Police said a man they arrested Sunday threw a 71-year-old victim down the stairs — twice — before the victim went to grab a gun, which went off as they struggled.
Alex N. Gecan
Alex N. Gecan joined Berkeleyside in 2023 as a senior reporter covering public safety. He has covered criminal justice, courts and breaking and local news for The Middletown Press, Stamford Advocate and Connecticut Post in Connecticut, Asbury Park Press on the Jersey Shore and the Marin Independent Journal.
Berkeley’s 4th gunfire incident of 2023 ends in arrest
The gunfire itself did not injure anyone, but one victim did sustain non-life-threatening injuries in a dispute with the suspect, police said.
Berkeley internet outages linger days after storm
Some Berkeley residents and students have gone days without internet access since Tuesday’s storm toppled dozens of trees and severed power lines.
Berkeley power outages: Many residents, businesses still in the dark
PG&E has restored power to most of the homes and businesses that lost it during Tuesday’s storm, but some outages remained Thursday evening.
Berkeley surveillance: Police refine camera, drone policies
A little over a year since Berkeley approved a $1.2 million surveillance program, police are working out the kinks on how to use cameras in the city.
Photos: Trees fall, cars crushed as storm cuts power to over 10,000 in Berkeley
Trees blew over across the city, knocking down power lines and falling on at least three homes, amid winds that topped 60 mph in the hills.
Berkeley weather: Thousands lose power due to wind, rain
The storm ripped trees out of the earth around the city and caused power outages for tens of thousands of customers
Berkeley crime on the rise following pandemic ‘anomalies’
The overall total number of violent and property crimes in 2022 was “the highest in the past 10 years,” Interim Police Chief Jen Louis told the City Council in a special meeting this week. “Berkeley continues to have one of the highest property crime rates in our region.”
Pedestrian hit by truck driver in downtown Berkeley is seriously injured
A food delivery driver was returning to his van when a passing package delivery truck’s mirror struck him, police said.
Driver shot in the head in South Berkeley
The driver of another car pulled up next to him Sunday near Shattuck Avenue and Oregon Street and fired, police said.