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Carjacking of older Berkeley woman ends with arrests

A Berkeley police cruiser (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso A woman described as elderly was nearly killed Tuesday evening in Berkeley during a carjacking that led to two arrests in Oakland on Wednesday morning, authorities report. According to the Berkeley Police Department, the dispatch center got a report of a crash involving a vehicle and […]

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2 arrested after West Berkeley carjacking, robbery

The north end of Aquatic Park in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Police arrested two men early Monday morning after they reportedly brandished knives and carjacked a motorist in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said authorities received a call at 3:10 a.m. Monday alerting them of the incident. The victim, a man from Hayward, […]

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Berkeley man arrested after dog theft, carjacking

A man broke into the animal shelter and stole a dog, then carjacked a driver last week. Photo: Emilie Raguso Police have arrested a man they say carjacked a driver in West Berkeley after breaking into the municipal animal shelter last week to steal a dog he’d been turned down from adopting. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer […]