Two girls, both former Encinal High School students, were arrested last week on suspicion of robbery after a series of robbery attempts that targeted female EHS students before and after school, according to Lt. Ted Horlbeck of the Alameda Police Department. The victims were able to identify the suspects from yearbook photos, he said. Everyone involved — victims and suspects — was a juvenile, he said. No weapons were used during the robbery attempts.
Apparently hoping to get lucky, a burglar stole only lottery tickets during a pre-dawn break-in Sept. 24 at the Valero gas station at 1725 Park St. The thief used a cement block to break a window but didn't set off the security system, Horlbeck said. The break-in was reported by an early morning passerby, and the alarm did go off when police entered the building to investigate, he said.
An Oakland man accompanied by friends sought treatment at Alameda Hospital for several stab wounds to one leg on Sept. 25, Horlbeck said. The man told police he was wounded when someone robbed him in the 1500 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Details of the incident are still sketchy, Horlbeck said.
A 16-year-old Alameda girl was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats after she cut her 18-year-old sister's neck and thretened to kill her at the family home the afternoon of Sept. 25, Horlbeck said. The victim had a minor laceration but refused medical treatment, he said.
Someone stole a wallet from the desk of an employee at a medical office on Whitehall Place the morning of Sept. 26. Horlbeck said the thief may have been one of two people asking the employee whether the office was accepting new patients.
A rifle and a revolver were reported missing Sept. 24 from the Fairway Place home of an avid hunter. Horlbeck said the weapons apparently disappeared sometime during the previous two weeks. Investigators did not find evidence of forced entry to the home, he said.
Computer equipment was stolen from a home in the 800 block of Oak Street during a daytime burglary on Sept. 24. The thief apparently entered through a bedroom window and left via the front door, Horlbeck said.
A burglar kicked in the rear door of a home in the 1600 block of Pearl Street on Sept. 25 and stole two laptop computers and a ring, police said.
Auto Thefts, Vehicle Break-Ins, Stolen Bikes
The evening of Sept. 24, police recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Hayward and arrested the occupants, driver Rick E. Starr, 38, of Hayward, and passenger Christina M. Zepeda, 32, of Union City. Both were booked into the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland.
Vehicles were reported stolen from the 1500 block of Fifth Street on Sept. 24 and the 3200 block of Thompson Avenue on Sept. 25. Someone tried to steal a vehicle from the 1700 block of Main Street on Sept. 25 and damaged the ignition system in the attempt.
A vehicle reported stolen from San Leandro was recovered in the 33 block of Fernside Boulevard on Sept. 25.
Someone used a rock to break a window of a vehicle parked in the 2300 block of Fifth Street on Sept. 26, reached in and stole a purse.
Four bicycles were stolen from a yard in the 2100 block of Clinton Avenue on Sept. 24; the same day, another bike disappeared from the 900 block of Shorepoint Court when the thief cut the lock. An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the bike cage at the Academy of Alameda, 401 Pacific Ave., on Sept. 26.