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Defendant in 2015 Berkeley murder case headed to trial

Christian Sheppard, shown here with one of his daughters, was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2015. His childhood friend Anthony Durant has been charged with killing him and will stand trial. Photo: Niya Richardson After hearing sometimes chilling testimony from three witnesses at a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Trina Thompson ordered Anthony Durant to stand […]

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Police make arrest in fatal shooting of 24-year-old

Christian Sheppard was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Russell Street on Tuesday. Photo: David Yee Christian Sheppard was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Russell Street on Tuesday. Photo: David Yee Berkeley police have announced the arrest of 24-year-old Anthony Durant following a fatal shooting Tuesday night in South Berkeley. Police identified the man […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 12-18

Selected calls to the Berkeley Police, via Scroll down for detailed maps. Click the map above for the list. See the map key here. This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Please don’t hesitate to share photos, videos or tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at or on Facebook or Twitter; […]

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Update: Shooting sends Berkeley man to hospital

There have been at least five shootings in Berkeley resulting in injuries this year. Image: Google maps One person in South Berkeley was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Sunday night, according to unconfirmed police scanner recordings. According to scanner traffic, several callers reported the sound of numerous gunshots near Sacramento […]

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Breaking: Arrest made in recent Berkeley shooting

Police have arrested a Berkeley man in connection with a shooting June 26 that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. The Berkeley Police Department arrested 50-year-old Arthur Palmer on July 14. Palmer is being held without bail on suspicion of attempted homicide and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday at 2 p.m. Police […]

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Berkeley police make second arrest in shooting

Anthony Durant. Photo: BPD After several high-profile raids around Berkeley and Oakland on Thursday morning, authorities have announced the arrest of a second man who had been wanted in connection with a double shooting in Berkeley earlier this month. Police announced the arrest Thursday afternoon of 22-year-old Donzale Mejia of Oakland, but said they were still […]

Posted inCrime

After 4 house raids, police arrest 1 Berkeley man; second is ‘armed and dangerous,’ still sought

Anthony Durant: wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in a double shooting that happened in Berkeley on June 11, 2014. Photo: BPD Police arrested one man, suspected of being involved in a June 11 double shooting in Berkeley, after serving four search warrants on Thursday morning. Another man is still being sought as a suspect in […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Breaking: Authorities raid one or more homes in Berkeley

Authorities, including Berkeley police, surrounded a house in the 1600 block of Blake Street at around 7:30 a.m this morning. Photo: Catherine Ference The photo, left, shows the scene Thursday morning at around 7:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Blake Street in Berkeley, east of California Street. Witnesses describe a SWAT-like team surrounding a house on […]