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Oct 01

City Manager's Update - October 1, 2021

Posted to City Manager's Updates by Alexandra Orologas

The October 1, 2021 City Manager's Update is available to read. Topics include:

-COVID-19 Information – New Health Order re: Proof of Vaccination for High-Risk Businesses, Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine (Booster Shots) Now Available, First Dose Vaccines Still Available

-Earthquake California – Get the MyShake App

-Art Events: El Cerrito Art Association 2021 Annual Art Show and Sale, Chalk it Up, El Cerrito! and Our Town Opens October 1 at Civic Theatre

-Update on City Advisory Bodies

-Building Permits, New Business and Development Updates

-BART El Cerrito Plaza Station Community Meeting - Tuesday, October 12

-Police Department Awards Ceremony

-Fall Citywide Garage Sale - Saturday, October 9

-Pumpkin Splash Event


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Jun 14

El Cerrito Police Locates Burglary Suspect

Posted to Recent Arrests and Other Law Enforcement Activity by Suzanne Iarla

On June 12, 2012, around 12:53 PM, officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Jordan Ave. in regards to a suspicious persons detail. The witness called the Dispatch Center and stated the suspect was seen walking between houses, and carrying bags to a parked vehicle. The witness provided Dispatch with a description of the suspect and a partial license plate of the vehicle as it was leaving. Upon officers’ arrival, they discovered a home in the area had been burglarized.

On June 13, 2012, around 7:15AM, detectives conducted follow-up in regards to this case and located the vehicle parked in front of a house in the 3100 block of Lowell Ave. in Richmond. Detectives contacted William Johnson, a 38 year old resident of Richmond. During the investigation it was determined Mr. Johnson was responsible for the burglary. Mr. Johnson was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Johnson was booked for burglary, active probation violation warrant and a parole hold was obtained. After booking Mr. Johnson was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. This case will be forwarded to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for review.
El Cerrito Police Department Case File #12-10029: Any questions or inquiries regarding this incident should be referred to Detective Corporal Gilbert Tang: (510) 215-4423.