Crime

Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, July 11-17

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, July 11-17, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls, and blue ones marked “SC” are sexual assault calls. Green icons are fraud. Click the map for the full list.

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, July 11-17, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls, and blue ones marked “SC” are sexual assault calls. Green icons are fraud. Click the map for the full list.

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 tips@berkeleyside.com.)

The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From July 11-17, there were 16 burglary reports35 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 14 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.

Thursday, July 11

Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of University Avenue.

Two misdemeanor sexual assaults were reported, at 6:30 a.m. at Gilman Street and Santa Fe Avenue, and at 1 p.m. at Harrison and Eighth streets. 

A home burglary was reported at 8 a.m. in the 1700 block of Oregon Street.

Two auto burglaries were reported, at 12:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sixth Street, and at 7 p.m. in the 1700 block of Addison Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 5 p.m. at Hearst and La Loma avenues.

Two commercial burglaries were reported, at 5:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Le Conte Avenue, and at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Shattuck Avenue.

A felony assault or battery was reported at 6:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of 10th Street.

A robbery was reported at 10:50 p.m. at Durant Avenue and Dana Street.

Friday, July 12

A robbery was reported at midnight in the 3100 block of Harper Street.

Five burglaries or thefts from vehicles were reported: at 1 p.m. at McGee and University avenues; at 9:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Eighth; at 6 p.m. in the 2300 block of 10th; at 6 p.m. in the 2500 block of Durant; and at 7:25 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Street.

A home burglary was reported at 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of Fairview Street.

A gun or weapon was reported at 2:51 p.m. at Alcatraz Avenue and Adeline Street.

Four vehicles were reported stolen: at 5 p.m. in the 1500 block of Berkeley Way; at 9:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hearst Avenue; at 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Dwight Way; and at 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Shattuck.

There were 16 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 19. Click the map for a list of calls.

There were 16 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 19. Click the map for a list of calls.

Saturday, July 13

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at midnight in the 1600 block of Blake Street; at 4:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Vincente Avenue; and at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia Street.

Three auto burglaries were reported: at 12:53 a.m. at an unlisted location; at 4:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth; and at 8 p.m. at Otis Street and Ashby Avenue.

A home burglary was reported at 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of King Street.

A robbery was reported at 10 p.m. in the 3000 block of Ashby.

Sunday, July 14

A robbery was reported at 2:36 a.m. in the 2400 block of Durant Avenue.

Four home burglaries were reported: at 8:50 a.m. in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way; at 12:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Derby Street; at 2:28 p.m. in the 1600 block of Tyler Street; and at 9 p.m. in the 1500 block of Parker Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 4 p.m. from the 1400 block of Bancroft Way.

Three thefts from vehicles were reported: at 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of Blake Street; at 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of Allston Way; and at 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Byron Street.

A commercial burglary was reported at 5:17 p.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck.

Monday, July 15

Nine thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported; see the list here.

Someone brandished a weapon at 1:40 p.m. in the 2500 block of San Pablo Avenue.

A home burglary was reported at 3 p.m. in the 2800 block of Ashby.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Martin Luther King.

There were 35 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 29 reported the prior week. There were also 14 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

There were 35 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 29 reported the prior week. There were also 14 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Tuesday, July 16

A commercial burglary was reported at 3:02 a.m. in the 1100 block of 10th.

Five auto burglaries were reported: at 11 a.m. in the 1700 block of Fourth; at 1:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue; at 2 p.m. in the 2200 block of Derby Street; at 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of 10th; and at 7 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Walnut Street, and at 9 p.m. in the 900 block of Indian Rock Avenue.

A robbery was reported at 11:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Cedar Street. Also at 11:45 p.m., a strong-arm robbery — that led to a car chase into North Oakland and the arrest of two people — occurred on Gayley Road, near the Haas School of Business.

Wednesday, July 17

Eight thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported; see the list here.

Four home burglaries were reported: at 8:10 a.m. in the 1400 block of 10th; at 10:58 a.m. in the 1400 block of Stannage Avenue; at 3:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Hopkins; and at 7 p.m. in the 400 block of The Plaza Drive.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 11 a.m. in the 900 block of Gilman Street, and at 10:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Ninth Street.

A robbery was reported at 6:50 p.m. at Cedar and Ninth streets.

A homicide was reported at 6:52 p.m. in the 1800 block of Derby Street; Jermaine Davis was later identified as the victim.

Someone brandished a weapon at 9:34 p.m. in the 1900 block of Shattuck Avenue.

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.]

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  • Mrdrew3782

    That is a lot of cars being stolen.

  • emraguso

    More than usual!

  • Truth Sayer

    The right time for the BPD to use a bate car.

  • testit

    bait

  • Truth Sayer

    I stand corrected. Thanks.

  • Guest

    Just one of the many joys of living in the most economically diverse city in California.