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 recent Berkeley crime coverage here.
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From April 17-23, there were 17 burglary reports, 25 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 14 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Five 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.
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Thursday, April 17
Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 2:27 a.m. in the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue; at 3:04 a.m. in the 2400 block of San Pablo Avenue; and at 3:55 a.m. in the 1100 block of University Avenue.
Two auto burglaries were reported: at 6 p.m. in the 2400 block of Prospect Street, and at 7:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Russell Street.
A felony sexual assault was reported at 7 p.m. in the 1700 block of Alcatraz Avenue.
M&H Market & Liquor at 3198 Adeline St. has lost its license to sell alcohol for 20 days after a police sting last year found one of its clerks buying stolen cellphones while on the job, according to Bay Area News Group. Berkeleyside reported on the sting last year.
Friday, April 18
Two robberies were reported, at 10:42 a.m. at Milvia Street and Allston Way, and at 4:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Etna Street.
A commercial burglary was reported at 11:57 a.m. in the 2100 block of Allston Way.
Four vehicles were reported stolen: at 2 p.m. in the 2500 block of California Street; at 6 p.m. in the 1100 block of Miller Avenue; at 9:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Fairlawn Drive; and at 10 p.m. at Ashby and Elmwood avenues.
Five auto burglaries were reported: at 4:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Milvia Street; at 5:15 p.m. in the 2400 block of Hearst Avenue; at 7:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Le Conte Avenue; at 7:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue; and at 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Keeler Avenue.
A home burglary was reported at 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of College Avenue.
Saturday, April 19
A vehicle was reported stolen at 1:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of Virginia Square.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 3:45 a.m. at Shattuck Square and University Avenue, and at 11:25 p.m. in the 1400 block of University.
Three thefts from unlocked vehicles were reported: at 5:25 a.m. at Mathews and Carleton streets; at 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of Emerson Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Hillcrest Road.
A home burglary was reported at 9 a.m. in the 2400 block of Browning Street.
Authorities in Berkeley arrested a registered sex offender over the weekend after he allegedly grabbed a man and his 3-year-old daughter just south of the UC Berkeley campus just after 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 20
Two home burglaries were reported, at midnight in the 2400 block of Prince Street, and at 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ashby Avenue.
The University of California Police Department reported a robbery at 1:06 a.m. in the 100 block of West End Way in Albany. Police said a 26-year-old male student had parked his car in University Village, in Albany, when a man approached him from behind with a gun. The man demanded the victim’s property, then told him to go into his apartment after the victim complied. The victim described the robber as a black man, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, and wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt. The victim told police he also saw a light-colored Toyota Camry parked near his apartment with the lights on, as well as someone sitting in the car, which may have been connected with the crime.
A felony assault or battery was reported at 10:45 a.m. in the 800 block of University.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.
The University of California Police Department reported an assault with a deadly weapon in People’s Park at 7:30 p.m. According to police, a 22-year-old woman was in the park at the basketball court with two friends when an argument arose between her and another group of people sitting on the lawn. A man from that group approached the woman, “and kicked her arms several times. The suspect then pushed the victim approximately 10 times forcing her out of the park and onto Dwight Way. The suspect gave a command to his dog and the dog attacked the victim biting her arm.” The woman was able to get away, and hailed down a Berkeley police officer. She was treated at Alta Bates Hospital for injuries from the dog bite. Police were unable to find the man, who was described as white, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was in his early 30s and had shoulder-length dreadlocks, as well as a triangle tattooed on his chin and under his left eye; he also had three dots tattooed down his nose. The dog was described as a tan-colored pit bull.
Monday, April 21
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of Yolo Avenue, and at 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of Fifth Street.
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 1:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Spinnaker Way; at 4:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of College; and at 7:20 p.m. in the 2300 block of Bancroft Way.
A home burglary was reported at 3:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of Woolsey Street.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Second Street, and at 8 p.m. in the 2200 block of San Pablo Avenue.
Tuesday, April 22
Four vehicles were reported stolen: at 8 a.m. in the 600 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard; at 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Regal Road; at 10:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Contra Costa Avenue; and at 11:59 p.m. in the 1000 block of Park Hills Road.
A home burglary was reported at 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Virginia Street. Police arrested two male teens in connection with it. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said via email that “a neighbor called reporting hearing glass break and seeing two subjects enter a home. Officers responded to the area and set up a perimeter. We conducted a yard check and check of the residence. The house was clear, but during a check of a nearby yard we located two male juveniles hiding. They were detained. At the conclusion of the subsequent investigation they were arrested for burglary.” Police identified the young men as a 16-year-old from Berkeley and a 15-year-old from Oakland.
Six auto burglaries were reported: at 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of University; at 3:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue; at 4:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Hearst Avenue; at 4:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of Fourth Street; at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of 63rd Street; and at 9:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Webster Street.
Two robberies were reported, at 5:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Heinz Avenue, and at 9:17 p.m. in the 1900 block of Addison Street. In the second case, three teens with a gun assaulted and robbed a man in his 60s in downtown Berkeley on Tuesday night, but were arrested by police a short time later, according to authorities.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 11 p.m. in the 2900 block of Telegraph Avenue, and at 11:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Fifth Street.
Wednesday, April 23
Six thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 5:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Derby Street; at 8:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Carleton; at 4 p.m. in the 2400 block of Hearst; at 4:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Virginia Street; at 6:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Ensenada Avenue; and at 8:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Keoncrest Drive.
One driver was sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after broadsiding another vehicle at Ashby and Telegraph avenues just before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.
A home burglary was reported at 4 p.m. in the 1600 block of 62nd Street.
A robbery was reported at 9 p.m. at Berkeley Way and Shattuck Avenue.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 9:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street, and at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia.
See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service on CrimeMapping.com. See the list of calls to UC Police at Berkeley, which are also posted on CrimeMapping. 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. 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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