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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Alleged killer had been in and out of mental institutions

Update: 5:25 pm: The Berkeley Police Department released the following updated and additional information regarding the February 18 homicide at around 5:00pm today. BPD identifies the victim as Peter Cukor, and includes a statement from BPD Chief Michael Meehan: “Several published and on-line reports relied on a single account of an inaccurate chronology of this […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley hills neighbors react with shock to murder

Update, 6:25 pm: BPD issued some new clarifications at 5:00 pm this evening about the February 18th killing. There follows a statement by Operations & Area 2 Commander Lt. Andrew Greenwood: “BPD received a report of a suspicious person possibly trespassing. The caller calmly reported an encounter with a strange person on his property, and asked for […]