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12Monday, January 18

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GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who broke into a vehicle parked on the 3200 block of Central Avenue and stole a laptop and purse valued at $1,110. Police said that sometime between 8 p.m. January 17 and 9:15 a.m. today, someone shattered the vehicle’s passenger side window and took the items.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole firearms and copper piping valued at $260 from a Hornet Avenue storage unit. Police said that sometime between 2 p.m. January 16 and 11 a.m. January 17, someone pried open the door to the storage unit and took four guns, a bucket of brass fittings and 20 feet of copper piping. A separate burglary from the same storage facility was reported on January 17.

GRAND THEFT: Police said someone broke into a vehicle parked on the 3200 block of Liberty Avenue and stole iPods value at $500. Police said that sometime between 9 p.m. January 17 and 11 a.m. today, someone smashed a window on the victim’s vehicle and took the items.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who, they said, took bicycles, a guitar and electronics worth $4,400 from a home on Briggs Avenue. Police said that sometime between 9:30 p.m. January 17 and 10 a.m. today, the suspect or suspects entered the open garage of the apartment building and took the items. Separately, police are also investigating an attempted theft from a vehicle that occurred between 11 p.m. January 17 and 2:30 p.m. today.

GRAND THEFT: Police are investigating the theft of $500 worth of quarters from a local laundromat. Police said that sometime between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. on January 16, someone pried open coin boxes attached to 15 washing machines at the Rainbow Laundry on Lincoln Avenue and removed the quarters.

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Wednesday, January 20

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GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a car stereo, clothing, personal items and other electronics from a car parked on the 1100 block of Broadway. Police said the suspect or suspects broke a window sometime between 10:30 p.m. January 19 and 7:30 a.m. today and took the items, which were valued at $1,150.

BATTERY: Police are investigating the alleged battery of a 2-year-old boy. Police said their suspect, who they have not named, allegedly pulled the boy to the ground in a sitting position while yelling at him at 2:10 p.m. December 18 on an unnamed block of Singleton Avenue.

BATTERY ARREST: Police have arrested Jorge Isaac Barquero, 45, of Alameda on an assault and battery charge. Police said Barquero punched a woman in the face. Barquero was arrested at 11 a.m. today at his home and transported to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Police said he also had a warrant for a drunk driving charge.

VIOLATING A COURT ORDER ARREST: Police arrested Adnan Turcinovich, 23, of Alameda, on charges that included violating a court order. Police said they stopped Turcinovich’s car and found a restrained person inside who Turcinovich was ordered to stay away from by a court. They said he also had a counterfeit $20 bill in his wallet. Turcinovich was arrested at 1:25 p.m. today on the 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue.

FRAUD: Police are investigating an online company that allegedly failed to pay the government more than $15,000 in taxes a local company forwarded to them. Police said that SDC Structural Engineering hired a company called Clickbooks.com in 2003 to process and pay their state and federal income tax, and that the local company had been forwarding regular tax payments to the online firm to pay. But police said Clickbooks never made the payments and that they have since gone out of business. The company’s website defaults to a site for a new company called GlobaleStaff, which the site says grew out of the Oakland-based Clickbooks.com and is now based in the Philippines.

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Thursday, January 21

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SCAM: Police are investigating an alleged money scam. Police said the alleged victim replied to a job posting on Craigslist and that she later received a check from her “employer” directing her to deposit the check and wire the money to a third party. The alleged crime took place between January 13 and today.

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Friday, January 22

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BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary at a Park Street auto repair business. Police said that sometime between 7 p.m. January 21 and 8:30 a.m. today, someone cut the lock to the door of Tony’s Motor Service, searched the business and left without taking anything.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who broke into an apartment on the 800 block of Walnut Street and stole rare coins, personal documents and wine charms valued at $450. Police said the alleged crime occurred sometime between noon on December 18 and 2 p.m. today. It was not clear how the alleged burglar entered the apartment.

FRAUD: Police are looking for two people who, they said, wrote $2,173 worth of checks stolen from a local church. Police said someone stole checks from the Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ on Santa Clara Avenue and wrote them for money and other services. Police said the alleged crime occurred between January 11 and January 21.

BURGLARY ARREST: Police arrested Edward George Hansen, 54, of Alameda on charges of burglary and resisting arrest. Police said a witness saw Hansen breaking into a residential garage and that arriving officers found him there. They said Hansen also resisted arrest. He was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on the 1900 block of Chestnut Street and transported to Alameda City Jail.

Stolen autos: Black 1994 Saturn SL1 four-door, between 5 p.m. January 20 and 6:50 p.m. today, from the 1800 block of Shoreline Drive.

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Saturday, January 23

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BATTERY: Police are looking for the person who, they said, pushed a security guard at a local bar and restaurant after the pair got into an argument. Police said the alleged crime occurred shortly after midnight in front of the Fire Den bar and restaurant. They said the guard pepper sprayed the suspect before he fled. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5’10” and 120 lbs., with shoulder length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a green Oakland A’s jacket, a black T-shirt with a white logo and blue jeans.

DRUNK DRIVING ARREST: Police arrested Christine Parrocha Parentela, 34, of Hercules on a drunk driving charge. Police said Parentela was driving eastbound on Pacific Avenue, near Fourth Street, when she struck a parked vehicle. Police said they conducted field sobriety tests on Parentela and that she had the smell of alcohol on her breath. She was arrested at 2:30 a.m. and transported to Alameda City Jail.

GRAND THEFT: Police said a radio face plate, iPod, GPS device, money and binoculars were stolen shortly before 6 a.m. today from a vehicle parked on the 3200 block of Madison Street. Police said the vehicle’s owner responded to his car alarm sounding and found that the back window of his red Dodge 1500 had been smashed and the items taken. The value of the items was not listed.

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Sunday, January 24

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BATTERY: Police said an 18-year-old woman was punched and kicked several times by a man during an argument at 3 a.m. on an unnamed block of Central Avenue. They said the victim did not wish to press charges.

BURGLARY: Police are looking for the person or persons who, they said, broke into a Webb Avenue sandwich shop and then fled. Police said that sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. today, someone smashed the window of The Sandwich Board, searched it and left without taking anything.

GRAND THEFT: Police are looking for the person who, they said, opened the unlocked passenger side door of a vehicle parked on Park Street and stole a purse. The alleged crime occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the 1700 block of Park Street. The purse and its contents were valued at $610. The suspect was described as a Latino male in his 20s, 5’8” and 160 to 170 lbs., wearing a dark skull cap, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes. The suspect vehicle is described as a 1980s or 1990s model, two-door Acura.

Stolen autos: Gray 1987 Toyota pickup, shortly after midnight, from the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue.

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