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Monday, October 26

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Monday, October 26

Monday, October 26

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a red and black 1999 Honda CBR600 motorcycle from it parking spot on San Jose Avenue. Police said the bike disappeared sometime between 2 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. today. A value estimate for the motorcycle was not given.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a plumbing snake from the maintenance room of an apartment complex on Ballena Boulevard. Police said the theft was discovered by the complex’s maintenance worker, who found that the door to the room had been kicked in. The theft occurred sometime between noon Saturday and 8 a.m. today, they said.

FRAUD: Police are looking for the person who convinced an unwitting victim to cash a fake check and send some of the proceeds to an Illinois address. Police said the crime occurred between 3:45 p.m. October 14 and 10 a.m. October 15, and that the victim took the check to a credit union in the 2000 block of Park Street.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: A local resident is out $13,476.25, the apparent victim of a series of sweepstakes scams. Police said the victim had received several letters over the preceding months saying he had won large sums of money and that in order to collect it, he had to wire money out. Police did not say how the crime was discovered.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a silver and red 1990 Honda Accord from the 1300 block of Mound Street. Police said the crime occurred sometime from 2 p.m. Thursday and 1:45 p.m. today. The value of the vehicle was not known.

BATTERY: Police arrested Anthony Mendez, 51, no address given, on a battery charge. They said Mendez punched a friend in the face several times at about 10:30 p.m. while the pair were at a bar in the 1800 block of Park Street. Police did not say what condition the victim was in after the attack.

Stolen bicycles: 1

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BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took $3,010 worth of tools from a construction trailer in the 1700 block of Pearl Street. Police said the trailer had been parked in front of a house that the trailer’s owner had been doing some work on. Police said the crime was reported at 8:47 a.m.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a white 2007 Yamaha R6 motorcycle from a spot in the 1400 block of Eighth Street. Police said the crime occurred sometime between midnight and 8:10 a.m.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who entered a home on the 2800 block of San Jose Avenue and stole $120 in cash while the home’s residents were at church. Police said the crime occurred sometime between 6:34 a.m. and 10 a.m.

CRUELTY TO ANIMAL: Police who were investigating a counterfeit coin operation say they have found evidence that the suspect maliciously and intentionally killed an egret by stomping it to death. Police said the crime occurred sometime between August 1 and September 15.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a brown 1992 Ford Explorer from its spot in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a dark green 2005 Honda Accord from a spot in the 2000 block of Shoreline Drive. The vehicle disappeared from its stall in the victim’s apartment complex sometime between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. today.

POLICE CHASE: Police arrested a 47-year-old Alameda man following a chase that ended in an arrest on an East End schoolyard while classes were in session. Police said Ralph Wayne Beckman failed to yield to traffic while riding his bicycle and that he evaded officers who attempted to conduct a traffic stop on him. A police chase followed, winding through Krusi Park and ending up at Otis Elementary School, where Beckman was apprehended by police, at 1:29 p.m. Beckman was charged with a number of vehicle code violations, resisting arrest and eluding police officers, and police said he also had outstanding warrants. Police also charged Beckman, who they said is a registered sex offender, for entering school grounds without permission.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person who stole a laptop valued at $3,000 from the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Southshore Center. Police said the victim was shopping when their window of their black 2002 Toyota Tundra pickup truck was smashed and the laptop taken, at around 8:15 p.m. The suspect was described as a white or Latino male in his 20s, 5’10” and 180 lbs.

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Police are looking for three suspects in an attempted burglary on Grand Street. Police said two of the suspects forced open the front door at about 10:10 a.m., then fled in a car driven by the third suspect when an alarm went off. Police described the vehicle as a white, four-door car, 1990s vintage, model unknown. The said the first suspect was a male in his 20s weighing 300 lbs. No other suspect information was available.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a silver 2005 Toyota Corolla from its spot on Melrose Avenue. Police said the vehicle disappeared sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 10:50 a.m. today.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for a suspect or suspects who smashed a rear door window and entered a home on an unnamed block of Buena Vista Avenue, searched the residence and left without taking anything. Police said the crime occurred sometime between noon Wednesday and noon today.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a bicycle, tools and hot plates valued at $1,000 from an apartment complex storage unit on an unnamed block of Central Avenue. Police said the crime occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 1:45 p.m. today.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person who attempted to burglarize a home in the 1600 block of Versailles Avenue. Police said that sometime between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., the suspect attempted to enter the residence via a sliding glass door out back.

EVADING POLICE: Police said a 63-year-old San Leandro man who tried to evade police ended up slamming his car into a wall. Police said the man was in the 2000 block of Santa Clara Avenue and headed east to High Street when the incident occurred. It was not clear if the man was injured or if he was charged with a crime. The incident occurred at 8:25 p.m.

Stolen bicycles: 1

Identity theft: 1

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ROBBERY ARREST: Police arrested four men on robbery charges today. Police said they arrested Francisco Vasquez, 24, of Oakland; Sasha Alejandro Mendoza, 20, of Oakland; Francisco Javier Maciel, 21, of San Leandro; all on robbery charges, and Juan Gabriel Vasquez, 32, no address given, on robbery and assault and battery charges. The robbery police suspect the four men of committing was not listed.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a white 1997 Toyota Forerunner from its spot on Buena Vista Avenue. Police said the crime occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. today.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who took $3,000 worth of copper welding wire from a construction barge in the 2100 block of Clement Avenue. Police said the crime occurred sometime between non on October 15 and 7 a.m. today.

Stolen bicycles: 1

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Saturday, October 31

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AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a tan 1991 Honda Accord from a spot on the 3300 block of Fernside Boulevard. Police said the car disappeared sometime between 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. today.

BATTERY: Police are looking for a person who punched a man early this morning because the man was urinating in an apartment complex parking garage. Police said the incident occurred in a garage on Shorepoint Court at 2 a.m. They described the suspect as a white male, 30, 6 feet tall, 215 lbs., with blond hair and blue eyes, a dark-colored coat and blue jeans.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who broke into an apartment on Buena Vista Avenue and stole a laptop and television valued at $2,500. Police said the suspect entered through an open balcony door sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. while the victim was out, and took the items. No suspect information was available.

VANDALISM: Police are looking for a suspect who they said took a Halloween decoration from the yard of a High Street home and used it to smash a window in the home. Police said the victim was watching television in the rear of their home shortly before 11 p.m. when they heard the crash. The victim walked to the front of his house and saw that someone had thrown one of his Halloween decorations through the front window. Police did not have any suspect information.

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BATTERY ARREST: Police arrested Steven Christopher Kettelhut, 24, of Alameda on a battery charge. Police said Kettelhut was identified by a victim who was punched in the head during a disturbance in the 1300 block of Park Street less than an hour earlier. Police arrested Kettelhut on assault and intoxication charges shortly before 2 a.m. and booked him into Alameda City Jail.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for a suspect or suspects who took $1,300 worth of bowling equipment from the rear cargo area of an unlocked vehicle parked on Payot Court. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. today.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a grey 2006 Volkswagen Jetta from its spot on Melrose Avenue. Police said the car disappeared sometime between 10:15 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. today. Separately, another Melrose Avenue resident reported that food and money had been stolen from her vehicle, sometime between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:05 a.m. today.

FRAUD: Police are looking for a suspect who defrauded a local resident out of $11,177. Police said the victim was looking for a loan to start a business when he answered an ad in the newspaper from a person purporting to help others get business loans. Police said the victim filled out his credit information and gave it to the suspect. Police appeared to have a suspect in the case.

THEFT: Police are looking for the person who stole a laptop computer from a church office on Grand Street. Police said the laptop was last seen prior to the church’s 10 a.m. service, and that it was discovered missing at 1 p.m. The computer was valued at $100.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person who stole a display case filled with gold jewelry from a vendor at the Antiques and Collectibles Faire. Police said the victims contacted them at 2:45 p.m. to say the theft had just occurred, 15 minutes earlier. Police, who were parked at the entrance to the fair, said they didn’t see anyone leave with a similar item. The missing jewelry was valued at over $100,000. Separately, another vendor said that someone took an antique French telescope from his booth. Police said the item, which dates back to 1850, disappeared at around 2:45 p.m. when the vendor stepped away and another vendor was keeping an eye on his booth. The suspect took the telescope and fled in an unknown direction, police said. It was valued at $175.

AUTO THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who took a purple 1998 Honda Civic from its parking spot in the 1500 block of Broadway. The car disappeared sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. today.

HIT AND RUN: Police arrested Janice Joy Stephenson, 59, no address given, on charges of hit and run, drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Police said Stephenson was involved in a traffic collision with a parked car and that she fled the scene. Police, who caught up with the suspect in the 1500 block of Oak Street, said she was positively identified by the victim. They said Stephenson also failed to pass field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner and that she was driving on a suspended license. She was booked into Alameda City Jail.

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