This police cruiser was one of many near Cedar and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler
This police cruiser was one of many near Cedar and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

Berkeley Police arrested two suspects at around 1:30 p.m Tuesday in relation to a burglary on Grant Street between Rose and Vine in North Berkeley.

Kai Williams, 18, of Berkeley was charged with burglary and Khadijah Bell, 19, of Oakland was charged with burglary and resisting arrest, according to acting Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Polizziani.

Police responded to the 1400 block of Grant to a call of a burglary in progress at approximately 1338 hours, she said.

Police said they caught two burglars in North Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

“We responded to the area and the suspects were seen running from a home. Officers set up a perimeter and later apprehended two suspects matching the description given by witnesses,” she said.

Tuesday afternoon, many local residents got in touch with Berkeleyside to report police activity near Cedar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

One reported “about 10 cop cars screaming around North Berkeley.… Must be more than a stolen bike.”

This story was updated as more information became available.

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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...