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Posted inCrime

3 arrested, guns and meth found, in West Berkeley raid

Police recovered these items during a narcotics operation Thursday at Juan’s Place in West Berkeley. Photo: BPD Police recovered these items during a narcotics operation Thursday at Juan’s Place in West Berkeley. Photo: BPD [Editor’s Note: This story was updated after publication with comments from Juan’s Place and additional information from the Berkeley Police Department.] […]

Posted inCrime

Berkeley Police announce 2 more child abduction attempts; new vehicle description

There were three child abduction attempts near Willard Middle School in September. Photo: Nancy Rubin Authorities have released an updated vehicle description and more information about five child abduction attempts in Berkeley over the past month, including two that had not previously been reported. Berkeley Police Officer Byron White, a department spokesman, said investigators believe the most […]

Posted inCommunity

Coroner releases autopsy results on balcony victims; first responders sought help for shock, stress

An injured person is placed into an ambulance at the scene of Tuesday’s balcony collapse. First responders later sought help for shock and stress. Photo: David Yee An injured person is placed into an ambulance at the scene of Tuesday’s balcony collapse. First responders later sought help for shock and stress. Photo: David Yee The […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Police warn South Berkeley to prepare for protests

Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps The Berkeley Police Department has released a warning to South Berkeley neighbors to help them prepare for expected crowds attending the Berkeley City Council […]

Posted inCrime

After community tip, police arrest SF woman tied to violent Berkeley assault

Police are looking for a woman who shoved an 85-year-old to the ground and rushed off. Image: BPD A community member who saw a video of a violent, unprovoked assault in Berkeley in September helped tip off authorities to the assailant’s identity, which led to her arrest, police said Tuesday. Last week, the Berkeley Police Department asked for […]

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

Neighbors talk surveillance, robberies, code enforcement at community crime watch meeting

Thefts and burglaries from vehicles from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25. The blue hexagons show unlocked vehicles. Source: BPD Berkeley residents who participate in community crime prevention efforts met with police this week to share concerns and learn about recent crime trends. Block captains and members of the Berkeley Safe Neighborhood Committee shared updates on […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley residents, police collaborate on safety

About 30 residents met with police Wednesday night to discuss public safety concerns around Berkeley. Members in this break-out session focused on North Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Wednesday night, Berkeley residents crowded into a briefing room at the Berkeley Police Department for an annual meeting aimed to bring leaders in neighborhood crime prevention efforts together […]