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Police Log: Thief Flees in Stolen Boat, Repeat Shoplifter Arrested, BB Damages Window of Home

Plus car and bike thefts, and several broken windows on vehicles

Incidents highlighted here were recorded in the Alameda Police Department log Jan. 9-12. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

Auto theft — A vehicle was reported stolen from Marina Village Parkway.

Statutory rape — A 34-year-old Alameda man was arrested on suspicion of statutory rape. Police said he is accused of repeated sexual intercourse with a minor over a period of several weeks.

Protective custody — A 5-year-old boy living in Alameda was taken into protective custody after his mother, a Virginia resident, obtained a court order granting her full custody following her release from incarceration. Police said the boy's father, who had full custody, died in a vehicle accident, and family members in Alameda provided a home for the youngster while his mother was incarcerated. The boy was taken to an assessment center operated by Alameda County's Child Protective Services.

Drug arrest — A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession and transportation of marijuana for sale following a traffic stop on Regent Street shortly after 5 p.m. Police said a search turned up a large amount of marijuana, cash and a digital scale. The man was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver did not have a valid license, police said.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Grand theft — Three outboard motors were stolen from a business parking lot at Alameda Point.

Auto theft — A vehicle was stolen from near the intersection of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway and third Street.

Bike theft — A thief cut a bicycle lock and took a bike from the 2000 block of Central Avenue.

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

Shoplifting arrest — A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting after she allegedly concealed merchandise at the Target store, 2700 Fifth St., and left without attempting to pay. Police said the woman had three prior theft convictions and was on probation.  

Arson — Someone started a fire in a garbage can on Sandcreek Way a little after 6 p.m.

Auto theft — A vehicle was stolen from the 1400 block of Caroline Street.

SUNDAY, JAN. 12

Vehicle vandalism — In a series of incidents, someone shattered windows of vehicles parked in the 2200 block of Austin Street, the 1400 block of Fifth Street and the 2600 block of Bayview Drive. 

ID theft — Someone attempted to open retail credit accounts using an Alameda resident's information without permission.

Vandalism — Someone shot a BB gun at the window of a home on San Jose Avenue.

Commercial burglary
— A suspect took merchandise from a South Shore Center store without paying for it and placed it in the trunk of a parked vehicle, but fled when confronted by store employees. Police said the vehicle had been stolen in Oakland.

Boat theft — A thief stole a small motorboat that was in dry dock at the Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina, and apparently escaped by launching the boat into the Estuary, police said. Even with its motor attached, the boat wieghed less than 200 pounds, police said. The boat disappeared sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 12. Investigators believe the incident may be related to other recent thefts of outboard motors from various Alameda locations.

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