Authorities say the men had more than 1,700 personal items that did not belong to them, including mail, checks and ID cards, as well as a gun and ammunition.
One neighbor told Berkeleyside she woke in the night to hear “firefighters chain sawing the roof down.”
The player, who is a UC Berkeley student, missed all of the 2020 football season and nearly all of 2021 due to injury. The team released him in April.
Police said the man punched two men and a woman in separate locations Monday afternoon, sending one of the men to the hospital.
“If they don’t revise their practice of texting drivers while driving with unmounted cellphones,” said Mark Webb, “there will be more accidents.”
The woman, a 43-year-old mother, was on her way to meet her husband and their three children for lunch when the crash happened.
The Berkeley Fire Department rushed the woman to Highland Hospital in an effort to save her life. She was not breathing and had no pulse.
Authorities have identified the man who died Nov. 17 as Angel Barrera of Richmond. He was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
In 2004, a group of neighbors were given permission to garden on two empty lots along Ashby Avenue. With one of the lots up for sale, they’re rallying to save their garden.
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
The mother and child took refuge in Whole Foods after the man grabbed the child, BPD said, and “made a threat to bash the child’s head in.”