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Alameda police reported a rash of auto break-ins in the blocks surrounding Edison Elementary School this week.

Police received reports of five auto break-ins between June 27 and July 1 on a two-block stretch of Versailles Avenue, plus additional break-ins during that time period on nearby blocks of Moreland Drive and Fernside Boulevard and another break-in on Pearl Street believed to have occurred between June 25 and June 28. In one of the Versailles Avenue break-ins, a witness saw a male suspect rummaging through a vehicle between 1:44 a.m. and 1:46 a.m. July 1. Many of the vehicles were unlocked.

A Harvard Drive break-in that occurred sometime on July 3 or July 4 yielded an arrest, though police said it was not connected to the others. Police arrested Jonathan Pierre Jacobs, 23, of Oakland on burglary and other charges in connection with that case after they found him sleeping in a driveway on the 2900 block of Windsor Drive. Police said Jacobs admitted to that break-in and that he was found to be in possession of a screwdriver and a glass pipe.


Monday, June 28


GRAND THEFT: Police are investigating an alleged theft at a business at 1600 Harbor Bay Parkway. An unknown suspect removed a wedding ring and a diamond ring from a victim’s desk at work. The jewelry is worth $12,900, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Black 2008 Ducati motorcycle, from the 1200 block of Union Street, between 5 p.m. on June 27 and 8 a.m. today.


Tuesday, June 29


BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons entered the back yard of a residence in the 1700 block of Moreland Drive and forced open a window to the residence, police said. Though the window screen was found laying on the floor inside the living room, police said no items seem to have been stolen.

BURGLARY: Police are searching for the unknown suspect or suspects who removed tools from an unlocked shed and tool box in the back yard of a residence on 2800 block of Windsor Drive. According to police, the person or persons used pruning shears found on the property to attempt to cut a bike lock. The suspect also took peanut butter and defecated by the back door of the residence, police said.

HIT AND RUN ARREST: Police arrested Alameda resident Diana T. Katsantones on suspicion that she was the driver involved in a hit-and-run injury collision that occurred on Oak Street near Eagle Avenue. Contacted at her home, Katsantones admitted to driving in the area, police said, and her vehicle had damage corresponding to the accident. She was also booked on charges of driving under the influence.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons kicked in the front door to a residence in the 1700 block of Benton Street and fled with items valued at approximately $1,700, police said.

BURGLARY: Extended Stay America at 1350 Marina Village Parkway has been the site of another burglary following last month’s incidents at the hotel, police said. Police are searching for the suspect or suspects who entered a room by unknown means, conducted a messy search and took a passport and a checkbook.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Police are searching for the person or persons who removed the side of a boat on the 2000 block of Alaska Packer Place on June 26. No items were taken in the alleged burglary attempt, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Blue 1998 Honda Civic, between 7 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., from the parking lot at the ferry terminal at 2990 Main Street.

Stolen bicycles: Red Giant unknown model, between 10 a.m. and noon today, from the 2300 block of Central Avenue.


Wednesday, June 30


RESIDENTIAL ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery at a residence on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue. The incident occurred between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Items stolen include a 42″ plasma television, a Sony Playstation, a Nintendo Wii, and a computer. The total value of the loss is estimated at $6,250, police said.

GRAND THEFT: An unknown person or persons broke the window of a vehicle parked at Washington Park and removed a purse containing items valued at $800, police said. According to police, the victim was visiting the park with her children and had parked her vehicle on the 800 block of Westline Drive, in the parking lot near the tennis courts.

GRAND THEFT: Police are searching for the unknown suspect or suspects who unlawfully removed $1,032 worth of eyeglasses from an eyeglass shop at 2241 Central Avenue. The alleged crime occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., police said.


Thursday, July 1


GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect removed a five-foot-long green cast iron bathtub from a driveway of a residence on the 1500 block of Mozart Street. According to police, the tub is valued at $650.


Friday, July 2


GRAND THEFT ARREST: Police arrested Miriam Bahram, 22, address not given, for the alleged theft of over $400 worth of items from the Kohl’s department store at 2201 South Shore Center. Bahram was concealing the merchandise in her purse, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating an alleged burglary on the 1800 block of Nason Street. An unknown suspect or suspects entered a residence through an open window, police said, and ransacked the residence before taking a Sony laptop and $50 in cash.

Stolen bicycles: Specialized Stumpjumper, between noon June 25 and noon today, from the 2200 block of Clinton Avenue.


Saturday, July 3


AUTO THEFT ARREST: Police arrested Alameda resident Richard Jorge Reynoso, 29, on two charges of auto theft and two charges of receiving stolen property. During an investigation, police said, Reynoso admitted to stealing two vehicles. He was also in possession of a stolen car key and a stolen license plate, police said.

ASSAULT WITH TEAR GAS: Police are searching for the person responsible for assaulting a merchant marine with a “gel type substance” outside of Java Rama Coffee House at 1333 Park Street. The victim was staying in a local motel, police said, and was sitting in front of the coffee shop when he requested that the unknown suspect cease shouting into a cell phone and pacing back and forth in front of the business. The suspect then sprayed the victim in the face with the substance, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Black Specialized unknown model, between noon July 1 and 1 p.m. today, from the 1000 block of Buena Vista Avenue.


Sunday, July 4


GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect or suspect removed an outboard engine from a boat at the Alameda Marina, police said. The alleged crime occurred between 8 p.m. June 25 and 4 p.m. June 28, police said.

GRAND THEFT: Police are investigating the alleged theft of $5,000 worth of merchandise, including clothing and soccer gear, from a vehicle parked near Lafayette Street and Pacific Avenue.

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