Three people were arrested Sunday after an auto burglary report that led police to recover a stash of pills, cash and a loaded assault pistol without a serial number.
Violent crime rose 18% in Berkeley in 2016, while serious property crime fell 9%, according to an annual report set to be presented to the Berkeley City Council next week.
Police arrested a man and two women late Saturday after spotting them at a West Berkeley storage facility with methamphetamine and stolen property, authorities report.
The Berkeley Police Department has released two photographs of a man investigators say burglarized a parked car in January, and is asking for help from the public to identify him.
Police arrested three men after they climbed into the window of an unoccupied hotel room in downtown Berkeley on Saturday, authorities said, then fled when confronted.
An alert neighbor pointed police to a man seen walking out of a South Berkeley home with what appeared to be stolen goods Saturday, which ultimately led, after further investigation, to his arrest, according to authorities.
Crime is down in Berkeley this year, after it spiked in 2015 with the highest serious felony statistics since 2009.
Berkeley police are reporting significant increases in serious crimes including robberies, aggravated assaults and burglaries during the first half of 2015, compared to statistics from 2014.
Update, Sept. 9: Emauj Roos has also been charged in connection with a shooting over the prior weekend on Carleton Street. Read more on Berkeleyside.
A Berkeley woman has recovered a treasured family painting, stolen from her home in January, with the help of a website designed to get stolen goods back into the hands of their rightful owners.
Police are looking for a man who took cameras and lenses from Looking Glass Photo in West Berkeley over the weekend, and the shop has released video footage of the alleged thief.
A Berkeley resident surprised at home by several intruders Friday afternoon reminds the community to lock up over the holiday weekend.
Berkeley police are reporting huge increases in home burglaries in early 2015 compared to preliminary statistics recorded last year.
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