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CASES OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 06, 2020) - Every month, there are numerous crimes occurring in the City of Berkeley.  Below are some of those cases that have occurred over the past two weeks that involve weapons, violence or incidents that people have asked us about. 

Information about those arrested (juveniles excluded) can be found by visiting the City’s Open Data Portal using the associated case number: 

https://data.cityofberkeley.info/Public-Safety/Berkeley-PD-Log-Jail-Bookings/7ykt-c32j/data  

Note: The descriptions of suspects are only provided on cases where a description has been provided to us and the suspect has not already been arrested.  Descriptions and information about persons who have already been arrested can be found with the above link to the Department’s Arrest Log, which provides information about persons arrested over the past 30 days.

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Suspect charged with Burglary

On September 22nd at 1:10 am, the residents of an apartment on the 2500 block of Regent Street awoke to the sound of someone rummaging through the cabinets and drawers of the living room area.  When officers arrived, they found the suspect in the bathroom sitting on the toilet.  Looking through the apartment, officers found that the suspect had already gathered several pieces of electronics in a backpack. 

On September 23rd, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect (a 37-year-old woman, no address) with PC 459—Burglary as well as several criminal enhancements. 

Case 2020-00043740 

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Two suspects arrested for catalytic converter theft

On September 24th at 4:18 am, an officer spotted a vehicle stopped in the middle of Stanton Street (near Russell Street) right next to Toyota Prius jacked-up off of the ground with a floor jack—with two suspects nearby.  Just as the two suspects were about to drive away, the officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle.  When officers contacted the suspects, they found two catalytic converters in the back seat and found a several burglary tools in the trunk. 

The suspects (a 41-year-old Sacramento man and a 40-year-old Sacramento man) were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. 

Case 2020-00044110 

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Suspect arrested for the recent homicide on Glen Avenue

On the afternoon of September 26th, a man in his 30's was found shot to death outside a residence on the 1100 block of Glen Avenue.  Read more—(see prior release

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Break-in and assault on the 2400 block of Warring Street

In the early morning of 9/27/20, around 12:45 a.m., Berkeley Police received reports of a woman screaming in the 2400 block of Warring Street.  Read more—(see prior release). 

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Attempted Robbery

On September 28th at 10 pm, a man in his 20’s was jogging on Rose Street (near Henry Street) when a suspect approached him from behind and demanded the man’s backpack.  The man was able to run away from the suspect without anything being taken from him.  Witnesses described the suspect as a Black male, 30-50 years old, 5’9” tall, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and brown or gray pants. 

Case 2020-00044968 

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Loaded handgun and drugs found during a car stop

On September 30th at 10:41 pm, officers spotted a vehicle stopped in the middle of Mabel Street (near 67th Street) with the engine running and the headlights off.  Read more—see prior release.

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Suspect charged with Burglary

On October 1st at 4:53 am, an alert building manager on the 3100 block of College Avenue spotted a suspect (through the building’s video surveillance system) stealing packages from the building.  Arriving within minutes, officers spotted the suspect walking away from the building and arrested him. 

On October 2nd, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect (a 47-year-old man, no address) with PC 459—Burglary, PC 496(a)—Possession of stolen property as well as criminal enhancement. 

Case 2020-00045356 

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Robbery/Stabbing

On October 2nd at 3:30 am, a man in his 40’s was walking on MLK Jr Way (near Russell Street) when he was approached by a suspect. The suspect showed the man a knife and demanded the man’s money.  When the man refused, the suspect stabbed the man and ran away.  

Witnesses described the suspect as a Black male, 15-20 year old, wearing all black clothing. 

Case 2020-00045531 

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Person struck by gunfire in West Berkeley

On October 2nd at 8:05 pm, officers responded to the 2300 block of Eighth Street on a report of gunfire.  When officers arrived, they discovered that teenage boy had been struck by gunfire.  In addition to the injured teen, officers also discovered damage to a nearby building from gunfire. 

Case 2020-00045648 

 

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South Campus Carjacking

On October 3rd at 11:57 pm, a man in his 60’s was getting into his vehicle in 7-11 parking lot (2601 Telegraph Avenue) when a suspect approached him from behind and began to strike the man in the head repeatedly.  After falling to the ground, the suspect continued his attack—kicking the man several times and demanding his vehicle.  Shortly thereafter, the suspect got in the man’s car and drove off (BPD Case 2020-00045860). 

On October 4th, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a car stop on the vehicle and arrested the suspect (Monterey County Sherriff’s Office Case #2020-05769). 

 

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Suspect arrested for burglary

Just after midnight on October 4th, a repair person was repairing several locks that were broken in a recent burglary at an apartment building on the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue.  While repairing one of the doors inside, the repair person heard noises coming from the electrical room.  Just as the repair person opened the door to the electrical room, a suspect pushed through the door.  When the repair person tried to get the suspect to stop, the suspect grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed it at the repair person.  The repair person chased after the suspect and officers were later able to detain the suspect nearby.  The suspect (a 41-year-old Brentwood man) was arrested on suspicion of burglary. 

Case 2020-00045862

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