Violent crime reports in Berkeley rose 23% over the first half of 2017, as compared to the prior year, according to public safety data just released by the FBI.
Police arrested a Richmond woman after burglaries earlier this fall at two Berkeley gyms, then used stolen credit cards to spend more than $20,000, authorities report.
A local resident caught a would-be burglar on camera before the man tried to run off with a bag of jewelry, according to a community report.
Sleeping UC Berkeley students in two dorm rooms were visited by a female burglar in "short shorts," authorities reported Wednesday.
A 23-year-old Hayward woman was arrested after an auto burglary near College Avenue in Berkeley on Thursday.
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.