Latest incident on record involved sexual assault, police said Monday

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is actively investigating six hot-prowl burglaries — break-ins that occur with the victims present. This string of burglaries happened during the late night or early morning hours between June 16 and Aug 9 on the West End. The latest break-in allegedly involved a sexual assault. 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) announced it has taken the measure of temporarily increasing its staffing levels at night in an attempt to halt criminal activity, last Friday, July 17.

APD said the city has experienced a slight increase in residential burglaries on the West End. The majority of the increase in criminal activity has occurred between 7 p.m. and midnight, according to police.

APD is also seeking residents help in solving a recent residential burglary. If you can identify the suspect pictured, APD asks that you contact Sgt. David Pascoe at 337-8374.

Spike of Burglaries Felt

Alameda Police Department (APD) detectives are investigating five commercial burglaries that APD believes may have been committed by the same person, an APD spokesman said.

The break-ins took place Sunday, Jan. 26 at La Penca Azul, 1440 Park St.; Papa Murphy’s and the Island Cafe, which share a location at 1929 Broadway; and Alameda Entertainment Associates, 2301 Central Ave. Similar burglaries were reported Jan. 22 at the Sidestreet Pho restaurant, 2304 Encinal Ave., and the Parrot AT&T store at 2601 Blanding Ave.