This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see Community CrimeView and

Thursday, September 8

Prowling and attempted theft

At 1:44 a.m. Emmanuel Thomasreed was arrested by UC Police for prowling, attempted theft and possession of burglary tools in the Recreational Sports Facility garage off Bancroft.

Tuesday, September 6 

Warrant arrest 

At 6 a.m. Brandon Smith, 25, wanted on a $555,000 Napa County felony probation violation was arrested near People’s Park.

Sunday, September 4

Misappropriation of found property

At 12:34 a.m., Todd Strickland, 49, was arrested at ASUC by UC Police for misappropriation of found property and unlawful possession of UC keys and sent to Santa Rita jail.


At 2:06 a.m. Berkeley PD and UC Police cooperated in breaking up a fight between 15 persons at Shattuck and Durant.

Residential burglaries and petty theft

At 1:11 p.m. there was a residential burglary of an iPhone through an unlocked door in the 2600 block of Durant Avenue. At 1:31 p.m., two laptops and a hard drive were burgled through an open window on the 1900 block of Oxford Street. At 1:36 p.m. there was the theft of a blue Trek bike in the yard of a house in the 2200 block of Ward Street. There are no suspects in any of these incidents.


A juvenile has been arrested for shoplifting potato chips from a store in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue at 2:59 p.m.

Shoplift turned into robbery 

A suspect has been indentified in the shoplifting turned into robbery of liquor in the 1400 block of University Avenue at 7:56 p.m.

Saturday, September 3

Petty thefts 

At 10:45 a.m. at the corner of Blake and Telegraph, a black male, around 15 years old, grabbed a cellphone and ran. The suspect had short hair with a blonde streak, black sweatshirt and white flannel pyjama pants. Credit cards were reported stolen from an unlocked car in the 2700 block of Dohr Street. A bike was reported stolen from an unlocked house in the 1600 block of Milvia at 10:52 a.m. An unattended purse was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Durant.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...