Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via (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 29 to June 4, there were 17 burglary reports16 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and seven stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comFive robberies and 14 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 29

Two home burglaries were reported, at 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of Bonita Avenue, and at 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Grant Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 11 p.m. at Gilman and Buchanan streets.

There were 17 burglaries reported over this period, via The prior week there were 18. Click the map for a list of calls.

Friday, May 30

The University of California Police Department responded to some type of weapons-related call in the Haas Pavilion at 3:36 a.m.

A fire reportedly destroyed a parking enforcement vehicle Friday morning in North Berkeley. Flames from the conflagration were large enough to set a tree on fire, which would have threatened a nearby apartment building at Walnut and Cedar streets, authorities said. Read more on Berkeleyside.

Three home burglaries were reported: at 9:20 a.m. in the 2400 block of McKinley Avenue; at 10 a.m. in the 2400 block of Haste Street; and at noon in the 1700 block of Walnut Street.

A burglary was reported at University Village in Albany at 11:10 a.m., according to the University of California Police Department.

A gun or other weapon was reported at 2 p.m. in the 3200 block of King Street.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 3 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue, and at 8 p.m. in the 800 block of Regal Road.

Police responded to a collision on Ashby Avenue near King Street at about 5:40 p.m., according to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats. Ashby was temporarily closed during the investigation, which reportedly involved two vehicles and a pedestrian, who received minor injuries.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 6:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Delaware Street.

Saturday, May 31

A commercial burglary was reported at 5 a.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 6 p.m. in the 1900 block of 10th Street.

An arson was reported at 9:06 p.m. in the 3300 block of Adeline Street.

There were 16 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via There were 10 reported the prior week. There were also seven vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Sunday, June 1

A home burglary was reported at 3 a.m. in the 3000 block of King Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 8:30 a.m. at Gilman and Seventh streets.

A robbery was reported at 9:40 p.m. at Potter and Bay streets.

Monday, June 2

The Berkeley couple accused of stabbing a West Berkeley man to death with a hatchet earlier this year entered not guilty pleas in court Monday.

Two robberies were reported, at 10:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Channing Way, and at 10:25 p.m. in the 2500 block of Durant Avenue.

Two burglaries were reported to the University of California Police Department, at 10:44 a.m. at the Haas Business School, and at 2:18 p.m. at the Clark Kerr Campus.

A barricaded man who was making threats, brandishing a knife and hurling bottles at police shut down a block south of campus Monday night before ultimately being arrested by police after a short stand-off. Read more on Berkeleyside.

A home burglary was reported at 9:17 p.m. in the 1400 block of 67th Street.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, both at 11:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Allston Way.

A breakdown of the most serious crimes reported by day of the week from May 29 to June 4. (Please note: The days of the week are not shown chronologically.) Image:

Tuesday, June 3

Two home burglaries were reported, at 1:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Boise Street, and at 10:07 a.m. in the 3000 block of Buena Vista Way.

Two robberies were reported, at 1:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Durant Avenue, and at 1:39 a.m. at Durant and College avenues.

A commercial burglary was reported at 3:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Fourth Street.

A dispute between individuals at Cedar and Eighth streets just before 9:30 p.m. ended with a car chase into Albany at 80 mph, according to unconfirmed scanner traffic. Officers responded to a call about the dispute, and the driver fled in his vehicle as police approached the area. The driver crashed into an SUV near Washington and Talbot avenues in Albany; both vehicles were later towed. Occupants fled on foot. Berkeley Police officers conducted a block search, and found one person from the vehicle. At least one other person was not located. The Berkeley Police Department was unable to respond to a request for information about this incident prior to publication.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Euclid Avenue.

Wednesday, June 4

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 2:55 a.m. in the 1100 block of University Avenue; at 7:12 a.m. in the 2000 block of Addison Street; and at 6:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of San Pablo Avenue.

A home burglary was reported at 12:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of Forest Avenue.

See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service on 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 New calls for service are at times added to the 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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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...