 2007 Diamondback 18-speed mountain bike, 200 block of Avington Road, between 5:30 p.m. October 31 and 7:30 a.m. today.

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BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole construction tools off a barge docked in the 2100 block of Clement Avenue. Police said the crime occurred sometime between 7:45 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. today. Police did not give a value estimate for the tools.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY: Police arrested Jesus DeLeon, 47, of Dublin, on charges of assault and battery and resisting arrest. Additional information was not immediately available.

ASSAULT: Police arrested Remy Albert Ballard, 50, of Alameda, on assault and intoxication charges. Police said Ballard was identified by a victim as the person who punched him in the face. Police arrested Ballard at 4 p.m. He was also charged with trespassing.

BATTERY: Police said four people got into a fight on an unnamed block of Eagle Avenue. The reason for the fight, which began at 4 p.m., was not given. The parties were three women between the ages of 18-20 and a 30-year-old man. Two of the people involved in the incident reportedly damaged the windscreen of another participants’ car. It was not clear if the incident resulted in any arrests.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a laptop valued at $4,280 that the victim inadvertently left outside his front door on an 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Stolen bicycles: Red and silver Schwinn Supreme, 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue, between 11:30 a.m. and noon Monday.

Red 2008 three-wheel folding bicycle, 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue, between 3 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.

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FRAUD ARREST: Police arrested Salina Patrice Juanita Lactaoen, 21, of Alameda on a fraud and identity theft warrant from out of state. Police said Lactaoen, came to the police department for a Livescan and was found to have warrants in Montezuma County, Colo. Lactaoen was arrested 1:10 p.m. and booked into Alameda City Jail.

STOLEN BOAT: Police are looking for the person who stole a sailboat from floating docks on an unnamed block of Blanding Avenue and took it for a joyride that may have included a collision with the Fruitvale Bridge. Police said the white 1980 Ericson sailboat was taken from its dock sometime between 10 a.m. on October 28 and 9:50 p.m. today. They said the thief may have crashed it into the Fruitvale Bridge and that he then abandoned it at a private dock at the High Street Bridge. The suspect was described as a white male, 30 years old, 5’9″, 140 lbs., with short/thinning blond hair, a white shirt and blue jeans. Police said the boat has since been recovered by its owner.

POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY: Police arrested Gregory David Young, 46, of Alameda, on a charge of possession of stolen property. Police said they stopped Young and found that the bicycle he was riding on had been reported stolen. They said Young claimed he had purchased the bike at a flea market but that he could not provide proof of the purchase. He was arrested shortly before midnight and booked into Alameda City Jail.

Stolen bicycles: Brown and white 16″ Mongoose Rebel BMX bike, 400 block of Grand Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 12:57 p.m.

Black Specialized Hot Rock, 2200 block of Encinal Avenue, between 12:42 p.m. and 2:55 p.m.

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IDENTITY THEFT: Police are looking for the person who stole a St. Charles Street resident’s Macy’s credit card and purchased $861.12 worth of clothing and other items. Police said the crime occurred sometime between September 21 and September 24, and that the victim discovered it when she received her Macy’s bill.

FOUND POT PLANTS: Police recovered a pile of marijuana plants from the garbage of a Lincoln Avenue apartment complex. Police said the complex’s manager was taking out the garbage at 2 p.m. when she smelled a “strong skunk-type odor” coming from the garbage container behind the complex. When she opened it, she found several green plants that they later identified as marijuana. Police also found a brown paper bag with what they said was a large quantity of a green leafy substance. Police said the marijuana plants and the bag were placed into the APD evidence locker and that the owner of the marijuana could not be located.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who burglarized a home on Creedon Circle. Police said the suspect or suspects stole $400 worth of unnamed items and that the crime occurred sometime between 10 a.m. November 4 and 5 p.m. today.

BATTERY: Police arrested Augustin Vergara, 36, of Oakland after he allegedly struck an opposing player during a soccer game. Police said the victim told them he had been struck in the head twice by Vergara at 8:50 p.m. Police said they saw dried blood coming out of the victim’s left ear, which the victim said was the result of the alleged attack. The incident occurred while the parties were playing a soccer game in the 800 block of West Tower Avenue.

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GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a car stereo and amplifier valued at $870 from an auto on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Police said the suspect damaged the car door handle to get into the vehicle and take the items, sometime between 10:30 p.m. November 5 and 8 a.m. today.

Stolen bicycles: Dark green Giant 24-speed cruiser, 2300 block of Central Avenue, between 11 a.m. and 12:25 p.m.

White Giant 18-speed mountain bike, 2200 block of Encinal Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. October 28.

Silver and green Columbia Pathway, 2200 block of Encinal Avenue, between 6:50 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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VEHICLE FIRE: Police believe electrical problems could have been the cause of a vehicle fire that occurred in the 2500 block of Barbers Point Road this evening. Police said a white 1987 Cadillac Cimarron caught fire, damaging the car’s interior. They said no one was injured and that there were no witnesses to the incident.

Stolen bicycles: Red and yellow Huffy 21-speed mountain bike, with front shocks and oversized seat, from the 2500 block of Barbers Point Road, between 5:30 p.m. November 6 and 10:30 a.m. today.

Black Stingray cruiser, with a large rear tire and a small, skinny front tire, from the 600 block of West Ranger, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole $400 worth of wire leads from a work barge docked in the Oakland Estuary along the 2100 block of Clement Avenue. Police said the suspect used a blow torch to get into a cargo container to steal the copper cable leads, sometime between 5 p.m. November 6 and 9:35 a.m. today.

Stolen bicycles: Black and grey 2000 Trek 24″ 15-speed road bike, hybrid carbon and aluminum frame, from a home on Cornelius Square between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Stolen autos: Blue 2002 For F250 pickup truck, 2400 block of Santa Clara Avenue, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:55 p.m.

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