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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

After hit-and-run, victims chase suspect vehicle into Berkeley, then overturn after crash

Image: Google Maps Firefighters had to extricate a mother and daughter from their overturned vehicle in North Berkeley after they followed another car that hit them, causing property damage, on Monday afternoon, authorities said. According to Sgt. Andrew Frankel, Berkeley Police spokesman, the first collision happened around noon Monday somewhere between Berkeley and San Pablo. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police recover 18 pounds of pot, alleged hash oil operation on Gilman

Police recovered 18 pounds of marijuana at a Gilman Street homeless encampment Saturday. Photo: BPD Two Berkeley Police officers on foot patrol at a Gilman Street homeless encampment over the weekend reportedly found 18 pounds of marijuana inside a tent that smelled of weed. Berkeley Police Lt. Kevin Schofield, a department spokesman, said the officers […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man arrested outside Berkeley Whole Foods after brandishing knife, resisting arrest

Police took a man into custody Tuesday outside Whole Foods on Gilman Street (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Police took a man into custody Tuesday outside Whole Foods on Gilman Street (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso At least two Berkeley Police officers are seeking medical care after being injured during the arrest outside a West Berkeley grocery store of a […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

Gilman Street underpass: For many, the poster child of Berkeley homeless camps

Bood, 37, lives by the Gilman underpass. He makes $30 to $40 a day scavenging. He finds lots of food (people throw away a lot from Trader Joe’s) as well as things like scooters, skateboards, etc. When Caltrans and Berkeley recently cleaned out the camp, he just went across the street and returned when they […]