Berkeleyside has been collecting notable arrests and details on other public safety incidents in 2019 in response to reader tips and independent research. They appear here along with BPD's "cases of community interest."
The Berkeley Police Department released the following "cases of community interest" Tuesday.
A woman was attacked and robbed when three people stole her Range Rover in a violent carjacking in South Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, according to police and community reports.
Police have arrested a man they say used a replica gun to take a laptop from someone at a West Berkeley business Wednesday evening.
The assailant asked for a cigarette before the attack, according to a coworker.
A 25-year-old homeless parolee-at-large was charged with four felonies this week after police tied him to three armed robberies in northeast Berkeley in December, according to court papers.
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.
Police in Berkeley are investigating five robberies at gunpoint that took place in less than two hours Friday, according to crime data reviewed this week by Berkeleyside.
An Oakland felon on parole for robbery was charged this week with four new commercial robberies in Berkeley in November, according to court papers obtained by Berkeleyside.
Police reported several notable arrests in Berkeley in November, from a "hot prowl" burglary and vehicle theft case to felony drug sales.
There have been four armed robberies in Berkeley since Thursday, authorities report, including one where the robber used a shotgun to take money from a gas station cashier.
Berkeley saw a number of robberies and other crimes in November, many of which have been sent out as Nixle alerts by the Berkeley Police Department and the University of California Police Department.