Crime

Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 14-20

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red ones show physical violence. Yellow ones are reports of a disturbance. Purple ones are weapon-related calls. Orange ones are arson calls. Those marked “SC” are sexual assault calls, and green ones are vandalism. Click the map for the full list.

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red ones show physical violence. Yellow ones are reports of a disturbance. Purple ones are weapon-related calls. Orange ones are arson calls. Those marked “SC” are sexual assault calls, and green ones are vandalism. Click the map for the full list.

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This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here.

The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Nov. 14-20, there were 35 burglary reports28 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 13 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.comEleven 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.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Three home burglaries were reported: at 8 a.m. in the 3000 block of King Street; at 9:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Dana Street; and at 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of Buena Vista Way.

Four robberies were reported: at 9:09 a.m. at Woolsey and Tremont streets; at 4:20 p.m. at Fourth Street and Allston Way; at 5:50 p.m. in the 1800 block of University Avenue; and at 6:25 p.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck Avenue.

Four auto burglaries were reported: at 9:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Dana; at noon in the 800 block of University; at 8:50 p.m. in the 1800 block of Arch Street; and at 10:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of Russell Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at noon at Delaware and Curtis streets.

A commercial burglary was reported at 2:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of Shattuck Avenue.

A gun or other weapon was reported at 8:48 p.m. at San Pablo Avenue and 61st Street.

There were 35 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 28. Click the map for a list of calls.

There were 35 burglaries reported over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. The prior week there were 28. Click the map for a list of calls.

Friday, Nov. 15

A misdemeanor sexual assault was reported at midnight in the 2300 block of Dwight Way, and a felony sexual assault was reported at 6 p.m. in the 2900 block of Benvenue Avenue.

Four thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Stuart Street; at 8 a.m. in the 800 block of University; at 7 p.m. in the 2600 block of Hillegass Avenue; and at 9 p.m. in the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue.

Four vehicles were reported stolen: at 1:03 a.m. in the 1700 block of University; at 6 a.m. in the 2300 block of Bonar Street; at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Way and California Street; and at 6:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Southampton Avenue.

Four home burglaries were reported: at 3:24 a.m. in the 2300 block of Piedmont Avenue; at 7:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Overlook Road; at 11 a.m. at an unlisted location; and at 10 p.m. in the 2600 block of College Avenue.

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at noon in the 1800 block of University; at 12:34 p.m. in the 2800 block of San Pablo; and at 7 p.m. in the 2500 block of Ninth Street.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Five home burglaries were reported: at 11:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Josephine Street; at 11:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Woolsey Street; at 1 p.m. in the 1500 block of Josephine; at 1:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of Regent Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Belvedere Avenue.

Four thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Seawall Drive; at 4:45 p.m. in the 900 block of University; at 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Ninth Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Santa Barbara Road.

Two robberies were reported, at 6:36 p.m. at Allston Way and Bonar, and at 6:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of Stuart.

The University of California Police Department also reported a robbery, at 11:30 p.m. near California Hall on campus. An 18-year-old student was sitting on a ledge on the east side of California Hall when he was approached by two males. One asked him for the time and the victim responded. One of the males then told the victim he wanted his possessions, and the two suspects tried to grab the victim’s iPhone. “The victim used his skateboard as a shield and pushed the suspects away,” said police in a statement released last week. The victim let go of the skateboard and ran away. The suspects fled with the skateboard. When the victim arrived home, he called UCPD to report the robbery. UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspects, who were described as two while males, 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing all black clothing. One had a medium build and curly blond hair. The other had a hooded sweatshirt over his face; no further description was available. Anyone with information about this crime can call UCPD at 510-642-6760.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Jones Street.

There were 28 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 16 reported the prior week. There were also 13 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

There were 28 thefts or burglaries from vehicles reported in Berkeley over this period, via CrimeMapping.com. There were 16 reported the prior week. There were also 13 vehicles stolen (shown in purple). Click the map for a list of incidents.

Sunday, Nov. 17

A felony assault or battery was reported at 5:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Dwight Way.

Two vehicles were reported stolen, at 7 a.m. in the 200 block of University Avenue, and at 3 p.m. in the 2300 block of Ninth.

A home burglary was reported at noon in the 1200 block of Hearst Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle was reported at 7 p.m. in the 3200 block of Sacramento Street, and an auto burglary was reported at 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of Regent Street.

A robbery was reported at 7:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.

Monday, Nov. 18

Seven auto burglaries were reported: at 5 a.m. in the 2100 block of Dwight; at 6 a.m. in the 2500 block of Shattuck; at 7:55 a.m. in the 1200 block of Eight Street; at 1:09 p.m. in the 2100 block of Channing Way; at 4 p.m. in the 2700 block of Ridge Road; at 4 p.m. in the 1900 block of San Pablo; and at 7:30 p.m. at Ward Street and Shattuck Avenue.

Three vehicles were reported stolen: at 6 a.m. in the 2300 block of Piedmont; at 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Le Roy Avenue; and at 6:05 p.m. at Cherry and Stuart streets.

Six home burglaries were reported: at 6:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Piedmont; at 9 a.m. in the 1700 block of Grant Street; at 2:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Parker Street; at 3 p.m. in the 2100 block of Haste Street; at 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Stanton Street; and at 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Dwight.

Two robberies were reported, at 9:30 a.m. at Durant and Shattuck avenues, and at 8:31 p.m. at Stuart and Ellsworth streets.

An arson was reported at 3 p.m. in the 1800 block of Cedar Street.

A commercial burglary was reported at 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Stuart.

A felony assault or battery was reported at 7:43 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ashby Avenue.

A breakdown of the most serious crimes reported by day of the week from Nov. 14-20. Image: CrimeMapping.com

A breakdown of the most serious crimes reported by day of the week from Nov. 14-20. Image: CrimeMapping.com

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Three commercial burglaries were reported: at 3:58 a.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Street; at 1:05 p.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph; and at 7 p.m. in the 900 block of University.

Five home burglaries were reported: at 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of Northside Avenue; at 9:35 a.m. in the 1700 block of McGee Avenue; at 9:45 a.m. in the 2800 block of Dohr Street; at 10:08 a.m. in the 2800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and at 10:20 a.m. in the 1800 block of Stuart Street.

Four auto burglaries were reported: at 11:25 a.m. in the 2400 block of Webster Street; at 6:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of Dwight; at 6:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of Webster; and at 7:30 p.m. at Dana Street and Durant Avenue.

A robbery was reported at 4:11 p.m. in the 800 block of University.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue.

CrimeMapping legendWednesday, Nov. 20

Three home burglaries were reported: at 2:27 a.m. in the 2700 block of Ellsworth Street; at 8:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Buena Avenue; and at 12:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Dwight Way.

Three thefts or burglaries from vehicles were reported: at 9:50 a.m. in the 800 block of University; at noon at Dana and Durant; and at 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of Woolsey Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 11 a.m. in the 90 block of Indian Rock Road.

A robbery was reported at 5:50 p.m. at College Avenue and Webster.

A felony assault or battery was reported at 10:38 p.m. in the 1400 block of Ninth.

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 post does not reflect every call.]

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  • http://www.kimskitchensink.com/ Kim’s Kitchen Sink

    Thanks for the reminder about increased theft during holiday vacations…time to set up timers for our lights over the holidays!

  • bingo

    hump day–applies even to criminals! interesting!

  • Out Of Whack

    Berkeley = increased theft all year ’round.

    The amount of burglary and auto theft we have is exceedingly high for a city of our size.

  • Mike Olson

    Could you add a key for the map symbols? Tricky to puzzle them out.

  • emraguso

    Are you not able to read the captions?

  • Woolsey

    Always the cluster around campus. Students to prey on. You’d think the City or at least Cal would be embarrassed. Need some cash for the evening? Go to Cal, jack a student, drop the phone off at the liquor store, and you’re set. At some point, a student will resist and get shot. Then maybe the City or campus will do something….

  • DisGuested

    Are you not able to answer a sincere reader question without condescension?

  • emraguso

    I’m asking a sincere question. I do not understand the request given the captions, so I’m trying to understand what I’m missing.

  • emraguso

    I imagine that’s a challenge! Perhaps the easiest thing is to look at the list of calls for service — http://bit.ly/1b32MGp — that has the type of call listed for every icon.

  • emraguso

    Here’s a legend:

  • jth

    Source: http://city-crime-statistics.findthedata.org/w/hUZKgJJbbtr

    I would not be surprised if that was partly due to Berkeley having higher reporting than some of the other cities on that list.

  • guest

    Correct. We are in the top 5-10 cities of our size with the most crime in the nation. Troubling considering how much we spend on police and on services for the downtrodden and how expensive it is to live here.

  • Guest

    You would think BPD would set up sting operations and do something about criminals preying on students in the heart of downtown.

  • Mel Content

    The fact that Berkeley rolls out the welcome mat for people who would be considered undesirables elsewhere just might have something to do with the local crime rate.

  • Mel Content

    The icons aren’t exactly clear. Based on the first map, one would think there was an outbreak of lucha libre wrestlers last week…

  • Malcolm Tent

    Right you are, sir.

  • simple, really

    The fact that Berkeley rolls out the welcome mat for people who would be
    considered undesirables elsewhere just might have something to do with
    the local crime rate.

    So don’t commit crime, then.