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 blotters here.
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From July 3-9, there were 11 burglary reports, 37 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 11 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Seven robberies, four assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries and no sexual assaults were reported. Significant incidents from the University of California Police Department included one robbery and one assault. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.
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Thursday, July 3
Three robberies were reported: at 4:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Durant Avenue; at 8:31 a.m. in the 2800 block of San Pablo Avenue; and at 10:46 p.m. in the 3000 block of Adeline Street. Police arrested Cornelius Walker in connection with the 4:30 a.m. incident; he is no longer in custody and charges do not appear to have been filed, according to the Alameda County sheriff’s department.
Four home burglaries were reported: at 6:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of Benvenue Avenue; at 8 a.m. in the 1500 block of Tyler Street; at 10 a.m. in the 2400 block of Blake Street; and at 10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 6:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue, and at 10:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hopkins Street.
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 4:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Durant, and at 6:50 p.m. in the 1800 block of University Avenue.
Friday, July 4
A commercial burglary was reported at 2:29 a.m. in the 3200 block of College Avenue.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 8 a.m. in the 2000 block of Dwight Way; at 1:25 p.m. in the 1600 block of Oregon Street; and at 1:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of 62nd Street.
Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 10 a.m. in the 6400 block of Mystic Street; at 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of Durant; and at 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.
The University of California Police Department reported a robbery at 8:46 p.m. at Hilgard Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
A robbery was reported at 10:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Milvia Street.
Saturday, July 5
A robbery was reported at 1:31 a.m. at Milvia and Oregon streets.
A gun or other weapon was reported at 10:05 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street.
Sunday, July 6
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 2:25 a.m. at Kittredge and Milvia streets, and at 2 p.m. in the 100 block of Spinnaker Way. Police arrested David Zapletal in connection with the first incident; he is no longer in custody but is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing July 24.
Monday, July 7
An arson was reported at 3:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Blake Street.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of Addison Street.
Two teenage boys on bicycles tried to rob a 29-year-old male student on the UC Berkeley campus, UCPD reported. The student was walking at about 8:45 p.m. on the Grinnell Pathway south of Mulford Hall when the teens, who appeared about 14, rode up on their bicycles and demanded his property. The student ran to a phone and yelled that he was calling police, and the boys rode away. Police searched the area but could not find them. Both appeared to be about 5 feet 8 inches tall, had thin builds and were wearing black hooded sweatshirts. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call UCPD at 510-642-6760.
A felony assault or battery was reported at 10:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Gilman Street.
Tuesday, July 8
A vehicle was reported stolen at 10 a.m. in the 1200 block of Carrison Street.
Wednesday, July 9
A gun or other weapon was reported at 1:39 a.m. in the 100 block of Bolivar Drive.
A home burglary was reported at 9 a.m. in the 2900 block of Deakin Street.
Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 2 p.m. in the 100 block of Seawall Drive, and at 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of Telegraph Avenue.
Two robberies were reported, at 2 p.m. at San Pablo and University avenues, and at 7:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck Avenue.
Other recent incidents
A strong-arm robbery took place at 11:35 p.m. on July 11, according to a statement released by the University of California Police Department. A 24-year-old man was walking on the path north of the Cesar Chavez Center, on the UC Berkeley campus, when four teenagers approached and demanded his cellphone, which he had been using. The victim refused and there was a struggle. One of the teens punched the victim several times and grabbed his shoulder pouch before fleeing on foot west on the path. The victim used a campus “blue light” emergency telephone to call UCPD. Police searched the area but could not find the teens. Two were described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark jeans. The other two appeared the same height and wore dark clothing; no skin color was provided. Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call UCPD at 510-642-6760.
UCPD reported that a sexual assault took place in the Hoyt Hall Cooperative, at 2519 Ridge Road, on June 27. The victim is a student resident of Hoyt Hall, as is the male reported to have been responsible. Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900. No further information was provided.
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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