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Posted inCrime & Safety

‘Suspicious package’ shuts down Public Safety Building

Berkeley Police Department. Photo: Emilie Raguso 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, […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley first responders join parade in Dublin, Ireland

Berkeley first responders, inluding, far right, BPD Officer Jitendra Singh, and second from right, BPD Officer Stephanie Polizziani, march in the St. Patrick Day’s Parade in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17, 2016. Photo: courtesy Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken Berkeley first responders, inluding, far right, BPD Officer Jitendra Singh, and second from right, BPD […]

Posted inFire

Man killed in fire after Berkeley firefighters were blocked from entering because house was crammed with stuff

A Berkeley man was killed in a fire on Acton Street on Dec. 27. Photo: Lee Fenyves A 78-year-old Berkeley man was killed in a fire Sunday morning and he might have died because he hoarded so much stuff that firefighters could not enter his home, according to officials. The Fire Department was notified of […]