Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Click the map for the full list. See the map key here.

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 May 15-21, there were 21 burglary reports25 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 12 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comOne robbery and nine 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, May 15

Six thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at midnight in the 1600 block of Franklin Street; at 12:21 a.m. at Dana and Haste streets; at 11:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Parkside Drive; at 7 p.m. in the 2400 block of Hearst Avenue; at 7:15 p.m. at Berkeley Way and Milvia Street; and at 7:30 p.m. at the same location.

A misdemeanor sexual assault was reported at 2 p.m. in the 2900 block of Telegraph Avenue. 

A vehicle was reported stolen at 3:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Dwight Way.

There were 21 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 15. Click the map for a list of calls.

Friday, May 16

Four thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 7:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Shattuck Avenue, at 7:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck; at 8:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Street; and at 9:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Hearst Avenue.

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Stuart Street; at 7 p.m. in the 1800 block of Sixth Street; and at 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of Durant Avenue.

A felony sexual assault was reported at 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Hillegass Avenue.

Saturday, May 17

Three thefts from vehicles were reported: at 11 a.m. in the 200 block of University Avenue; at 11:20 a.m. at Oxford and Eunice Streets; and at 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Russell Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 3 p.m. in the 3000 block of Fulton Street.

There were 25 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 27 reported the prior week. There were also 12 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Sunday, May 18

A gun or other weapon was reported at 1:11 a.m. at California and Oregon streets. Police arrested Anthony Smith in connection with possession of a controlled substance and several weapons violations.

A robbery was reported at 1:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Russell Street.

A home burglary was reported at 9:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Julia Street.

An auto burglary was reported at noon in the 900 block of Euclid Avenue.

A misdemeanor sexual assault was reported at 4:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck.

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 5:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of College Avenue; at 7:30 p.m. at Forest and College avenues; and at 10:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Stuart Street.

A commercial burglary was reported at 6 p.m. in the 2300 block of Channing Way.

Monday, May 19

Three home burglaries were reported: at 4:50 a.m. in the 2500 block of Telegraph Avenue; at 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of Hearst Avenue; and at 9 p.m. in the 2900 block of Deakin Street.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 8 a.m. in the 1600 block of Kains Avenue, and at noon in the 1700 block of Walnut Street.

Six commercial burglaries were reported: at 5, 5:10, 6 (two) and 8:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Telegraph; and at 8:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ashby Avenue. Police arrested Gabriela Ruiz and Terrance James in connection with the Ashby incident. [Update, May 28: A burglar or burglars struck a building in the 2800 block of Telegraph Avenue on May 19-20, hitting five businesses and stealing items such as computer equipment and cameras. Police aren’t sure how the burglar(s) got inside. The Investigations Bureau is following up on the cases, said Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats.]

An auto burglary was reported at 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of Bancroft Way.

A breakdown of the most serious crimes reported by day of the week from May 15-21. (Please note: The days of the week are not shown chronologically.) Image: CrimeMapping.com

Tuesday, May 20

Four vehicles were reported stolen: at 12:01 a.m. in the 1400 block of Sixth Street; at 7:40 a.m. at Jefferson and Addison streets; at 9:12 a.m. in the 800 block of Hearst; and at 6 p.m. at Stuart and Regent streets.

Two home burglaries were reported, at 4:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Fulton Street, and at 3:32 p.m. in the 2100 block of Channing Way.

Five thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 5:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of Dwight Way; at 1:23 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth; at 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Mathews Street; at 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Durant; and at 11 p.m. in the 2400 block of Warring Street.

Baneka Flood. Image: UCPD

At approximately 7:13 a.m., an assault with a deadly weapon occurred on the walkway near the west steps of the Energy Biosciences Institute, between Oxford and Shattuck streets, according to the University of California Police Department. A 59-year-old man was walking when he noticed a pile of items near the steps. He began to rummage through them when a woman “ran at him and pushed him to the ground.” He stood up but the woman “again pushed him to the ground and punched him,” according to a police statement. She then got on top of the man, grabbed a knife from his pocket “and tried to stab him while making incoherent statements.” The man grabbed her hand to protect himself and yelled for help. Officers arrived and arrested the woman. The victim sustained cuts to his hands. Police identified the woman as 39-year-old Baneka Flood.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 7:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of Domingo Avenue, and at 11 p.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck.

An incident involving a weapon at People’s Park was reported to the University of California Police Department at 11:24 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at midnight in the 1100 block of University Avenue; at 1:03 a.m. in the 3100 block of College Avenue; and at 3:10 a.m. in the 1800 block of Fifth Street.

Five thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 6:50 a.m. in the 2000 block of Durant; at 7:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Tremont Street; at 7:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Bancroft Way; at 3 p.m. in the 1400 block of Eighth Street; and at 9:30 p.m. at Seventh and Gilman streets.

Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 9:18 p.m. in the 1900 block of Center Street.

A misdemeanor sexual assault was reported at 2:37 p.m. in the 2000 block of Oregon Street.

A gun or other weapon was reported at 5:43 p.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Street. Police arrested Leroy Allen and Quiana Price in connection with this incident.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 7 p.m. in the 2900 block of Mabel Street.

Other notable incidents

Image: UCPD

The University of California Police Department released a sketch of a man believed to have been responsible for a sexual assault Jan. 31 at 10:18 p.m. A 19-year-old female student was walking on University Drive when a man grabbed her from behind, restrained her and sexually fondled her. She struggled and managed to get away, then ran from the scene and called UCPD from her home to report the assault. Police continue to investigate the incident. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 140 pounds with a light build. He had brown eyes and short straight brown hair, and was wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt and black jeans. Authorities ask anyone with information about this incident to call the University of California Police Department at 510-642-6760.

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.

Related:
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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...