The Blotter: Police arrest man on charges he passed counterfeit bills
Police arrested Allen Hui, 25, of Orinda, on Tuesday on three charges of making or passing counterfeit bills following the March appearances of fictitious $100 bills at Pit Stop Market and AMF Southshore Lanes, both on Park Street.
Police said authorities in El Cerrito arrested Hui on March 10 on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. The bill in that incident allegedly had the same serial number as the Park Street bills.
Alameda police then contacted and arrested Hui, who also faces two charges of burglary and an additional charge of possessing a weapon. In addition to charges related to the two fake bills, he faces a third counterfeit charge for possessing a counterfeit check.
The Park Street Business Association issued an alert on February 23 that counterfeit bills were being received by merchants. They said a neighborhood bank had reported getting fake $20 bills from two different merchants. But police said Hui wasn’t a suspect in those cases.
Monday, March 28
VANDALISM AND ARSON: Unknown suspects broke ceramic clay pots and lit a scarecrow on fire in the courtyard of Bay Farm Elementary School, authorities said.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES: Police are investigating burglaries at 11 businesses from a building on the 2500 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The value of the stolen items, including laptops, cash, and checks, is around $3,500, authorities said. An additional business reported a break-in but nothing appeared to have been stolen, police said.
BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects pried open the door to a vacant storage room on the 2300 block of Encinal Avenue, police said.
BATTERY AND ROAD RAGE: An apparent road-rage incident escalated into a battery in which a driver punched another driver at Eighth Street and Central Avenue. The victim identified the suspect
BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects entered a room at Extended Stay Deluxe hotel on the 1200 block of South Loop Road, selected items, and fled, authorities said. It is unknown how the individual or individuals gained access to the room.
Stolen vehicle: Blue Ford Bronco, between 4 p.m. and midnight on March 25, from the 600 block of Central Avenue.
Stolen bicycle: Green Schwinn, between 7 p.m. March 27 and 6:30 a.m. today, from the 900 block of Shorepoint Court.
Tuesday, March 29
KIDNAPPING: Police are investigating details of an alleged kidnapping that began at a local grocery store. According to authorities, the victim was apparently approached by suspects while shopping; the suspects used a firearm to force the woman to drive her vehicle to Chase bank on the 2400 block of Santa Clara Avenue and withdraw cash. The case is under investigation “to confirm details and suspect descriptions,” police said.
BURGLARY: A person or persons broke into a storage yard on the 2300 block of Mariner Square Loop and stole numerous tools from locked containers, authorities said.
BURGLARY: Police are investigating an apparent burglary at a residence on the 3100 block of Fernside Boulevard. According to officials, the suspect or suspects entered the residence through a window, stole items, and fled. Residents on the same block also reported an attempted burglary in which an individual appeared to have tried to enter the residence through a rear door.
Stolen vehicle: White Acura Legend, between noon March 26 and 8:30 a.m. March 28, from the 2400 block of Eagle Avenue. The vehicle has since been recovered, police said.
Wednesday, March 30
CHILD ENDANGERMENT: An individual left a 23-month-old child without supervision, officials said.
MAIL THEFT: An unknown suspect stole outgoing mail from a victim on the 1700 block of Cornell Drive, police said.
GRAND THEFT FROM BOAT: Police are searching for the person or persons who stole outboard motors from two boats from Alameda Marina on the 1800 block of Clement Avenue.
BURGLARY: A suspect stole items from an apartment on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue, police said.
Thursday, March 31
AUTO THEFT AND NARCOTICS ARREST: Police arrested Kentrell Sparrow, 31, of Oakland, on suspicion of auto theft after he was found driving a stolen vehicle on the 1900 block of Stanford Street. According to authorities, Sparrow also faces charges of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as a charge of violating probation or parole.
BURGLARY: An unknown suspect or suspects stole property from a storage unit at Central Self Storage on the 1900 block of Sherman Street. It is the most recent in a string of thefts from area storage businesses, officials said.
SEXUAL BATTERY: Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault.
FRAUD: An Alameda resident wired money to an unknown suspect, believing she was sending bail money to a distressed acquaintance, police said. The alleged fraud incident occurred after the victim received a phone call from the suspect, authorities said.
ALTERED FIREARMS ARRESTS: Police arrested Jaevon Martel Lane, 18, of Oakland, and a juvenile after the two were allegedly found to be in possession of concealed firearms with the serial numbers scraped away.
Stolen vehicle: White Ford F-250, between 5 p.m. March 30 and 6:30 a.m. today, from the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue. The vehicle was later recovered, police said.
Friday, April 1
RAPE: Police are investigating an alleged rape at an as-yet undetermined location, officials said.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY: An individual unknowingly passed a fictitious $100 bill at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex on Central Avenue, police said.
ROBBERY ARREST: Police arrested a juvenile on suspicion of robbery after an incident in which two juveniles allegedly took property from individuals by force on the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police are still searching for the second suspected perpetrator, authorities said.
BATTERY: Police said two people got into a physical fight on Barbers Point Road. Neither individual desired prosecution, officials said.
Stolen vehicle: White Honda Accord, between 4 p.m. March 31 and 9 a.m. today, from the 1800 block of Chapin Street.
Saturday, April 2
BATTERY: Police cited a man for punching another individual in the head with a closed fist in the vicinity of Trader Joe’s on South Shore Center.
GRAND THEFT FROM BOAT: Unknown suspects took the tarp off of a boat at Alameda Marina, officials said.
MARIJUANA FOR SALE ARREST: Police arrested Elijah Cade Garcia, 18, of Alameda, on the 200 block of Central Avenue on suspicion of possessing marijuana prepared for sale.
Stolen vehicle: Black Jeep, between 6 p.m. April 1 and 4:45 p.m. today, from the 1300 block of Third Street.
Stolen bicycle: Black Giant Rincon, between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. March 31, from the 2400 block of Webb Avenue.
Sunday, April 3
BURGLARY TOOLS ARRESTS: Police arrested Marshall Setran Pease, 41, of Oakland, and Daniel Kim Frazier, 41, of Oakland, on suspicion of possessing burglary tools after Pease, Frazier, and a third man were allegedly found to be in possession of burglary tools during a traffic stop. Police cited but did not arrest the third individual. Pease faces an additional charge of driving on a suspended license and also had an outstanding felony warrant, authorities said.
BATTERY: Two individuals engaged in a “mutual combat fight” on the 2400 block of Central Avenue, police said.
STOLEN BATHTUB: Police said an unknown suspect or suspects stole a cast-iron clawfoot tub from the back yard of a residence on the 2000 block of San Antonio Avenue.
BURGLARY: A person or persons entered a residents on the 1700 block of Buena Vista Avenue and conducted a search, officials said.
INTERFERENCE WITH ELECTRICAL BOX: Police are investigating the apparent intentional disconnection of wires in an electrical box on the 2300 block of Blanding Avenue.
BATTERY: Two individuals got into a physical altercation on the 1100 block of Park Avenue, police said.