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Posted inCity, Crime, Crime & Safety

South Berkeley community gathers in wake of murder

From left to right: Ed Alvarez and Lee Roddrick from BART, Phil Kamlarz, Max Anderson, Tom Bates, Michael Caplan, Erik Upson, Michael Meehan, Andrew Klough and Sue Ferrara. Berkeley city leaders were out in force Wednesday evening to meet with a community still reeling from the seemingly random, senseless murder of 35-year-old Adolfo Ignacio Celedón in […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police chief hopeful of solving Berkeley murder case

Amber Nelson and Ignacio “Fito” Celedón. Amber Nelson and Ignacio “Fito” Celedón. Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said he is “very hopeful” about solving the homicide case of Adolfo Ignacio Celedón, 35, who was killed on Adeline Street near Emerson on Sunday, Sept. 12, while walking home from a party with his fiancée, Amber Nelson. Speaking at […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Breaking: Fatal shooting at Milvia and Russell

Berkeley police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that took place around 5:30 p.m. today near the intersection of Russell and Milvia. Berkeleyside has called the police for details and we’ll update the information as we receive it. Update 7:11 p.m. Regular commenter Thomas Lord reports through the comments: For what little it’s worth:  closer […]