Crime in Berkeley: March 25 to March 30

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The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley for March 25 to March 30, provided by Berkeley Police Department.

Residential burglary — 3000 block of King Street

On March 25 at approximately 2:16 p.m., a resident on the 3000 block of King Street reported a burglary of a rear storage unit. The unknown suspect entered by breaking one of the unit’s window. According to the victim, nothing appeared to have been taken.

Vandalism — 2700 block of Bancroft Way

On March 26 at approximately 2:15 a.m., an unknown suspect broke the window to a residential building on the 2700 block of Bancroft Way. The suspect used a brick to break the window.

Residential burglary — 900 block of Tulare Avenue

On March 27 between 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred on the 900 block of Tulare Avenue. The unknown suspect entered the residence by prying a door. The suspect stole a computer and jewelry from the home.

Auto theft — 3100 block of Lewiston Avenue

On March 28 at approximately 9 a.m., a victim reported a vehicle stolen on the 3100 block of Lewiston Avenue. The victim parked the vehicle the night before on the city street. The victim went out in the morning and discovered the vehicle missing. Taken was a black 1998 Honda Civic. The vehicle was recovered on Northampton Avenue in Berkeley.

Possible arson — 1900 block of Shattuck Avenue

On March 29 at approximately 2:01 a.m., a BPD officer was on patrol and discovered a city of Berkeley trash can on fire on the 1900 block of Shattuck Avenue. Using a fire extinguisher, the officer put out the fire. Berkeley Fire Department arrived to assist and indicated the fire may not be accidental. The incident is still under investigation.

Narcotics violation — 2100 block of Fourth Street

On March 30 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a BPD officer on foot patrol on the 2100 block of Fourth Street noticed an individual hiding behind a vehicle smoking a substance. The officer investigated further and determined that the individual was smoking what was suspected to be methamphetamines. The subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Please note that these are Calls For Police Services 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]
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