Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls. Yellow icons are reports of a disturbance and green ones are fraud calls. Click the map for the full list.

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 photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at tips@berkeleyside.com.)

The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Aug. 22-28, there were 29 burglary reports27 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 16 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comNine robberies and 15 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Two home burglaries were reported, at 12:01 a.m. in the 1800 block of Hearst Avenue, and at 9:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Fulton Street.

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 3:40 a.m. in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue; at 5:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Francisco Street; and at 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of University Avenue.

Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 11 a.m. at Telegraph Avenue and Webster Street.

Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported, at 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth Street; at 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Curtis Street; and at 10:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Dwight Way.

Three robberies were reported: at 6 p.m. at Harper and Russell streets; at 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of Los Angeles Avenue; and at 9:25 p.m. in the 2200 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 9:40 a.m. in the 3100 block of Ellis Street; at 11 p.m. in the 1700 block of Ninth Street; and at 11 p.m. at Stanton Street and Ashby Avenue.

Police also said that, sometime between midnight and 8 a.m., someone climbed up two separate utility poles in the 1300 block of Curtis Street and stole about 30 feet of co-axial communication cable. The theft interrupted telephone and cable television service to numerous homes in the surrounding area. According to AT&T, similar incidents have occurred in a nearby city, where witnesses reported seeing a white boom-equipped utility truck with workers wearing hard hats and orange safety vests that appeared to be doing legitimate work.

Friday, Aug. 23

Two home burglaries were reported, at 11:28 a.m. in the 2800 block of California Street, and at 1 p.m. in the 2700 block of Mathews Street.

Six thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 12:05 p.m. in the 800 block of Bolivar Drive; at 12:10 p.m. in the 2700 block of Shattuck Avenue; at 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of 10th Street; at 9 p.m. in the 1100 block of Carleton Street; at 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Blake Street; and at 10:07 p.m. in the 1800 block of Francisco Street.

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of California; at 11 p.m. in the 2700 block of San Pablo Avenue; and at 11:59 p.m. in the 1700 block of Ward Street.

A robbery was reported at 9:20 p.m. at Carleton and Grant streets.

There were 29 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 15. Click the map for a list of calls.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Four thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of Carleton; at 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Milvia Street; at 2:30 p.m. at Gilman and Sixth streets; and at 11:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street.

Two home burglaries were reported, at 3:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Ninth Street, and at 6 a.m. in the 1400 block of Alcatraz Avenue.

Three robberies were reported: at 6:32 a.m. at 63rd and California streets; at 4 p.m. at Ashby and San Pablo avenues; and at 7:45 p.m. at Woolsey and Tremont streets.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Way and Henry Street, and at 6:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Rose Street.

A commercial burglary was reported at 6:32 p.m. in the 2700 block of Shattuck Avenue.

Sunday, Aug. 25

A vehicle was reported stolen at 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Olympus Avenue.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 12:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Shattuck Avenue, and at 2:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported, at 1 p.m. at Seventh and Delaware streets; at 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fourth Street; and at 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Russell Street.

A home burglary was reported at 4:50 p.m. in the 800 block of Neilson Street.

Monday, Aug. 26

Two home burglaries were reported, at 12:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of Fresno Avenue, and at 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue.

Four auto burglaries were reported: at 1:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue; at 8 p.m. in the 2000 block of Berkeley Way; at 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Belvedere Avenue; and at 8:28 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 7:30 p.m. at Gilman and San Pablo avenues, and at 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of Henry Street.

A robbery was reported at 10:14 p.m. in the 2600 block of Haste Street. According to a notice released by the University of California Police Department, a 20-year-old female student was walking and talking on her cell phone when someone approached her from behind, pushed her and grabbed her phone. The suspect fled on foot southbound through a loading dock area toward Dwight Way. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. He was described as a black or Hispanic male in his teens, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build, dark complexion and short mustache, and wearing a black baseball-style cap, black shirt with white and green lettering, black pants and black shoes. Police ask anyone with information to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

There were 27 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 27 reported the prior week. There were also 16 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Four home burglaries were reported: at midnight in the 1400 block of Parker Street; at 3 a.m. in the 2400 block of Oregon Street; at 9:20 a.m. in the 2800 block of Fulton Street; and at 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street.

Four thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 8 a.m. in the 2000 block of Fourth Street; at 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck; at 7 p.m. in the 2200 block of Woolsey Street; and at 7:30 p.m. at Addison and Milvia streets.

A commercial burglary was reported at 9 a.m. in the 2200 block of Blake Street.

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 9 p.m. at an unlisted location; at 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Benvenue Avenue; and at 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Spaulding Avenue.

A robbery was reported at 11:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Dwight Way.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Eight home burglaries were reported: at 1 a.m. in the 2600 block of Hillegass Avenue; at 5 a.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way; again at 5 a.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way; at 5 a.m. in the 2500 block of College Avenue; at 9:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of 10th Street; at noon in the 1600 block of Buena Avenue; at 12:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Roble Road; and at 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Dwight Way.

Eight home burglaries and one commercial burglary were reported in a single day last week. Image: CrimeMapping.com

Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 1:50 a.m. in the 2200 block of 10th Street; at 6:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Blake Street; and at 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Evelyn Avenue.

A commercial burglary was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Dwight.

Two felony assaults or batteries were reported, at 5:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Harrison Street, and at 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Eighth Street.

A gun or weapon was reported at 6:43 p.m. in the 2000 block of Allston Way.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia Street, and at 11:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Cragmont Avenue.

According to a notice released by the University of California Police Department, sometime between Saturday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 28, a hate-related vandalism occurred inside a unisex restroom of Building 3 at the Clark Kerr Campus Housing complex. Cal health workers posted fliers inside the restrooms in the complex. The fliers advertised cleanliness and displayed a photograph of a health worker. An unknown suspect wrote a sexual-orientation phrase and drew a phallic symbol on one of the fliers. This incident was reported to UCPD and police said they “are currently working with the affected parties related to this offense.” At this point, the suspect is unknown and UCPD is actively working on this investigation. Police ask anyone with information about this offense to call 510-642-6760.

See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service 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.]

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...