This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department, unless otherwise noted.
A spreadsheet showing recent recent calls for service is available on Google Docs. (Please note that 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 Local Crime News’ regularly published list of arrests of Berkeley residents. Other sources of information on crime in Berkeley include the Police Department’s CrimeView Community and CrimeMapping.com. See past Crime Blotters here.
Crime Briefs for Dec. 30 – Jan. 5
Auto Burglary, 1900 Block of Milvia Street
On Sunday, December 30, 2012 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Milvia Street. The victim reported parking his rental vehicle on the street and locking it. He returned and discovered a window broken. An unknown suspect stole a suitcase out of the vehicle.
Auto Theft, 2100 Block of Stuart Street
On Monday, December 31, 2012 at approximately 7:00 a.m. the victim discovered her vehicle stolen from the 2100 block of Stuart Street. The victim had parked her vehicle the previous night and went out Monday morning and discovered it taken by an unknown suspect. Taken is a red, 1989, Toyota Camry, four-door.
Loud Reports, 2700 Block of Ellsworth Street
On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at approximately 2:04 a.m., BPD officers responded to the area of the 2700 block of Ellsworth Street for a report of possible gunshots. Officers arrived in the area and determined the loud reports were fireworks.
Robbery, 1100 Block of 2nd Street
On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at approximately 10:15 a.m., a robbery occurred of a business in the 1100 block of 2nd Street. The two unknown suspects entered the business. The suspects simulated possibly having a weapon. The suspects stole cash from the business and personal items from the employees. The suspects left the business fleeing north.The suspects are described as: Suspect 1 – “Black Male Adult, 5’10”-5’11”, Thin Build, Dark Complexion wearing long black wool coat, black beanie.” Suspect 2 – “Black Male Adult, 5’8”-5’9”, Stocky Build, Light Complexion wearing letterman jacket with red and white sleeves.”
Robbery, University Avenue/Curtis Street
On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at approximately 10:49 p.m. a robbery occurred near the intersection of University Avenue and Curtis Street. The female victim was walking in the area when the unknown suspect attempted to take her cell phone from her hand. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to take the victim’s phone. The suspect fled north on Curtis Street. The suspect is described as: Suspect – “Black Male, 16-22 years old, 5’8”, normal build, short cropped hair wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with blue lettering.”
Auto Theft, 30 Block of Domingo Avenue
On Friday, January 4, 2012 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the victim reported he vehicle stolen from the 30 block of Domingo Avenue. The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street. The vehicle was parked on December 29. The victim went to his vehicle and discovered it missing the morning of January 4. Taken is a gray, 1995, Honda Civic, four-door.
Theft from a Vehicle, 700 Block of Hilldale Avenue
On Saturday, January 5, 2012 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the victim reported and unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and stole several items, including an iPod and sweatshirt. The vehicle was parked on January 3, 2012 in the 700 block of Hilldale Avenue. On January 5th the victim noticed the property missing from the vehicle.
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The Berkeley Police Department includes this disclaimer: “Please note that these are Calls For Police Services (CFS) only and are subject to review and reclassification. These CFS numbers only reflect part one crimes reported to BPD. 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.”