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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police investigate shooting in South Berkeley

Image: Google maps A male with a gunshot wound was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon, and Berkeley police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the violence. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said officers received multiple 911 calls of possible gunshots just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Police responded to the area of 62nd and […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Video

Cluster of police arrest resistant homeless man (video)

Readers wondered about the arrest of a homeless man earlier this week in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Moby Theobald Several readers asked Berkeleyside to find out why it took seven officers to detain one man in downtown Berkeley earlier this week. Wondered Stefanie Kalem: “Anybody know what just happened with seven cops and one very agitated man […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fire

Update: Cyclist hurt, 5 elevator rescues in Berkeley power outage caused by PG&E equipment failure

Traffic stopped in all directions before proceeding at the intersection of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way because of a power outage in the area affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley on Tuesday. Photo: David Yee Update, 3:30 p.m. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said Friday afternoon that the company has identified the cause of Tuesday’s […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Nature

Two boar heads found in separate locations in Berkeley

A boar’s head was discovered around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Adeline and Emerson. Photo: Anna Abramson A boar’s head was discovered around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Adeline and Emerson. Photo: Anna Abramson Berkeley residents reported finding two boars’ heads and skin pelts in two separate locations Monday morning. The boar-skin […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man dead, woman injured after 2 shot in West Berkeley

Image: Google Maps Update, Dec. 30, 9:40 a.m. Berkeley police sent out an alert around 9 a.m. Tuesday to say San Pablo Avenue is open in both directions at University Avenue. They added: “BPD appreciates your patience as we conducted our investigation.” ORIGINAL STORY: Two people were injured, and one of them has died, after a shooting Monday night in […]

Posted inCrime

Two years after the shooting of Pamula Mullins, Berkeley police are still looking for clues to her killing

Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Cathy White has never forgotten the last phone conversation she had with her younger sister, Pamula Mullins. It was the evening of Dec. 4, 2012. The two sisters were discussing what each would make for Christmas dinner. Mullins offered to make her “messy” salad […]