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Posted inCrime

Authorities investigate possible meth lab on Oregon Street

Authorities, including Berkeley Fire, were on scene on the morning of Friday June 6, 2014, following a raid on the house at 1615 Oregon St. where a meth lab was uncovered.Photo: David Cohn Update, June 11: Reports subsequent to Berkeleyside’s original story and conversation with Sgt. J.D. Nelson, spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, suggest suspicions about a methamphetamine […]

Posted inFire

Berkeley warehouse fire started accidentally; Wooden Duck not insured for content loss

The smoke from the West Berkeley warehouse fire as seen from Delaware Street. Photo: Raph Levien The fire that erupted in a West Berkeley warehouse on Saturday, seriously damaging or destroying numerous businesses, started accidentally, according to fire officials. “There didn’t seem to be any indication this was a malicious fire,” said Berkeley Fire Department […]

Posted inFire

‘Suspicious substance’ in Berkeley turns out to be plaster

Passers-by were worried by police and fire activity after a suspicious substance report Monday. (Location is approximate.) Image: Google Maps A report of a suspicious white substance in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way closed a central Berkeley block during a short investigation that caused alarm among neighbors and passers-by Monday evening. The […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fire

Update: Bus fire slows I-80 traffic in Berkeley, no injuries

Friday’s bus fire took place between Ashby and University avenues on eastbound I-80 (map location is approximate). Image: Google Maps Friday’s bus fire took place between Ashby and University avenues on eastbound I-80 (map location is approximate). Image: Google Maps Update, 6:45 p.m. Berkeley Fire Department spokesman Deputy Chief Avery Webb said the bus that caught […]