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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. 31 to Nov. 6, there were 18 burglary reports, 19 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 15 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Six robberies and 10 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. 31
Two robberies were reported, at 6:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Seawall Drive, and at 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of San Pablo Avenue.
An auto burglary and a theft from a vehicle were reported, at 3 p.m. in the 1900 block of Fourth Street, and at 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Webster Street.
A weapon was reportedly brandished at 5:55 p.m. at Dwight Way and Shattuck Avenue.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 9 p.m. at Dwight and Ellsworth Street.
Friday, Nov. 1
Three home burglaries were reported: at midnight in the 2700 block of Channing Way; at 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of 67th Street; and at 11 a.m. in the 1900 block of Dwight.
Seven thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 1:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Woolsey Street; at 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of Center Street; at 6:30 a.m. at Dwight and Bowditch Street; at 2:25 p.m. in the 700 block of Hearst Avenue; at 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Colusa Avenue; at 4:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Bonita Avenue; and at 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of Fifth Street.
A felony sexual assault was reported at 3:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of University Avenue.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Gilman Street, and at 7:49 a.m. at Piedmont and Durant avenues.
A robbery was reported at 8:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Derby Street. Police said that a teen with a gun robbed a woman of her purse. He fled but police detained the man they believe is responsible. He was identified as Kalee Jelani Gibbs, 18, of Berkeley.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Two guns or other weapons were reported, at 12:01 a.m. on Bonar Street and Allston Way, and at 8:55 p.m. at Telegraph Avenue and Howe Street. In the first incident, gunshots were fired near a West Berkeley park after a group of males were overheard talking about a gun. (Read more on Berkeleyside.) In the second incident, police conducting a traffic stop found a loaded firearm and arrested two people.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Russell Street; at 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way; and at 11:51 p.m. in the 1600 block of Eighth Street.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue, and at 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Prince Street.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Seventh Street.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said an eastbound driver struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Rose and Walnut streets. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a slight head injury and a complaint of pain to the knee. The driver remained on scene and was cooperative; the driver didn’t see the pedestrian, according to police. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors.
Two robberies were reported, at 9:30 p.m. at Woolsey and Adeline streets, and at 11:20 p.m. at Woolsey and Shattuck Avenue.
A homicide was listed at 10:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue, but Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said that report was in error.
Sunday, Nov. 3
A gun was reported at 1:15 a.m. at Dana Street and Bancroft Way. Police ultimately arrested three teens from Concord after finding them with a concealed, loaded firearm during a traffic stop. (Read more on Berkeleyside.)
Seven vehicles were reported stolen: at 1:47 a.m. in the 1000 block of Addison Street; at 2 p.m. at Spruce and Cedar streets; at 5:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Telegraph Avenue; at 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Oxford Street; at 8:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fulton Street; at 9:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Summit Road; and at 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of Oxford Street.
A commercial burglary was reported at 3:09 a.m. in the 2700 block of Shattuck Avenue.
An auto burglary was reported at 3:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street.
A home burglary was reported at 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Vermont Avenue.
A robbery was reported at 8:40 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Parker Street. According to police, two people tried to take the purse of a woman who was walking. They fled in a white vehicle. Police stopped a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the crime, and arrested four people: a 19-year-old and three minors.
Monday, Nov. 4
Two home burglaries were reported, at 9 a.m. in the 2700 block of College Avenue, and at 10:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of Oregon Street.
Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 2:40 p.m. at Fourth Street and Hearst Avenue; at 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Seawall Drive; and at 10 p.m. in the 3400 block of California Street.
A commercial burglary was reported at 4:13 p.m. in the 2800 block of Adeline Street.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Two home burglaries were reported, at 8:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of California Street, and at 8:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of Russell Street.
A gun or other weapon was reported at 10:15 a.m. at Cedar and Acton streets.
A commercial burglary was reported at 10:52 a.m. in the 2400 block of Durant Avenue.
Two auto burglaries were reported, both at 11:45 a.m. at Camelia and Sixth streets.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Webster Street, and at 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Posen Avenue.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
A commercial burglary was reported at 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Haste Street.
Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 5:12 a.m. in the 1400 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard; at 1 p.m. in the 2000 block of Bancroft Way; and at 7 p.m. at Russell Street and College Avenue.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 3 p.m. in the 1300 block of 66th Street; at 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and at 9:03 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Hillcrest Road.
Cal police seek man linked to 3 indecent exposure reports
The University of California Police Department is looking for a man who reportedly masturbated in front of numerous women on campus Nov. 6. In the first incident, in Unit 3 of the Central Common Building residence hall at 2400 Durant Ave., an 18-year-old female student entered the women’s restroom at 10:45 p.m. and was confronted by the man, who had been hiding. When she entered a stall, he came out, exposed his genitals and proceeded to masturbate, police said in a written statement. The woman fled. Twenty minutes later, a 21-year-old female student went into the same bathroom. As she washed her hands at the sink, she saw the same man, who again had his genitals exposed and was masturbating. She fled and reported the incident to an advisor, who called police.
Twenty-five minutes later, UCPD received a report that a man was exposing himself to a group of female students in the Unit 1 workout room at 2650 Durant Ave. Three teenagers, 17-19 years old, had been working out when they looked over at the window and saw a man standing there with his genitals exposed, masturbating. He walked toward the central building exit doors and left. Police responded but were unable to find him.
The suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 feet 10 inches to to 6 feet tall, with a medium build, short dark-colored hair and an unshaven face. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie and black windbreaker-type pants.
Police ask anyone with information about these incidents to call the University of California Police Department, Criminal Investigation Bureau, at 510-642-6760.
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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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