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The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Oct. 24-30, there were 28 burglary reports, 35 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 14 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Nine robberies and 12 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. 24
A home burglary was reported at 1:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Blake Street.
Five vehicles were reported stolen: at 9 a.m. in the 1700 block of Spruce Street; at 10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Berkeley Way; at 11 a.m. at Sacramento and Prince streets; at 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Milvia Street; and at 10 p.m. in the 3100 block of Deakin Street.
Nine thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 11 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street; at 1:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sixth Street; at 1:15 p.m. in the 2400 block of Channing Way; at 5:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth Street; at 5:25 p.m. in the 800 block of University Avenue; at 8 p.m. in the 800 block of 10th Street; at 8:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Henry Street; at 9 p.m. in the 1900 block of Berryman Street; and at 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Milvia.
A robbery was reported at 11:32 p.m. at Alcatraz Avenue and Baker Street.
Friday, Oct. 25
Four home burglaries were reported: at 9 a.m. in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue; at 2:24 p.m. in the 2300 block of Bancroft Way; at 2:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and at 7:44 p.m. in the 200 block of Fairlawn Drive.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 11 a.m. at Hearst Avenue and Spruce Street, and at 7:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Gilman Street.
An auto burglary was reported at 4:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Garber Street, and a theft from a vehicle was reported at 5:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Tanglewood Road.
A commercial burglary was reported at 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Page Street.
A robbery was reported at 5:28 p.m. at Stuart and Fulton streets.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Police arrested a Berkeley man in connection with reckless driving in Berkeley in late September, police reported in response to a request from Berkeleyside. On Sept. 29 at about 10 a.m., a Berkeley officer tried to make a traffic stop at Sacramento and Russell streets, said Officer Jennifer Coats, police spokeswoman, via email. Coats said the driver fled, showing “a willful and wanton disregard for public safety,” failing to stop at stop signs and driving at an unsafe speed for road conditions. The officer discontinued the pursuit in the interest of public safety, said Coats. Police identified the driver as 25 year old Charles Bridges. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was picked up in Berkeley on Oct. 26. He no longer appears to be in custody.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 2 p.m. in the 600 block of Harrison Street, and at 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Five thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fifth Street; at 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Fourth Street; at 5:45 p.m. in the 700 block of Hearst Avenue; at 6:28 p.m. at Addison and Acton streets; and at 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Tacoma Avenue.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 3:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of Fourth Street; at 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way; and at 11 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing.
Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 4:52 p.m. in the 1200 block of Allston Way.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 7 p.m. in the 600 block of Santa Barbara Road.
Two robberies were reported, at 8:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of Harmon Street, and at 8:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Sunday, Oct. 27
A home burglary was reported at 12:32 a.m. at Bancroft Way and Piedmont Avenue.
Four burglaries or thefts from vehicles were reported: at 11:30 a.m. at Shattuck and Durant avenues; at 2 p.m. at Spinnaker Way and Breakwater Drive; at 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Woolsey Street; and at 10:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of Alcatraz Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 6:20 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of Hilgard Avenue, and at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sixth Street.
A robbery was reported at 11:46 p.m. at Stuart Street and Telegraph Avenue.
Monday, Oct. 28
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of San Pablo Avenue, and at 9:40 a.m. in the 2600 block of Ninth Street.
Two home burglaries were reported, at 10 a.m. in the 1100 block of Colusa Avenue, and at 1:55 p.m. in the 1000 block of Page Street.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue.
An auto burglary was reported at 10 p.m. in the 3300 block of Adeline Street.
A robbery was reported at 10:10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Parker Street.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Seven burglaries or thefts from vehicle were reported: at 2 a.m. in the 2500 block of Piedmont Avenue; at 8 a.m. in the 1100 block of High Court; at 8:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth; at noon in the 1000 block of Monterey Avenue; at 3 p.m. in the 1400 block of 10th; at 3:30 p.m. in the 800 block of University; and at 6 p.m. at Seawall Drive and University.
Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 5 a.m. in the 1500 block of Tyler Street; at 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stannage Avenue; and at 9:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ashby Avenue.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 8:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth, and at 7 p.m. in the 2500 block of Shattuck.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 11:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Tunnel Road; at 1:06 p.m. in the 2400 block of Durant Avenue; and at 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of McGee Avenue.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Three home burglaries were reported: at 6:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Oxford Street; at 9:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Vine Street; and at 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way.
An arson was reported at 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Grant Street.
Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 10:20 a.m. in the 1600 block of San Pablo Avenue; at 10:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of Dwight Way; and at 6:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of University Avenue.
Seven thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 11:30 a.m. at Durant Avenue and Ellsworth Street; at 4:30 p.m. at Russell Street and McGee; at 7 p.m. in the 2100 block of Haste Street; at 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Josephine Street; at 9 p.m. in the 800 block of Bancroft Way; at 9 p.m. at Addison and San Pablo Avenue; and at 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Haste Street.
Three robberies were reported: at 7:22 p.m. at Virginia Street and McGee; at 7:45 p.m. at Scenic Avenue and Ridge Road; and at 7:50 p.m. in the 2500 block of Le Conte Avenue. Via the University of California Police Department: In the Scenic and Ridge incident, a woman was walking on the sidewalk when two teens approached her from behind, took her cell phone and fled on foot. The woman reported the robbery the next day because she did not have access to a phone. The robbers were described as black, 16-19 years old with slim to medium builds. One had short hair and was wearing a black windbreaker jacket.
Other notable incidents
ROBBERY ATTEMPT ON CAMPUS According to UCPD, a 20-year-old student was walking on the north side of Doe Library on Oct. 31 at 10:27 p.m. when four males in dark clothing approached him. One grabbed his arms and the others “attacked the victim and told him to empty his pockets,” police said in a written statement. The student screamed and the suspects fled on foot. Police checked the area but were unable to find the suspects. One was described as white, and no further description was available for the others. Learn about night safety services on campus here.
ARMED ROBBERY ON CAMPUS According to UCPD, an 18-year-old student was walking through the Faculty Glade, just northeast of the Campanile, on Oct. 31 at 11:18 p.m. when two men grabbed her from behind. One showed a black handgun and took the woman’s cell phone. The other man took her purse and searched it for valuables. The woman broke free and chased the suspects southbound while calling police. Officers responded but were not able to locate the men, who were described as Hispanic, in their early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black pants. Learn about night safety services on campus here.
CARJACKING ARREST Police arrested Tanith Nichols, 36, in October after authorities said he assaulted an acquaintance, then stole his vehicle over the summer. On June 21, police said Nichols and a 39-year-old man got into an argument at Shattuck and Durant avenues. According to police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats, in response to a request from Berkeleyside, Nichols assaulted the man, then stole his vehicle, despite the man’s attempts to stop him. Police identified Nichols as the suspect via their investigation. He was arrested on a warrant in San Francisco on Oct. 8 related to carjacking and possession of stolen property. He no longer appears to be in custody.
Shots fired early Saturday near West Berkeley park (11.02.13)
Police arrest mother, daughter after Berkeley Hills burglary (11.01.13)
2 charged with robbery after drug deal gone awry (10.30.13)
Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Oct. 17-23 (10.28.13)
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.]