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Berkeley Police: Gas station hold-ups, vandalism, more

Police car patrolling at night. Photo: Emilie Raguso Earlier this year, the Berkeley Police Department relaunched its monthly newsletter to inform the community about notable arrests and incidents, as well as crime prevention tips and safety resources. Along with beat maps and police contacts for each neighborhood, the newsletter highlights arrests and open cases in Berkeley from […]

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Berkeley hit-and-run raises concerns for safety

University Avenue overpass looking west Monday, July 15, at approximately 1 p.m. Photo: Tracey Taylor By Camille Baptista Update, July 17: The pedestrian killed was identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s office as John Patrick Miller, 46. No residence was provided. He died of “extensive blunt trauma.” Update, 9:25 p.m. The man killed in the suspected hit-and-run incident […]

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Fingerprints help police arrest 3 in Senior Avenue assault

Fingerprints from the scene of a burglary helped Berkeley police track down suspects Berkeley Police detectives have arrested three West Sacramento residents in connection with an interrupted burglary in the Berkeley hills in December during which thieves ran over a local resident. Authorities announced the arrests Tuesday night at a special session before the City […]

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Video: Cyclists struck by hit-and-run driver in Berkeley

Update, 1:44pm: The Berkeley Police are investigating the collision between a black car and two cyclists that occurred Wednesday April 25 at about 4:30 pm. Responding to a request for information from Berkeleyside, the police issued the following statement (which has been slightly modified): On 4/25/12, at about 4:30 PM, two bicycle riders riding east on Tunnel […]

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Berkeley dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians

Cycling in Berkeley is considered hazardous. Photo: Artbandito/Flickr Creative Commons. Berkeley is considered the most dangerous city of its size for pedestrians and cyclists, according to the city’s health department which, along with its police force, has received funds worth a total of $434,000 to address road safety. The health department ranked Berkeley number 1 […]