Following a 2022 spree of violent sex crimes in Albany, Berkeley and Oakland, 45-year-old Tommy Lee Giles Jr. of Berkeley was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
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Update: Juvenile court charges filed in killing of Berkeley brothers at party
Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia were shot and killed at an Oct. 1 house party in North Oakland. Police said they’ve arrested two suspects in the killings, both of whom were juveniles at the time.
East Bay Bike Party cyclists reeling from hit-and-run
Organizers of the monthly rides — which often traverse Oakland and Berkeley — say it’s just another example of aggressive behavior by people behind the wheel.
Cyclists worry about being jacked on Grizzly Peak
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.
Cyclists report armed robberies of bikes while riding in the East Bay hills
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
Update: Berkeley police arrest felon with loaded assault rifle
Police closed several blocks near the city border Wednesday afternoon due to a report about an armed man in the 3300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley.
‘Art Not Guns’ memorial skate jam comes to West Berkeley on Saturday
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
Police investigate armed carjacking of FedEx truck on Berkeley-Oakland border
A FedEx driver was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday on the Berkeley-Oakland border, and police are asking for the community’s help to solve the case.
Alleged Berkeley gang members ordered to stand trial in Oakland murder case
Self-defense was not a factor for five young men, including three from Berkeley, charged in the fatal shooting of a lone 24-year-old in Oakland last year, a judge ruled this week.
Death of man, 20, on Grizzly Peak may have been homicide
Authorities are investigating an unexplained death in Berkeley on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, police report.
1 year on, Berkeley artist’s killing still unsolved despite $25,000 reward
“He was just all about making sure everyone is happy. He’d always want to hug and kiss me, and say, ‘You’re gonna miss my hugs.’ And I do, I really do.”
Watch: Video report on memorial ‘skate jam’ for Terrence McCrary Jr.
The family of Terrence McCrary Jr. held the second annual skate jam in his memory Saturday. The Berkeley High grad was fatally shot last year in Oakland.