Officers within the El Cerrito Police Department have had their hands full in the past few weeks. Below are just a few of the incidents they have responded to.
A 30 year-old man was taken into custody after engaging in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. The suspect was booked at the local station and was later transported to the Martinez Jail. Domestic battery bail amounts can range form $10,000 to $50,000 depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Additional information on the defendant has not been made available.
El Cerrito Police Department officials said they also responded to an incident at a CVS pharmacy after an unidentified woman was caught stealing. The store manager attempted to detain her until law enforcement could arrive. That woman was able to escape and ran through the store while wielding a large stick. Employees then tackled her to the ground. She was held until officers arrived. That defendant was booked into the system but was later cited out. She did not need to contact a local bondsman for further assistance.
Several days later the department’s dispatch center received a call about a vehicle theft. That incident took place on Cutting Boulevard. The van has not yet been recovered. The suspect remains at large.
The following day, officers were sent to a Church’s Chicken parking lot after being tipped off that a man had struck a woman. The victim had departed the scene prior to their arrival. The assailant was identified as being a 48 year-old transient man. He was arrested for public drunkenness and taken to the Martinez Jail. A spokesperson for the jail said this was the second time in two days that the suspect had been arrested for that crime. It is unclear whether he remains in custody.
Several warrant arrests have also been logged. The first took place during a routine traffic stop. That man was found to be wanted in Contra Costa County. The second incident also took place during a traffic stop. That man was found to be wanted in Solano County. A search of the vehicle uncovered multiple pieces of stolen property. Possessing stolen property is a crime.
Lastly, a 40 year-old man was reportedly arrested after it was learned he had an outstanding warrant out of San Francisco County. He transported to the Martinez Jail in order to be booked. It is unclear whether he remains in custody.