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Monday, December 20


ATTEMPTED MURDER: Alameda police arrested Fred Lanail Jackson, 46, of Patterson on a charge of attempted murder after Jackson allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend in the face. According to authorities, Jackson stabbed the woman late Sunday night as she was sleeping in a bed with the couple’s 1-year-old daughter. Jackson faces additional charges of felony child cruelty, threats and intimidation, assaulting a spouse, and violating the court order the victim had taken out against him after earlier alleged cases of violence.

PETTY THEFT: Police said another case of Christmas-decoration theft occurred on the 2900 block of Marina Drive. An unknown suspect or suspects removed outdoor decorations from a front yard following a rash of similar thefts in the weeks leading up to the holiday, authorities said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a secured garage on the 1900 block of Otis Drive and stole cash and documents, police said.

BURGLARY: Police are searching for two black males aged 17 to 20 in relation to an attempted burglary on the 1500 block of Sherman Street. According to authorities, the two unknown suspects – one described as being around 5’11” tall and the other described as shorter – entered the residence by unknown means while a resident was inside. They then fled by unknown means without taking anything, police said.


Tuesday, December 21


ROBBERY: Police said an Alameda juvenile took property from another juvenile by force.

DUI AND CHILD ABUSE ARREST: Police arrested Julie Ann Marcus, 53, of Alameda for driving under the influence of a controlled substance with two juveniles in the vehicle, resulting in a misdemeanor DUI charge and two charges of misdemeanor child abuse. Marcus was also allegedly in possession a controlled substance without a prescription, police said, and faces one charge of narcotics possession in addition to a charge of driving with a suspended license.


Wednesday, December 22


ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Police are searching for the person or persons who cut and stole the lock off of a detached garage on the 200 block of Pacific Avenue, then broke a secondary lock in an unsuccessful attempt to enter the garage.

RAPE ARREST: Police arrested a 19-year-old Oakland resident on a charge of rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman with whom he has a child. The man faces additional charges of threats and intimidation, violating a court order, felony stalking, felony cruelty to a child, and two charges each of kidnapping and false imprisonment. Police said they are investigating whether the man confronted his ex, forced her into her vehicle, and then instructed her to drive to another location with their child in the car while holding a knife to her throat, as the victim alleges. The man allegedly then sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the area.

Stolen vehicles: 2000 silver Mercedes, between 4:50 a.m. and 4:55 a.m., from the 2600 block of Central Avenue, where it had been left unattended with a key in the ignition.


Thursday, December 23


ASSAULT WITH WEAPON ARREST: Police arrested Alameda residents Jahmelle M. Taylor, 18, and Christopher A. Reeves, 19, on charges of assault with a weapon following a December 20 incident in which one or both of the men hit an individual with a gun. The victim, police said, was sitting in his vehicle on the 1400 block of Pacific at the time; authorities said the incident may have been an attempted robbery during a drug deal. Taylor faces an additional charge of obstructing or resisting police.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Police are searching for the person or persons who cut a lock to a construction yard gate near the College of Alameda at 2350 Fifth Street, then cut the lock to a steel storage shed and took copper wire and fittings.

ANNOYING PHONE CALLS: A suspect left vulgar voice and text messages on a cell phone in an attempt to annoy

PURSE SNATCHING: Police are searching for two suspects described as Pacific Islander females, both about 5’6″ tall and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds, who allegedly tried to take a purse by force on the 2400 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle described as a green 2001 Pontiac four-door after failing to obtain the victim’s purse, police said.


Sunday, December 26


BATTERY: Police said an individual hit another individual by opening an inside door during an argument, causing bruising to the victim.

GRAND THEFT PICKPOCKETING: Police are investigating another pickpocket incident at Lucky on the 800 block of Marina Village Parkway. In this most recent in a string of thefts at the supermarket, an unknown suspect or suspects took a wallet from a victim’s pocket.

COURT ORDER VIOLATION: Police said a suspect violated a court order by engaging in an argument at the residence of someone who has a criminal stay order against the suspect.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a residence on the 400 block of Central Avenue by forcing the front door open, police said. According to authorities, the suspect or suspects then ransacked the apartment and fled with as-yet unknown items.

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