Editor's note: the El Cerrito Police Blotter below is provided by the El Cerrito police department.
Hate Crime – 5600 block of Ludwig Ave.
Officer Leone reports that an unknown suspect used red paint and painted swastikas and profane phrases on the sidewalk, victim’s driveway and garage door. The suspect also drew a swastika on the front of a neighbor’s residence. The City of El Cerrito Public Works used a pressure washer to remove the graffiti from the driveway and sidewalk. Time of occurrence - 10/25/12 at 2100 hours to 10/26/12 at 0730 hours.
Warrant Arrest – Belmont Ave. at Lassen Ave.
Officer Aguilar witnessed a verbal argument between two men at this location. While investigating the cause of the argument, Officer Aguilar arrested one of the men, a 46 year-old Richmond resident, for an arrest warrant. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
Possession of a controlled substance - Cutting Boulevard at Peerless Avenue
Officer Evans arrested a 32 year-old San Pablo man for being in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic enforcement stop. The man was booked at the ECPD.
Warrant Arrest – S. 56th St. at Cypress Ave.
Officer Aguilar responded to a report of an argument. While investigating the incident, Officer Aguilar arrested a 19-year-old Nevada woman for an arrest warrant from Nevada. She was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility to await extradition.
Warrant Arrest – South 49th St. at Fall Ave.
Officer Evans reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Richmond man for a warrant. The man was released on a written promise to appear.
DUI – San Pablo Ave. at Central Ave.
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested a 32-year-old Antioch man for DUI. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a written promise to appear.
Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest – Eureka Ave. at Liberty St.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a man being dragged by four men at this location. Officer Evans arrived and contacted a 19-year-old Richmond man who was under the influence of a controlled substance. The man began fighting with the officers and they arrested him. He was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
DUI – Carlson Blvd. at Central Ave.
Officer Thepkaysone conducted a traffic enforcement stop and subsequently arrested a 17 year-old Berkeley man for DUI. The man was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and released on a written promise to appear.
Commercial Burglary – 170 El Cerrito Plaza
Officer Aguilar arrested a 30 year-old Oakland man after he went into The Avenue and attempted to exchange stolen merchandise. He was booked at the El Cerrito Police Department and transported the Martinez Detention Facility.
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