This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department.

The numbers reflected in the report are only a snapshot of what occurs in the City of Berkeley. The numbers are considered for informational purposes only and should not be used for data analysis or comparison to other agencies. Cases may be reclassified after further review of the incident, by supervisors, investigating detectives or the District Attorney as appropriate.

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

September 30:

Trespassing, 2100 Block of West Street
On Sunday, September 30 at approximately 6:50 p.m., a property owner called from the 2100 block of West Street reporting an ongoing problem with a trespasser. They reported the subject sets up camp in the parking area of the property. The subject was contacted by an officer, who asked the subject to leave per the property owner’s request.

Auto Burglary, 2200 Block of Bancroft Way
On Sunday, September 30 at 12:06 p.m., the victim reported her vehicle broken into while it was parked in the 2200 block of Bancroft Way. The victim locked and parked her vehicle.  When she returned she discovered an unknown suspect broke the window stealing her backpack and other items.

October 1:

Suspicious Circumstances, 2800 Block of Ellsworth Street
On Monday, October 1, 2012 at approximately 8:47 a.m., a resident in the 2800 block of Ellsworth Street called BPD reporting their home possibly broken into. The resident called saying they received information from a friend that their home appeared to be broken into by an unknown person.  BPD officers arrived at the location and checked the premise.  There no signs of forced entry or prowl to the property.

Auto Theft, 3000 Block of Adeline Street
On Monday, October 1, 2012 6:25 p.m. the victim reported their vehicle stolen from the 3000 block of Adeline Street. The victim parked his vehicle at approximately 5:30 a.m. and when he returned around 6:30 p.m. it was missing. The vehicle stolen is a 1997, Red, Honda, Civic, two-door.

October 2:

Silent Alarm, 2900 Block of Ellis Street
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at approximately 6:20 a.m., BPD received a report of a silent alarm in the 2900 block of Ellis Street. BPD officers arrived at the location and determined the alarm was set off by accident.  An elevator repair person had triggered the alarm.

Robbery, 2000 Block of Oregon Street
On October 2, 2012 at approximately 3:25 p.m., a robbery was reported in the 2000 block of Oregon Street. A Loss Prevention Officer for  a business located in the 2000 block observed the unknown suspect conceal several food items in his backpack. The suspect then left the store without paying for the items.  When the Loss Prevention Officer attempted to detain the suspect, he took a fighting stance and appeared he was going to punch them. The suspect then fled on foot. The Loss Prevention Officer contacted a BPD Officer and reported the incident.  An area check for the suspect was negative. The suspect is described as: Suspect – “Black male juvenile, 16 years old, 5’11”, medium build, light complexion, short cropped brown hair wearing a green long sleeve polo type shirt, blue jeans, blue back pack and white shoes.”

October 3:

Suspicious Circumstances, 9th Street and Hearst Avenue
On Wednesday October 3, 2012 at approximately 12:05 a.m. a caller reported hearing the sound of a possible crash in the area 9th Street and Hearst Avenue. BPD Officers were dispatched to the location to investigation.  The officers did not locate a crash or any property damaged in the area.

Commercial Burglary, 2300 Block of 5th Street
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at approximately 10:18 p.m., a commercial burglary occurred in the 2300 block of 5th Street.  The unknown suspect may have entered through an unlocked door.  The suspect stole several computers from the business.

October 4:

Aid to BFD, Gilman Street and Hopkins Street
On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at approximately 12:34 p.m., the Berkeley Fire Department requested BPD to assist on a medical call at Gilman Street and Hopkins Street. BFD responded for a report of a person possibly having a heart attack in a vehicle. For safety reasons BPD was requested to help shut down the streets until the patient could be evaluated and transported.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery, 1600 Block of Oxford Street
On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:35 a.m., a Parking Enforcement Officer reported locating an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 1600 block of Oxford Street. While performing his duties the PEO conducted a check on the vehicle and discovered it was reported stolen out of Richmond on the 28th of September. The PEO contacted BPD to recover the vehicle. An officer was dispatched to the location. The owner was contacted regarding the recovery of her vehicle.  The suspect is unknown.

October 5:

Vehicle Code Violation, 1400 Block of Queens Road
On Friday, October 5, 2012 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle being parked in the same spot for over 3 weeks.  The officer located the reported vehicle in the 1400 block of Queens Road.   A record check on the vehicle showed it had expired registration past 6 months. The officer cited and towed the vehicle for having expired registration.

Auto Burglary, 1800 Block of Highland Place
On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:02 a.m., a BPD officer responded to the 1800 block of Highland Place for a report of vandalism to a vehicle. It was reported a vehicle parked in the area had a broken window. The officers arrived at the location and discovered two vehicles parked in their area were broken into. The unknown suspect broke into the vehicles by breaking the windows. Several items were taken including a laptop, backpack and I-Pad.

October 6:

Suspicious Circumstances, 1700 Block of Derby Street
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at approximately 3:43 a.m., a resident in the 1700 block of Derby Street reporter the home being broken into. The caller reported hearing noises near their window.  When they yelled the noises stopped.  Officers arrived at the location. During their investigation they determined it was raccoons making the noises.

Vandalism, 2500 Block of Shattuck Avenue
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 9:04 p.m., a caller reported the window broken to a business in the 2500 block of Shattuck Avenue. The caller reported they observed the window broken as they drove by the business. BPD Officers arrived at the location and checked the business. There were no signs of a burglary and a round metal object appeared to have been thrown through the window causing the damage.

Robbery, 2600 block of Haste Street, #12-04985
On Saturday, October 6th, 2012, at 8:29 a.m., UCPD received a report of a robbery which had just taken place on the 2600 block of Haste Street. The victim, a 32 year old female, met the suspect and two others at a club in San Francisco. The victim traveled to Berkeley with the suspect and the two individuals and parked in the Underhill Parking Structure. The victim left the structure alone. The victim noticed that the suspect was following her. The suspect grabbed her purse and ran back into the parking structure. The suspect was last seen driving out of the parking structure on to Channing Way.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the driver or the vehicle. The other occupants of the vehicle do not appear to be involved with the robbery. The victim was not injured during the encounter. The suspect is described as: White Male, 25 to 35 years of age, 5’7” to 5’10 in height, with a medium athletic/muscular build, with a blond crew cut, blue eyes and wearing a purple t-shirt. The vehicle is described as a new-looking black 2-door BMW coupe.

Assault with a deadly weapon, People’s Park, #12-04998
UCPD was notified by a local hospital regarding an assault that occurred on Saturday, October 6th, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in People’s Park. The victim, a 49 year old male, was sitting at a table in the park when he sensed someone approaching him from behind.  The victim turned around and was struck several times in the head, arm, and shoulder with a club-like object. The suspect fled the scene southbound through the park and then westbound on Dwight Way. The victim sustained multiple impact wounds and abrasions and went to a local emergency room for treatment. Although the victim was not cooperative with the identification and prosecution of this suspect, UCPD searched the area and unable to locate this individual. The suspect is described as: a white male in his 20s, 6 feet tall, with an average build, wearing a red jersey and long black shorts.

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