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Monday, September 20

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ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery at Broadway and Central Avenue in which two male suspects, described as Latino men older than 25, tackled a 52-year-old man to the ground and took his wallet and its contents. The suspects, both wearing white shirts and black pants, then fled in a white sedan with the wallet and $205 in cash belonging to the victim, police said.

RACCOON BITE: A raccoon bit a dog in its backyard on the 1100 block of Paru Street, police said. The incident, which occurred in August but was not reported until last week, was one of several raccoon attacks over the past few months.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a residence on the 1800 block of Hibbard Street through an unlocked sliding glass door, removing computer and video game equipment valued at $3,050, police said.

INDECENT EXPOSURE: Police are searching for the unknown suspect, described as a white male, who was seen masturbating at Robert Crown Memorial Beach while looking at the victim. The incident occurred on the 1700 block of Shoreline Drive, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Blue Suzuki motorcycle, between 3 p.m. September 18 and 5 p.m. today, from the 300 block of Tideway Drive.

Stolen bicycles: Silver mountain bike with child’s trailer attached, between 6 p.m. September 19 and 6 p.m. today, from the 3300 block of Briggs Avenue.

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Tuesday, September 21

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BATTERY: Police are searching for two suspects in an attack on a 50-year-old man on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. The suspects, described as black males approximately 20 years old, allegedly struck and kicked the victim in the face and head. The victim then lay on the ground unconscious for several minutes, police said.

VANDALISM: An unknown suspect or suspects removed the gas cap from a black 2009 Ford Fusion parked in the Civic Center Parking Garage and poured an unknown crystal substance into the gas tank, police said.

THEFT AND BATTERY ARREST: Police arrested Martin L. McGowan, 42, of Oakland on charges of battery and petty theft with a prior conviction after McGowan allegedly stole liquor from Nob Hill Foods and then assaulted an individual who was attempting to detain him. Police escorted McGowan to Alameda Hospital before taking him to Santa Rita Jail, authorities said.

Stolen bicycles: Trek unknown model, between 8:40 a.m. and 2:05 p.m., from the 200 block of Singleton Avenue.

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Wednesday, September 22

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BATTERY: Police are investigating an apparent battery on the 2000 block of Santa Clara Avenue. A female suspect allegedly pushed another individual in the chest with both hands, then hit the victim in the face with a tennis shoe, police said.

GRAND THEFT: Police are searching for the person or persons who stole metal halide lights from a city-owned housing complex on the 1800 block of Wood Street, police said. The lights were valued at $600.

SCHOOL BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects broke a window at Sugar and Spice Preschool, stealing items valued at $80 and fleeing the Mariner Square Drive business in an unknown direction, police said.

GRAND THEFT: An unknown person or persons stole three wheels, including rims and tires, from a gold 2002 Cadillac DeVille on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. The wheels are valued at $3,000, police said.

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Thursday, September 23

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ROBBERY: Police are investigating an alleged residential robbery on the 2000 block of Central Avenue. The incident occurred between 7:55 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. Items valued at $7,049, including $2,000 in $20 bills and $1,000 in $1 and $2 bills, is missing from the residence, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect described as a black male entered a residence on the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue through a side bathroom window, police said. The victim then walked into the bathroom, surprising the suspect, who fled through the front door with stolen items, authorities said.

IDENTITY THEFT: Police are investigating an apparent case of identity theft in which an unknown suspect used an Alameda resident’s Social Security number to get a job beginning as early as October 2009, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons pried open the front window to a residence on the 700 block of Eagle Avenue, stealing two flat-screen televisions but bypassing other valuables, police said. The perpetrator or perpetrators had first attempted unsuccessfully to pry open the rear window of the residence before moving on to the front window, police said.

ROBBERY: Police are searching for two suspects in a theft at Safeway. The first suspect allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise, then fled in a vehicle driven by a second suspect after two individuals attempted to detain him, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a residence on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue through an unlocked patio door, ransacking the apartment and fleeing with items valued at $950, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Silver 2008 Yamaha motorcycle, between 10:30 p.m. September 22 and 8:10 p.m. today, from the 300 block of Tideway Drive.

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Friday, September 24

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BATTERY: Police are searching for an unknown suspect, described as a black male, who allegedly pushed a woman on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue. The suspect accused the woman, who lives in the complex, of collecting recyclables from a garbage can he laid claim to, then pushed her while telling her to leave the can alone, police said.

VANDALISM: An unknown suspect or suspects cut a padlock to a gate on the 1600 block of Orion Street and burned the contents of a large steel dumpster owned by the city, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons entered a residence on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue through a real unlocked bedroom window, taking items valued at $2,050, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Blue 1994 Honda Civic, between 7 p.m. September 23 and 7:30 a.m. today, from the 100 block of Brighton Road.

Blue 2004 Scion XB, between 11 p.m. September 23 and 11:30 a.m. today, from the 900 block of Park Street.

Stolen bicycles: Giant Sedona, between 8 p.m. September 23 and 9 a.m. today, from the 1600 block of Central Avenue.

Fat tire beach cruiser, between 4:30 p.m. September 23 and 5 p.m. today, from the 1800 block of Shoreline Drive.

Girls black cruiser with pink-rim tires and black basket and Ross bicycle unknown model, between 10:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., from the 2300 block of Encinal Avenue.

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Saturday, September 25

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ROBBERY ARREST: Police arrested Jai Quante McLin, 33, address not given, on a charge of robbery after authorities stopped McLin on the 700 block of Santa Clara Avenue for matching the description of a suspect in a nearby incident. He was then identified as the robbery suspect and taken into custody, police said.

PEEPING TOM: Police are searching for an unnamed suspect who allegedly climbed up to a second-story window of a residence on the 1000 block of Park Avenue and peered inside, police said.

BATTERY: A suspect attacked a man on the 2400 block of Central Avenue, leaving the victim with a laceration and a bite mark, police said. According to authorities, a man unrelated to the case was detained during the neighborhood search following the incident; the man was known to have outstanding warrants for violation of a court order and failure to register as a sex offender, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons unhinged a garage door on the 3500 block of Oleander Avenue, lifting the door and then taking a safe, a ring, and a necklace. The items are valued at $2,400, police said.

BATTERY: Police are investigating an alleged battery near Littlejohn Park on the 1400 block of Pacific Avenue. A victim was approached by three suspects who proceeded to kick and punch him until he managed to run away, police said. According to authorities, the suspects, described as three Filipino males, were last seen fleeing on foot in different directions.

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Sunday, September 26

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GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect or suspects removed four tires valued at $2,000 from a Silver 2010 Honda Accord on the 300 block of Tideway Drive, police said.

PETTY THEFT: Police are investigating an alleged theft at Daisy’s, located at 1347 Park Street. According to authorities, three white females were seen browsing in the store without buying anything. Store personnel then noticed $258 worth of jewelry missing from display stands.

BRANDISHING: An individual on the 200 block of Maple Way brandished a kitchen knife and threatened two victims, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Giant Suede cruiser, between noon and 2:15 p.m., from the 200 block of Packet Landing Road.

Rally bicycle unknown model, between 1:30 p.m. and and 3 p.m. September 22, from the 3000 block of Windsor Drive.

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