A couple woke to find a stranger in their home who attacked them. DNA on a baseball cap helped solve a vehicle theft. And a new fundraiser in May's fatal crash.
Three auto burglary suspects spent the night at Highland Hospital with serious injuries after crashing in South Berkeley late Friday night while fleeing from police, authorities report.
Robbers holding onto a man's backpack dragged him at least 70 feet with their getaway car. A GPS ankle monitor and Tesla camera helped solve an auto burglary series. A prolific home burglar caught a new case. And more.
The Berkeley Police Department regularly releases cases of community interest, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons or that people in the city have asked about.
Berkeley police share news about incidents of concern over the past week.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in Richmond in connection with multiple car burglaries at many locations in the regional park over the course of two days.
Berkeley has seen a number of crimes in the past two weeks: multiple street robberies, a stabbing, an arson arrest and more.
A man attempted an armed robbery at a Berkeley 7-11; suspects rammed a truck into the Fourth Street Apple store; and BPD shared details about some street robberies this month.
A driver rammed a U-Haul truck into the front window of the Berkeley Apple store early Thursday morning, shattering the glass but failing to get inside, authorities report.
Police reported several notable arrests in Berkeley in November, from a "hot prowl" burglary and vehicle theft case to felony drug sales.
Police arrested three people earlier this week after a pair of auto burglaries at the Berkeley Marina and another auto burglary south of the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.
Police are investigating the break-ins.
A fugitive from Tennessee is now in police custody after a Berkeley officer spotted him downtown Sunday in a parking lot recently plagued by auto burglaries, authorities report.