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 Dec. 19-25, there were 13 burglary reports, 16 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and nine stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Three 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.
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Thursday, Dec. 19
Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 5 a.m. in the 2400 block of Oregon Street; at 9 p.m. in the 900 block of The Plaza Drive; and at 9 p.m. at Berkeley Way and Henry Street.
Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 1 p.m. at Bancroft Way and Fulton Street; at 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Cragmont Avenue; and at 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Tacoma Avenue.
Friday, Dec. 20
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 6:15 a.m. at Bancroft Way and Jefferson Avenue, and at 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of McGee Avenue.
Four auto burglaries were reported: at noon in the 1900 block of Shattuck Avenue; at 12:55 p.m. at 10th Street and University Avenue; at 9 p.m. at 10th and Channing Way; and at 9 p.m. in the 2900 block of College Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 6:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Allston Way.
A home burglary was reported in the 2600 block of College Avenue.
Saturday, Dec. 21
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of Sterling Avenue, and at 5:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia Street.
A commercial burglary was reported at 2:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 6:30 p.m. at Blake Street and Shattuck; at 7 p.m. in the 2900 block of Russell Street; and at 8 p.m. in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue.
A home burglary was reported at 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of University Avenue.
Sunday, Dec. 22
Four auto burglaries were reported: at midnight in the 2900 block of California Street; at 3 p.m. in the 2400 block of Shattuck; at 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Prince Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Prince Street.
Two home burglaries were reported, at midnight in the 200 block of University Avenue, and at 2 p.m. in the 2800 block of College Avenue.
A robbery was reported at 12:05 a.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue.
Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 3:17 p.m. in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Monday, Dec. 23
A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Boise Street.
A commercial burglary was reported at 8 a.m. in the 2600 block of Seventh Street.
A robbery was reported at about 8:40 a.m. in People’s Park, according to a statement released by the University of California Police Department. A woman went into the UCPD lobby to report that she had been robbed just after 7 a.m. She told police that someone had grabbed her arm, threatened to kill her and demanded the contents of her purse, which included an iPhone, cash and various other items, which the woman turned over. After the woman made the report, police searched the area but could not find anyone matching the description provided by the woman. The robber’s gender was unknown, but was described as white with a dark hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and dark-colored Asics running shoes. Police ask anyone with information to call UCPD at 510-642-0472.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 9 a.m. in the 2100 block of Essex Street; 9 a.m. in the 1900 block of Rose Street; and noon in the 1200 block of Bancroft Way.
An auto burglary was reported at 11:59 a.m. at Ellsworth Street and Bancroft Way.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
Two robberies were reported, at 2 a.m. in the 2200 block of Derby Street, and at 7:20 p.m. in the 900 block of Ashby Avenue.
A home burglary was reported at 7:13 a.m. in the 2900 block of Hillegass Avenue.
A gun or other weapon was reported at 1 p.m. in the 2900 block of Sacramento Street, and also at 1:49 p.m. at California Street and Hearst Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Wednesday, Dec. 25
A vehicle was reported stolen at midnight in the 300 block of Fairlawn Drive.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 8 a.m. in the 2400 block of California Street.
Two felony assaults or batteries were reported, at 8:50 a.m. at Center Street and Shattuck, and at 5:30 p.m. at University Avenue and Seawall Drive.
A home burglary was reported at 12:44 p.m. in the 2700 block of Durant Avenue.
Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 12-18 (12.23.13)
See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service on CrimeMapping.com. See the list of calls to UC Police at Berkeley. 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 post does not reflect every call.]
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