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Crime Blotter: Credit Card Fraud, Burglary, Grand Theft

Calls for service for March 25-29, 2012, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Click the "keep me posted" button to receive a weekly bulletin of police activity.

SNAPSHOT OF MARCH 25-29

  • BPD officers made stops to investigate 14 suspicious vehicles throughout the city. Officers made two arrests and towed one vehicle as a result of these investigations.
  • BPD officers responded to 7 domestic disturbances with yelling or arguments heard or seen. Officers arrested one individual for felony domestic violence and investigated, then managed the others to a resolution.
  • BPD responded, investigated and documented 23 petty theft cases.
  • BPD responded, investigated and documented four grand theft cases (value over $950).

BLOTTER

Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card – 2400 block of West Street

At 11:44 a.m. Monday, March 26, a community member called BPD to report a fraud. He told the BPD officer that he had just received a notification from his credit union that a charge had been made using his debit card number in another city at an office supply store for over $210 worth of merchandise. The victim told the credit union that he did not authorize the purchase and that he has his debit card in his possession. The man wanted documentation and a case number.

Residential Burglary - 700 block of Hilldale Avenue 2012-16496
At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, a community member who lives in the 700 block of Hilldale Avenue went outside to get the mail and noticed that the garage door was wide open. Upon further inspection, the woman noticed that approximately 48 bottles of assorted wine that were store on some shelves inside the garage had been stolen. She called BPD and a patrol officer responded. She told the BPD officer that her husband left at 6:00 a.m. for work that morning and she had been home all day. She did not know if the garage had been left open. She told the officer who investigated and documented the crime that the total value of the wine was about $900.

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