This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate tips about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at email@example.com.)
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From March 7-13, there were eight burglary reports, 32 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and seven stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Thirteen robberies and 11 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.
March 7, Thursday (click for the map)
Two robberies were reported, at 2 a.m. at Center and Milvia streets, and at 1:38 p.m. in the 1000 block of University Avenue.
Three home burglaries took place: at 8:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of Channing Way; at 3:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Delaware Street; and at 4 p.m. in the 1300 block of Hearst Avenue.
Six auto burglaries or thefts from vehicles took place: at 11 a.m. in the 400 block of Gilman Street; at 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Grant Street; at 3:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of Webster Street; at 5 p.m. in the 2800 block of Piedmont Avenue; at 10 p.m. in the 1700 block of Carleton Street; and at 10:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of McGee Avenue.
Arson was reported at 7:10 p.m. in the 1600 block of Edith Street.
March 8, Friday (click for the map)
A commercial burglary was reported at 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue.
A felony assault/battery was reported at noon in the 1700 block of Rose Street.
Two robberies were reported, at 12:55 p.m. in the 2900 block of College Avenue, and at 7:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Arlington Avenue.
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 5:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Halcyon Court; at 6:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Benvenue Avenue; and at 10 p.m. in the 2400 block of Prince Street.
A firearm was reported in the Lawrence Hall of Science parking lot, according to UCPD, at 10:44 p.m.
March 9, Saturday (click for the map)
Eleven auto burglaries were reported throughout the day: in the 700 block of Allston Way, the 2300 block of Prince, the 2400 block of Hillside Avenue, the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue, the intersection San Pablo and Dwight Way, the 2800 block of Ellsworth Street, the 2700 block of Fulton Street, the 2300 block of Oregon Street, the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the intersection of Curtis Street and University Avenue, and the 2800 block of Hillegass Avenue. (See a map of the incidents here.)
Two robberies were reported, at 4 a.m. at Piedmont Avenue and Channing Way, and at 4:25 a.m. in the 2400 block of Prospect Street.
A vehicle was reported to have been stolen from Scenic Avenue and Rose Street at 11 a.m.
A home burglary was reported in the 2700 block of Belrose Avenue at 4 p.m.
March 10, Sunday (click for the map)
Auto burglaries were reported at noon in the 2300 block of Russell Street and at 4 p.m. in the 2700 block of Webster Street.
A robbery took place in the 1800 block of University Avenue at 7:30 p.m.
A vehicle was stolen from the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue at 8:30 p.m.
March 11, Monday (click for the map)
A vehicle was reported stolen at midnight at Hearst and Arch Street.
A felony theft (over $950) was reported at midnight in the 2100 block of Bonar Street.
A felony assault/battery was reported in the 2800 block of Garber Street at 8:30 a.m.
An auto burglary was reported at 9:15 p.m. at Berkeley Way and Shattuck.
March 12, Tuesday (click for the map)
A felony assault/battery was reported at 5 a.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck.
UCPD received a report of a burglary at Koshland Hall at 9:55 a.m.
Two home burglaries were reported, at 10 a.m. in the 1700 block of Channing Way and at 8:55 p.m. in the 2100 block of Jefferson Avenue.
A felony sexual assault was reported at 11:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Oxford Street.
Someone reported the brandishing of a weapon at 1:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of Berkeley Way.
Five auto burglaries were reported: at 2:05 p.m. at Euclid Avenue and Bay View Place; at 3 p.m. at West Frontage Road and University Avenue; at 4 p.m. in the 900 block of San Benito Road; at 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of Eunice Street; and at 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of San Lorenzo Avenue. (Click to see a map.)
Two vehicles were reported to have been stolen, one from the 1400 block of Edith Street at 7 p.m. and one from the 600 block of Neilson Street at 10 p.m.
March 13, Wednesday (click for the map)
Four auto burglaries or thefts from vehicle were reported: at 8:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Walnut Street; at 5:35 p.m. in the 2600 block of Bancroft Way; and at 9 p.m. (two incidents) in the 200 block of Panoramic Way.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 9 a.m. from the 1600 block of Tyler Street, and at 6:30 p.m. from Channing Way and Dana Street.
A robbery was reported at 11:30 a.m. at Stuart and Milvia streets.
A home burglary was reported in the 2900 block of Russell at 4:30 p.m.
An arson incident was reported in the 2100 block of Kittredge Street at 11:56 p.m.
See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service here on CrimeMapping.com. This may have been updated since publication. See the list of calls to the UC Police Department. 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.
[Editor’s Note: New calls for service are at times added to the CrimeMapping.com system in an unpredictable manner, and numbers for most types of calls are likely to increase in the days following this report. This weekly post offers a relatively detailed account of calls for service over the course of a week but does not reflect every call.]