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. The “SC” icons are sexual assault calls. Pink icons are drug- or alcohol-related calls, and green ones show vandalism or fraud reports. Click the map for the full list.
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. The “SC” icons are sexual assault calls. Pink icons are drug- or alcohol-related calls, and green ones show vandalism or fraud reports. Click the map for the full list.

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This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here.

The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Oct. 3-9, there were 20 burglary reports16 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 10 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comTwo robberies and eight assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Four home burglaries were reported: at 12:37 a.m. in the 400 block of Spruce Street; at 7:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Hilldale Avenue; at 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of Haste Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 2500 block of College Avenue.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 1 p.m. in the 2700 block of Ridge Road, and at 2:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Piedmont Avenue.

One theft from a vehicle was reported at 10 p.m. in the 1700 block of Vine Street.

One felony sexual assault was reported at 10 p.m. in the 2100 block of Fourth Street.

Friday, Oct. 4

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 7:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Channing Way, and at 4:31 p.m. in the 1800 block of Curtis Street.

Two misdemeanor sexual assaults were reported, at 10:50 a.m. in the 3000 block of Sacramento Street, and at 7:48 p.m. at McGee Avenue and Dwight Way.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 11:09 a.m. in the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue, and at 10 p.m. in the 1900 block of University Avenue.

Two home burglaries were reported, at noon in the 1600 block of Woolsey Street, and at 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Spruce.

Five thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 3:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Forest Avenue; at 4 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ward Street; at 7 p.m. at Bancroft Way and Fulton Street; at 10 p.m. at Neilson Street and Portland Avenue; and at 10 p.m. in the 200 block of Fairlawn Drive.

A robbery was reported at 5 p.m. at Seawall Drive and University.

There were 20 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 28. Click the map for a list of calls.

Saturday, Oct. 5

A robbery was reported at 2 a.m. in the 2400 block of Warring Street.

A theft and a burglary from vehicles were reported, at 6 a.m. in the 700 block of Creston Road, and at 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Bowditch Street.

Two home burglaries were reported, at noon in the 2900 block of Channing, and at 9:09 p.m. in the 1900 block of Haste Street.

A felony sexual assault was reported at 2 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing.

A felony assault or battery was reported at 3:39 p.m. in the 2800 block of Sacramento.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Three auto burglaries were reported, two at 2 p.m. in the 2000 block of Berkeley Way, and one at 2:26 p.m. in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue.

Two home burglaries were reported, at 3:05 p.m. in the 2200 block of Rose Street, and at 6 p.m. in the 3100 block of College.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 4:13 p.m. in the 1800 block of Euclid, and at 4:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Addison Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 10:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Arch Street.

Monday, Oct. 7

A commercial burglary was reported at 2:57 a.m. in the 1200 block of University.

Two home burglaries were reported, at 7:24 a.m. in the 200 block of Forest Lane, and at 8 a.m. in the 3000 block of College.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 11:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Virginia Street, and at 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Tevlin Street.

There were 16 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 22 reported the prior week. There were also 10 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Two felony sexual assaults were reported, at midnight in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and at 9 p.m. in the 2100 block of McKinley Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle was reported at 2 a.m. in the 1500 block of Juanita Way.

Three home burglaries were reported: at 8:42 a.m. in the 1500 block of Spruce; at 11:55 a.m. at an unlisted location; and at 4 p.m. in the 1500 block of Ward Street.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 6 p.m. in the 1900 block of 10th Street, and at 9 p.m. in the 800 block of Cedar Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Four auto burglaries were reported: at 9 a.m. in the 1000 block of Merced Street; at 3:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Euclid; at 4:45 p.m. in the 800 block of University; and at 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Spruce.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 6 p.m. at Hillegass Avenue and Derby Street.

More recent crime news

Unless otherwise noted, police ask anyone with information about the following incidents to call the University of California Police Department at 510-642-6760. 

The University of California Police Department reported an armed robbery Tuesday, Oct. 15, at about 7:15 a.m. A male student said he had been walking north on a path between North Gate and University Drive when two men approached him from behind, flashed the handle of a gun, and demanded the student’s property. He complied and they ran off toward Hearst Avenue; police were not able to find them. Both men were described as black. One appeared 18-20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build and some facial hair on his chin. The other appeared 20-23 years old and 6 feet tall with a slender build. Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black pants.

UCPD reported an armed robbery Sunday on University Drive near Moffitt Library. A male student was walking west on Oct. 13 at 9:11 p.m. when two males with a handgun approached him. One walked up to him, pointed the gun at his chest and demanded the victim’s cell phone. One of the males pushed the student down, which caused him to drop his phone, which one of the robbers picked up. The robbers fled north near Haviland Hall. Police searched the area but could not find them. Both were described as black with light builds; one appeared to be 6 feet tall with a dark complexion, dark sweatshirt and dark pants. The other appeared to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a dark outfit.

UCPD also reported a strong-armed robbery attempt Saturday, Oct. 12, at 12:40 a.m. A male student was walking between Dwinelle Hall and the Valley Life Sciences building when three men confronted him. One stood in front of him while another grabbed his backpack from behind and tried to take it. Police said the victim struggled, held onto the bag and began to yell. The three would-be robbers fled east toward the Campanile. The student walked home and called police to report the crime. Officers could not locate the trio. All three men appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s. One appeared to be Asian and 6 feet tall with a thin build and a dark complexion; he was wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt. Another also appeared to be Asian, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build wearing dark clothing. The other was described only as about 5 feet 10 with a thin build and dark clothing.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:45 p.m., a strong-armed robbery took place in the 2400 block of Channing Way at the Beverly-Cleary Housing Building. A 19-year-old female student was standing at the shuttle pick-up location when a young man walked up to her, shoved her from behind and took her phone. The man ran west on Channing then south on Dana Street. Police were unable to find him. He was described as black, about 19 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds; he was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Also on Oct. 10, at 5:30 a.m. a 57-year-old woman was walking near Berkeley Way and Oxford Street when someone grabbed her from behind, robbed her and knocked her to the ground. She told police a man in his 30s who was armed with a gun grabbed her from behind and demanded her property. She told him she didn’t have any money, and he struck her; she fell to the ground and he grabbed her purse. He ran off westbound on Center. The woman sustained minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene. Police were not able to find the man, who appeared to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds with a thin build, black hair and a medium complexion. He was wearing a black jacket and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

Related:
Police arrest Berkeley man with guns after robbery (10.14.13)
Police seek help identifying North Berkeley thief (10.11.13)
Berkeley Police arrest 2 felons with heroin, handguns (10.11.13)
Berkeley café owner recounts tip jar robbery with gun (10.10.13)
Berkeley community turns out for march against violence (10.08.13)

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 (senior editor, news) joined the Berkeleyside team in 2012. She covers politics, public safety and development. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...