Below is a sampling of items from the Berkeley Police Department's crime blotter from Dec. 9—15. The narratives have been written and selected by the Berkeley Police Department.
Loud Reports, 1700 block of Blake Street: On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11:26 p.m., several residents called BPD reporting possible gunshots in the area of the 1700 block of Blake Street. BPD Officers were dispatched to the location. Officers did not locate anything out of the ordinary. No victims or property damage were reported.
Attempted Residential Burglary, 3000 Block of Dohr Street: On Monday, Dec. 10 between 11:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. an attempted residential burglary occurred in the 3000 block of Dohr Street. The homeowner reported coming home and discovering damage to his door. It appeared the unknown suspect attempted to pry open the door, but was unable to gain entry.
Stolen Vehicle, 700 Block of the Alameda: On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 2:17 p.m. the victim called BPD to report that his vehicle was stolen from the 700 block of The Alameda. The vehicle was locked and parked legally on the street. The victim went out and discovered his vehicle missing. Taken was a gray four-door ‘93 Acura Legend
Auto Burglary, 2000 Block of Dwight Way: On Wednesday, Dec. 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Dwight Way. The victim parked and locked her vehicle. When she returned she discovered that the unknown suspect broke a window and stole her purse.
Robbery, Bancroft Way/Warring Street: On Thursday, Dec. 13 at approximately 9:10 p.m., a robbery occurred near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Warring Street. The male victim was walking in the area when he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect demanded the victim's property telling him he had a gun. The victim turned over his backpack, containing a laptop and other items.
The suspect is described as:
“Black Male Adult, early to mid 20s, 6'-6'2", slim build, dark complexion, short hair or bald head wearing a zip up gray hooded sweatshirt and baggy dark blue jeans."
Vandalism, 2200 Block of San Pablo Avenue: On Friday, Dec. 14 at 12:03 p.m., the manager of a business in the 2200 block of San Pablo Avenue reported that the store the victim of vandalism. An unknown suspect used black paint to graffiti the side of the building.
Loud Reports, 1400 Block of Virginia Street: On Saturday, Dec. 15 at approximately 5:45 p.m., BPD received several calls for loud reports in the area of the 1400 block of Virginia Street. Officers responded to the area and spoke with several people in the area. It was determined the loud reports were possible fireworks.
COMMUNITY SAFETY TIP:
Walk with purpose: Project an assertive image that conveys you know where you are going.
Avoid Isolation: Avoid uninhabited parks, parking lots, garages, and alleyways; stick to well-lit, high-traffic areas.
Keep a distance: Don’t let people get too close, even if they appear to have a reason, such as asking for the time.