The Berkeley Police Department was unable to compile its narrative blotter this week because of other commitments.  This is a snapshot of Berkeley police activity this week. You can also see the redacted list of BPD’s calls for service last week on a Google spreadsheet.

See also the San Francisco Chronicle’s regularly published list of arrests in Berkeley. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see Community CrimeView and

Between Monday, March 5, 2012 at  3:04 p.m. and Thursday, March 8, 2012 at  7:58 a.m., BPD officers responded, investigated and documented seven stolen vehicles throughout the city.

Between Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:49 a.m. and Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:24 p.m., BPD officers responded to 24 complaints about possible abandoned vehicles throughout the city. The officers researched the vehicles through computer systems for status such as a stolen vehicle. The calls for service were documented and as appropriate for follow-up in 72 hours.

Between Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:46 a.m. and Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:38 p.m., BPD responded, investigated and documented 27 petty thefts throughout the city, 12 of which were shoplifting reports with suspects already gone or detained by employees or loss prevention personnel.

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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...