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From June 11-17, there were reports of nine robberies, 14 burglaries, 12 assaults or batteries, one weapon-involved call and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 20 stolen vehicles, 14 disturbances and 39 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Significant incidents reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD) included two burglaries. These numbers are subject to change. Click the links for the latest numbers. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed by the beginning of that time period.
Thursday, June 11
The BART police received a report of a bike theft at Ashby BART between 9:10 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The BMX bicycle had been secured with a cable lock.
There were two disturbance calls, at 12:55 a.m. in the 1200 block of University Avenue, and at 7 a.m. in the 3000 block of Adeline Street.
UCPD responded to a burglary at 7:42 a.m. at North Gate Hall.
Two vehicles were stolen, at 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Carleton Street, and at 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Bonita Avenue.
There was a home burglary at 9 p.m. in the 1200 block of University. … Continue reading »