A man walking along the water near the Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex found a baby boy deceased on the West Berkeley shoreline on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report.
Available Berkeley police staffing is down to 135 officers, and 80% of the department is investigating whether to leave, a Berkeley Police Association rep said Monday night.
Berkeleyside got several questions Tuesday about police activity in town, including an investigation into gunfire on Stuart Street that damaged a vehicle, an arrest downtown after a fight, and an agitated man who ended up being taken for a psychiatric evaluation in South Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department responded at about 8:40 p.m. to the 1900 […]
A 52-year-old Berkeley woman who was walking alone near the Gourmet Ghetto was attacked and robbed Sunday in broad daylight. The woman was walking at 12:35 p.m. near Henry and Vine streets when a man came up to her, punched and kicked her, and pulled her black backpack away from her, said Berkeley Police Lt. […]
Fingerprints collected after a traffic-related misdemeanor warrant arrest in March helped police zero in on the man they say is responsible for a series of sexual assaults in Berkeley in 2008. Details about those assaults remain scant, but the Berkeley Police Department arrested 24-year-old Johnny Dunbar at his home in the 1300 block of Delaware Street on Wednesday […]
At least two Berkeley Police officers are seeking medical care after being injured during the arrest outside a West Berkeley grocery store of a man who had earlier been armed with a knife. The man had brandished the knife at two city employees Tuesday morning, authorities said. He dropped the knife and walked away after officers arrived, […]
Berkeley police arrested two El Sobrante women identified as mother and daughter after a burglary in the 200 block of Forest Lane in early October. One of the women is scheduled to appear in court today, Friday, Nov. 1. The arrest was detailed in the latest Berkeley Police Department newsletter, which was released in late October. […]
On Thursday Feb. 7 at around 4:30 p.m. a burglary in progress was interrupted in the 1500 block of La Vereda Road in north Berkeley after an alert neighbor spotted something suspicious and flagged down a police car. According to Berkeley Police Lt. Kevin Schofield, a police officer was alerted at 4:37 p.m. about a […]
About 60 people crowded into Northbrae Community Church on Thursday night to learn how better to protect themselves in the face of a big jump this month in home burglaries, two of which turned violent. Most of the neighbors came from the North Berkeley hills area near Fairlawn Drive, though Councilwoman Susan Wengraf said she […]
A bomb squad removed devices contained in a suspicious package that was left at Berkeley’s Fire Station 5 at 2680 Shattuck Avenue this afternoon. The section of Shattuck between Carleton and Ward streets was closed to traffic for approximately three hours Sunday as a precautionary measure, authorities said. The Berkeley Police received a call reporting […]
A man who was shot in the area of Sacramento and Oregon streets near Bob’s Liquor store on Thursday night at around 7:30 pm was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital last night. Berkeley police have made one arrest, but no specific details of the arrestee are being released. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Berkeley Police […]
Three males were shot Friday night at around 6:21 p.m. in the 2200 block of Bonar Street in central Berkeley, according to the Lt. Kevin Schofield of the Berkeley Police Department. The shootings came from a car that stopped near a group of at least five males standing outside. The three victims where taken to […]