APD Presents Crime Updates

APD Presents Crime Updates

Sun Staff Reports

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is seeking assistance from Alameda residents in several open cases that took place last month.

First, APD is asking witnesses to help identify a driver who left the scene of a hit and-run collision around 7:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. Police said the driver of a white or light-colored sedan struck a woman crossing at the intersection of Park Street and Otis Drive. Witnesses at the scene watched as the sedan left the scene without stopping, traveling eastbound on Otis Drive.

The woman was hospitalized with moderate injuries. APD is asking anyone with information on the incident to call (510) 337-8340; use the reference case number 21-00346.

APD is also asking for assistance in finding the perpetrator who invaded three different properties on Bay Farm Island last month (“APD Seeks Home Intruder” Jan. 13).

The plea comes after APD released new information and a photo of the alleged suspect. According to a press release, the suspect may have identified himself by the name of “Collin” and indicated he was recently kicked out of his parent’s residence. A photo of the suspect was taken while he committed one of the invasions. APD released the photo on its Facebook page. He is wearing black pants and a two-tone black hooded jacket and is described as a male, 18 to 25 years old, between 5’ 7” and 6’ tall, thin build with short dark hair.

The three invasions occurred on Jan. 4 between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. Two of the incidents took place on Beach Road, while the other happened on Sea Bridge Way. Both Beach Road incidents were classified as burglaries, while the incident on Sea Bridge Way was classified a trespassing. In the first burglary, on the 300 block of Beach Road, a child woke up to a man climbing into her bedroom window. The suspect was able to get into the room and stayed for approximately 10 minutes before taking off. APD emphasized that the child was not harmed during the home invasion. The second burglary, on the 200 block of Beach Road, also involved the intruder coming face-to-face with a resident. The male resident told APD he confronted the intruder before he ran away without altercation.

Shortly after those burglaries, residents alerted APD that they saw an adult man entering residential backyards on the 100 block of Sea Bridge Way. APD did not report any losses of property or belongings in any of the invasions.

Anyone with additional information related to this case or who can possibly identify the individual in the photographs is asked to contact APD Detective Wolfe at (510) 337-8362.

Lastly, APD updated residents of the shooting that took place on Jan. 24 (“Police Investigates Park Street Shooting” Jan. 25).

The APD Violent Crimes Unit’s investigation of the shooting that left a teenage girl with non-life-threatening wounds is ongoing. According to APD, detectives have submitted several court documents, followed up on additional leads and submitted evidence collected from the scene to laboratories for forensic analysis. Detectives have also interviewed additional witnesses.

The teenage victim, who was shot in her upper extremity, is recovering. Detectives have remained in contact with her and the family.

APD received reports of the shooting at 3:40 p.m. on the 1400 block of Park Street. When officers arrived, they discovered the injured teenager. The victim was walking along Park Street with two other individuals when the suspect fired multiple rounds, according to the APD daily activity log. It is unknown if the victim was the intended target. Several people were walking on Park Street during the shooting and witnessed the shooting. No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the APD’s Violent Crimes Unit at (510) 337-8336.