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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Crime calls: Gunfire on Stuart, battery arrest, psych eval

Berkeleyside got several questions Tuesday about police activity in town, including an investigation into gunfire on Stuart Street that damaged a vehicle, an arrest downtown after a fight, and an agitated man who ended up being taken for a psychiatric evaluation in South Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department responded at about 8:40 p.m. to the 1900 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley teen arrested with gun amid fights downtown

An 18-year-old from Berkeley was arrested with a loaded gun Tuesday evening after authorities responded to reports of large groups of youth fighting in the streets downtown, police said. Shortly after 7 p.m., a Berkeleyside reader reported a “heavy” police presence downtown, and asked for more information. Berkeley Police Lt. Dan Montgomery told Berkeleyside that police had […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Police report mistakes, challenges in Berkeley protests

Berkeley police officers used 50 tear gas grenades and “blast rounds” to clear Telegraph Avenue during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in December, but police officials declined to say Wednesday night whether that had been excessive. The June 10 meeting before the city’s Police Review Commission was the citizen panel’s first chance to ask officers specific […]