Crime in Berkeley: Nov. 18 — Nov. 24

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The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley from Nov. 18 — Nov. 24, provided by the Berkeley Police Department.

Robbery — 2000 Block of Kittredge Street

On Nov. 18 at approximately 10 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street. The female victim was walking in the area when the unknown suspect stole the victim’s phone from her pocket. The victim attempted to get the phone back. The suspect pushed the victim and pulled her hair. The victim was able to recover her cell phone. The suspect ran from the area.

The suspect is described as:

Suspect – “White Female Adult, 40-50 years old, 5’06”, thin build, mixed blond and brown shoulder length hair possibly wearing prescription glasses.”

Residential Burglary — 1800 Block of Alcatraz Avenue

On Nov. 19 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of Alcatraz Avenue. The victim reported an unknown suspect entered her home and stole her laptop computer. It appears the suspect may have entered the home by forcing open a window.

Loud Reports — Harmon Street/Baker Street

On Nov. 20, at approximately 5:07 p.m., a resident called reporting the sounds of possible gun shots. The caller also reported hearing vehicles speed from the area. BPD officers were dispatched to the location. They were unable to locate any victims or property damage. The vehicles were gone when the officers arrived.

Auto Burglary — 800 Block of Colusa Avenue 

On Nov. 21, between 5:05 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. an auto burglary occurred in the 800 block of Colusa Avenue. The victim reported parking and locked her vehicle. An unknown suspect broke the window to the vehicle, stealing the victim’s purse.

Vandalism — 2900 Block of Regent Street

On Nov. 22 between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m., an unknown suspect vandalized a business in the 2900 block of Regent Street. A security guard patrolling the area contacted BPD after discovering an unknown suspect used spray paint graffiti the building.

Stolen Vehicle — Fifth Street and Harrison Street

On Nov. 23 between 9:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. the victim’s vehicle was stolen while it was parked near the intersection of 5th Street and Harrison Street. The victim parked and locked her vehicle in the morning. When she went out in the afternoon she discovered an unknown suspect had taken her car. Taken was a White, 1999, Honda Civic, two-door. The vehicle was recovered on Nov. 26 in Richmond.

Commercial Burglary — 2800 Block of Telegraph Avenue

On Nov. 24 at 11:13 a.m., an employee reported an unknown suspect broke into a business in the 2800 block of Telegraph Avenue. The unknown suspect broke a window to the business. The suspect stole cash from the business. The incident occurred sometime during the night.

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]