Berkeley police arrest 2 men in connection with auto burglaries

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Berkeley Police Department announced the arrest of Delfino Stevens and Henry Hudson in relation to auto burglaries that occurred in Berkeley on Tuesday, in a Nixle alert released Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday about 11:15 p.m., a man parked his vehicle in an off-street parking lot on the 2500 block of Durant Avenue and went inside Top Dog, according to the alert. When he returned to his vehicle a few minutes later, he saw another car “peeling out” of the parking lot and noticed his car had been burglarized, the alert said.

Based on the description provided by the victim, BPD officers were able to locate and detain the suspect vehicle on Claremont Avenue, according to the alert. Upon searching the vehicle, they discovered the victim’s stolen property as well as property from another auto burglary that occurred on the 1800 block of Delaware Street.

Stevens, a 37-year-old Berkeley resident, and Hudson, a 42-year-old Richmond resident, were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and auto burglary. Stevens was also arrested for violating his probation, according to the alert.

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