Berkeley teen set to appear in court after burglary arrest

Police arrested Terrance Tavoy Stanley Jr., along with a juvenile male, after a burglary attempt on Dec. 31, police said. The marker on the map indicates approximate location (the block the incident took place) and does not attempt to represent a specific address. Image source: Google Maps

A 19-year-old Berkeley man is set to appear in court Wednesday after police say he and another young man surprised a woman at home during a recent burglary attempt.

Officer Jennifer Coats, spokeswoman for the Berkeley Police Department, said the arrest stemmed from an incident Dec. 31 at about 12:30 p.m.

A woman was home in the 1800 block of Stuart Street, just west of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, when she was surprised by two males who entered.

“She ran out of her home screaming, alerting her neighbors,” said Coats, via email. “The neighbors witnessed the suspects running from the home. Several of her neighbors called the police reporting the incident.”

Berkeley police responded to the area to look for the young men. Coats said they ran away from one officer who tried to stop them.

The young men were later detained after a neighborhood search.

Police arrested Terrance Stanley Jr., 19, of Berkeley on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. Coats said a second person, a juvenile male, also was arrested.

Stanley is being held with a bail of $50,000 in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

He is scheduled for a preliminary examination at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 16 in Department 112 at the Wiley W. Manel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

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  • bgal4

    >1800 block of Stuart Street, not far from Telegraph Avenue

    check the address, 1800 is at MLK way

  • Thanks for spotting that error, bgal4. We have corrected the map reference.

  • bgal4

    The suspects ran west, it would be helpful to know their home address, in this area they often live nearby of those they take advantage of. Nice neighbors!
    Hot prowls are dangerous.

  • areyouserious

    I really, really hope their home address will not be given: lynchings are not that far in the past, and we surely don’t need to encourage that sort of thing.

  • BHS verteran

    IF…that info is public record…let the sun shine in!

  • bgal4

    stupid hyberbole. The only people being hurt are good folks who don’t break the laws we agree to live by. We are taken advantage of by the very people we say hello to, lend tools to, fix their bikes when they are younger and treat as neighbors. Problem is, they think we are smucks to be used and stolen from.

  • areyouserious

    This absolutely true statement:

    “The only people being hurt are good folks who don’t break the law. We are taken advantage of by the very people we say hello to, lend tools to, fix their bikes when they are youngsters and treat as neighbors. Problem is, they think we are smucks to be used and stolen from.”

    has nothing to do with publishing someone’s home address. Wm have a police force, and a justice system for a reason. We are not barbarians.

  • bgal4

    Do you know anything at all about restorative justice, neighborhood accoutability boards, or even just the old neighborhood ways when all adults kept kids in line.

    do you always engage in hyperbole when rational thought is an option?

  • guest


    >publishing someone’s home address

    psst: bgal: your crazy is showing

  • John Holland

    Isn’t this just 2 blocks from the liquor store?

  • bgal4

    Which liquor store? Beat 12 has many, there is a corner store/liquor store within 500′ of any location in the beat. Only one location lost the liquor use permit, that is Ashby Market. Now that McGee Market is closed there are two markets within 2-3 blocks of this burglary. This is hardly the only burglary nearby recently. Since 2 of the 3 teens were arrested, we might see a drop off of break-ins for a little while.

    what do corner store have to do with burglaries?

  • Trust Sayer

    It’s really sad that the address of the victim is clear from the map. She experienced a home invasion, believed she was in danger and ran from her home screaming for help, and you show only concern for the thugs who invaded her home, rather than the victim. You even went so far to play the race card by bringing up “lynching.” Truth be told, every aspect of their crime ( if charged) willbecome public.

  • emraguso

    Just to be clear — the address on the map is approximate. It indicates the block — not a specific location.

  • Truth Sayer

    Just to be clear, her address is known by the thugs who invaded her home, and their home is unknown. And reprisals are more likely to come from the hoodlums you are so concerned about.

  • guest

    Since her address is already known by the thugs, what information will they learn from this article? Try to use at least a little bit of logic.

  • Truth Sayer

    My writings were not directed to who committed the home invasion. My point was, and still is, that I find it peculiar that requesting confidentiality of the thugs address was more of a concern that the welfare of the victim. And that a person would go through great pains to write their concerns for them. I guess my logic is based upon concern for the injured party rather than the criminals.