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Monday, February 7


GRAND THEFT: Police said an individual stole copper wire from an outdoor pipe on the 2200 block of Central Avenue.

SEX OFFENSE: An individual sexually assaulted another individual on Sacramento Drive, authorities said.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: Two suspects described as juvenile or young adult black males forced an individual to the ground in an attempted robbery on the 2200 block of Encinal Avenue, police said.

STOLEN PROPERTY AND NARCOTICS ARREST: Police arrested Ronald Keith Burdett, 43, of Milpitas on charges of possessing a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia, and theft of lost property after authorities searched him and allegedly discovered suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and a bank access card not belonging to him, police said.

BURGLARY: A suspect or suspects pried open the front door to an apartment on the 1000 block of Taylor Avenue, police said.

Stolen vehicle: 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today, from the 400 block of Marshall Way.

Stolen bicycle: Blue Schwinn 21 speed, between 6:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. today, from the 500 block of South Shore Center.


Tuesday, February 8


MARIJUANA FOR SALE ARREST: Police arrested John Quang Duong Au, 39, of Alameda on a charge of selling or furnishing marijuana after they allegedly found Au to be in possession of a “large amount” of marijuana for sale. The discovery occurred during a traffic stop, authorities said. Au faces a second charge of possession.

ROBBERY: Police took two juveniles into custody following an apparent robbery in the vicinity of 5th Street and Taylor Street in which the two suspects allegedly attacked another individual and stole his cell phone. Authorities are currently attempting to determine whether the juveniles were involved in other recent robbery incidents, police said.

INDECENT EXPOSURE AND OBSTRUCTION ARREST: Police arrested Suave Pierre Chastang, 21, of Alameda on a charge of indecent exposure after Chastang allegedly exposed his penis and masturbated inside Shear Delight & More on the 1500 block of Park Street. According to authorities, Chastang then allegedly fled the store on foot. Police locked down a city block and conducted house-to-house backyard searches in their pursuit of Chastang, who they found hiding in a backyard. Chastang faces an additional charge of obstructing or resisting police and was found to have two outstanding warrants, police said.

FALSE FIRE REPORT: An individual pulled a fire alarm at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex and then fled, police said.

MAIL THEFT: Police said an unknown suspect or suspects took two packages from a front porch on the 1400 block of Mound Street.

Stolen vehicle: Black 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, between 7:30 p.m. February 7 and 8:51 a.m. today, from the lot at Diamond Auto Sales on the 1900 block of Park Street.

Stolen bicycles: Black Hardrock 9 speed, between 9 p.m. February 7 and 9:30 a.m. today, from the 300 block of Westline Drive.

Black Giant Escape, between 8 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. today, from the 2200 block of Encinal Avenue.


Wednesday, February 9


BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspect entered an apartment on the 2000 block of Central Avenue through a rear window, selected items, and fled, police said.

SEXUAL BATTERY AND INDECENT EXPOSURE ARREST: Police arrested Warner Fred Croll, 87, of Alameda on charges of sexual battery, annoying or molesting a child, and indecent exposure following an incident at a gym in a local athletic club, authorities said. Croll surrendered himself on a warrant stemming from the January incident.

Stolen vehicle: 1995 Acura Integra, between 5 p.m. February 8 and 5:15 p.m. today, from the 1800 block of Hibbard Street.


Thursday, February 10


GARAGE BURGLARY: Police said a suspect or suspects entered a garage on the 2200 block of Santa Clara Avenue and stole a silver Giant FCR 3 bicycle.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a building on the 1400 block of Viking Street and removed copper wiring, authorities said.

ROBBERY: Police said three to four suspects described as black juvenile males took property from a victim by force and punched a second victim several times on the 400 block of Taylor Avenue.

Stolen vehicles: Tan 1988 Toyota truck, between 6 p.m. February 9 and 8:30 a.m. today, from the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue.

Gold 1996 Saturn sedan, between 10 p.m. February 9 and 9 a.m. today, from the 1400 block of Bay Street.

Stolen bicycles: Black Ricochet 7 speed, between 1 p.m. February 8 and 11:35 a.m. today, from an unlocked rear yard on the 800 block of Laurel Street.

Light blue women’s bike, between 6:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. today, from the 1400 block of Oak Street.


Friday, February 11


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Police said an individual smashed the glass door to Blanding Avenue business Kragen Auto Parts with a brick, entered the store and removed merchandise.

BURGLARY: A person or persons entered a house on the zero block of Cove Road through an unlocked door and stole items, authorities said.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD: An individual in San Diego County had her credit card information used without her permission; merchandise was shipped to an address in Alameda, police said.

Stolen bicycle: Black Schwinn one speed, between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. February 10, from the 500 block of Pacific Avenue.


Saturday, February 12


ROBBERY ARREST: Police arrested one juvenile and are investigating two others following a robbery incident in which three juvenile suspects surrounded an individual in an apparent robbery attempt near the 2200 block of Encinal Avenue, authorities said. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded personal items from the victim, police said; the victim identified the arrested individual as the suspect with the firearm.

Stolen vehicle: Brown 1991 Honda Accord, between 8:30 p.m. February 11 and noon today, from the 2200 block of Central Avenue.

Stolen bicycles: Gray D7 seven speed, between 5 a.m. February 7 and 6 a.m. February 11, from the 2400 block of Shoreline Drive.

Yellow Specialized mountain bike and blue LeMond Versailles, between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. today, from the 200 block of Packet Landing Road.


Sunday, February 13


VIOLATION OF RESTRAINING ORDER ARREST: Police arrested a 34-year-old Richmond man for violating a restraining order and giving a false name to police after he was found to be in violation of a valid court order. The man also had an outstanding felony warrant, police said.

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect entered a property on the 700 block of Essex Drive to steal copper wire, police said.

VANDALISM: Police said a person or persons shot a residential window on the 2700 block of Lemoore Road with a BB gun. According to authorities, the incident is likely an accident and the residence was not targeted.

Stolen vehicles: White 1991 Honda Accord, between 1 p.m. February 12 and 9:45 p.m. today, from the 1800 block of Shoreline Drive.

Silver 1997 Honda Accord, between 11:00 p.m. February 12 and 11 a.m. today, from the 1700 block of Walnut Street.

Blue 1993 Honda Civic, between 9:40 p.m. and 9:42 p.m. today, from the 1400 block of Willow Street.


  • Michelle says:

    So, groups of teens are roaming Alameda streets and preying on citizens and there is no frontpage news about it. Where are these teens from? Are they residents of Alameda? Students of the local high schools? Are they an example of “Advanced Placement” students being invited to attend Encinal in order to pad enrollment? As a recent victim of a pair of the violent teens, I really would like someone to investigate this story further, preferably before we are asked to vote on whether to fund the schools through our property taxes on March 8. As it stands now, I will be voting no, as I can only assume that the perpetrators of thse assaults are Alameda school students. Until I feel safe in my own home I am not willing to fund a school who is sheltering young men who use their morning and afternoon travels to commit assault and battery on the people of Alameda.

    • John Corbally, PhD says:

      What a ridiculous comment. Some thugs, from the East Bay somewhere, perhaps in high school, perhaps not, are attacking people in Alameda. So my solution is I won’t help fund schools for the next generation of 5 year olds….excellent.

  • Dawna says:

    You can find many of the teens hanging out near the city public parking lot and ally way behind and beside Bank of Alameda on Park St. They are there almost every day shoting craps, making out and smoking lord knows what. I have received several complaints from my customers and I continue to call the police. Although the police show up the kids have either left or start to move on as if nothing has happened. The ally way is a main access way to the Park Street Shopping District and has become an eye sore with trash ie bottles, clothes, diapers and condoms just to name a few. I clean up as much as I can but I don’t go to work in clothes to clean the ally way.

  • Michelle says:

    My neighbors said they were bowling the other night and a group of out of control teens came in acting in an extremely unruly fashion and grabbing everyone else’s balls and throwing them violently down the lane next to theirs. My neighbors complained to the management, who tepidly suggested to the teens that they should not throw bowling balls. My neighbors got half their money back and left. If the kids in the alley are school age, why are the police not picking them up for truancy? I fear there is a political correctness going on here which is only going to exacerbate our growing crime problem.

  • Dawna says:

    I agree Michelle…….the youth are out of control…..

  • Michelle says:

    I don’t know what the answer is, but I do despair! Times have changed and not for the better. One of the custodians who works with me said in his day, if he was drinking on the street and a woman came by, he would hide the bag with the bottle inside it as a courtesy to the lady. It used to be acceptable for teachers to encourage children to better themselves by exposing them to high culture and civilized behavior. Now the teachers and the librarians at the library where I work let the kids do whatever they want. Of course what kids want is instant gratification of their every desire. Self control is what will keep them out of jail or the morgue, but you don’t see Alameda schools having self control classes or seminars.

  • Dawna says:

    A lot of it has to been taught in the home. Since the schools are hurting I really don’t expect them to do what was done or taught in my school days. However I do expect what was taught at home and in the neighborhood to continue to be taught and maybe even more since the schools are suffering so much…..

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