A man took matters into his own hands when thieves burglarized his home, and more in the latest crime roundup.
Police are reporting three more hate crime arrests in May, and there’s a new community survey out to seek input about the PRC.
Police arrested a man in connection with a series of antisemitic hate crimes in Berkeley, a local resident found a gun in his yard and more.
Police investigated two shootings, made two hate crime arrests and seized several guns during traffic stops. Strangers attacked two older women.
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.
This makes the fourth reported armed robbery of a bike in the hills in recent weeks, in addition to at least one other attempted armed robbery.
“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
Berkeley Police Chief Jen Louis said detectives have “some very promising investigative leads” and that she’s put extra officers on patrol.
Officer Cheri Miller committed no crime but she did violate city policy, according to the police investigation, and ultimately lost her job.
Police are investigating an attempted carjacking outside Monterey Market, gunfire on Sacramento Street, and the violent attempted robbery of a dog during a walk on Channing Way.
Berkeley police reported on several crimes this week. They appear below. Send tips to Berkeleyside with your public safety questions.