Employees at UPS Store #0447, 875 Island Dr. in the Harbor Bay Isle Shopping Center, thought the man dressed in a UPS uniform who stopped by periodically since January was a new driver on the route. Turns out, he was only impersonating a UPS driver, according to an Alameda Police Department spokesman.
APD Lt. Ted Horlbeck said the man made one of his visits the morning of May 3 and, on this occasion, walked out with a package. Police aren't sure if he has picked up packages on earlier visits, Horlbeck said.
The incident is being classified as a commercial burglary.
Pepper Spray Attack
Two teenage girls approached a woman walking in the 500 block of Buena Vista Ave. the afternoon of May 5 and demanded her iPod, Horlbeck said. When the woman refused, the girls attacked her with pepper spray, threw her to the ground, took the iPod and fled, he said.
Police caught one suspect near the scene and captured the second suspect after a foot pursuit, Horlbeck said. The girls were arrested on suspicion of robbery and other violations and taken to Alameda County Juvenile Hall.
Alameda residents reported several home burglaries. In the 2100 block of Otis Drive, someone forced a door to gain access to an apartment on May 5. Also on May 5, a burglar removed a window screen and forced open a rear window on a house in the 1500 block of Fifth Street, then took jewelry and several electronic items.
On May 6, burglars entered an apartment in the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue through a window with a faulty lock and took money, a television and a lava lamp. Tools were taken from the building's backyard.
Horlbeck said no one was home when any of the burglaries occurred.
Vehicles were reported stolen May 5 and 6 from the 2500 block of Barbers Point Road, the 1600 block of Stanton Street and the 2400 block of Shoreline Drive.
A 23-year-old man was placed under citizen's arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated shortly after midnight on May 5 in the 1800 block of Harbor Bay Parkway. according to the APD log.
On May 6, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a vehicle collision in the 2000 block of Franciscan Way, according to the log.
On May 4, in the 1200 block of Mound Street, three American Staffordshire terriers broke through a wooden fence and attacked a neighbor's dog, causing serious injury, according to the APD log.