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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Arrests, crime narratives from Berkeley Police, March 3-9

Berkeley Police Department. Photo: Emilie Raguso The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. See calls for service statistics here for the past several weeks; they were provided by the Berkeley Police Department. […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Anti-police demonstrators march in downtown Berkeley

Demonstrators calling themselves Anonymous Queers in Action march against the Berkeley Police on Tuesday March 12. Photo: Ted Friedman A group around 75-strong at its peak gathered Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate against the Berkeley Police, claiming they were responsible for the “murder” of Xavier Moore, who identified as Kayla Moore, the 41-year-old mentally ill transgender […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 2/28-3/6

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police Department, Feb. 28 to March 6, 2013, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of home and auto burglaries.) The green icons represent vandalism; the red icons show physical violence; the blue icons with a white mask represent robberies. The purple icons show vehicle thefts or weapon-related calls. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

After robbery, police arrest youths with gun near school

A boy and two girls were arrested on suspicion of robbery, and a gun was recovered, on Tuesday Feb. 26 near Washington Elementary School in central Berkeley. Image: Google Berkeley police have arrested three juveniles who reportedly used a gun in a robbery near Washington Elementary School on Tuesday evening, according to authorities. Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats said police […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Arrests, crime narratives from Berkeley Police, Feb. 17-23

Photo: D.H. Parks The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department, unless otherwise noted. Berkeleyside also requested information about several recent calls, and these items appear first below. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. From Feb. 17-23, there were 12 burglary reports, 27 auto […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police arrest Oakland woman in Berkeley homicide

Update, March 4, 3:35 p.m. Berkeleyside has removed the name of the woman who was arrested because of the decision to release her without charging her last week. Update, Feb. 27, 10:50 p.m. According to the Alameda County district attorney’s office, the woman was released Tuesday by the Berkeley Police Department under Penal Code section 849(b). Charges […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police arrest felon, find gun after short chase

Image: Google Maps Earlier this week, police arrested a felon on probation after an attempted “investigative stop” near the Ashby BART station, authorities said Thursday. On Tuesday at about 4:20 p.m., police tried to stop a man walking near the intersection of Harper and Woolsey streets, said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, near the southwest […]