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Man caught with stolen goods after Berkeley burglary

An alert neighbor pointed police to a man seen walking out of a South Berkeley home with what appeared to be stolen goods Saturday, which ultimately led, after further investigation, to his arrest, according to authorities. Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel said an officer was responding to a “cold” burglary report at about 5:40 p.m. in the 2400 […]

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Thieves target Berkeley Apple store twice this week

A group of thieves stole an estimated 50 electronic devices from the Berkeley Apple store Tuesday night, and the store was hit again Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m., with a smaller group taking an estimated 20 devices, authorities report. Limited information was available because the reports are not yet complete, but the Berkeley Police Department was alerted […]

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After hit-and-run, victims chase suspect vehicle into Berkeley, then overturn after crash

Firefighters had to extricate a mother and daughter from their overturned vehicle in North Berkeley after they followed another car that hit them, causing property damage, on Monday afternoon, authorities said. According to Sgt. Andrew Frankel, Berkeley Police spokesman, the first collision happened around noon Monday somewhere between Berkeley and San Pablo. The mother and […]

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Berkeley homicide victim ID’d as Alex Goodwin Jr., 22

Twenty-two-year-old Alex Goodwin Jr. has been identified as the person who was fatally shot by San Pablo Park late Thursday night. Authorities have not released the name, but friends have identified Goodwin online and the family has been informed, according to those familiar with the neighborhood. Thursday night’s shooting became the first homicide of the […]

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Update: Man dead after shooting near San Pablo Park

Berkeley had its first homicide of the year early Friday after a man in his 20s was shot and critically injured near San Pablo Park. Police called to southwest Berkeley just before midnight following reports of possible gunfire found a young man down in the street who was breathing but unresponsive. Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel said shortly before 4:30 […]