Postal inspectors confirmed there have been ongoing mail thefts in Berkeley, including as recently as March. Some Westbrae residents believe their mail is simply not being delivered.
Police: After Ashby fire, men found with meth, mailbox keys, ID theft document trove
Authorities say the men had more than 1,700 personal items that did not belong to them, including mail, checks and ID cards, as well as a gun and ammunition.
Crime round-up: DNA hit, ‘hot prowl’ attack, ATM snatch, new fundraiser, more
A couple woke to find a stranger in their home who attacked them. DNA on a baseball cap helped solve a vehicle theft. And a new fundraiser in May’s fatal crash.
Berkeley police: Man dragged in Elmwood robbery, Tesla camera helps solve burglary series, more
Robbers holding onto a man’s backpack dragged him at least 70 feet with their getaway car. A GPS ankle monitor and Tesla camera helped solve an auto burglary series. A prolific home burglar caught a new case. And more.
Berkeley Police: Employee of Verizon dealer who preyed on elderly customers charged in ID theft case
A man who worked for an authorized Verizon dealer in North Berkeley has been charged with using the credit card numbers of elderly customers to rack up thousands of dollars in fraudulent fees, according to court papers.
Police seek woman after ID theft, shopping sprees
Police are asking for the community’s help to find this woman. Image: BPD Police are asking for the community’s help to find this woman. Image: BPD Berkeley police investigators are trying to find the woman pictured above after linking her to an ID theft case and fraudulently purchased merchandise worth thousands of dollars, authorities report. Police […]
Pit bull fatally shot after biting Berkeley Police officer
Berkeley police fatally shot a pit bull in West Oakland on Tuesday night after the dog attacked an officer during a search warrant operation, officials have reported. According to scanner recordings reviewed by Berkeleyside, an officer also received an accidental graze wound from a bullet shot at the dog during the confrontation. Officer Stephanie Polizziani, […]
Berkeley police discover hundreds of fake bank cards during arrest
Image via Facebook An Oakland woman has been charged with felony identity theft after a Berkeley police search turned up hundreds of fake bank cards, and equipment for making hundreds more, at her home in late July. According to court papers, police searched the vehicle and home of 32-year-old Lecresha Shenete Dudley on July 29 […]
Berkeley pair faces felony identity theft charges
Image via Facebook A Berkeley couple facing seven felony counts related to identity theft allegations is set to appear in court Thursday for a pre-trial hearing. Berkeley police arrested Albert Thomas and Juanita Roles at their southwest Berkeley apartment in the 1200 block of Haskell Street earlier this month after a search warrant turned up identity theft […]
Man tied to Berkeley drug sales charged with 5 felonies
Image via Facebook. An Oakland man with 12 prior felony convictions has been charged with five more, related to drug sales and gun possession, after his arrest by the Berkeley Police Department in late March. Arage Hayes, 51, has been charged with possession for sale of cocaine base and powder cocaine; possession of a controlled substance […]
Police: Man arrested after impersonation at Berkeley bank
A Hercules man has been charged with identity theft and forgery after walking into a Berkeley bank and pretending to be someone else earlier this month, authorities said. Randeep Randhawa, 30, reportedly entered the Chase Bank at 2390 Shattuck Ave. on Jan. 6 with a doctored driver’s license and tried to change another man’s account information, […]
Authorities link woman to $19,000 Berkeley make-up heist
$19,000 worth of products was stolen from the MAC store on Fourth Street. Photo: Fourth Street Shopping A San Pablo woman is in custody after police linked her vehicle to the theft of more than $19,000 in make-up products from the MAC Cosmetics store on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Kristen Hale, 32, is set to appear […]