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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From March 14-20, there were 11 burglary reports, 22 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and five stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Five robberies and 14 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.
March 14, Thursday (click for the map)
There were seven reports of auto burglary or theft from a vehicle: in the 800 block of University Avenue; in the 2100 block of Blake Street; in the 2700 block of Shattuck Avenue; at Harrison and Fifth streets; in the 2400 block of Roosevelt Avenue; in the 2300 block of San Pablo Avenue; and in the 100 block of Seawall Drive.
There were two home burglary reports, at 9 a.m. in the 1500 block of Parker Street and at 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Parker.
A robbery was reported at 9:56 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stuart Street.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Haste Street.
March 15, Friday (click for the map)
A felony assault/battery was reported at 12:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Three home burglaries were reported, at 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Parker Street, at 10:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Parker and at 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way.
Two felony sexual assaults were reported, at 9:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue and at 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Durant Avenue.
A vehicle was stolen from Mabel and Burnett streets at 11 p.m.
An attempted homicide was reported in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue at 11:35 p.m.
March 16, Saturday (click for the map)
Two robberies were reported, at 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of University Avenue and at 8:15 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Channing Way.
A home burglary was reported at 3:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Ellsworth Street.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at noon in the 1900 block of Henry Street.
A felony theft (over $950) was reported at 12:31 p.m. in the 2600 block of Tenth Street, and at 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Marina Boulevard.
March 17, Sunday (click for the map)
Five auto burglaries or thefts from a vehicle were reported: at midnight in the 1500 block of Russell Street, at 5 p.m. in the 2200 block of Haste Street, at 8:37 p.m. at 67th Street and San Pablo Avenue, at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hillview Road, and at 11:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of Regent Street.
A home burglary was reported at midnight in the 2400 block of Prospect Street.
A felony sexual assault was reported on Ashby Avenue at 7 p.m.
March 18, Monday (click for the map)
An auto burglary was reported at 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Talbot Avenue.
A felony theft (over $950) was reported at 11:46 a.m. in the 1100 block of Durant Avenue.
A brandishing offense was reported at 2:03 p.m. in the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 8:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.
A robbery was reported at 10:05 p.m. in the 1900 block of Russell Street.
March 19, Tuesday (click for the map)
Three home burglaries were reported, at 7:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, at 10:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of Campus Drive, and at 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of College Avenue.
Four auto burglaries or thefts from vehicles were reported, at 9 a.m. at Dana and Woolsey streets, and also in the 1900 block of Carleton; at 10:15 a.m. in the 3000 block of Ashby Avenue, and at 10:30 p.m. at Parker and Dana streets.
Two vehicles were reported to have been stolen, at 5 p.m. at Lincoln and Milvia streets, and at 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Vincente Avenue.
March 20, Wednesday (click for the map)
A felony assault/battery was reported at 4:19 a.m. at Ashby and San Pablo avenues.
A robbery was reported at 10:20 a.m. in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Four auto burglaries were reported, at 3:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Blake Street, at 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Prospect Street, at 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Highland Place, and at 10:20 p.m. at Dwight Avenue and Hillside Avenue.
A vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of Bancroft Way at 7 p.m.
A gun- or weapon-related call came in at 9:24 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ashby Avenue.
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.]