The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley from Sept. 9 — Sept. 15, provided by the Berkeley Police Department.
Trespassing, 2300 Block of Bancroft Way
On Sept. 9 at approximately 10:30 p.m., a property caretaker called BPD reporting trespassers on the property in the 2300 block of Bancroft Way. The caretaker requested the group be moved along. A BPD officer arrived at the location and contacted a group of four, sleeping on the property. They were asked to leave the property and did so.
Robbery, Russell Street/Benvenue Street
On Sept. 9 at approximately 12:54 a.m., a robbery occurred near the intersection of Benvenue Avenue and Russell Street in Berkeley. The female victim and male victim were walking in the area when they were approached by the unknown suspects. One suspect armed with a gun demanded the victim’s property. The victim’s fearing for their safety gave the suspects their property, which included a purse, wallet and cell phones. The victim’s were not physically hurt during the incident.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect 1 – “Black Male, late 20s, 6’3″ tall, 180 lbs. wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.”
Suspect 2 – “Black Male, late 20s, 6′ tall, 170 lbs. wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.”
AID Call, 3100 Block of Sacramento Street
On Sept. 10 at approximately 2:27 p.m., BPD officers responded to the 3100 block of Sacramento Street to assist the Berkeley Fire Department. BFD responded to a structure fire in that block. BPD officers arrived at the location and assisted with crowd and traffic control at the scene. They also assisted the residents who were displaced by the fire.
Disturbance, 1900 Block of Shattuck Avenue
On Sept. 10 at approximately 9:25 p.m., a business employee reported a subject inside harassing customers. The subject was refusing to leave when asked by the employee. BPD officers responded to the location and were advised by the employee the subject had left. An area check was negative for the subject.
Reckless Driving, Center Street/Shattuck Avenue
On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:56 p.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver in the area of Center Street and Shattuck Avenue. The caller reported that the driver of a silver Honda Civic was speeding and ran a red light. A BPD officer was dispatched to the area. An area check for the vehicle was negative.
Vandalism, 1700 Block of Eighth Street
On Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m., an employee at James Kinney Park reported graffiti on the south wall of the recreation center. There is no suspect information at this time.
Person Down, Second Street/Hearst Avenue
On Sept. 12 at approximately 5:18 p.m., a caller reported a male subject down behind a tree near the intersection of Second Street and Hearst Avenue. A BPD officer responded to the location and located a subject there. After assessing the subject, the officer requested the Berkeley Fire Department for a medical problem.
Residential Burglary, 1600 Block of Stannage Avenue
On Sept. 12 at approximately 6:33 p.m., a resident in the 1600 block of Stannage Avenue reported a burglary. The victim returned home to find and unknown suspect in her residence. When the suspect saw the victim they fled out the rear door of the home. The suspect took some cash and other items.
The suspect is described as:
Suspect – “Unknown race/gender person, 5’5” tall, 150 lbs. wearing a dark hood sweatshirt and dark pants.”
Parking Violation, 1600 Block of Derby Street
On Sept. 13 at approximately 8:20 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle parked in a red zone in the 1600 block of Derby Street. An officer was dispatched to the location and determined the vehicle was illegally parked in a red zone. The officer issued the vehicle a parking citation.
Auto Burglary, 1300 Block of San Pablo Avenue
On Sept. 13 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue. The victim parked his vehicle in the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue. He returned a short time later and discovered his property missing, which included a briefcase and other items. It is unknown how the suspect gained entry to the vehicle.
Loud Reports, 1600 Block of Delaware Street
On Sept. 14 at approximately 8:49 p.m., several callers reported hearing a loud explosion in the area of the 1600 block of Delaware Street. BPD officers were dispatched to the location. After speaking with several parties in the area the officers determined the loud report was fireworks. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Theft, 1100 Block of University Avenue
On Sept. 14 at 12:35 p.m., the victim reported a theft that occurred in the 1100 block of University Avenue. The male victim reported that the previous evening he locked his bicycle out front. He returned the next day and discovered that an unknown suspect had stolen his bicycle.
Loud Party, 1200 Block of Ashby Avenue
On Sept. 15 at approximately 7:35 p.m., a caller reported a loud party in the 1200 block of Ashby Avenue. A BPD officer responded to the location and contacted the group having the party. The officer determined the party was not unreasonable; it was merely a family barbeque. The group agreed to make sure they reduced their noise level.
Theft, 1600 Block of Jaynes Street
On Sept. 15 at approximately 8:43 a.m., the victim reported a theft from his vehicle in the 1600 block of Jaynes Street. The unknown suspect entered through an open window to the vehicle and stole a bag and miscellaneous change.
From BPD: Please note that these are Calls For Police Services (CFS) only and are subject to review and reclassification. These CFS numbers only reflect part one crimes reported to BPD. The numbers reflected in the report are only a snapshot of what occurs in the City of Berkeley. The numbers are considered for informational purposes only and should not be used for data analysis or comparison to other agencies. Cases may be reclassified after further review of the incident, by supervisors, investigating detectives or the District Attorney as appropriate.
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Adelyn Baxter is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected]
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