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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police on 3 recent shootings: ‘Responding to these incidents is our top priority’

Berkeley Police have responded to three shootings this week. Image: Google Maps Three shootings in Berkeley since last weekend have raised safety concerns around town, and police area coordinators have been using their email lists to ask for cooperation and assure residents that the incidents are under investigation. Two shootings took place on Harmon Street […]

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Update: 2 teens shot on Harmon Street in Berkeley

Image: Google Maps Update, March 25, 6:10 p.m. The Berkeley Police report that, contrary to earlier information, one of the shooting victims was not arrested by the Oakland Police Department. “No arrest was made after all, [it was] possibly an old warrant,” said Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, via email. Update, March 25, 10:50 a.m. Berkeley […]

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Berkeley Police investigate drive-by shooting on Harmon

A vehicle was struck during a drive-by shooting in the 1500 block of Harmon Street over the weekend. Image: Google Maps Police responded to a drive-by shooting in South Berkeley over the weekend, authorities said Sunday night. Saturday at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department dispatch center received “numerous 911 calls” reporting that shots […]

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Foot chase on Harmon leads to arrest of felon with gun

Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged an Oakland man with three felonies after a foot chase in South Berkeley last week. According to court documents, Berkeley Police officers spotted a man walking in the 1500 block of Harmon Street, near Sacramento Street, who took off […]

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Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Sept. 5-11

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls. Yellow icons are reports of a disturbance. The “SC” icons are sexual assault […]

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Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 8/29-9/4

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls. Pink icons are drug- or alcohol-related calls. Yellow icons are reports of a […]

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Arrests, crime narratives from Berkeley Police, March 3-9

Berkeley Police Department. Photo: Emilie Raguso The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. See calls for service statistics here for the past several weeks; they were provided by the Berkeley Police Department. […]

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Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 2/28-3/6

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police Department, Feb. 28 to March 6, 2013, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of home and auto burglaries.) The green icons represent vandalism; the red icons show physical violence; the blue icons with a white mask represent robberies. The purple icons show vehicle thefts or weapon-related calls. […]