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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Crime in Berkeley: Teen raped on Grizzly Peak, high-speed chase on Dohr, fake report of shooter on campus, more

In this week’s blotter: an 18-year-old reported having been raped on Grizzly Peak, an elderly man with mental issues tried to rob a bank using a note, there was a high-speed chase and crash on Dohr, and a local sandwich shop owner said he was underwhelmed by the police response when he found a drugged-out man locked in the bathroom when the owner came in to open the shop one morning.

Posted inSchools

King Middle School reports suspicious activity after spate of attempted child abductions in Berkeley

Two Berkeley middle schoolers escaped a possible attempted child abduction Monday after a man in a parked car beckoned them to come over and said he would drive them home. Janet Levenson, the principal of Berkeley’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, on Monday night emailed the school community with information on what she termed “suspicious activity reported by […]