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Berkeley crime log: Teen nabbed after robbery attempt and car crash, drinking at Cal, elder abuse arrest, more

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips by emailing crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed. SNAPSHOT From Aug. 19-25, there were reports of four robberies, 17 burglaries, 16 assaults or batteries, no weapon-involved calls and three felony sexual assaults, according to CrimeMapping.com. There were also 11 stolen vehicles, 20 […]

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Berkeley crime log: People’s Park rape, public defender’s community fair, bank robber sentenced for murder, more

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips by emailing crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed. SNAPSHOT From May 26 to June 1, there were reports of three robberies, 21 burglaries, 23 assaults or batteries, two weapon-involved calls and two sexual assaults to BPD, according to CrimeMapping.com. There […]

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Woman arrested (again) in Berkeley after arson

Police arrested a transient Berkeley woman in connection with arson Wednesday night. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake A transient Berkeley woman who’s had repeated run-ins with police in the past is back in custody Thursday after authorities say she set at least one dumpster on fire by the library Wednesday night. Dawn Carraway, 26, was arrested just before […]

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Woman arrested after punching passer-by in the face

A homeless woman police say punched a passer-by in the head without provocation, and injured an officer who tried to detain her, has been arrested in Berkeley for at least the fourth time since March. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said Dawn Carraway, 25, caused non-life-threatening injuries to the 66-year-old Berkeley woman she attacked. The incident […]

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Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 12-18

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Please don’t hesitate to share photos, videos or tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook or Twitter; let us know if you prefer to be anonymous. Don’t assume someone else will alert us — we value your eyes and ears, and you may be […]