Police said a woman driving a white sedan was involved in both cases.
Berkeley man charged with trying to kidnap girl, 3, to commit a sex crime
A 42-year-old Berkeley man has been charged with trying to take a toddler from her parents in January with the intent of committing a sex crime, according to court papers.
Police: Berkeley kidnappers wanted 10 pounds of pot, $30,000 to let man live
The man taken from a Berkeley motel room over the weekend “was kidnapped after a marijuana transaction went awry,” police said this week.
2 teens shot Saturday night in South Berkeley; kidnapping also reported
Two teenagers with serious gunshot injuries drove themselves to the hospital Saturday night but are expected to survive, authorities in Berkeley report.
Berkeley police arrest man who grabbed, dragged, chased woman near UC campus
A homeless man who grabbed a woman and pulled her across a downtown Berkeley street early Sunday morning is now in custody, being held on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and more.
Update: Berkeley police describe green van incident as ‘suspicious’
BPD: “At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping.”
King Middle School reports suspicious activity after spate of attempted child abductions in Berkeley
Two boys walking home from King Middle School on Monday, April 4, reported suspicious activity from a man in a parked car at Colusa Avenue near Marin Avenue. Image: Google Maps Two Berkeley middle schoolers escaped a possible attempted child abduction Monday after a man in a parked car beckoned them to come over and said he […]
Malcolm X school tells community about possible child abduction attempt
A student at Malcolm X Elementary School may have been involved in a child abduction attempt. Photo: Malcolm X UPDATE, March 17: Berkeley police issued a Nixle alert at around 12:45 p.m. with regard to the possible child abduction attempt described below. The alert details what the 9-year-old student says happened, and says the driver of the […]
Police investigate kidnapping attempt near Berkeley
Image: Google Maps Police are investigating a kidnapping attempt that took place late Saturday near the Berkeley border in Albany. At about 11:10 p.m., police responded to reports of an attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl near Neilson Street and Sonoma Avenue, said Albany Police Lt. Daniel Adams. Police said a man tried to force […]
Berkeley police use license plate reader in kidnapping attempt investigations
A trailer with a license plate reader has been set up at Willard Middle School. Photo: Citizen reporter Authorities have set up a trailer with “license plate technology” at Willard Middle School to help with an investigation into five child abduction attempts in Berkeley since September. An astute Berkeleyside reader noticed the trailer outside Willard last […]
Berkeley Police announce 2 more child abduction attempts; new vehicle description
There were three child abduction attempts near Willard Middle School in September. Photo: Nancy Rubin Authorities have released an updated vehicle description and more information about five child abduction attempts in Berkeley over the past month, including two that had not previously been reported. Berkeley Police Officer Byron White, a department spokesman, said investigators believe the most […]
BUSD: Another attempted child abduction in Berkeley
Image: Google maps The Berkeley Unified School District is alerting the community to an attempted abduction of three girls Sunday on College Avenue. According to a notice released Monday morning by the school district, the girls were walking on College Avenue and Webster Street at about 6:10 p.m. when a man near a van yelled at […]