The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Aug. 21-27, there were reports of 21 burglaries, 28 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles and 11 stolen vehicles, according to CrimeMapping.com. Three robberies, 14 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries and two sexual assaults were reported. Significant incidents from the University of California Police Department included one burglary and two vandalisms. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.
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Thursday, Aug. 21
A home burglary was reported at 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.
A felony assault or battery was reported at 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.
Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 11:20 p.m. in the 2300 block of Piedmont Avenue.
Friday, Aug. 22
A commercial burglary took place at 4:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of San Pablo Avenue.
Two homes were burglarized, at 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Walnut Street, and at 9:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Carleton Street.
Police arrested a man and two teenagers shortly before 9 p.m. after finding a stolen handgun, a second firearm and a large amount of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop south of the UC Berkeley campus, at Haste and Dana streets.
Saturday, Aug. 23
A robbery took place at 3:01 a.m. at Channing Way and Dana Street. Two men attacked a 15-year-old boy and robbed him before being arrested by Berkeley police. Read more on Berkeleyside.
A business was burglarized at 4:04 a.m. in the 2500 block of Ninth Street.
Five home were burglarized: at 4:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Warring Street; two at 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Channing Way; at 8 p.m. in the 2700 block of Ashby Place; and at 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Addison Street.
A misdemeanor sexual assault took place at about 5 p.m. in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street.
A gun or other weapon was reported at 8:51 p.m. at 66th and Raymond streets.
Sunday, Aug. 24
A business was burglarized at midnight in the 2000 block of Milvia Street.
A gun or other weapon was reported at 12:47 a.m. at Sixth and University avenues.
A felony assault or battery took place at noon in the 1400 block of University.
Two homes were burglarized, at 2 p.m. in the 1300 block of Santa Fe Avenue and at 7:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Benvenue Avenue.
According to the BART Police, an officer on patrol conducted a welfare check on two people in the Woolsey lot of the Ashby BART station at 10:07 p.m. The officer ran a records check and one of them was found with a $6,000 “no cite” misdemeanor warrant out of San Jose for theft. The warrant was confirmed and the man was placed under arrest and taken to the Glen Dyer Jail in Oakland.
Monday, Aug. 25
Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 6:41 a.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue, and at 11:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of College Avenue.
A misdemeanor sexual assault took place at 1:25 p.m. in the 1400 block of Fifth Street. Police arrested 30-year-old Michael Ward of Berkeley on suspicion of indecent exposure and soliciting a lewd act. He remains in custody with a bail of $10,000 at Santa Rita Jail and was scheduled to enter a plea (after arraignment) Sept. 2.
At 1:36 p.m., a woman reported to the BART Police the theft of her purple Nishiki 10-speed road bike from the Ashby BART Station. She said she had parked her bicycle inside the paid area of the station on July 31 at 6 p.m. and returned at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, to find it missing. The woman had used a cable lock to secure her bicycle. The loss was reported at $200.
Two homes were burglarized, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Addison Street, and at 11 p.m. in the 2500 block of Dana Street.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Two homes were burglarized, at 7:25 a.m. in the 1000 block of Addison Street, and at 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Tamalpais Road.
Police responded to a home in the 2000 block of Channing Way (between Milvia and Shattuck) shortly after noon for a report of a male “possibly having a mental health crisis” who may have been feeling suicidal. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said police were told there was a firearm in the residence, but that it was not being used. Officers spoke with the man, to determine what services were. (Berkeleyside first reported this incident on Facebook.)
A man reported to the BART Police the theft of his white 1994 Ford Bronco while it was parked at the North Berkeley BART station between 8:10 a.m. and 6:50 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
At 2:10 a.m., University of California Police officers responded to the area of the Recreational Sports Facility on a report of vandalism using spray paint. Four male teenagers were detained. According to UCPD, “Based upon the suspects’ statements and red paint found on their person” they were arrested on suspicion of vandalism to the RSF, Sather Gate, Cesar Chavez Center and other campus locations. UCPD estimated the total damage to UC Berkeley property at $3,000 to $5,000. Police also found vandalism to private property near campus, but the extent and expense of it were not known when UCPD reported the arrest. Those arrested were identified as one 18-year-old and three 19-year-olds, including a UC Berkeley student. (Their names were removed after publication because charges ultimately were not filed.)
A business was burglarized at 4:53 a.m. in the 1300 block of Berkeley Way. Police arrested Savon Reese, 43, on suspicion of possessing burglary tools. He remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail.
Two robberies took place, at 7:55 a.m. in the 2000 block of San Pablo Avenue, and at 7:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue. Police arrested 22-year-old Brandon Watts in connection with the San Pablo Avenue incident on suspicion of second-degree robbery. He remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail on $12,500 bail, and was scheduled for an attorney and plea hearing Sept. 2. Police arrested 40-year-old Douglas Singleton in connection with the Shattuck Avenue incident on suspicion of second-degree robbery, obstruction and possession of a controlled substance. He remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail on $185,000 bail. He was scheduled for an attorney and plea hearing Sept. 2.
At 11:30 a.m., police arrested Rafael Gutierrez Lara Jr., 36, on a warrant for robbery and probation violation in connection with a 2013 case.
A home was burglarized at 9 p.m. in the 1100 block of Oxford Street.
A woman reported to the BART Police that her red 1996 4-door Honda Accord 4 door was stolen while it was parked at the Ashby BART station between 7:45 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.
See the full list of Berkeley Police Department crime reports 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 reports may be added to CrimeMapping in an unpredictable manner, so numbers may increase slightly in the days after this report. This post does not reflect every call. See recent Berkeley crime blotters here.
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