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Berkeley Police Report a Spate of Auto Burglaries

The crime log for the week of Dec. 16—23 also includes a robbery on Ashby and a noisy gathering at Indian Rock.

Below is a sampling of items from the Berkeley Police Department's crime blotter from Dec. 16—23. The narratives have been written and selected by the Berkeley Police Department.

December 16

Loud Reports, Sacramento Street/Alcatraz Avenue: On Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:47 p.m., BPD received reports of possible gunshots in the area of Sacramento Street and Alcatraz Avenue. Several BPD officers responded to the area. Their area check was negative. There were no reported victims or property damage. 

December 17

Auto Burglary, 1400 Block of 9th Street: On Monday, Dec. 17 between 8:30 p.m. and 10:22 p.m. an auto burglary occurred in the 1400 block of 9th Street.  The vehicle was parked on the street. When the owner returned to her vehicle she discovered one of the windows broken. The unknown suspect appeared to have prowled through the vehicle. Nothing appears to have been taken.

December 18

Auto Burglary, 1300 Block of Carlotta Avenue: On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:39 a.m., the victim reported his vehicle broken into in the 100 block of Carlotta Avenue. The owner parked and locked his car the night prior. In the morning he discovered an unknown suspect gained access to his vehicle, possibly by prying a door and stealing paperwork.

December 19

Robbery, 2100 Block of Ashby Avenue: On Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 9:17 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 2100 block of Ashby Avenue. The male victim was walking in the area, when one of the unknown suspects called out to him.  The victim continued walking and one of the suspect attempted to grab the victim’s bag. The victim was struck after the suspects were unable to remove the bag from the victim, knocking him to the ground. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury as a result. The victim unhooked his backpack and the suspect took his bag containing a laptop. 

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1 – “Black Male, 18-19 years old, 6’, 170 lbs wearing a black beanie cap, red vest and jeans”

Suspect 2 – “Black Male, 18-19 years old, 6’, 170 lbs wearing all black clothing”

December 20

Person Down, Cedar Street/Euclid Avenue: On Thursday, Dec. 20 at approximately 8:07 p.m., BPD received a report of a possible subject down near the intersection of Cedar Street and Euclid Avenue. It was reported the person was near a bicycle. The caller believed they may have been involved in a possible collision. BPD officers responded to the area and conducted an extensive area check, but were unable to locate the subject.

December 21

Loud Reports, Alcatraz Avenue/Sacramento Street: On Friday, Dec. 21 at approximately 9:30 p.m., BPD received reports of possible gunshots in the area of Sacramento Street and Alcatraz Avenue. Several BPD officers responded to the area. Their area check was negative. There were no reported victims or property damage. 

December 22

Suspicious vehicle, San Luis Road/Arlington Avenue: On Saturday, Dec. 22, BPD received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of San Luis Road and Arlington Ave. BPD officers responded to the location and found a car matching the same description occupied by several young adults.  Upon further investigation, BPD determined that the young adults were waiting for a friend who lived in a residence in that location. Once the friend arrived on scene, the car and its occupants left the area.

December 23

Loud Noise, Indian Rock: On Sunday, Dec. 23, BPD received several reports of a loud group at Indian Rock Park.  Officers arrived on scene and contacted a group of individuals who were in the park.  The group was moved along and no further action was taken.

COMMUNITY SAFETY TIP:

Auto Burglary Prevention

Take out valuables

Lock Up

Close window/doors

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