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Monday, October 5

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BURGLARY: Police are investigating an alleged burglary on the 100 block of West Hedding Street. An unknown suspect or suspects entered the residence through an unlocked window, authorities said.

ATTEMPTED GRAND THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Police said an unknown person or persons attempted to take the rims and tires off of a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Central Avenue. According to authorities, the perpetrator may have been interrupted in the commission of the crime and fled without taking the tires.

CRIMINAL THREATS: Police are investigating a series of criminal threats against an Alameda woman and her daughter. The suspect has repeatedly threatened the victims by phone, police said.

BURGLARY: Police said an unknown person or persons gained entry to a residence on the 1900 block of Marina Drive by prying open a sliding glass door. The perpetrator had previously tried to enter the residence by climbing onto the roof, authorities said; when that failed the suspect or suspects then used a garden tool from an outdoor shed to open the sliding door.

FELONY HIT AND RUN ARREST: Police arrested Germain Padilla Tapia, 27, of Oakland on charges of felony hit and run, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana and narcotics and fleeing the scene of the accident after Tapia allegedly ran away from a major vehicle collision in which he was a driver. The injury accident occurred around 11:45 p.m. at Mariner Square Loop and Willie Stargell Avenue. Police located Tapia hiding in bushes several yards away. He faces additional charges of disobeying police, falsely identifying himself to police and driving on a suspended license in addition to an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Police also arrested a passenger in the car, Alejandro Carillo Gonzalez, 27, of Oakland for fleeing the scene.

Stolen bicycles: An unknown suspect cut a cable lock from a bicycle on the 2100 block of Santa Clara Avenue, then stole the bicycle and fled undetected, police said. A second bike is missing from the 2100 block of Encinal Avenue.

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Tuesday, October 6

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BATTERY AND CRIMINAL THREATS ARREST: Police arrested Michael John Mitchell, 40, of Alameda on charges of battery and making criminal threats after Mitchell allegedly pushed another man and threatened to kill him. The victim was then forced to defend himself by head-butting, punching and choking Mitchell, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Police are searching for a vehicle that was stolen from the 3100 block of Washington Street. A second vehicle was stolen from the 800 block of Pacific Avenue.

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Wednesday, October 7

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: An unknown suspect jumped into the enclosed balcony of a ground-floor apartment on the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue and attempted to slide open a window. The suspect was startled by a scream from a victim inside and then fled, police said.

FALSE BOMB REPORT ARREST: Police arrested Jerry Wayne Miles, 37, of Oakland on a charge of making a false bomb threat. Miles allegedly threatened to bomb the Alameda Housing Authority after an employee or employees at that agency refused to give him information on a tenant. The incident occurred during a phone call, police said.

Stolen vehicles: Police are searching for a vehicle stolen from the 2300 block of Central Avenue.

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Thursday, October 7

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FRAUD: Two individuals pretending to represent a mortgage-refinancing company convinced an elderly Alameda resident by phone to send $2,500 to their fraudulent business, police said.

STOLEN TRACTORS: Police are searching for the person or persons who stole three tractors from a parking lot on the 400 block of Seaplane Lagoon.

POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY ARREST: Police arrested Lawrence Dupree Robinson, 21, of Alameda on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of illegal fireworks. Robinson was also found in possession of burglary tools, police said.

SENIOR CITIZEN ABUSE: Police said a female suspect allegedly forged a check belonging to an Alameda senior citizen and deposited it into her personal bank account without the victim’s permission.

Stolen bicycles: An unknown person removed a bicycle from an unlocked bike cage on the 1800 block of Sandcreek Way, police said.

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Friday, October 8

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GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect or suspects stole a car from the 700 block of Central Avenue and then crashed it into a street light, causing major damage to the vehicle and minor damage to the light standard, police said.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: A suspect entered Bay Farm Island baked-goods company Donsuemor through an unlocked warehouse door and stole cookies and equipment, police said.

GRAND THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Police said an unknown person or persons stripped parts from a vehicle on the 1500 block of Buena Vista Avenue without the owner’s permission or knowledge.

SEX OFFENSE: Police are investigating an alleged sex offense on Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway in which a suspect hit another individual in the head with a closed fist and then sexually assaulted the victim. The victim said the suspect was also carrying a handgun, police said.

SEX OFFENSE: Police are investigating an alleged sex offense at the Summerhouse Apartments complex on Buena Vista Avenue. The 21-year-old suspect allegedly attempted to have sexual intercourse with a juvenile, authorities said.

BATTERY: Police said a suspect kicked another individual in the thigh on the 2300 block of Central Avenue. The suspect is also alleged to have thrown a plastic bottle at the victim.

ROBBERY: An unknown suspect attempted to forcibly take belongings from a victim on the 2400 block of Webb Avenue, police said. According to authorities, the perpetrator fled after a struggle with the victim.

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Saturday, October 9

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BURGLARY: Police said an unknown person or persons entered a residence on the 1300 block of Weber Street by unknown means, stealing several items before fleeing.

GRAND THEFT: Police are investigating an apparent grand theft in which three diamond rings and between $15,000 and $20,000 in currency disappeared from a residence. The unknown suspect or suspect entered the residence on the 100 block of Payot Court by an unknown manner, police said. Several valuables were left undisturbed and there were no signs of either forced entry or ransacking.

BATTERY: A suspect hit another individual in the head with a ceramic cup during a mutual combat fight, police said.

GRAND THEFT: Police are searching for the person or persons who took an unattended backpack containing a laptop from Borders.

VANDALISM ARREST: Police arrested Seth Madison Jones, 21, of Alameda on charges of vandalism and public intoxication after Jones allegedly kicked a vehicle.

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Sunday, October 10

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BATTERY: A verbal argument between two individuals on the 1300 block of Ferry Point turned physical, resulting in one party tackling the other to the ground, police said.

BATTERY: Police are investigating an alleged battery incident in Lower Washington Park in which several unknown suspects punched and kicked a victim.

MISAPPROPRIATION OR THEFT OF LOST PROPERTY ARREST: Police arrested Claude Lamar Elder, 25, of Alameda on a charge of misappropriation or theft of lost property. Contacted by police during an investigation of a petty theft, Elder allegedly attempted to identify himself using a bank card not issued to him, authorities said.

Stolen vehicles: Police are searching for a vehicle that was stolen from the area of Grand Street and Santa Clara Avenue. The vehicle door was unlocked at the time of the theft, police said.

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