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Posted inCrime

3 teens arrested after Berkeley robbery, assault

A 21-year-old man was robbed Monday near the downtown Berkeley BART plaza (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso A 21-year-old man was robbed Monday near the downtown Berkeley BART plaza (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Police arrested three teenagers from Richmond after a robbery and assault in downtown Berkeley on Monday night. According to police, a 21-year-old Berkeley […]

Posted inCrime

Pharmaca in North Berkeley held up at gunpoint

Officer Jennifer Coats at a police investigation in Berkeley (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Officer Jennifer Coats at a police investigation in Berkeley (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Police are investigating a robbery at gunpoint at a Solano Avenue pharmacy over the weekend. The robbery took place at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at Pharmaca at 1744 Solano Ave., at Ensenada […]

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Berkeley neighbors help catch 4 teens in dramatic effort after strong-arm robbery

The robbery took place near the intersection of Brookside and Claremont avenues. Photo: Google Maps Alert residents worked together Sunday afternoon to help catch four Oakland teens police say robbed an 18-year-old woman on Brookside Avenue in Berkeley’s Claremont neighborhood. The dramatic incident occurred May 3 at around 12:30 p.m. and resulted in the arrest of four girls: three 16-year-olds […]

Posted inSchools

Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out

BHS principal Kristin Glenchur is asking students to stay on campus for lunch and is limiting outside visitors because of rumors of a brewing brawl between kids from area high schools. Update, 8:10 p.m.: BHS acting principal Kristin Glenchur sent out an email to the school community at around 5:30 p.m. to report on the […]

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Berkeley Police catch 2 armed robbery suspects after high-speed chase through Berkeley, Emeryville

Berkeley police have two armed robbery suspects in custody tonight after they chased them by car through several different parts of Berkeley. The high-speed chase ended in Emeryville, near Powell Street Plaza, where the two suspects were eventually apprehended, according to Officer Jennifer Coats, spokeswoman for the Berkeley Police Department. Coats said the armed robbery happened at […]