Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday May 19, 2006

There is no Police Blotter again because the city’s new Community Crime View software has caught a bug. 

Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Ed Galvan said the program refuses to accept any new information. As a result, the latest crime reports available online end with May 5. 

In adopting the new program, the department abandoned the Daily Bulletins, the day-by-day lists of crimes and accidents the department used to post on line. As a result, the software glitch leaves citizens without a way of keeping tabs on local incidents and leaves reporters without a source for police blotters. 

Galvan said the department is working with the software maker to solve the problem. In the interim, the department is exploring the possibility of briefly resurrecting the daily bulletins, he said.