[Editor's Note: Below is a sampling of items from the crime blotter from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The narratives have been written and selected by the Berkeley Police Department.]
*COMMUNITY SAFETY TIP: Bicycles - Always lock your bicycle. Obey all traffic signals and signs. A helmet is recommended for riders of all age.
Reckless Driver, Sacramento Street/Allston Way: On Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12:48 p.m., a citizen reported someone driving recklessly in the area of Sacramento Street and Allston Way. The vehicle was reported going north on Sacramento Street and turned left onto University Avenue going west. An area check for the vehicle was negative.
Disturbance, Ohlone Park: On Monday, August 27, 2012, at 6:46 a.m., a citizen reported a male pacing and yelling inside of Ohlone Park. It was reported the subject had been yelling for 45 minutes. An officer was dispatched to check the location. An officer contacted a subject who was yelling in the park. The man was upset over some recent bad news. The man calmed down and decided to leave the park.
Residential Burglary, 2100 Block of Dwight Way: On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 between 10:40 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. a residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Dwight Way. An unknown suspect entered a residential apartment, possibly through an unlocked window. Once inside the suspect stole the victim’s laptop computer.
Residential Burglary, 1600 block of Short Street: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:55 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Short Street. The unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked basement window. The suspect stole several items from the residence including jewelry and a computer.
Robbery, Milvia Street/Oregon Street: On Thursday, August 30, 2012 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a robbery occurred near the intersection of Milvia and Oregon Streets. The male victim was riding a bicycle in the area. The unknown suspect cut him off in a white, 90’s, van. One suspect got out and pushed the victim to the ground. The suspect then took the victim’s bicycle putting it into the van. The suspect then fled the area in the van.
The suspect’s are described as:
Suspect 1 – “White male, 30s, 6’ tall, athletic build, brown hair, goatee wearing a white short sleeve T-shirt, unknown colored pants.”
Suspect 2 – “White male, no further details.”
Auto Burglary, 2800 block of Parker Street: On August 31, 2012 between 12:30 a.m. and 9:50 a.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Park Street. The female victim parked and locked her car at around 12:30 a.m. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered her cell phone, wallet and GPS were missing. The unknown suspect appeared to have entered the vehicle by prying one of the windows.
Injury Collision, 1800 block of Euclid Avenue: On Saturday, September 1, 2012 at approximately 6:40 p.m., a report of an injury collision was received from the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue. It was reported that the collision involved a vehicle and a bicyclist, with medical assistance requested. One of the involved parties was transported to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
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