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Monday, November 29


GRAND THEFT: Police are searching for the unknown suspect or suspects who cut the lock to a fence on the 2200 block of Clement Avenue, stole a trailer and a piece of construction equipment, and then fled.

PURSE-SNATCHING: A suspect described as a thin black male in his late teens or early twenties took a purse by force from an individual in the vicinity of Fifth Street and Pacific Avenue, police said.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Police arrested Alameda residents Martin Guzman, 28, and Richard Ybarra, 21 on burglary charges after the pair allegedly broke into Dick’s Barber Shop on the 1500 block of Webster Street. According to authorities, a witness saw the pair break into the shop around 11 p.m. and called police; the witness then identified them in an on-site lineup. Ybarra also has an outstanding warrant, police said.

DUI ARREST: Police arrested Diana T. Katsantones, 56, of Alameda on a misdemeanor DUI charge after Katsantones allegedly crashed her vehicle into the Little House Cafe on the 2300 block of Blanding Avenue, causing what appeared to be minor damage. Upon arriving at the scene, police determined Katsantones to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Katsantones faced similar charges earlier this year when police arrested her for a June hit-and-run incident that also involved driving under the influence, authorities said.


Tuesday, November 30


BATTERY: A physical altercation between two individuals on Sand Beach Place resulted in an injury, police said.

SCHOOL BURGLARY: Police are searching for the suspect or suspects who entered Will C. Wood Middle School by unknown means and took a video game console, video games, and an LCD projector, authorities said.

GUN THEFT: Police said an unknown person or persons stole a gun from the rear of an unlocked auto camper shell in a backyard on the 1300 block of Park Street.

MARIJUANA FOR SALE ARRESTS: Police arrested Oakland residents Miguel Lupianez, 58, and Mathew Ruben Martinez, 57, on possession charges after they were found to have a “large amount” of marijuana packaged for sale, police said. Lupianez faces an additional charge of narcotics possession.

ASSAULT WITH WEAPON: A suspect burned a second individual in the face with a lit cigarette, punched the victim in the face twice and struck the victim with a chair before fleeing the area, police said. According to authorities, the suspect and victim were formerly in a romantic relationship.

ATTEMPTED AUTO THEFT: A witness on the 2200 block of Otis Drive spotted a suspect described as a light-skinned male in his twenties attempting to steal a car. The suspect fled when the car’s alarm went off, police said.

VANDALISM AND DUI ARREST: Police arrested Quelly DeJesus 46, of Alameda on charges of vandalism, resisting or obstructing police, and driving under the influence after Rodriguez was allegedly seen ramming a vehicle and then kicking the vehicle’s mirrors in an attempt to damage them. Rodriguez allegedly ran from the police when contacted about the incident. Police finally apprehended him in his home, authorities said.

Stolen vehicles: White 1989 Toyota Camry, between 11 p.m. November 29 and 8 a.m. today, from the 1100 block of Central Avenue.


Wednesday, December 1


FRAUD: The president of taxi service Best Way Transit reported that two former business partners falsified state documents in order to claim themselves as CEO and CFO of the company, police said.

BATTERY: Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown suspect struck an individual once with an open hand during a confrontation.

Stolen vehicles: Green 2000 Range Rover, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., from a parking lot on the 200 block of Packet Landing Road.


Thursday, December 2


ASSAULT WITH WEAPON ARREST: Police arrested a juvenile after the suspect picked up a brick and hit another juvenile in the head and face with it during a fight.

BATTERY ARREST: Police arrested Robert K. Ferguson, 42, of Alameda on charges of battery, vandalism, and public intoxication after Ferguson allegedly punched another individual in the face and smashed the individual’s door window with his shoe, authorities said.

Stolen vehicles: Gold and burgundy 2003 Honda motorcycle, between 12:10 p.m. December 1 and 10:30 a.m. today, from the 300 block of Westline Drive.


Friday, December 3


BRANDISHING: An individual brandished a knife during an argument on Webster Street, police said.

ROBBERY SHOPLIFT: Police are searching for a suspect they say stole a bottle of Jack Daniels from Nob Hill Foods. Upon being confronted by store security, the suspect lifted his shirt to reveal a revolver concealed in his waistband, authorities said.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY ARREST: Police arrested Donald Eugene Shoulders, 44, of San Francisco after Shoulders allegedly entered an Alameda Towne Centre business with empty boxes he used to then steal and conceal merchandise, authorities said. According to police, Shoulders also provided false information to officers and was found in possession of a burglary tool. Shoulders also faces a felony parole violation charge.

Stolen bicycles: Gray Dynacraft women’s bicycle, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., from the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue.


Saturday, December 4


CHILD CRUELTY AND ENDANGERMENT ARREST: Police arrested Jude Lee Bullock, 55, of Alameda on charges of misdemeanor drunk driving and felony child cruelty and endangerment after reports of a disturbance in the drive-through at Burger King on Webster Street led them to contact Bullock, who displayed signs of alcohol intoxication and was driving a vehicle containing his two minor grandchildren. After Bullock failed to correctly perform field sobriety tests, police placed him in a patrol car, where he proceeded to kick the back door. Bullock faces an additional charge of vandalism for kicking the police vehicle, authorities said.

BATTERY AND COURT ORDER VIOLATION: Police said an individual violated a restraining order by coming within 10 feet of another individual and punching that individual in the back of the head.


Sunday, December 5


ASSAULT AND ROBBERY: Police said six female suspects assaulted a victim on the 2400 block of Encinal after the victim left Fire Den Bar and Grill on Park Street. During the assault, one of the suspects took the victim’s phone, authorities said.

GARAGE BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered an open garage on the 1000 block of Trellis Lane, opened an unlocked vehicle trunk, and removed a duffel bag containing horseback riding equipment, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are searching for the person or persons who entered an unlocked, unattended residence on the 3200 block of Phoenix Lane, conducted a messy search, and fled with undisclosed items.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects broke into three storage sheds on the 1100 block of Ballena Boulevard by unknown means, authorities said.

BATTERY: Police said three unknown suspects approached a fourth individual for an unknown reason on the 600 block of Westline Drive and began punching and kicking the victim. The suspects then fled toward Crolls Garden Court, police said.

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