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1 man cut, 1 stabbed in 2 mysterious Berkeley assaults

Police responded to two mysterious assaults Thursday (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Police responded to two mysterious assaults Thursday (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Two men sought treatment at the hospital last Thursday night after receiving mysterious injuries in Berkeley. They had few details to share with authorities about how the injuries came about. In the first […]

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Teen surrenders after baseball bat attack, police standoff

The Grove Park baseball diamond backstop. Image: Google Maps A 17-year-old male with a baseball bat who authorities say attacked another male, causing potentially life-threatening injuries, then climbed on top of the Grove Park baseball field backstop, ultimately surrendered to officers who focused on talking him down Friday afternoon. At about 12:10 p.m., according to scanner traffic reviewed […]

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Update: Driver arrested, cyclist critical after crash

Emergency personnel work the scene of a collision involving a motorist and a bicyclist on Fulton Street and Bancroft Way. Photo: David Yee Update, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. Read Berkeleyside’s update on Meg Schwarzman, the cyclist who was struck. The Berkeley physician and mother is expected to survive, though the road to recovery looks to be long. […]

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Gun violence makes for busy weekend for Berkeley police

Police responded to two shootings in South Berkeley over the weekend. Locations are approximate. Image: Google Maps Berkeley police handled two significant incidents over the weekend involving gunfire, one that sent a man to the hospital and another that led to the arrest of three 18-year-olds. Police have been unable to respond to a request for information […]

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2 arrested after West Berkeley carjacking, robbery

The north end of Aquatic Park in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Police arrested two men early Monday morning after they reportedly brandished knives and carjacked a motorist in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said authorities received a call at 3:10 a.m. Monday alerting them of the incident. The victim, a man from Hayward, […]

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Berkeley police recover 3 loaded guns in car search

Berkeley Police station. Photo: Emilie Raguso Three men entered “no contest” pleas last week and accepted six-month jail sentences after police recovered three loaded handguns hidden in their vehicle during a car search in Berkeley earlier this month. On Dec. 6, police stopped the men at about 6:30 p.m. as they were driving near Dwight Way and […]

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Homeless man arrested after Berkeley bank robbery

Union Bank in Berkeley was robbed Tuesday. Image: Google Maps Berkeley police officers recovered the cash after arresting a homeless man they said was responsible for robbing a bank late Tuesday morning. According to police, Barrett Brown was not armed but instead used a note to demand money from a teller at the downtown Berkeley Union Bank located […]

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Woman charged in Berkeley teen sex trafficking case

Image via Facebook An Oakland woman is set to appear in court this week to face charges in a teen sex trafficking investigation that began at Berkeley High School. Trinice Suwanabart, 23, was arrested in November after police linked her to the case earlier this year. According to court papers, Berkeley High School Resource Officer Ethell Wilson began looking […]

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Homeless man arrested after daytime robbery, attempted rape of UC Berkeley student

Police arrested a 51-year-old homeless man after the robbery and attempted rape of a UC Berkeley student Monday, authorities said. The incident took place at 11:30 a.m., said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, when the female Cal student was walking near Arch and Virginia streets, not far from the northern border of campus. Coats said […]