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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Mother of homicide victim: ‘That bullet was not meant for my daughter’

The mother of a 23-year-old woman killed last week by gunfire spoke out Wednesday about her daughter’s innocence, her hopes for a music career and her devotion to her family. “Marne’e did not like violence, she did not like arguing,” said Kenitra Love, mother of Berkeley High graduate Marne’e Maxine Karen Causey. “She wouldn’t argue […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Another Berkeley High alum fatally shot Sunday

Update, Aug. 20: Scroll down to the bottom of this story to see the memorial flyer created to honor Craig Fletcher-Cooks. Memorial information is included. Update, Aug. 16: A fundraiser has been launched to help pay for funeral costs for Craig Fletcher-Cooks. A memorial is also being planned. Learn more on the GoFundMe page. A fundraiser to help the family […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

2 BHS grads killed in separate Oakland shootings

Update, Aug. 16: A fundraiser to help the family of Terrence McCrary Jr. has already raised more than $12,000. Learn more. A fundraiser has also been launched to help pay for funeral costs for Craig Fletcher-Cooks, and a memorial is being planned. Learn more. Update, Aug. 15: Both young men killed Sunday outside a downtown Oakland art gallery […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

2 Berkeley men picked up in murder bust; 1 still wanted

Two Berkeley men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Oakland earlier this month, and a third is still being sought by police. The Oakland Police Department announced the Berkeley arrests, along with the arrests of two other men, from Richmond and Vallejo, Thursday morning in a press conference. Police said the men are […]

Posted inCrime

Man pointed gun, struck vehicles before arrest in Berkeley after car chase

Update, Feb. 12: Berkeley Police have confirmed that the man arrested Wednesday after a car chase was Darryl Clarence Blackman, 37, of Berkeley. Original story, Feb. 10, 10:16 a.m. After a car chase through Oakland and Berkeley on Wednesday morning, authorities arrested an armed man near Ohlone Park, according to authorities. The Oakland Police Department said on Twitter at […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Police seek Berkeley woman missing since Friday

Update, Feb. 22: According to the coroner’s office, the cause of death has not been determined pending toxicology results. Hajisaari was, however, seen removing her clothes and entering the water near the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park. Update, Jan. 29: A body located by an Oakland Police Department Air Support Unit and Marine unit helicopter during […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police release new footage of person of interest in fatal shooting of Berkeley musician

Update, 6:15 p.m. Pet Food Express owners Mark Witriol and Michael Levy have announced they will increase their reward to $10,000, in addition to the $20,000 offered by Crime Stoppers. Original story, 1:30 p.m. Police have released new surveillance camera footage related to the fatal shooting, by a stray bullet, of a Berkeley musician in April. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released a […]

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Police seek tips in fatal shooting of Berkeley bystander

A Berkeley musician was fatally injured by a stray bullet over the weekend, and police are asking for help to track down his killer. There are also rewards of $20,000 from CrimeStoppers and $5,000 from Pet Food Express for tips that help solve the crime and lead to successful prosecution of the case. Emiliano “Emilio” Nevarez, a 26-year-old […]

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Police serve search warrants, make arrests in Berkeley

Scroll to the bottom of this story for a statement from the Oakland Police Department about Thursday’s investigation. Local police officers made at least three arrests at undisclosed locations around Berkeley on Thursday morning. Those operations were reportedly part of a broader sweep by the Oakland Police Department to crack down on gang activities tied […]