Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Feb. 7-13

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police Department, Feb. 7-13, 2013, via CrimeMapping.com. Click the map for a full list of incidents. The green icons represent vandalism or fraud; the red icons represent physical violence; the blue icons with a white mask represent robberies. The purple icons show vehicle thefts or weapon-related calls. The blue icons marked with “SC” show a reported sexual assault. The pink icons are drug-related calls. Click the map for a full list of calls.
Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police Department, Feb. 7-13, 2013, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps that show home and auto burglaries.) The green icons represent fraud; the red icons represent physical violence; the blue icons with a white mask represent robberies. The purple icons show vehicle thefts or weapon-related calls. The blue icons marked “SC” show reported sexual assaults. The pink icons are drug-related calls. Click the map for a full list of calls.

This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate tips about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at tips@berkeleyside.com.)

The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Feb. 7-13, there were 19 burglary reports25 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and seven stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comSix robberies and four assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.

Feb. 7, Thursday

A commercial burglary was reported at 5:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of Shattuck Avenue.


Two home burglaries were reported, at 6 a.m. in the 2700 block of Dohr Street, and at 9:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of Carleton Street.

Three vehicles were burglarized: at 11:45 a.m. at Ninth and Parker streets; at 12:04 at University Avenue and Seawall Drive; and at 6:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Hearst Avenue.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Seventh Street at noon.

Feb. 8, Friday

A thief stole something from a vehicle at Hillegass Avenue and Parker at 8 a.m. Three other vehicles were burglarized: at noon in the 1700 block of University; at 12:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Fourth; and at 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of Seventh.

A felony theft (over $950) was reported in the 1500 block of Prince Street at 8:30 a.m. Another was reported just before 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Heinz Avenue.

Three home burglaries were reported: at noon in the 2300 block of Parker; at 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of University; and at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Shattuck.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 3 p.m. from Highland Place and Hearst, and at 10 p.m. in the 1800 block of Oxford Street. Someone also reported a stolen vehicle to the University of California Police Department, at 3:40 p.m. from the Foothill Lot near Cyclotron Road.

A business was reported to have been burglarized at 7:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of University.

A felony sexual assault was reported at 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of University.

There were 19 home or commercial burglaries reported in Berkeley from Feb. 6-13, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week, there were 17. Click the map to see a list of incidents.
There were 19 home or commercial burglaries reported in Berkeley from Feb. 6-13, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week, there were 17. Click the map to see a list of incidents.

Feb. 9, Saturday 

A felony theft (over $950) was reported at 2:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Benvenue Avenue.

Four auto burglaries were reported: at 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fourth Street; and at 7 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of Haste Street.

Someone reported a stolen vehicle to the University of California Police Department at 6:49 p.m. from Structure H, near Bancroft and Barrow Lane.

A robbery was reported in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue at 7:54 p.m.

A home burglary was reported in the 2700 block of Haste Street at 11 p.m.

Feb. 10, Sunday

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 11:50 a.m. from the 400 block of Gilman Street, and at 9:30 p.m. from the 2300 block of Piedmont Avenue.

Two auto burglaries were reported: at about 5 p.m. in the 700 block of Allston Way, and at 9:45 p.m. in the 400 block of San Mateo Road.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 5:23 p.m. in the 900 block of Allston and just before 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Eighth Street.

Feb. 11, Monday

A misdemeanor sexual assault was reported at 2:18 a.m. in the 2100 block of Bancroft Way.

Four home burglaries were reported: at 7:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of Keeler Avenue; at 7:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Acton Street; at 8 a.m. in the 1000 block of Spruce Street; and at 10:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Hilldale Avenue.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1200 block of Haskell Street at 5:30 p.m.

A robbery was reported at Etna and Derby streets at 7:45 p.m.

A theft from a vehicle was reported at 8 p.m. from the 800 block of Neilson Street. Two auto burglaries were reported: at 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Howe Street, and at 11:30 p.m. at Ninth and Dwight Way.

There were 25 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley from Feb. 7-13, via CrimeMapping.com. The same number was reported the prior week. Click the map to see a list of incidents.
There were 25 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley from Feb. 7-13, via CrimeMapping.com. The same number was reported the prior week. Click the map to see a list of incidents.

Feb. 12, Tuesday

Four auto burglaries and one theft from a vehicle were reported: at 12:01 a.m. in the 2700 block of Ninth; at 11:30 a.m. in both the 2300 block of Fourth and the 1700 block of Hopkins Street; at 2:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of San Pablo; and at 9 p.m. in the 400 block of Gilman Street.

Three robberies were reported: at 9:40 a.m. in the 2900 block of Stanton Street; at 6:25 p.m. in the 1300 block of Virginia Street; and at 9:20 p.m. at San Pablo and Cedar Street.

A felony theft (over $950) was reported at 3:29 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue.

Feb. 13, Wednesday

Four home burglaries were reported: at 7:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of Marin Avenue; at 9 a.m. in the 2800 block of California Street; at 11:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Arlington Avenue; and at 5:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Beverly Place.

There were also four auto burglaries reported: at 8:10 a.m. at California and Russell Street; at 11:55 a.m. in the 1000 block of Ashby Avenue; at 3:34 p.m. in the 100 block of Seawall; and at 8:30 p.m. at San Pablo and Addison Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Hearst at noon.

A gun or weapon was reported in the 1700 block of Alcatraz Avenue at 2:45 p.m.

A commercial burglary was reported in the 2400 block of McKinley Avenue at 6 p.m.

Arson was reported in the 1600 block of Edith Street at 10:15 p.m.

A robbery was reported at 10:27 p.m. at Euclid and Hilgard avenues.

See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service here on CrimeMapping.com. This may have been updated since publication. See the list of calls to the UC Police Department. 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.

[Editor’s Note: 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 weekly post offers a relatively detailed account of calls for service over the course of a week but does not reflect every call.]

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