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Crime in Berkeley: Jaywalkers beware, flyaway drone damage, pilfered postage stamps, found ammo, more

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This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips by emailing crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook and TwitterDon’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed.

From April 7-13, there were reports of eight robberies10 burglaries20 assaults or batteriesno weapon-involved calls and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 12 stolen vehicles16 disturbances and 29 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Two sex crimes were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). Arrested or charged individuals in this blotter are presumed innocent. Find our April 7-13 round-up below.

Recent public safety news

2 BOTCHED CAR THEFT ATTEMPTS AT BART A thief tried to steal a maroon 1994 Toyota Corolla while it was parked at the North Berkeley BART station between 4:15 a.m. and 9:45 p.m. April 14. The driver’s door lock and ignition were damaged. The same day, someone tried to steal another 1994 Toyota Corolla from the station between 8 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. The ignition wires were cut and the ignition switch was damaged.

STOLEN CROSS Someone stole a 12-inch brass crucifix worth $40 from 2223 Fulton, room H, sometime between March 10 and April 15, UCPD reported. It’s under investigation.

DRONE DAMAGE A security officer at the Doe Library on the UC Berkeley campus reported “damage to roof tiles caused by a fly away drone” April 20 at 5 p.m. The drone owner is listed as a 22-year-old male student. It’s under investigation, UCPD reports.

COFFEE COMMOTION? A female student reported being the victim of “battery via coffee” at about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building on campus. A man in his 60s wearing brown clothing was reported to be the culprit. No further information was provided.

STEPPED UP TRAFFIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT BPD plans to “step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations” Friday, April 29, with a focus on “pedestrian safety and collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians,” the department reported earlier this week. Police also said there will be more motorcycle officers on duty through June 31 “conducting enforcement and educational efforts based on data from prior collisions.” … Continue reading »

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Crime in Berkeley: Teen raped on Grizzly Peak, high-speed chase on Dohr, fake report of shooter on campus, more

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From March 31 to April 6, there were reports of six robberies19 burglaries11 assaults or batteriesthree weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also eight stolen vehicles21 disturbances and 28 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A sex crime, a burglary and three vehicle thefts were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). Arrested or charged individuals in this blotter are presumed innocent. Find our March 31 to April 6 round-up below.

Recent public safety news

DISCONNECTING PHONES ON THE BART TRACKS Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. officers responded to both Berkeley BART stations for a man walking on the tracks while intoxicated and disconnecting emergency phones along the way, the BART Police reported. “Power was shut down on both track ways, and medical personnel staged as officers eventually managed to safely detain the suspect in the underground tunnel/track way between the two stations. Officers determined the suspect was too intoxicated to care for himself, in addition to his trespassing on the track way, and placed him under arrest for both violations. As a precaution, medical personnel cleared the suspect before he was booked into the Berkeley City Jail. Due to this incident, trains were delayed for approximately 30 minutes; nothing unusual was located on the incident track way.” The man’s name was not released. … Continue reading »

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Crime in Berkeley: Apple store theft alert, threats of shooting — over stolen steak — at Berkeley Bowl, more

Police are looking for these two men in connection with the theft of an iPad at a Berkeley Apple store. Photos: BPD
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From March 24-30, there were reports of four robberies18 burglaries16 assaults or batteriesthree weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 14 stolen vehiclesnine disturbances and 40 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Two robberies, two burglaries and two vehicle thefts were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). Arrested or charged individuals in this blotter are presumed innocent. Find our March 24-30 round-up below.

Recent public safety news

APPLE STORE IPAD THEFT Police are looking for two men they say stole an iPad from the Berkeley Apple store earlier this month. On April 3, the men entered the store, at 1823 Fourth St., and left with the iPad. According to a police statement released Thursday, “At this point we don’t believe the theft is related to any ongoing thefts from Apple Stores in the Bay Area. Based on the quality of the video we hoped to enlist the community’s help in nabbing this duo.” The department can be reached at 510-981-5900, or by email at police@cityofberkely.info. The photographs appear above. … Continue reading »

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Crime in Berkeley: Gold-painted man arrested after freeway hit-and-runs, fugitive arrested in Tennessee, more

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From March 17-23, there were reports of six robberies10 burglaries16 assaults or batteriesfour weapon-involved calls and three sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 18 stolen vehicles10 disturbances and 33 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A robbery, two burglaries and a vehicle theft were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). Arrested or charged individuals in this blotter are presumed innocent. Find our March 17-23 round-up below.

Recent public safety incidents

FIGHT ON BART The BART Police responded Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m. to the downtown Berkeley station for a report of a fight in progress on a Richmond-bound train. When they got there they were told one man had punched another passenger, also male, twice in the face. A witness followed the assailant as he left the station and helped police find him. The victim identified that man as the person who had punched him, and he was arrested and taken to Berkeley Jail. The victim was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene and released.

ALERT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES The Berkeley and Oakland chambers of commerce are warning their members and other local businesses about two men they say have been misleading local businesses to try to sell services and get information. According to the Oakland Chamber: “These individuals have been aggressively visiting and calling businesses selling memberships and promoting a wide array of services including text marketing and credit card payment solutions, then asking for credit card information over the phone to set up new accounts. After collecting credit card information, it is unclear how they are using the data.” The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce says it has no affiliation with the the group. Said a Berkeley Chamber of Commerce rep, the men are “attempting to defraud Berkeley businesses while falsely representing themselves as representatives of the Berkeley Chamber.” Police were contacted but, according to the Berkeley Chamber, said this wasn’t a crime. … Continue reading »

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Crime in Berkeley: Sexual assault at Seabreeze, hammer attack at Ohlone Park, robberies at Cal, more

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From March 10-16, there were reports of three robberiesthree burglaries17 assaults or batteriesone weapon-involved call and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also nine stolen vehicles14 disturbances and 29 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. One vehicle theft was reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD). Arrested or charged individuals in this blotter are presumed innocent. Find our March 10-16 round-up below some of the most newsworthy incidents from the past week.

The latest public safety incidents

TWO ROBBERIES AROUND CAMPUS UCPD reported two robberies around campus Tuesday, March 29. At 7:05 p.m., a 19-year-old student was walking in the Ellsworth Parking Structure (at Haste Street) when two males approached him. One held his arms while the other went through his pockets and took his wallet. Police couldn’t find the suspects. One was described as black, in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 with a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The other was of unknown race with a red flannel shirt, tan cargo shorts and long white socks.

The next incident took place at 9:30 p.m. on Spieker Plaza, near the Octagon Bridge, when two women sitting on a bench asked to borrow the phone of an 18-year-old student. He agreed, but when he tried to get the phone back, they threatened him and ran off toward Shattuck Avenue. Police searched but could not find the women. One was described as black, in her 20s, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with an athletic build, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants. The other was an East Indian female, 19 to 20 years old, with braided hair wearing all black clothes. UCPD asks anyone with information to call 510-642-6760.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT SEABREEZE Police responded Monday, March 28, at 10:30 p.m. to a report of a sexual assault in the parking lot of the Seabreeze Market (University Avenue and Frontage) at Eastshore State Park. East Bay Regional Park District police interviewed the woman, who was treated and released from a local hospital. The man and woman knew each other. Police were working earlier this week to find the man, said EBRPD spokeswoman Carolyn Jones.

CROWBAR ASSAULT AT ASHBY BART Also Monday, an Ashby BART station agent said a man with a metal crowbar tried to assault him at about 5:40 p.m. The agent was able to disarm the man and escape without injury, but the man left the area. Berkeley Police officers found the man at a nearby gas station and took him into custody. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and taken to jail. His name was not immediately available. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 3-9

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From March 3-9, there were reports of five robberies19 burglaries16 assaults or batteriesno weapon-involved calls and five sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also six stolen vehicles18 disturbances and 42 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A sex crime, a burglary and a vehicle theft 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 and charged individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, March 3

There were three robberies: at 3:50 a.m. in the 2500 block of Shattuck Avenue; at 11:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Vincente Avenue; and at 9:19 p.m. in the 2900 block of San Pablo Avenue. (A local resident said the Vincente incident was an armed robbery.)

A vehicle was stolen, at 5:25 a.m. in the 700 block of Bancroft Way.

There were three disturbance calls: at 10:29 a.m. in the 1200 block of San Pablo; at 11:30 a.m. at Dana and Parker Streets; and at 11:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of Allston Way.

Authorities responded to West Berkeley after an Amtrak train struck an RV that had stalled on the tracks near Bancroft Way and Fourth Street. One person, who was able to get out of the RV before it was hit by the train, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by debris from the crash, police said. Read the full story.

There was a commercial burglary at 7:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of College Avenue. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 2/25-3/2

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From Feb. 25 to March 2, there were reports of four robberies16 burglaries17 assaults or batteriesone weapon-involved call and two sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 11 stolen vehicleseight disturbances and 35 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. Two vehicle thefts were reported to the University of California Police Department (UCPD), but both were in Albany. 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 and charged individuals listed in this blotter are presumed innocent.

Thursday, Feb. 25

There were six home burglaries: at 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of University Avenue; at 3:10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Hearst Avenue; at 8 a.m. in the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue; at 11:28 a.m. in the 1300 block of Ashby Avenue; at 4 p.m. in the 2500 block of Regent Street; and at 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Sutter Street.

A vehicle was stolen at 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of Parker Street.

There was an arson call at 1:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of San Pablo Avenue. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Feb. 18-24

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This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook or TwitterDon’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed.

From Feb. 18-24, there were reports of four robberiesnine burglaries21 assaults or batteriesfour weapon-involved calls and four sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 14 stolen vehicles12 disturbances and 33 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A robbery and two burglaries 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, Feb. 18

There was a home burglary at midnight in the 1300 block of Peralta Avenue.

Police arrested Wilearl Pickens, 44, at 9:30 a.m. in connection with a robbery in Berkeley on Feb. 10 in the 1000 block of University at 2 p.m. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment with violence and a firearm-related charge. He remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $1.2 million and is scheduled to enter a plea March 17.

There was a disturbance at 10:35 a.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue.

There was a robbery at 6:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shattuck.

A vehicle was stolen at 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue.

There was a felony assault or battery at 9:30 p.m. at Channing Way and Ellsworth Street.

Two men sought treatment after receiving mysterious injuries in Berkeley. In the first case, officers were dispatched to Herrick Hospital at about 9:40 p.m. for a report of a stabbing victim who had walked in seeking help. Authorities learned of the second incident just before midnight, when officers were sent to an unidentified local hospital after staff called police to report that a “possible assault victim” had come in seeking treatment. Read more on Berkeleyside.

UCPD received a report from a UC employee that he had seen two suspicious men inside Campbell Hall after hours. UCPD officers arrived and detained the two suspects, one of whom was found with burglary tools. Police searched their vehicle and said they found “stolen items from Campbell Hall and items that had been reported stolen from UC Irvine.” UCPD arrested the two men, Bradley Vincent, 36, and Jared Starkweather, 27, on suspicion of burglary. UCPD commended UC employee Howard Isaacson for his help.

There was a felony sexual assault at 11:54 p.m. in the 2000 block of Center Street. Scroll down for the related arrest, which appears in the next entry. … Continue reading »

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Update: Police believe new sexual assault in Berkeley is linked to prior attacks

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Update, 5:30 p.m. The Berkeley Police Department has announced it believes this most recent sexual assault is linked to several sexual assaults around campus in February.

Scroll down for video of the man police believe to be responsible.

According to a statement from BPD on Saturday evening, the victim in this most recent incident was a 21-year-old woman who fought back against her assailant. Unlike the victims in the prior incidents, she was not Asian.

The man was described as Hispanic, in his mid-20s to early 30s, unshaven and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Police said that, though this description differed slightly from prior descriptions, they believe the suspect could be the same person.

“We believe that the incident relates to previous assaults in the South Campus area,” police said in Saturday’s statement. “Detectives are seeking the community’s help in identifying the suspect.”

Scroll to the bottom of this story to learn how to contact police. Read more about the prior incidents.

Original story, 2:28 p.m. Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a UC Berkeley student early Saturday, authorities have announced. The incident took place at 12:09 a.m. in the 2500 block of Etna Street, near Dwight Way.

The female victim, whose age was not released, was “approached from behind by the male suspect who dragged her off of the sidewalk and sexually assaulted her.” Police released no further details about the nature of the attack. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Feb. 11-17

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From Feb. 11-17, there were reports of seven robberies12 burglaries20 assaults or batteriesthree weapon-involved calls and four sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 19 stolen vehicles16 disturbances and 17 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A robbery, a sex crime, two domestic assaults, two burglaries and a vehicle theft 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, Feb. 11

There were two disturbance calls, at 4:42 a.m. in the 2400 block of Warring Street, and at 8 a.m. at Ashby Avenue and Seventh Street.

A 22-year-old female student told UCPD she saw an unshaven man expose himself on Upper Sproul Plaza at 1:30 p.m. near the Golden Bear Restaurant. He looked 20-30 years old, and appeared 5 feet 9, with a heavy build and light-colored hair. He was carrying a dark canvas bag. The case is under investigation.

Three vehicles were stolen: at 5:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of Telegraph Avenue; at 7:15 p.m. at Parker and Fulton streets; and at 9 p.m. in the 1100 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard.

There was a robbery at 7:05 p.m. in the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

From the BART Police: A female victim said she was walking near the northwest portion of the BART station near Adeline Street and Ashby Avenue, at about 7:10 p.m., when a 17- to 20-year old male approached her from behind and grabbed her iPhone. She struggled with him, but he managed to grab the phone before fleeing. She chased after him for 2-3 blocks, but lost sight of him, then walked to a friend’s home nearby to report the robbery to police. Police said the robber was described as black, approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a purple shirt.

There was a felony sexual assault at 9:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Haste Street.

Police responded to a call at about 9:25 p.m. on Scenic Avenue near Virginia Street. Said Officer Jennifer Coats, BPD spokeswoman, in response to a question from Berkeleyside, a cyclist went down in the street, but was unable to tell police what caused it: “At the time the officer spoke with him, he was unable to recall specifically what happened. There were no witnesses or other callers to the incident.” The rider, a 25-year-old Berkeley man, was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening.

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Berkeley police arrest 3 alleged robbers, seek fourth

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Police arrested three males, and are seeking a fourth, after a strong-arm robbery and assault in downtown Berkeley on Thursday evening.

According to a notice released by the University of California Police Department, the incident took place just before 7 p.m. at Shattuck and Durant avenues, not far from the UC Berkeley campus.

A 35-year-old man was walking when four people approached him.

They “demanded the victim’s property, punched him, took property out of his hands, and fled the scene on foot,” according to UCPD.

Police responded and were able to arrest three of the four suspects, identified as two 17-year-olds and a 22-year-old named Alex Foster.

The fourth suspect was not located. He was described by police as “An unidentified male with unknown clothing description.” … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Feb. 4-10

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This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook or TwitterDon’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed.

From Feb. 4-10, there were reports of four robberies17 burglaries15 assaults or batteriestwo weapon-involved calls and one sexual assault, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 11 stolen vehicles14 disturbances and 39 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. No significant crimes 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, Feb. 4

There were four home burglaries: at 1:36 a.m. in the 1800 block of 10th Street; at 11:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Curtis Street; at 7:55 p.m. in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street; and at 11:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Durant Avenue.

Police arrested Jose Hermosillo, 19, on suspicion of burglary, stalking and stalking while there is a temporary restraining order in connection with the incident on 10th. He remains in custody with a bail of $200,000 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing, where a judge will decide if there is enough evidence for the case to move forward to trial, Wednesday.

Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 2:03 a.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street.

There were two commercial burglaries, at 4:11 a.m. in the 1200 block of San Pablo Avenue, and at 3:30 p.m. in the 800 block of University Avenue. Regarding the first incident, suspects drove a truck into the Pic-n-Pac Liquor store at 1296 San Pablo Ave., at Gilman Street, and stole the lion’s share of the store’s inventory, according to authorities. See surveillance footage and learn more about the caper.

Three vehicles were stolen: at 8:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Oregon Street; at 6 p.m. in the 2600 block of Parker Street; and at 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

There were two disturbance calls, at 9 a.m. in the 1900 block of Allston Way, and at 11:05 a.m. in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street. … Continue reading »

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 1/28-2/3

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This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook or TwitterDon’t assume someone else will alert us. We want to know about issues of concern and rely on readers to help us stay informed.

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, there were reports of five robberies18 burglaries13 assaults or batteriestwo weapon-involved calls and no sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 11 stolen vehicles30 disturbances and 26 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles reported. A sex crime and a vehicle theft were among the crimes 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. 28

There was a commercial burglary at 3:28 a.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Street.

Someone reportedly brandished a weapon at 6:49 a.m. in the 2800 block of Adeline Street.

Three vehicles were stolen: at 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of Juanita Way; at 5 p.m. in the 2600 block of Regent Street; and at 5:30 p.m. at Cedar and Henry Streets.

There were five disturbance calls: at 10:27 a.m. at Telegraph Avenue and Blake Street; at 2:52 p.m. in the 1700 block of Hopkins Street; at 3:30 p.m. at Bancroft Way and Bolivar Drive; at 5:01 p.m. in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue; and at 8:20 p.m. in the same block.

Someone stole a white 2008 Ford Econoline UC Fleet bus from 2223 Fulton St. between 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, and at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, according to UCPD.

Police arrested Jimmy Ngo, 54, in connection with a stolen vehicle. He remains in custody with bail of $45,000 and is scheduled for a hearing to determine his competency March 24.

A female UC Berkeley student told police she was the victim of sexual battery on Sproul Plaza shortly before 11 a.m. Officers were unable to find the man, who was described as black, in his 30s, with a dark complexion and medium build and a scruffy goatee. He was wearing a green jacket and black pants. … Continue reading »

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