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Posted inCrime & Safety

‘Suspicious package’ shuts down Public Safety Building

Berkeley authorities were on alert Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package appeared at the Public Safety Building, which houses the police and fire departments, authorities said. The Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team and the Police Department’s Bomb Squad were sent to investigate the package, said Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken, at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Hills ‘suspicious package’ rendered safe

Authorities shut down roads and evacuated some residents in the area of the 100 block of Tunnel Road on Wednesday afternoon after a report of a suspicious package. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said “some homes” were evacuated and the department’s bomb squad was called in to investigate. A resident told Berkeleyside that her […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

UC Berkeley receives anonymous email bomb threat

Update: Oct. 31, 11 p.m. UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor John Wilton said Wednesday, in a memo, that university police “completed searches of the main and Clark Kerr campuses, as well as UC properties adjacent to the campus, and have recommended that all campus operations return to normal status.” He continued: “We always encourage the campus community to use […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Fires

Bomb squad tackles suspicious package at fire station

A bomb squad removed devices contained in a suspicious package that was left at Berkeley’s Fire Station 5 at 2680 Shattuck Avenue this afternoon. The section of Shattuck between Carleton and Ward streets was closed to traffic for approximately three hours Sunday as a precautionary measure, authorities said. The Berkeley Police received a call reporting […]