Tag Archives: Berkeley crime
An Oakland man with eight prior felony convictions has been charged with the attempted murder of another man after a nearly deadly attack in South Berkeley in April.
According to court documents, Roy Lee Savage, 42, stabbed another man twice with an 8-inch knife while the victim was sitting in a van in the 1600 block of 63rd Street on April 19.
“Doctors reported that the knife cut through his entire liver and punctured his small intestines,” according to the documents. The injury exposed the victim’s internal organs and resulted in a 3-centimeter-in-diameter wound, which penetrated 15 centimeters. Authorities say Savage also stabbed the victim in the arm, cutting through his entire arm with the 12-centimeter-deep injury, puncturing his armpit near a main artery. … Continue reading »
Police arrested four Berkeley men, including three probationers, after receiving a report early Sunday morning that several people were trying to break into cars in a parking structure downtown.
According to officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, police responded to the 2000 block of Kittredge Street on Sunday just before 12:50 a.m. for the auto burglary report. … Continue reading »
Tuesday afternoon, police arrested a man and recovered a stolen vehicle in North Berkeley, and the activity left many parents wanting to know more about the incident, which was near Cragmont Elementary School, at Spruce Street and Marin Avenue.
One parent posed the question to Berkeleyside, noting at about 4 p.m. that “the area around Cragmont School/Marin/Euclid was crawling with police (cars, marked and un-, motorcycle, crime unit van) about an hour ago. I live near Easter Steps on Cragmont and there were many clustered at entrances there. I counted at least a dozen units of various types. No sirens or helicopters. Be good to know what went down.” … Continue reading »
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From May 9-15, there were 15 burglary reports, 33 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and nine stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Eight robberies and 10 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information. Information from several incidents over the weekend is also included at the bottom of this post. … Continue reading »
More than 6,000 police dispatches are made annually to homes and business when sensors are tripped sending signals to alarm monitoring companies who dial 911 reporting an intrusion to the police. In general, the vast majority of these types of alerts, a percentage as high as 98% according to the U.S. Department of Justice, are false alarms. In an Opinionator piece published this morning on Berkeleyside, Pat Mapps and James Barter argue that Berkeley police resources would be better deployed on … Continue reading »
…Or How to Add More Police Officers Without Additional Cost
It’s a late Friday night as the Berkeley police officer patrolling Beat 12 on the swing-shift rolls south on Russell looking for activity at Grove Park after closing time. While slowly sweeping the baseball field with his floodlight, his radio crackles a code 21A on the 2600 block of Sacramento; a silent burglar alarm – burglary in progress. The officer slams on the accelerator lifting the hood of the car … Continue reading »
Berkeley Police detectives were able to track down a parolee who police say tried to rob a woman at knife-point earlier this week after a witness took a photograph of the man’s license plate when he fled the scene, authorities said Friday.
Tuesday afternoon at 2, a woman was on Fifth Street south of Hearst Avenue loading items into her car, said Capt. Andrew Greenwood of the Berkeley Police Department.
A man with a knife came up to her and tried to rob her. She screamed and he ran to a parked vehicle and drove off. … Continue reading »
Friday just after midnight, three people walking south of the UC Berkeley campus were accosted by three young men with guns who robbed them of their wallets, phones and sunglasses. The men fled, but police say officers caught up with them early Sunday during a traffic stop. All three were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
If it seems like this story, or at least the first part of it, has become all too common this year, that’s because robberies are up a whopping 25% when compared to the same period last year, police said Wednesday. … Continue reading »
A traffic stop by Berkeley Police officers early Sunday morning led to the arrest of three young men police say are responsible for an armed robbery south of campus late last week.
Friday at 12:37 a.m., police received a call about a robbery at Carleton and Dana streets, said officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, on Wednesday. … Continue reading »
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at email@example.com.)
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From May 2-8, there were 14 burglary reports, 32 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and six stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Thirteen robberies and six assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information. In addition, several items released this week by the Berkeley Police Department, from May 9-11, are included below. … Continue reading »
Berkeley police were out in force Thursday for the funeral of Ceejay Reed, 19, at McGee Avenue Baptist Church in South Berkeley.
The police established a visible presence on McGee and Stuart Street around 11 a.m. in an effort to deter a repeat of a shooting Tuesday night in East Oakland during a street vigil for Reed. On that occasion, a car driving by a group of people mourning Reed in the 5000 block of Melrose Avenue fired 20 to 30 bullets, one of which killed a 19-year-old Antioch man. Some of the bullets shattered the window of Oakland Fire Station 18, narrowly missing two firefighters, according to news reports. … Continue reading »
A Berkeley man is in critical condition after being struck by a car while walking on University Avenue just west of San Pablo Avenue on Tuesday night, authorities said.
“We received multiple 911 calls at approximately 8:23 p.m.,” said Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats, via email at about 11:20 p.m. The man was taken by the Berkeley Fire Department to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. … Continue reading »