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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

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

Marne’e Causey (right) and her mother, Kenitra Love. Photo: Causey family 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 […]

Posted inObituaries, Schools

In loving memory of Terrence McCrary Jr., 1993-2016

Terrence “TMack” McCrary. Photo: @tkmovement/Twitter Terrence “TMack” McCrary. Photo: @tkmovement/Twitter Friends and family gathered around the East Bay on Sunday to celebrate the life of Terrence McCrary Jr. (known to many as Terrence Mack). Mack, who was 22 years young, was born and raised in Berkeley. Also known as TMack, Sweet T and Lil BadBadBad, behind […]

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

Terrence McCrary, a 2011 Berkeley High graduate, was shot and killed Sunday morning in Oakland. Photo: Azha Luckman 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 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man arrested in Berkeley tied to Oakland killing, found with alleged murder weapon

Darion Brown. Photo: ACSO A 21-year-old man from Pittsburg who was arrested in Berkeley on Wednesday with a gun authorities say was used to kill a young woman in Oakland earlier that day has been charged with murder. Berkeley officers arrested Darion Brown at 10:30 a.m. June 8 after being called to 1201 The Alameda for […]

Posted inCrime

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

Police search an armed suspect near Ohlone Park, in Berkeley, on Wednesday after a car chase through Oakland and Berkeley. He allegedly hit numerous vehicles in both cities. Photo: David Yee 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, […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

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

Police say this is a third person of interest in the killing of a Berkeley musician in April. Image: OPD Police say this is a third person of interest in the killing of a Berkeley musician in April. Image: OPD Update, 6:15 p.m. Pet Food Express owners Mark Witriol and Michael Levy have announced they will increase their reward to $10,000, […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police serve search warrants, make arrests in Berkeley

Police activity at Sixth and Cedar streets on Thursday. Photo: Citizen reporter 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 […]