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 photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at email@example.com.)
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From June 13-19, there were 13 burglary reports, 21 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and four stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Six robberies and 11 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information.
June 13, Thursday
A robbery was reported at 12:01 a.m. in the 2600 block of McGee Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 2:47 a.m. in the 2000 block of Milvia Street.
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 4:32 a.m. at Addison Street and Jefferson Avenue; at 6 a.m. in the 700 block of Cragmont Avenue; and at 8:05 a.m. in the 900 block of Heinz Avenue.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 5:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of Buena Vista Way; at 6 a.m. in the 700 block of Creston Road; and at 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue.
A commercial burglary was reported at 6 p.m. in the 2300 block of San Pablo Avenue.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 11 p.m. in the 900 block of University Avenue.
June 14, Friday
A robbery was reported at 12:15 a.m. at Stuart Street and Benvenue Avenue.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 11 a.m. at Eastshore Avenue and Gilman Street.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Ashby Avenue.
A robbery was reported at 3:40 p.m. in the 1200 block of University Avenue.
Two auto burglaries were reported, at 7 p.m. in the 2600 block of Hillegass Avenue, and at 8 p.m. in the 700 block of Allston Way.
Two robberies were reported, at 8:20 p.m. at Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way, and at 10:57 p.m. in the 3000 block of Fulton Street.
June 15, Saturday
According to an alert released by the University of California Police Department, an armed robbery took place at an undisclosed turnout on Grizzly Peak Boulevard at 2:50 a.m. A male and female were sitting in a car when two men approached the driver’s side, where the male victim was sitting with the window down. The first assailant “began beating the male victim about the head with a handgun while yelling at the victim to give him his money.” The gun was described as black or gray, and 10 inches in size. The second robber opened the door and searched the victim’s pockets. The victims left the scene and were later stopped by Kensington Police on suspicion of a traffic violation. Both had lacerations to the face and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The first assailant was described as Hispanic and in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 130 pounds, with a slim build, black hair and brown eyes; he was wearing a black button-up collared shirt and light colored jeans. The second man was described as white, about 20 years old, and 6 feet 2 inches tall; he appeared to weigh about 130 pounds and had a “very skinny build.” Their vehicle was described as a baby blue four-door sedan, 2009 or newer. It was driven by a Hispanic woman in her mid-20s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 pounds, with long straight brown hair tied back in a ponytail. Police told the Daily Cal that UCPD ”has increased its patrol around Grizzly Peak due to the recent assaults that have taken place in this area.”
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 5:25 a.m. at Russell Street and Claremont Avenue; at 3 p.m. in the 2700 block of Channing Way; and at 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Warring Street.
Two home burglaries were reported, at 1:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of Oregon Street, and at 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of Howe Street.
Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 7:28 p.m. in the 2300 block of Durant Avenue.
June 16, Sunday
Three auto burglaries were reported: at midnight in the 1700 block of Walnut Street; at 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Seventh Street; and at 5 p.m. in the 3100 block of Eton Avenue.
A gun or weapon was reported at 12:33 a.m. at Channing Way and Telegraph Avenue.
A robbery was reported at 7 p.m. at University Avenue and Bonar Street.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 9:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Fulton Street.
June 17, Monday
A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:01 a.m. in the 1800 block of Berkeley Way.
Three home burglaries were reported: at 9:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Arlington; at 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ward Street; and at 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Domingo Avenue.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Napa Avenue.
June 18, Tuesday
Someone with a gun or weapon was reported at 2:39 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 3:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
A home burglary was reported at 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Woodmont Avenue.
Four auto burglaries or theft from vehicles were reported: at 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Street; at 7:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Oregon Street; at 9:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Addison; and at 10 p.m. in the 2400 block of Fulton Street.
June 19, Wednesday
Two home burglaries were reported, at 8:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Wheeler Street, and at 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of Carleton Street.
Three auto burglaries were reported: at 11:30 a.m. at Sixth and Camelia streets; at 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Gilman; and at 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia Street.
See the full list of Berkeley Police Department calls for service 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.]