Berkeley has had at least 35 confirmed gunfire calls in 2021. Last year at this time, there had been 24.
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The robber was described as a white man in his 60s wearing a dark blue jacket, surgical mask and shorts, police said.
Unlike the shootings on Thursday and Friday, there were no reported victims.
It was the second person shot in the city in just two days.
BPD began getting reports of a shooting in the 1100 block of Channing Way, near Byron Street, just after 7:30 p.m.
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State law does not currently allow civilian traffic enforcement, but Berkeley is working to change that.
Now is the time to have your say about what policing in Berkeley should look like — especially if you’re not big on public meetings.
Data about where police use rifles, launchers and other “controlled” equipment will now be public. Officials said it’s a matter of racial justice.
The 80-page analysis — the first known assessment of its kind — was published Thursday by city auditor Jenny Wong.
The city says the process will focus on finding diverse candidates and that it will involve robust community engagement.
“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
A court hearing this week was the latest reminder for Diante Craig’s family of a loss that continues to feel senseless.
Hosea Askew does not dispute that he shot Diante Craig, 29, last year, but his account has shifted. Askew’s attorney says it was self-defense.
The Border Patrol arrested Kevin Alvarado in late July and sent him back to Alameda County to face murder charges.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr. was waiting for the bus near his Berkeley home when someone shot him repeatedly, killing him. He was on his way to see his grandmother.
“I did it, I shot the gun off in the air,” the woman told officers when they arrived in northwest Berkeley on Monday night, according to BPD.
The gunfire terrified parents in a nearby park. Councilmember Terry Taplin held a community meeting Sunday.
The man was shot in the arm, a witness told Berkeleyside. As of 7:45 p.m. Saturday, police said the roadway was open.
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At 7:15 a.m., police used a loudspeaker to call for the suspect to come outside, then made the arrest without incident.
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Authorities said the men had gotten out of their vehicles to argue about the collision and were standing in traffic when the other driver hit them.
The vehicle was a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima),” police said.
The driver was a teenage girl with out-of-state license plates, according to preliminary information.
“It hasn’t hit me yet,” his daughter told Berkeleyside this week. “I just don’t know what I’m going to do without him.”
The family’s attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the driver. The attorney also plans to sue the city, alleging inadequate lighting and signage.
Ernestine Bankston was well-dressed, sharp and had a bright mind.
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
A pedestrian suffered major injuries after being hit by a driver in a van on San Pablo Avenue on Thursday afternoon, police report.
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“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
Berkeley Police Chief Jen Louis said detectives have “some very promising investigative leads” and that she’s put extra officers on patrol.
The 2020 Berkeley crime report shows that shootings have risen as other crimes have dropped.
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Berkeley’s Police Review Commission sustained just two allegations of misconduct in 2018, and one was later overturned on appeal, according to the PRC’s annual report.
Police said Liam Burgmann also amassed more than 100 child pornography videos of youth between 3 and 12 years old.
Last March, Genevieve Mage saw a 2003 yearbook photo of her colleague Matthew Bissell inappropriately hugging a 17-year-old student. She couldn’t let it go.
Shortly before the suit was filed, a district Title IX investigation found that former chemistry teacher and football coach Matthew Bissell engaged in a years-long pattern of inappropriate behavior.
According to Trackers Bay, neither camp programs nor campers “are involved in this matter in any way.”
The man hurled two rocks, shattering the window and injuring a man’s shoulder, before he was arrested, police said.
Gabriel Jordan is also facing separate rape charges from a 2019 attack in Oakland.
Police are investigating an attempted carjacking outside Monterey Market, gunfire on Sacramento Street, and the violent attempted robbery of a dog during a walk on Channing Way.
Police reported several felony arrests this week and Berkeleyside also received multiple inquiries about an arrest Thursday night.
Bay Area fire officials and weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge — and has never been so important.
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