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Berkeley Police arrest 2 after burglary-in-progress call

This police cruiser was one of many near Cedar and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

This police cruiser was one of many near Cedar and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

Berkeley Police arrested two suspects at around 1:30 p.m Tuesday in relation to a burglary on Grant Street between Rose and Vine in North Berkeley.

Kai Williams, 18, of Berkeley was charged with burglary and Khadijah Bell, 19, of Oakland was charged with burglary and resisting arrest, according to acting BPD spokesperson Stephanie Polizziani.

BPD responded to the 1400 block of Grant to a call of a burglary in progress at approximately 1338 hours, she said.

Police said they caught two burglars in North Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

Police said they caught two burglars in North Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Aaron Gobler

“We responded to the area and the suspects were seen running from a home. Officers set up a perimeter and later apprehended two suspects matching the description given by witnesses,” she said.

Tuesday afternoon, many local residents got in touch with Berkeleyside to report police activity near Cedar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

One reported “about 10 cop cars screaming around North Berkeley.… Must be more than a stolen bike.”

This story was updated as more information became available.

Related:
Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 14-20 (11.25.13)
Police arrest mother, daughter after Berkeley Hills burglary (11.01.13)
Berkeley pedestrian robberies up 35%, burglaries up too (09.17.13)
Man arrested, 2 at-large after interrupted burglary attempt (03.26.13)
Fingerprints help police arrest 3 in Senior Avenue assault (02.07.13)

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  • Chris

    Way to go BPD!

  • serkes

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    Ira

  • B2B

    Yay, BPD!!! Good work!

  • disqus_S1ql48Vi9i

    well done!!

  • guest

    Essential news like complaining about Hanukkah displays in grocery stores?

  • Culper Agent 355

    Lighten up Guest, that was in the Nosh section; that’s specifically about food.

  • oceanview neighbor

    You know it’s not ALL essential. Some of us appreciate Berkeleyside and forgive them for covering news that may not be exciting to us.

  • serkes

    Risa Nye, aka Ms. Barstool, is a freelance writer based in Oakland. This post was originally published on Nye’s blog, Zero to Sixty and Beyond.

  • guest

    Hi Emilie:

    Do you happen to know what triggered the police response? Did the homeowner or a neighbor call the police or was this a response to a burglar alarm?

    PS Thank you for your continuing reports on local crime and police activities.

  • guest

    Whiny blog posts about cultural food displays in grocery stores are not news in any sense.

  • BUSD Mom of 3

    Yes, surprisingly they are both women…Khadijah Bell of Oakland and Kai Williams from Berkeley are on Facebook.

  • Guest

    Kai Williams looks more like a young man to me.