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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

CHP chase through Berkeley ends with vehicle on fire

An early morning CHP pursuit into Berkeley ended in arrest Wednesday. Photo: CHP Oakland California Highway Patrol officers arrested a Berkeley man early Wednesday morning after chasing him for more than an hour through two counties from I-880 to the Caldecott Tunnel. Oakland CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said the man refused to get out of his […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Authorities clear out Gilman homeless camp in Berkeley

A homeless couple sleeps as Berkeley city officials watch Berkeley and Caltrans work crews clear out a homeless encampment near the Gilman Street interchange of I-80 on Thursday. Photo: David Yee In a coordinated effort, workers from Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the city of Berkeley cleared out a large homeless encampment on Gilman Street near the […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Motorcycle rider injured in collision on I-80 in Berkeley

A traffic accident on Interstate 80 west of University Avenue in Berkeley on Thursday morning sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital with major injuries, according to authorities. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Oakland CHP units responded to a collision on the westbound lanes of I-80 west of University, according to Officer Sean Wilkenfeld, spokesman for […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Concord man captured, after CHP chase into Berkeley, has history of erratic driving, high-profile arrests

CHP officers arrested a 33-year-old Concord man on Wednesday May 27, 2015, nine days after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle into Berkeley on May 18 ended in a collision. Photo: David Davenport CHP officers arrested a 33-year-old Concord man on Wednesday May 27, 2015, nine days after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle into Berkeley on […]