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The District Attorney is considering charges against a Haight school parent who, police believe, stole nearly $1,000 from the Haight Elementary School PTA.

Police said they believe the parent, a single mother who has not been named because she has yet to be charged, forged PTA checks worth $980.04 between November 2008 and August 2009 while she served as the school’s PTA treasurer. They said they were called after new officers who took over in September 2009 found documentation discrepancies when the did an audit of the PTA’s finances.

Alameda Police Sgt. Jill Ottaviano said the woman was cooperative with police and that she provided a statement, but declined to say whether the woman admitted to wrongdoing.


12Monday, December 28


BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole two television sets valued at $2,000 from an apartment on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Police said the alleged burglary occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., when the suspect or suspects kicked in the victims’ front door and entered after the victim heard the building’s fire alarm go off, gathered her children, locked her door and exited the apartment.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who broke into a hotel room on the 1200 block of South Loop Road and stole a laptop computer valued at $1,000. Police said the alleged crime occurred sometime between 6 a.m. December 25 and 9:30 p.m. December 28, while the victim was out of town for Christmas.

Stolen bicycles: Purple 2007 Next three-speed, black and purple 2006 Diamondback men’s bicycle, between 12:05 a.m. and 12:45 a.m., from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sherman Street.


Tuesday, December 29


ROBBERY ARREST: Police arrested Andy Truong, 26, of Alameda, on charges of robbery and resisting arrest in connection with a robbery at a liquor store on Park Street. Police said Truong was positively identified by a witness as the person who threatened them with a bottle of beer they said Truong stole from a nearby liquor store on an unnamed date. Police said Truong also attempted to evade escape by riding through traffic.

HIT AND RUN: Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Webster Street. Police said the driver of a white Saab station wagon who was traveling east on Lincoln Avenue struck and injured a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk south on Webster Street at 6:38 p.m. They said the driver, who struck the pedestrian when the driver made a right turn, fled the scene. The pedestrian complained of knee pain but refused medical treatment, police said.

CARJACKING: Police are looking for three suspects who, they said, stole someone’s vehicle at knifepoint. Police said the suspects contacted the victim to deposit checks for them in Oakland. When the victim appeared at around 4 p.m. on the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue, police said one of the suspects demanded the victim’s vehicle, a white 1990 Plymouth Voyager van. Police described one of the suspects as a 43-year-old black female, but did not provide additional suspect information.

BATTERY: The District Attorney’s office is deciding whether to charge a man who allegedly punched another man in the face at around 10:30 p.m. on an undisclosed block of Kings Road. Police described the suspect as a 52-year-old male, 5’6’’ and 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. The victim was a 46-year-old man. The suspect in the case has not been named because he has not been charged.


Wednesday, December 30


GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person who, they said, smashed a car window and stole clothing, compact discs and a stereo face plate valued at $570 from a vehicle parked on the 2800 block of Windsor Drive. Police said the alleged crime occurred sometime between 11 p.m. December 29 and 9 a.m. today.


Thursday, December 31


GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who smashed the rear window of a parked car and stole a laptop computer valued at $1,500 off the back seat. Police said the alleged crime occurred sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on the 1400 block of Webster Street.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary on the 300 block of Kittyhawk Road. Police said that sometime between 12:05 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., the suspect or suspects pried open the bathroom window of the residence, entered and kicked open a bedroom door. They said the suspect or suspects fled without taking anything.

Stolen bicycles: Adult and child bicycles, no model given, between 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the 1400 block of Oak Street.


Friday, January 1


SUSPICIOUS BULLET: Police said a woman reported returning to her home on the 2000 block of Buena Vista Avenue shortly after midnight and finding a bullet hole in the ceiling of her bedroom and a bullet round in her purse on the floor. No further information was released.

Stolen bicycles: Black Trak Fixie with white fork, between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., from the 800 block of Island Drive.


Saturday, January 2


GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person who ripped a necklace from an elderly woman’s neck and fled. Police did not give a value estimate for the necklace or say if the woman was injured. Police said the woman had taken the bus to Alameda to visit relatives on Egret Court and that she had turned onto the street when the necklace was taken. They said the alleged crime occurred at 1:18 p.m. They did not provide suspect information.


Sunday, January 3


GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a woman’s wedding ring and a diamond necklace that they valued at $8,500. Police said the jewelry was taken from the bedroom of the victim’s home, on the 1300 block of Versailles, sometime between August 2009 and December 2009.

Stolen autos: Black 2001 Volkswagen Passat, between 3 p.m. January 2 and 8:30 a.m. January 3, from the 800 block of Paru Street.

Blue 1990 Toyota Camry four-door, between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., from the 1800 block of Wood Street.

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