University Avenue and Grant Street (Google maps)
BERKELEY – A man whom local police describe as a “prolific burglar” was arrested at 4:11 a.m. on February 16th on burglary and drug charges.
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person who appeared to be casing parked cars near University Avenue and Grant Street, where they located and searched a suspected prowler.
Police recovered suspected methamphetamine, credit cards belonging to another person, and evidence of other criminal activity from the suspect.
A patrol sergeant traced the address of the credit card holder and officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Sacramento Street, where they found evidence of a recent auto burglary, culminating in the arrest of Vanderrick Vickers, Jr., 36, of Berkeley.
Vickers is charged with first degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine.
Booked at Berkeley Jail, Vickers is being held for $40,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for February 21 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.