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Monday, September 13


SCHOOL BURGLARY: Police are investigating an apparent burglary at Children’s Learning Center at 1910 Central Avenue. According to authorities, an unknown suspect or suspects removed windows from multiple classrooms to gain entry, then took money and a video game system before fleeing.

PEEPING TOM: A resident of an apartment on the 2200 block of San Jose Avenue reported a peeping tom who reached through an open window to move a curtain and peer inside, police said. The victim was in bed at the time of the alleged crime. He then woke up due to the movement and spotted the suspect’s hand in the window, police said. The victim then confronted the suspect as the individual walked away.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects forced open the front door to a residence on the 2000 block of Alameda Avenue and ransacked the apartment, police said.

POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS AND FIREARM: Police conducting a probation search on the 700 block of Eagle Avenue discovered a high-capacity magazine as well .86 grams of marijuana, authorities said.

CRIMINAL THREATS: Police are investigating an apparent criminal threat made against a landlord by a tenant of a residence on the 200 block of Kingfisher Avenue. The tenant allegedly threatened the landlord by phone during an argument over the landlord’s right to enter the residence, police said.

POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY: Police arrested Michael Patrick Medaglia, 41, of Alameda, for possession of a fake $100 bill discovered while Madaglia was being booked for an outstanding vehicle code warrant, police said. The bill is the fourth counterfeit $100 note discovered in the past weeks. An unknown individual or individuals passed two such fraudulent bills to vendors at the Webster Street Jam, and a fourth bill turned up September 14 when an unknown white male paid for yogurt at Yumygurt Frozen Yogurt on Central Avenue with a fraudulent note.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons forcibly broke the front door to a residence on the 1100 block of Park Avenue and took items valued at $2,250, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Olive Trek Allant, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. September 11, from the 1500 block of Park Street.


Tuesday, September 14


GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect or suspects entered an open garage on the 3000 block of Enterprise Drive and stole tools valued at $460, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating the theft of items valued at nearly $132,000 from a residence on the 2300 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Items stolen included jewelry and collectibles such as a megalodon tooth fossil and an original Batmobile figurine. The victim of the burglary had been arrested earlier this month for battery, criminal threats, and brandishing a firearm; it is unknown whether the burglary was related.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons broke down the front door to a residence on the 1600 block of Union Street and ransacked a bedroom, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Trek mountain bike unknown model, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., from the 1300 block of Walnut Street.


Wednesday, September 15


MOLOTOV COCKTAIL: Police arrested Joseph Victor Lagana, 26, of Alameda, for possession of an incendiary device and a “burning wad of paper” after he was found with a Molotov cocktail on the 1200 block of Park Street. Lagana, who also faces charges of child endangerment and resisting, delaying, or otherwise obstructing a police officer, allegedly admitted that he was planning to burn something with the device, police said. According to authorities, Lagana was contacted by police during a disturbance investigation.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects pulled on a partially opened crank window to a residence on the 1300 block of Willow Street, breaking the window hinge, police said. The suspect removed the window screen and then fled with it when the house alarm activated, authorities said.

RACCOON BITE: A raccoon attacked a dog in the front yard of a residence on the 1500 block of High Street, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect described as an Hispanic male entered an open garage door on the 200 block of Ratto Road, taking a pocketbike mini-motorcycle valued at $300 and fleeing in a red Dodge Neon, police said.

GRAND THEFT ARREST: Police arrested Pascual Ramos, 19, of Oakland, on a charge of grand theft after Ramos allegedly took a bicycle valued at $2,000 from the side of an Alameda residence. Police located Ramos in Oakland and arrested him at High Street and Tideway, officials said. According to authorities, the bicycle owner positively identified Ramos as the individual responsible for taking the bike.


Thursday, September 16


SUNKEN YACHT: The owner of a 43-foot yacht reported that the vessel sunk while tied to a boat dock on the 3000 block of Marina Drive, police said.

VANDALISM: An argument over an allegedly fake $100 bill escalated into a vandalism incident, police said. The suspect in the case accused a woman of giving him a counterfeit bill, then sent the victim a text containing a threat to vandalize her vehicle. Six days after the victim received the text, her vehicle suffered a broken left rear window, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a residence through an open window on the zero block of Washow Court and conducted a selective search, taking items including jewelry, police said.

CRIMINAL THREATS ARREST: Police arrested Ahmid “Reggie” Kumar, 31, of Alameda, on a charge of making criminal threats. Kumar allegedly threatened another individual while holding a knife. The threat or threats occurred during a verbal argument, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Blue 1991 Honda Accord, between 9:20 p.m. September 15 and 8 a.m. today, from the 600 block of Taylor Avenue.


Friday, September 17


BURGLARY: A resident of the 1100 block of Park Avenue came home to find the front door to the residence open and the apartment ransacked, police said. The victim was unable determine whether anything had been stolen.

STOLEN AND RECOVERED BICYCLES: Police recovered four bicycles that an unknown suspect or suspects had taken from the 1400 block of Eighth Street and moved to another location for later removal, police said.

RACCOON BITE: A second dog in Alameda suffered a raccoon bite following the September 15 biting incident on the 1500 block of High Street, police said. The location of the second raccoon attack was not available.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating an apparent robbery of a residence on the 1800 block of Third Street. According to authorities, the perpetrator climbed onto a roof and entered the residence through an unlocked bedroom window, stealing a video game but bypassing numerous other valuables.

BATTERY: Police are searching for a suspect, described as a black male named “Kwalik,” who allegedly punched another man in the back of the head with a closed fist at Lincoln Avenue and St. Charles Street.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects removed the screen from a bathroom window on the 2100 block of Otis Drive and climbed inside, stealing items valued at $1,400 before fleeing, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Green Trek mountain bike, between 11 p.m. September 16 and 8:30 a.m. today, from the 2100 block of Santa Clara Avenue.


Saturday, September 18


GRAND THEFT ARRESTS: Police arrested Steven Patrick Malabag, 43, of San Leandro, and John Douglas Martin, 49, of Alameda, on charges of attempted grand theft and grand theft with prior convictons after the men were caught allegedly attempting to steal bicycles from the parking garage at 1400 Oak Street. According to authorities, a witness flagged down police and reported that two male suspects were attempting to cut bike locks inside the parking structure. The witness positively identified Malabag and Martin as the suspects; bolt cutters were also recovered, police said. Both men face charges of grand theft with prior convictions, attempted grand theft, violation of parole, and possession of burglary tools.

FOUND FIREARM: Police found a loaded Jennings semiautomatic pistol on the 1800 block of Poggi Street, authorities said.

Stolen bicycles: Centurion with white front tire and black rear, between 8 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. September 17, from the 200 block of Central Avenue.

Blue Giant Sedona, between 1:45 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., from a bike rack in front of Nob Hill Foods at 2351 Blanding Avenue.


Sunday, September 19


APPROPRIATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY AND BURGLARY TOOLS ARREST: Police arrested Zamien Perry Edmondson, 31, address not given, on charges of possessing burglary tools and appropriating stolen property. Authorities contacted Edmondson for sitting in front of a business on the 1800 block of Park Street with no apparent purpose for being there, police said. A records check revealed that Edmondson had an outstanding warrant for burglary. During a search, Edmondson was found to have a screwdriver, gloves, numerous keys, and a remote garage door opener, police said. He also allegedly had bank checks and an identification card that did not belong to him on his person.

MARIJUANA PACKED FOR SALE FOUND IN POLICE VEHICLE: Police are investigating the discovery of four bags of marijuana packed for sale in an Alameda Police Department patrol vehicle.

VANDALISM: Police are investigating an alleged case of vandalism on the 2000 block of Alaska Packer Place in which a former employee of a business at that location allegedly returned and cut a vehicle’s tires. The suspect, described as a white male over 40, was apparently fired approximately six months prior to the incident and has been a “continual” disturbance since that time, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Gray 1998 Honda Civic, between 10:30 a.m. September 18 and 8:30 a.m. today, from the 1100 block of Pacific Marina.

White 1994 Honda Civic, between 5:45 p.m. September 18 and 9 a.m. today, from the 1100 block of Ninth Street. The vehicle was later recovered and turned over to its owner, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Vintage Schwinn Twin, Schwinn Varsity, and Bottecchia racing bicycle, between 2 p.m. September 15 and 12:30 p.m. today, from the 1100 block of Broadway.

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