In the latest Berkeley crime roundup: charges have been filed in a new sexual battery series, an attempted reptile theft, a violent attack and robbery in a parking garage, and more.
Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
Berkeley police share news of several laptop and cellphone thefts, as well as an armed robbery in the past week.
A 19-year-old from Oakland was charged last week with five felonies from four different cases in Berkeley that took place over just six weeks this fall.