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Monday, March 7

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GRAND THEFT: An unknown suspect stole a box of construction tools belonging to San Leandro business JR Pierce Plumbing from the area of Grand Street and Fortmann Way, authorities said.

BATTERY: Police said an individual punched a second individual three times in front of witnesses on the 2000 block of Grand Street.

CONCEALED KNIFE: Police arrested a 60-year-old Alameda man after discovering a concealed knife on his person. According to authorities, the police contacted the man following an anonymous report of a person acting suspicious. The man, listed as a transient, is allegedly on probation with a four-way search clause, police said. He faces additional charges of violating probation and unauthorized possession of a shopping cart.

Stolen vehicle: Blue 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, between 10 a.m. March 6 and 4:30 p.m. March 7 from the 1300 block of Webster Street.

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Tuesday, March 8

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STOLEN TIRES: A person or persons allegedly stole the tires from a vehicle on the 1500 block of Ninth Street, police said.

STOLEN CAR SALE: An individual reported having unwittingly purchased a stolen car, authorities said.

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Wednesday, March 9

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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: A suspect or suspects cut the lock to a storage locker at Public Storage on the 1800 block of Webster Street, took items, and fled, police said. According to authorities, it was the most recent in a series of thefts from the facility.

COUNTERFEIT BILLS: Police are investigating the appearance of counterfeit $100 bills on Park Street following a March 7 incident on the 300 block of Park Street and a March 9 incident on the 1600 block of Park Street. The appearance of the fictitious bills follows earlier March incidents and a February Park Street Business Association announcement warning consumers to be alert for circulating counterfeit bills.

CRUELTY TO A CHILD: An individual allegedly slapped a juvenile on the face with an open hand on Encinal Avenue, authorities said.

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Thursday, March 10

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BATTERY ARREST: Police arrested Kenneth Jamal Allen, 24, of Alameda, on suspicion of battery following a March 8 incident in which Allen allegedly beat his father during an argument. According to authorities, the battery caused serious bodily injury to the victim, including a lost tooth and a possibly broken nose. Allen also faces a charge of violating parole.

MARIJUANA FOR SALE ARREST: Police arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of possessing marijuana packaged for sale, authorities said.

ARSON: Police said they are investigating the January 26 fire at an empty residence on the 1800 block of Alameda Avenue as an arson. The home was vacant at the time because it had recently been sold and the new owners had not yet moved in, authorities said. Police said that Alameda firefighters recently informed them that the fire may have been suspicious in nature.

BRANDISHING ARREST: Police arrested Michael Murphy, 54, of Alameda, on suspicion of brandishing after Murphy allegedly broke out the windows of a vehicle and threatened the victim with a knife. Murphy and the alleged victim are acquainted with each other, police said.

Stolen bicycle: Light blue beach cruiser, between 2:45 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. today, from the 2900 block of Bayview Drive.

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Friday, March 11

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VEHICLE BREAK-INS: Police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins on Alameda’s East End. The first incident occurred on the 2200 block of San Antonio Avenue, where an unknown suspect or suspects broke a window on a locked vehicle and removed a GPS device from the dash. Two similar incidents occurred on the 1300 block of Fernside Boulevard, and a fourth incident occurred a short distance away on the 3200 block of Sterling Avenue.

TRESPASSING: Authorities are searching for the unknown suspect who entered a locked custodian’s closet at an office building on the 2500 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The individual appeared to be attempting to retrieve items police discovered hidden in the ceiling of the restroom next door, including DVDs, a DVD player, and drug paraphernalia. The items were not determined to have been stolen, police said.

BURGLARY: An suspect or suspects forced entry into a workshop on the 800 block of Pacific Avenue and stole copper and aluminum, police said.

FRAUD: Police said an Alameda resident sent money to secure a fictitious Hawaiian apartment advertised fraudulently on the Internet.

SPOUSAL RAPE: Authorities said an Alameda man allegedly sexually assaulted his estranged wife after entering her residence without permission.

Stolen bicycles: Gray Specialized Hardrock and gray Giant 21 speed, between 8 a.m. and noon today, from the bike rack at Amelia Earhart Elementary School on the 400 block of Packet Landing Road.

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Saturday, March 12

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BATTERY ARREST: Police arrested Jeremy Allen Gama, 18, of Alameda, on suspicion that he hit another individual multiple times in the face with closed fists on March 11. According to authorities, the victim, who was acquainted with Gama, suffered a contusion and had to get six stitches.

SHOPLIFTING ARRESTS: Police arrested three men in two separate shoplifting incidents at Nob Hill Foods on Blanding Avenue. All three men had outstanding warrants, police said, and two of the men had prior convictions for theft.

DRUNK DRIVING AND HIT-AND-RUN ARREST: Police arrested Leonardo Ventura Contreras, 31, of Alameda, on suspicion of hit and run after a witness identified him as the suspect in a collision that caused property damage, authorities said. Contreras also faces a misdemeanor DUI charge and charges of violating parole or probation and driving on a suspended license, police said.

Stolen vehicle: Silver 2000 Toyota pickup, between 4 p.m. March 11 and 5:10 p.m. today, from the 200 block of Ratto Road.

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Sunday, March 13

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VANDALISM: An unknown suspect or suspects threw a wrench through a bedroom window on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue and kicked a hole in the victim’s front door, police said.

BOAT THEFT: Police are searching for the person or persons who, they said, stole a trailer and a boat from the 1500 block of Pearl Street.

BURGLARY: An individual reported a burglary to several storage sheds on the 1100 block of Ballena Boulevard, police said.

BURGLARY: Police said an unknown suspect or suspects gained entry to a residence on the zero block of Ratto Road and stole jewelry.

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