Police Log: Liquor Store Fight, Messy Burglar

Incidents of interest from the Alameda Police Department log, Aug. 2-5.

A fight between two customers created an enormous mess at a West End liquor store last week, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.

Sgt. Wayland Gee said the altercation left Better Buy Liquor, 1801 Webster St., in shambles when the men knocked over shelves and racks during the fight, breaking bottles in the process. Total damage to the store was about $500, he said.

Gee said the two men knew one another and entered the store together a little before 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. They were waiting at the counter and arguing between themselves when one man attacked the other, he said.

Deandre Otis Surrell, 28 of Alameda was cited on suspicion of battery and and released after the imbroglio, Gee said.

Pellet Gun Attack

A cyclist told police he was struck by an airsoft pellet from an compressed air pellet gun while riding his bicycle in the 2500 block of Santa Clara Avenue a little before 11 p.m. on Aug. 4, Gee said. Thee victim complained of pain but was not seriously injured, he said.

The victim told police a dark green minivan was driving slowly past him at the time of the incident.

Residential Burglaries

Someone attempted to enter a home in the 2600 block of Orion Street through a front sliding window on Aug. 2, police said.

A burglar broke into a home in the 1200 block of Rosewood Way between 10 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. on Aug. 3, damaging the front door and door jamb and taking jewelry and currency, Gee said. The victim discovered the theft when she arrived home shortly before 1 p.m. and saw her front door ajar and some of her belongings strewn on the driveway, he said. The thief made a messy search of the home, he said. Police are continuing to investigate.

Commercial Burglary

A thief unlocked a safe at Troy, a Greek restaurant at 2318 Central Ave., and removed more than $1,000 the night of Aug. 3, Gee said. An employee discovered the theft the following morning. Some money still remained in the restaurant's cash register.

Gee said there were no signs of forced entry to the restaurant, but a number of present and past employees may have had access to the safe.


A handgun was stolen from a duffle bag on the deck of a boat in the 1800 block of Clement Avenue, the victim reported Aug. 2. Someone also stole a motor from a boat stored in the lot at the same location, Gee said. He said the thief sheared off an aluminum security bolt to take the motor. The theft occurred between July 29 and Aug. 5.

A locked bicycle was reported stolen from the 800 block of Central Avenue on Aug. 5.

Vehicle Crimes

Someone stole items from the trunk of a vehicle in the 900 block of Shorepoint Court on Aug. 2. On Aug. 5, someone pried a door handle on a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Sand Beach Road and removed a stereo. A similar incident happened later the same day in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue. Again, a stereo was stolen.

Vehicles were reported stolen from the 3100 block of Catalina Avenue and 2300 block of Buena Vista Avenue on Aug. 4 and the 300 block of Central Avenue on Aug. 5.

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Jay Kyle August 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Man, didn't these people learn anything about gun safety? http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-safety.htm
Michael August 07, 2012 at 08:28 PM
With seven bars and five liquor stores on Webster Street, there is no good excuse for anyone to be sober.


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