Crime in Berkeley: Jan. 20 – Jan. 26

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This is a sample of crime in Berkeley for the week of Jan. 20, provided by Berkeley Police Department.


Vandalism — 2900 Block of College Avenue

On Jan. 20 at approximately 6 p.m., an unknown suspect vandalized the bathroom inside of the Elmwood Theater. The unknown suspect drew graffiti on the walls and bathroom stalls using a black marker.


Auto burglary — 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue

On Jan. 21 between 11 a.m. and 11:36 a.m., an auto burglary occurred on the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue. The victim parked and locked his vehicle. When he returned to it, he discovered an unknown suspect had broken the window to his vehicle. The suspect stole the victim’s laptop and camera.


Residential burglary — 1500 block of Henry Street

On Jan. 22 between midnight and 3:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred on the 1500 block of Henry Street. The unknown suspect gained entry to the residence, possibly via an unlocked door. The suspect stole a laptop computer and cash from the residence.


Robbery — Fulton and Stuart streets

On Jan. 23 at approximately 2:38 p.m., a robbery occurred near the intersection of Fulton and Stuart streets. The female victim was walking in the area. An unknown suspect got out of a vehicle and pointed a gun at her. The suspect then stole the victim’s cellphone, got back in the vehicle and fled the area. The supect’s vehicle was described as an older model Toyota Camry, possibly green or teal in color.

The suspect is described as:

Suspect — “Black Male Adult, 30s, dark complexion, 6’, 180-200 lbs, brown eyes wearing black beanie, black jacket and dark pants.”


Stolen auto — 2100 block of Ward Street

On Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m., a victim reported her vehicle stolen from in front of her residence in the 2100 block of Ward Street. The victim parked her vehicle the previous night on the street. When she went out in the morning, her vehicle was gone. The vehicle taken was a silver four-door 1997 Honda Accord.


Residential burglary — 1100 block of Sutter Avenue

On Jan. 25 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., a residential burglary occurred on the 1100 block of Sutter Avenue. The victim reported coming home at approximately 3 p.m. and discovering that his rear door had been forced open. An unknown suspect entered the residence and stole the victim’s laptop, iPad and cash.


Loud reports — 2700 block of College Avenue

On Jan. 26 at approximately 12:01 a.m., BPD received reports of possible gunshots in the area of the 2700 block of College Avenue. BPD officers arrived and spoke to several people in the area. Several people reported not hearing anything, and some reported the sound was possibly fireworks. An area check was completed, and there were no reports of property damage or injured parties.

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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Andy Nguyen is the lead crime reporter. Contact him at [email protected].