Berkeley has had 16 confirmed gunfire calls in 2021. Last year at this time, there had been six.
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One neighbor, writing on Twitter, said there had been two serious crashes at the intersection in less than 24 hours, following a third bad crash several weeks prior.
Car theft reports are up nearly 60% compared to last year. Police made two arrests over the weekend in connection with one of those cases.
Gabriel Jordan is also facing separate rape charges from a 2019 attack in Oakland.
Police say the woman cursed at the man and used a derogatory term for Black people because she didn’t like his driving.
Police said DNA linked the man to at least one of the crime scenes and that surveillance footage, cellphone video and witness identification also helped detectives crack the case.