Berkeley police notifies community of recent crimes

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Berkeley Police Department released a roundup of recent crimes, detailing cases of auto burglaries, robberies and an arrest of a drug dealer in a Nixle alert sent out about 3:14 p.m. Monday.

The cases — cited as of “community interest” — occurred between Wednesday and Sunday.

Twelve different vehicles were burglarized on the night between Thursday and Friday in an apartment building’s parking lot on Durant Avenue.

Separately, Berkeley resident Isiah Rice was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances for sale Friday. At 12:38 p.m., an officer spotted a vehicle whose occupants were smoking marijuana in a reserved parking behind City Hall. When the car was searched, officers found 75 Xanax pills, 20 hydrocodone pills, 6 oxycodone pills, a digital scale and $1,000 in cash.

Two masked suspects also robbed a Sacramento Street liquor store at gunpoint Saturday at 3:44 p.m., taking cash and liquor. No injuries were reported.

On Sunday at 3:41 p.m., two male suspects snatched more than $1,000 worth of sporting goods from a San Pablo Avenue store.

That same day, a male suspect — described as between 15 and 16 years old — robbed a teenage victim at gunpoint at 5 p.m. between Russell and Milvia streets. 

Sophia Brown-Heidenreich is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @sophiabrownh.