Residents who attended the Park Street Art & Wine Faire and used the ATM at Comerica Bank at 2416 Central Ave. may have had their cards skimmed and PIN numbers recorded. In order to accomplish this, the alleged thieves placed a fake faceplate onto the ATM. The faceplate fit snugly into the ATM’s card slot. When unwitting customers slid their cards into the ATM, the faceplate with the counterfeit reader scanned and stored the information on the cards’ magnetic strips.
According to the Milpitas Police Department (MPD), on July 19 loss-prevention workers at Kohl’s Department Store at the Great Mall in Milpitas watched a woman push a shopping cart brimming with merchandise out of one of the store’s emergency exits. A man in a Mercedes-Benz was waiting to whisk her and the allegedly stolen goods away. The workers stopped the woman, but said that her accomplice attempted to fire a gun at them. The gun misfired and the pair escaped.
Last Saturday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) sponsored Alameda Walks program strolled through both history and current events. The all-ages group learned about the Mastick family and famed architects Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel who helped shape the Island City. Myself and Alameda Sun co-publisher Dennis Evanosky (far left) led the tour with help from ARPD’s Karen Kenney and Jackie Krause of the Mastick Senior Center. Toward the end, the tour stopped by the recently completed mural at 1128 Lincoln Ave.
The American Red Cross bus will visit Alameda Point Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Red Cross asks donors to “make someone whole again. Without A, B and O, we can’t save anybody. You are the #MissingType we need.”
The bus will be parked at 950 W. Mall Square on Alameda’s West End. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: AlamedaPoint, or call 800-733-2767. Donors can streamline their experience by completing reading and health history questions at www.redcrossblood.org.
The 64th annual City of Alameda Swim Championships took place last weekend at the Encinal Swim Center. Hundreds of swimmers with ties to Alameda competed in 90 meets at the event.
The event started Friday, Aug. 3, with the girls’ 13- to 14-year-old 1,650-yard freestyle. Molly Boyle won the race with a time of 19:43.53. The boys’ 15- to 18-year-old 1,650-yard freestyle meet also took place Friday. Kevin Habek finished with a time of 17:23.15 to beat out four other swimmers and earned the victory.