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Posted inCrime

Man pointed gun, struck vehicles before arrest in Berkeley after car chase

Update, Feb. 12: Berkeley Police have confirmed that the man arrested Wednesday after a car chase was Darryl Clarence Blackman, 37, of Berkeley. Original story, Feb. 10, 10:16 a.m. After a car chase through Oakland and Berkeley on Wednesday morning, authorities arrested an armed man near Ohlone Park, according to authorities. The Oakland Police Department said on Twitter at […]

Posted inCity, Community

Low-flying helicopter to measure radiation in Berkeley

Berkeley residents may see and hear a low-flying helicopter overhead on Wednesday as part of a federal program focused on measuring radiation levels. According to a statement published by the city of Berkeley, the helicopter is expected to fly over San Francisco, Pacifica, Berkeley and Oakland between Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 6. The helicopter is slated to […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Concord man captured, after CHP chase into Berkeley, has history of erratic driving, high-profile arrests

A Concord man who drove the wrong way on the freeway, and fled from authorities after causing a traffic collision in Berkeley on May 18, was arrested early Wednesday morning. The California Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Wingert, 32, at around 3:10 a.m. at a Berkeley hotel. The arrest was made by CHP officers with assistance from Berkeley […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Hunt in Berkeley after man in stolen car drives wrong way on freeway for 30 miles, crashes, flees

Update: 11:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol is still looking for the suspect in this case. CHP Oakland spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said the agency has some leads which it is pursuing. Wilkenfeld also confirmed that the victim involved in the vehicle collision on Hearst Avenue was Zaya Yaro, 45, from Santa Clara. Update, 4:30 a.m. A stolen vehicle […]