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Police Log: Stolen Bikes and Cars, Shoplifting Arrest at Target, Marijuana for Sale

Some lucky auto and bike owners got their stolen rides back the same day.

Photo credit: Patch graphic
Photo credit: Patch graphic
Incidents highlighted here were recorded in the Alameda Police Department log Jan. 6-8. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.

MONDAY, JAN. 6

Drunk in public — A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication while staggering down the sidewalk in the 600 block of Central Avenue about 20 minutes after midnight. Police said the man was too intoxicated to care for his own safety.

Lost and found? — A woman reported her bicycle stolen from the 2100 block of Santa Clara Avenue. Simultaneously, an officer responding to a suspicious person call a block away found a 19-year-old man with a stolen bike. The man was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of stolen property and violating his felony probation. It's not clear from the police reports if it was the same bike, but the woman did get her bicycle back, police say.

More lost and found — A vehicle reported stolen from the 1400 block of fifth Street was recovered the same day by the San Francisco Police Department. Meanwhile, a vehicle stolen in Oakland was located in Alameda.

Auto burglary — Someone smashed the front passenger window of a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue and stole items.

Shoplifting arrest — A store employee at Target, 2700 Fifth St., saw a woman hide several items in her shopping cart before entering a checkstand and paying for some other items, police said. The staff member confronted the 31-year-old woman outside the store and placed her under citizen's arrest for petty theft.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7

Auto burglaries — In separate incidents, coins were stolen from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Eighth Street and a wallet was taken from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Oak Street.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8

Marijuana for sale — A 22-year-old man contacted during a traffic enforcement stop in the 2500 block of Blanding Avenue about 8:15 p.m. was found to be on probation. Officers conducted a search, as permitted by state law, and found a large number of individually wrapped baggies filled with suspected marijuana, police said. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession and transportation of marijuana for sale.

Auto theft — A thief stole an unlocked vehicle that still had the keys in the ignition from the 1200 block of Park Street about 9:30 p.m. Police quickly located the vehicle being driven nearby, but the driver fled.

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T January 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Target needs to supply their own police.

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