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Monday, February 21


VEHICLE BREAK-INS AND AUTO THEFT: A person or persons entered several vehicles on the West End and removed items including at least one radio and a GPS unit, police said. The thefts occurred on the 1600 block of Benton Street and on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Bay Street. A dark blue 2009 Toyota Sequoia was also stolen from the 1500 block of Benton Street between midnight and 9:30 a.m.

HIT AND RUN ARREST: Police arrested Mostafa Karkori, 52, of San Francisco on four charges of hit and run with property damage following a collision on the 300 block of Westline Drive in which Karkori allegedly hit three occupied vehicles and one vehicle that was parked at the time. According to authorities, Karkori was under the influence of alcohol and faces an additional charge of misdemeanor drunk driving.

Stolen bicycles: Gray Schwinn classic cruiser, between noon February 6 and midnight February 20, from a gated rear yard on the 2000 block of Buena Vista Avenue.

Silver Marin, between 11:45 a.m. and noon today, from the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue.


Tuesday, February 22


BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered Central Self Storage on the 1900 block of Sherman Street and forced entry into several locked storage units, stealing items and then fleeing, police said.

VANDALISM: Police are investigating a case of vandalism to Bay Farm Island Bicycle Bridge. According to authorities, a suspect damaged lights and also sprayed graffiti on the bridge.

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT: A suspicious vehicle followed a female Alameda resident as she drove to her residence on Bay Farm Island, police said.

Stolen bicycle: Diamondback one speed, between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. February 17, from the 400 block of Grand Street.


Wednesday, February 23


COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: Two male suspects described as wearing black hooded sweatshirts and ski masks robbed Kragen Auto Parts on the 2300 block of Blanding Avenue at gunpoint, police said. According to authorities, the suspects then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Stolen vehicle: Maroon 1992 Honda Civic, between 2:30 p.m. February 21 and 5:54 p.m. today, from the 900 block of Shorepoint Court.

Stolen bicycles: Green and white Jamis Nova, between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. February 22, from the area of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue.

Red Specialized Hardrock, between 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. February 22, from the 400 block of Packet Landing Road.


Thursday, February 24


BURGLARY: Police are searching for three suspects in a residential burglary on the 400 block of Tideway Drive. The suspects – described as a white female, a black male, and a male of an unknown race – fled in a blue minivan after being seen from a distance by a witness, police said.

AUTO THEFT AND STOLEN PROPERTY ARREST: Police arrested Joshua Martinelli, 29, of Alameda on charges of auto theft and possessing stolen property after California Highway Patrol pulled him over in Hayward in a vehicle allegedly stolen from the 300 block of Central Avenue. Police said Martinelli had keys to the vehicle in his possession. The keys were stolen in a prior theft of the same vehicle, which has been stolen a total of three times, police said.

Stolen bicycles: Black Schwinn 21 speed, gray mountain bike, and beach cruiser with a basket, between 9 p.m. February 19 and 6 a.m. February 21, from a post on the 1400 block of Pearl Street.


Friday, February 25


ROBBERY: Police are investigating an allegation that two suspects described as a white male and a Latino male robbed a victim of medical marijuana at gunpoint on the 400 block of Baywood Road.

Stolen vehicle: Silver Acura Integra, between 10 p.m. February 24 and 8:25 a.m. today, from the 700 block of Central Avenue.


Saturday, February 26


BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects pried open the lock to the Afghan Community and Religion Center on the 700 block of Haight Avenue, kicked open the door, and fled with stolen items, police said.

SHOPLIFTING AND STOLEN PROPERTY ARREST: Police arrested Stephen Patrick Malabag, 43, of San Leandro on charges of robbery shoplifting and possession of stolen property after Malabag allegedly stole items from Encinal Hardware, pushed an individual who tried to stop him, and then fled. Authorities located Malabag and found him in possession of items stolen from another store, police said. Additional stolen items were located nearby, but police said they could not tie them definitively to Malabag.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND JAIL DAMAGE ARREST: Police said a 34-year-old Alameda man arrested for public drunkenness and domestic assault vandalized a jail door while incarcerated in the Alameda jail. The vandalism caused less than $400 in damage, authorities said.

Stolen vehicle: White 1992 Acura Integra, between 7:45 p.m. and 11:13 p.m. today, from the 300 block of Driftwood Lane.


Sunday, February 27


THREATS AND INTIMIDATION ARREST: Police arrested William Jeffrey Venable, 26, of Hayward for allegedly threatening via Facebook to shoot an Alameda resident. The victim believed Venable was capable of carrying out the threat, authorities said.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects broke into Silver Baron Rare Coins Shop and stole several items, police said. According to authorities, the Park Street business was the site of an attempted break-in earlier in the month, on February 1.

DAMAGE TO POWER AND PHONE LINES: Police are searching for the unknown suspect or suspects who cut the phone and telephone lines to a residence on the 2300 block of Buena Vista Avenue.

Stolen vehicle: Red 1987 Honda Civic, between 10 p.m. February 26 and 9 a.m. February 27, from the 1500 block of Fountain Street.

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