Below is a sampling of items from the Berkeley Police Department's crime blotter from Dec. 2—8. The narratives have been written and selected by the Berkeley Police Department.
Commercial Burglary Attempt, 2500 block of 10th Street: On Sunday, Dec. 2, between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., a commercial burglary attempt occurred in the 2500 block of 10th Street. Any unknown suspect broke the window, but was unable to gain entry to the interior of the building.
Stolen Vehicle, 700 Regal Road: On Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately 4:45 p.m. a vehicle was stolen in the 700 block of Regal Road. The victim reported parking his vehicle on the street and then going into the nearby park. He returned and discovered an unknown person stole his vehicle Taken was a silver, 1998 Acura TL, four-door.
Vandalism, 2400 block of Shattuck Avenue: On Tuesday, Dec. 4 at approximately 12:50 p.m. a reported vandalism incident occurred inside of a business in the 2400 block of Shattuck Avenue. The suspect became angered and caused damage to property inside the business. The manager of the business flagged down a BPD Officer who detained the suspect. The suspect was arrested for vandalism.
Auto Burglary, 2000 Block of Delaware Street: On Wednesday, Dec. 5 at approximately 9:30 a.m. the victim reported their vehicle burglarized while it was parked in the 2000 block of Delaware Street. The unknown suspect broke a window to the vehicle. They then accessed the trunk and stole a bag.
Residential Burglary, 1600 block of Stuart Street: On Thursday, Dec. 6 between 11:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. a residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Stuart Street. The unknown suspect entered through a rear locked door. They stole several laptops from the home.
Robbery, 2300 Block of College Avenue: On Friday, Dec. 7 at approximately 6:55 p.m., the female victim was sitting in a business in the 2300 block of College Avenue. The unknown suspect attempted to steal the victim’s laptop from a table. The victim and the suspect struggled over the laptop. During the struggle the victim and the suspect fell to the ground. The suspect was able to gain control the laptop and fled the area. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was last seen west on Durant Avenue from College Avenue.
The suspect is described as: “Black Male Adult, mid 20s, approx. 5’4”, thin build, short black hair wearing a black shiny jacket and black pants.”
Auto Burglary, 2400 block of Blake Street: On Saturday, Dec. 8 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. an auto burglary occurred in the 2400 block of Blake Street. An unknown suspect broke the window to the victim’s vehicle. The suspect stole a GPS device.
COMMUNITY SAFETY TIP:
Always lock your doors and window (even if just for a minute).
Never leave a house key “hidden” outside your front door.
Exterior doors should have “dead bolt” locks.