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Monday, November 1


BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects pried open the lock to the front door of the Islamic Center of Alameda and entered the premises without permission, police said. Nothing appeared to be missing from the center.

GRAND THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Police are searching for the unknown person or persons who smashed a vehicle window in the vicinity of Veterans Court and Island Drive and stole items valued at over $400, authorities said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects opened the cracked window of a residence on the 1600 block of Eighth Street, searched the residence and then fled through the rear door with stolen items, police said.

THEFT OF CREDIT CARD: Police are investigating the apparent theft of a credit card from a backpack left unattended at Alameda High School.


Tuesday, November 2


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects cut a hole in a cyclone fence on the 2900 block of Main Street, breaking into several steel storage sheds and stealing tools and recyclable materials, police said. According to authorities, the perpetrator or perpetrators broke padlocks to access the sheds.

MARIJUANA FOR SALE ARREST: Police arrested a juvenile on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale, authorities said. According to police, the juvenile was allegedly selling the marijuana at The Academy of Alameda Middle School.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Police said a maintenance worker interrupted an unknown suspect in the act of stealing copper from a vacant building on the 2600 block of Lexington Street.

Stolen vehicles: Red 2002 Honda motorcycle, between midnight and 4:30 p.m. November 2, from the 2400 block of Webb Avenue.


Wednesday, November 3


BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects cut the screen on an open window of a residence on the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue, police said. The perpetrator or perpetrators then reached through the open window to unlock the front door and gain entry, conducting a messy search before fleeing with jewelry, police said.

NARCOTICS FOR SALE ARRESTS: Police arrested Alameda residents Rebecca Jo Hubbs, 54, and Ulysses Joseph Thompson, 56, on drug charges after authorities conducting a probation search allegedly found them to be in possession of two morphine pills, five Hydrocodone pills, 40 Diazepam pills, .42 grams of cocaine base, seven grams of methamphetamine, 2.76 grams of marijuana, several empty baggies and a digital scale, police said. Hubbs faces one charge of cocaine possession while Thompson faces charges of cocaine possession, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of controlled narcotics, marijuana possession and violating parole, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary on the 1400 block of Sixth Street to determine whether the four juveniles arrested on burglary charges last week were responsible for the incident, authorities said. Police said five suspects were involved in the Sixth Street burglary, in which the suspects climbed over a fence, cut a screen to an open window, and entered the residence. A second burglary on the 700 block of Santa Clara Avenue may also be linked to the juveniles, police said.

FRAUD: Police said a suspect posted a Craigslist ad in a fraudulent attempt to rent a residence that is currently up for sale.

GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect took a purse from a closet during a party on the 2400 block of Shoreline Drive, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Black and light blue Giant Escape, between 10:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m., from the 1500 block of Park Street.


Thursday, November 4


NARCOTICS FOR SALE ARRESTS: Police arrested Oakland residents Victoria Elaine Martinez, 22, and Michelle Janeen Sams, 40, on drug charges after the two were allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of rock cocaine, one pound of marijuana, and over $13,000 in cash, police said. Police also seized a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS550. Martinez faces one charge of narcotics possession, while Sams faces charges of marijuana possession, narcotics possession, cocaine possession, and transporting and selling narcotics and cocaine, authorities said.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating an alleged burglary from a room at Extended Stay Deluxe hotel on South Loop Road.

GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect stole medical equipment valued at approximately $500 from an exam room at Alameda Hospital, police said. According to authorities, the missing equipment is a light used for examinations.


Friday, November 5


BURGLARY: Police are investigating an alleged burglary on the zero block of Captains Drive in which two suspects entered a residence through an unsecured front door and then fled upon realizing a witness was inside, authorities said.

MAIL THEFT: An unknown suspect or suspects took an outgoing bill from a mailbox on the 2200 block of Buena Vista Avenue and attempted to cash the check, police said.

PEEPING TOM ARRESTS: Police arrested two juveniles in what was thought to be a Peeping Tom incident but appears to be related to a burglary attempt, authorities said. The arrests occurred on the 1300 block of Grove Street.

BURGLARY: An unknown person or persons entered an apartment on the 400 block of Santa Clara Avenue by unknown means, ransacking the apartment and stealing several items, police said.

VANDALISM ARREST: Police arrested Emmanuel McCowan, 18, of Alameda on charges of vandalism and resisting arrest after McCowan allegedly kicked a dent in the side of a car and refused to comply with authorities, police said.


Saturday, November 6


Stolen vehicles: Tan 1997 Honda Accord, between 12:30 a.m. and 8:16 a.m., from the 300 block of Channing Way.


Sunday, November 7


GRAND THEFT: A suspect took a victim’s collectible cards without his permission and then fled the area with the loss, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating an apparent burglary at a residence on the 200 block of Corpus Christi Road. According to authorities, the unknown suspect or suspects entered the residence by unknown means.

RACCOON BITE: A woman walking her dog on the 700 block of Central Avenue suffered a raccoon bite, police said.

AUTO THEFT ARREST: Police arrested Robert Diaz Lopez, 32, of San Leandro on charges of auto theft and possession of burglary tools after authorities discovered Lopez asleep in a parked, stolen car. Lopez was allegedly in possession of the stolen vehicle’s ignition key, a shaved ignition key and an altered Airsoft gun for which he faces an additional charge of alteration of an imitation firearm. According to authorities, the car’s owner alerted police to the location of the stolen vehicle after receiving word from others that the car had been spotted.

Stolen vehicles: White 2000 Honda Civic, between 2:47 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., from the zero block of Brehaut Court.

Blue 1991 Toyota Camry, between 2 a.m. November 6 and 7:45 a.m. today, from the 1400 block of Fifth Street.

Stolen bicycles: Maroon Diamondback, between 11:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., from the 3200 block of Encinal Avenue.

Black Bianchi Pista with attached yellow trailer, between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., from a car port on the 1400 block of Sherman Street.

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