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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 inCommunity, Crime & Safety

To curtail camping, Caltrans builds new fence on Gilman

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 […]

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Authorities clear out Gilman homeless camp in Berkeley

A homeless couple sleeps as Berkeley city officials watch Berkeley and Caltrans work crews clear out a homeless encampment near the Gilman Street interchange of I-80 on Thursday. Photo: David Yee In a coordinated effort, workers from Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the city of Berkeley cleared out a large homeless encampment on Gilman Street near the […]

Posted inCity

Rodents, trash prompt city of Berkeley clean-up of homeless camp on Gilman; residents ‘scattered’

Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Citing concerns about garbage and rodents, both dead and alive, the city of Berkeley sent in […]