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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Jan. 21-27

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From Jan. 21-27, there were reports of six robberies20 burglaries18 assaults or batteriesfour weapon-involved calls and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 19 stolen vehicles21 disturbances and 46 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A sex crime, and a burglary were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following items represent a sampling of calls; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period. Arrested individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Two vehicles were stolen, at midnight in the 1900 block of Haste Street, and at 9 a.m. in the 2200 block of Blake Street.

Police responded to a business in the 3000 block of Adeline Street at about 3:20 p.m. after getting a call about someone “chasing two males with a machete,” said Officer Jennifer Coats, BPD spokeswoman, in response to a question from Berkeleyside. Officers determined that the males had tried to steal something from the store. “When the store owner demanded his property back, the two aggressively approached the owner. He grabbed the machete in order to protect himself and chased the two suspects out of the store.”

There was a home burglary at 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Hawthorne Terrace.

Police were able to disarm a 19-year-old Berkeley man with a knife after responding to a report of a disturbance near Addison and 10th streets at about 5:05 p.m. Said Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, the initial call indicated a vehicle may have been shot. Witnesses directed officers to a man who may have been involved, and he was seen walking behind a home in the 1000 block of Allston Way: “As the officers attempted to locate the subject, they saw him walking towards them holding a knife in his hand, with the blade displayed. Officers gave him orders to drop the knife, he refused several times, saying he wasn’t going back to jail. The officers continued to talk with the subject and eventually convinced him to put down the knife.” Coats said officers saw that the teen appeared to be having a medical problem and were able to get him to the ground and call for help from the Berkeley Fire Department. The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Jan. 14-20

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From Jan. 14-20, there were reports of seven robberies18 burglaries17 assaults or batteriesseven weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 12 stolen vehicles10 disturbances and 26 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Three burglaries and a stolen vehicle were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following items represent a sampling of calls; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period. Arrested individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, Jan. 14

A vehicle was stolen at 6 p.m. from Curtis Street and University Avenue.

There was a felony assault or battery at 6 p.m. in the 3300 block of King Street.

There was a robbery at 8:47 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue.

There was a commercial burglary at 10:15 p.m. in the 2400 block of Sacramento Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Jan. 7-13

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From Jan. 7-13, there were reports of three robberies17 burglariessix assaults or batteriestwo weapon-involved calls and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 12 stolen vehiclesseven disturbances and 10 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. An assault, a burglary and a stolen vehicle were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following items represent a sampling of calls; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period. Arrested individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, Jan. 7

Someone broke into Haas Pavilion and stole clothing and food worth $620 between Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. and Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

There were two home burglaries, at 1:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of Walnut Street, and at 10:25 a.m. in the 2700 block of College Avenue. Police arrested Colby Dudley, 26, and 24-year-old Matthew Henderson in connection with the incident on Walnut. Dudley remains in custody with a bail of $40,000 at Santa Rita Jail, while Henderson is being held with a bail of $35,000. They are scheduled for a pretrial hearing Feb. 2.

The California Highway Patrol chased a stolen tow truck in Berkeley, but ended the pursuit when the driver reached freeway speeds on city streets, authorities said. Oakland CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said the CHP got a call before 4 a.m. about a stolen tow truck on Gilman Street west of I-80. The driver fled before a roadblock was established. The driver fled east on Gilman, said Wilkenfeld, but “due to the suspect’s excessive speed on city streets and reckless driving behavior we terminated the pursuit.” The tow truck was recovered later in the morning after it was abandoned in Oakland. Wilkenfeld said officers terminated the chase due to public safety, and noted that sirens were used “so that any pedestrians or vehicles in the area are aware of the danger and so that the suspect cannot later claim that they did not know we were behind them.” (This item first appeared on an earlier blotter for timeliness.)

A woman with a gun shot herself outside Berkeley’s Old City Hall. She later died. She was identified as 63-year-old Shelley Bergum of Berkeley.

A vehicle was stolen at 3 p.m. in the 2800 block of Woolsey Street.

There was a felony assault or battery at 10:35 p.m. in the 2000 block of Allston Way.  … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 12/31-1/6

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From Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, there were reports of five robberies14 burglaries11 assaults or batteries, three weapon-involved calls and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also five stolen vehiclesfour disturbances and 24 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A weapons call and a burglary were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following items represent a sampling of calls; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period. Arrested individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, Dec. 31

UCPD arrested David Rivera, 24, on an Oakland Police warrant related to hit-and-run causing injury, and driving on a suspended license. He was arrested at 2:22 a.m. at Channing Way and Telegraph Avenue and taken to Berkeley Jail for booking. He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Jan. 27 at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland, and is no longer in custody.

There was a disturbance call at 1:38 a.m. at Channing Way and Bonar Street.

Two vehicles were stolen, at 11:10 a.m. in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue, and at 9 p.m. in the 1500 block of Woolsey Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 24-30

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From Dec. 24-30, there were reports of four robberies18 burglaries13 assaults or batteries, no weapon-involved calls and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 10 stolen vehiclessix disturbances and 24 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. No significant incidents were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following items represent a sampling of calls; incidents that took place during a range of time are listed unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Dec. 24

Five vehicles were stolen: at 2:35 a.m. in the 2200 block of Stuart Street; at 3 p.m. in the 2700 block of Dana Street; at 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Channing Way; at 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Overlook Road; and at 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Northampton Avenue.

There were three robberies: at 3 a.m. at Ashby and Hillegass avenues; at 10:50 a.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street; and at 6:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of Shattuck Avenue. Police arrested 22-year-old Thomas Cullens in connection with the third incident; he remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail and has already been sentenced.

There was a home burglary at 4 a.m. in the 1900 block of Ward Street.

There was a disturbance at 12:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of San Pablo Avenue.

There was a felony assault or battery at 5:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue.  … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 17-23

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From Dec. 17-23, there were reports of six robberies23 burglaries11 assaults or batteries, no weapon-involved calls and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 15 stolen vehiclesseven disturbances and 29 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Two stolen vehicles and two burglaries were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Dec. 17

There were two home burglaries, at 12:11 a.m. in the 2100 block of California Street, and at 10:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Hearst Avenue.

There were four disturbance calls: at 12:48 a.m. at San Pablo Avenue and Camelia Street; at 5:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hopkins Street; at 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Vincente Avenue; and at 9:02 a.m. at Eastshore Highway and Gilman Street.

There was a robbery at 9:27 p.m. in the 1600 block of Ward Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 10-16

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From Dec. 10-16, there were reports of seven robberies19 burglaries14 assaults or batteries, no weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 16 stolen vehiclesnine disturbances and 27 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A stolen vehicle and one sex crime were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Dec. 10

There were five home burglaries: at 2:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Benvenue Avenue; at 11:25 a.m. in the 2400 block of Piedmont Avenue; at 3 p.m. in the 2200 block of Durant Avenue; at 9 p.m. in the 1900 block of El Dorado Avenue; and at 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Milvia Street.

There were two disturbance calls, at 6:36 a.m. in the 300 block of Hillcrest Road, and at 11:13 a.m. in the 1600 block of Berkeley Way.

A vehicle was stolen at 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Sixth Street.

A light-blue-and-black-colored Felt Breed single-speed cycle cross bike valued at $500 was stolen from the Ashby BART station between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., reported the BART Police. The bike had been secured with a U-lock, which was also missing when the theft was discovered.

There was a commercial burglary at 8:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.  … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 3-9

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From Dec. 3-9, there were reports of five robberies16 burglaries10 assaults or batteries, four weapon-involved calls and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also nine stolen vehicles15 disturbances and 43 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A stolen vehicle was reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Dec. 3

There were two disturbance calls, at 7:55 a.m. in the 1400 block of Hawthorne Terrace, and at 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Allston Way.

There was a home burglary at 8:25 a.m. in the 1300 block of Santa Fe Avenue.

Two vehicles were stolen, at 11 a.m. at Hearst Avenue and Oxford Street, and at 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue.

Police responded to a stabbing at the Old City Hall homeless protest camp and arrested a man shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Jerry Ziegler, 53, remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $80,000. He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Dec. 17.

A motorist reported to the BART Police the theft of a gold-colored 1997 Honda Accord from the North Berkeley BART station between 8:30 a.m. and about 5:40 p.m.

car crash downed power lines and caused outages to more than 1,000 people in southwest Berkeley at 8:40 p.m., and police say it appears drugs or alcohol may have been a contributing factor. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 11/26-12/2

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From Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, there were reports of one robbery13 burglaries13 assaults or batteries, no weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also eight stolen vehiclesseven disturbances and 31 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. An assault, a burglary and two sex crimes were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Nov. 26

There was a home burglary at 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.

Two vehicles were stolen, at 6 p.m. in the 2400 block of Acton Street, and at 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Forest Avenue.

There was a disturbance call at 8:06 p.m. in the 1400 block of Addison Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 19-25

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From Nov. 19-25, there were reports of four robberies14 burglaries16 assaults or batteries, one weapon-involved call and three sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 13 stolen vehicles13 disturbances and 25 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. One sex crime was reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Nov. 19

There was a commercial burglary at 8 a.m. in the 1100 block of University Avenue.

There were two disturbance calls, at 9:55 a.m. in the 2000 block of Hearst Avenue, and at 7:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue.

Police arrested Jamesy Davis, 39, on suspicion of receiving stolen property, a felony, in connection with an auto burglary case Oct. 31 at 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of Sterling Avenue. He is no longer in custody but is scheduled for further pretrial Jan. 27 at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

There was a home burglary at 4 p.m. in the 1300 block of Ward Street.

Police arrested a husband and wife at 5 p.m., and said the husband had committed firearm and ammunition violations. Police arrested Michael Atchison, 44, in connection with firearm and ammunition possession and several other violations. The woman was arrested in connection with two misdemeanors. Both have since been released and are scheduled for an attorney and plea hearing Friday, Dec. 4, at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland. The arrest location was not posted. (This item was updated Dec. 8 after additional information became available.) … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 12-18

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From Nov. 12-18, there were reports of five robberies11 burglaries15 assaults or batteries, one weapon-involved call and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 14 stolen vehiclesnine disturbances and 29 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. There were no significant calls reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Three vehicles were stolen: at 12:32 a.m. in the 900 block of University Avenue; at 5 a.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street; and at 9:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Deakin Street.

There were two robberies, at 7:50 a.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck, and at 5:39 p.m. at Ashby Avenue and Acton Street.

Police arrested 23-year-old Trinice Suwanabart at 11 a.m. on suspicion of human trafficking, procuring a child under 16 years old and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. She remains in custody and is scheduled for further pretrial Dec. 9. The arrest was prompted by a warrant related to a case from earlier this year. Berkeleyside has requested additional information from authorities.

There was a disturbance at 5:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of Shattuck.

There was a commercial burglary at 6 p.m. in the 700 block of Addison Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 5-11

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From Nov. 5-11, there were reports of five robberies20 burglaries10 assaults or batteries, one weapon-involved call and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 11 stolen vehicles12 disturbances and 22 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A robbery, a sex crime and a weapons call were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Three vehicles were stolen: at 1:45 a.m. in the 900 block of University Avenue; at 2 a.m. at Sixth and Harrison streets; and at 7 p.m. at Seventh Street. and Allston Way.

There was a disturbance at 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Bancroft Way.

There were three home burglaries: at 8:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of Regent Street; at 12:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Ordway Street; and at 1:52 p.m. in the 1200 block of Rose Street.

In the Regent Street incident, police responded at about 9:32 a.m., for a report of a “hot prowl” burglary, which had been interrupted by a resident coming home, said Officer Byron White, a Berkeley Police spokesman. The suspect was described as a black man in his 40s wearing dark clothing, and carrying a television and a guitar. Officers responding to the area noticed a blue sedan driven by a man with a similar description, whose trunk was hanging open, eastbound on Derby Street. The officer tried to pull the man over, but he sped off southbound on College Avenue. One witness told Berkeleyside the driver “drove straight at bus, jumped curb, plowed through yards!” Officers lost sight of the vehicle after Ashby Avenue. The case remains under investigation.

During a large rally and march by Berkeley High students in response to a racist statement found at the library, there were multiple reports of phone thefts downtown, community members told Berkeleyside. The crowd was estimated to include more than 700 students and the event was described as well-organized, focused and peaceful. However, police later confirmed that one Cal student was walking near Shattuck and Allston when an unidentified suspect approached her from behind and stole her iPhone from her hand. The suspect was last seen fleeing down into the BART station, said BPD. A female BHS student also had her phone stolen from her hand by a fellow student, according to a report from a BHS mom who said she heard of “up to 10 phones” stolen on walkout day. BPD Officer Stephanie Polizziani checked the calls for service that day and noticed nothing “out of the ordinary,” she told Berkeleyside. “Looks like no robberies, a few thefts, and a few grand thefts.”

UCPD cited a 43-year-old man for possession of a knife, with a blade longer than 3 inches, in People’s Park at 3:33 p.m.

There was a commercial burglary at 5 p.m. in the 3000 block of Telegraph Avenue.  … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 10/29-11/4

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From Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, there were reports of nine robberies26 burglaries15 assaults or batteries, two weapon-involved calls and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 17 stolen vehicles19 disturbances and 27 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A robbery and a vehicle theft were reported by the University of California Police Department (UCPD). 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 unless otherwise noted by the beginning of that time period.

Thursday, Oct. 29

There were two commercial burglaries, at 3:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Durant Avenue, and at 7:03 p.m. in the 1600 block of San Pablo Avenue.

A traffic accident on Interstate 80 west of University Avenue in Berkeley at 6:20 a.m. sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital with major injuries, according to authorities. Read more on Berkeleyside.

There were five home burglaries: at 7 a.m. in the 1100 block of Francisco Street; at 9:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Bancroft Way; at 2:46 p.m. in the 1800 block of Allston Way; at 10 p.m. in the 2600 block of Etna Street; and at 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Blake Street.

Police arrested Markeus Durant, 37, at about 7 a.m. on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and other alleged violations. He remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $95,000. He is scheduled for further pretrial Dec. 17.

There was a disturbance call at 11:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Hearst Avenue.

Police arrested Levell Simmons, 27, in Richmond on a warrant related to a Berkeley vehicle theft case and other violations. He remains in custody without bail and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing Dec. 7. He is also being held in connection with an Oakland robbery, according to online records from the Alameda County sheriff’s department. … Continue reading »

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