On Tuesday, authorities charged Anatoly Smolkin with disturbing religious meetings and civil rights violations, both of which are hate crimes.
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
Berkeley homicide suspect who fled to Mexico in 2010 is back in jail
The Border Patrol arrested Kevin Alvarado in late July and sent him back to Alameda County to face murder charges.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is stepping aside
From victims’ rights to police accountability, O’Malley leaves a complex legacy. Her decision to not appoint a successor also creates the most open election for DA in decades–maybe ever.
Crime log: Gunfire, burglary sting, hate crime attack with guitar, more
A man took matters into his own hands when thieves burglarized his home, and more in the latest crime roundup.
Berkeley police: 2 men with guns arrested after Cornerstone shooting
Investigators arrested both men in June and found an extensive cache of weapons at their homes, police said.
Berkeley man charged with sex crime series that spanned a year
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.
Man, 28, faces felony sex crime charges after Berkeley assault
Christopher Szabo has a long list of arrests in Alameda County dating back to 2015, according to records online.
Felon charged with stalking, gunfire in Berkeley
During the operation to arrest the man, police said they found a fully-automatic “ghost gun” with a loaded extended magazine hidden in his car.
Sex offender charged with exposing himself to kids at Berkeley park
One parent who witnessed the incident told police it was “super disturbing” and that Herbert Blue’s behavior was sexually motivated.
Police: Gang member arrested after he ran after ‘fleeing vehicle’ and shot at it
Police identified Jose Paz-Leja as a convicted felon and “documented West Side Berkeley” gang member who has other gunfire arrests in the neighborhood.
Black women with civil rights and policing experience will run for district attorney and sheriff in 2022
Civil rights attorney Pamela Price and San Francisco Police Officer JoAnn Walker said they’ll offer voters a “progressive ticket for justice transformation.”
Homeless parolee charged with violent felonies after police shooting
Vincent Bryant has been charged with robbery, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, as well as parole violation. All of the charges are listed as felonies.