Three men jumped over the counter of a pharmacy in West Berkeley and forced employees to hand over medications Tuesday night, police report.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man near a homeless encampment on Gilman Street in West Berkeley last week after he was reportedly “slashing tents with a sword” and brandishing the weapon at people inside the tents, authorities report.
Whole Foods closed Monday night after a security officer pepper-sprayed a would-be thief who brandished a knife, authorities report.
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. […]
San Pablo and Gilman. Image: Google Maps A person was stabbed in West Berkeley shortly before 9 p.m., police say, but is expected to survive. Berkeley Police watch commander Lt. Mike Durbin said officers responded to the stabbing, at Gilman Street and San Pablo Avenue, and remain on the scene taking witness statements and continuing […]
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 […]
Caltrans workers put up a fence to keep out homeless campers at the Gilman Street underpass below I-80 on Thursday. Photo: David Yee Caltrans workers put up a fence to keep out homeless campers at the Gilman Street underpass below I-80 on Thursday. Photo: David Yee In the latest attempt by authorities to keep people from camping in […]
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The pipes that burst were several decades old. “The timing was spot on in terms of seeing the need to replace aging infrastructure. When age is a factor, pipes become more susceptible to leaks, breaks and corrosion,” said an EBMUD spokeswoman.
Workers clear out a homeless encampment near the Gilman interchange of Interstate 80 to put up a fence. Photo: David Yee The city of Berkeley is working Thursday to install a new fence on Gilman Street on the southeast side of the Interstate 80 freeway as part of ongoing efforts to curtail camping by homeless in […]
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 […]
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 […]