Members of the Berkeley Police Department have responded to a number of incident calls in the past month. Thefts and burglaries seem to be a common trend.
In early-October, police received reports about vehicular burglaries and thefts. The inventory of the items that were stolen has not been made public.
A day later, officers received additional information about residential burglaries, an additional vehicular burglary and thefts.
Vehicles were also reported to be stolen, police confirmed.
A total of seven thefts took place on Oct. 12.
It’s also worth noting that in the state of California, when a person is arrested for theft of items valuing $400 or less, they will be charged with a misdemeanor and they will not need to post bail bonds. On the other hand, if the suspect is accused to stealing in excess of $900 worth of goods, they will be charged with a felony. All defendants will be booked at the Santa Rita Jail and they’ll need to post Alameda County bail bonds if they wish to be released from custody before trial.
Original article: Berkeley police log: Seven thefts were reported on Oct. 12