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Posted inCrime

Berkeley police investigating shots fired in South Berkeley

Berkeley police have cordoned off Acton Street near Oregon to search for evidence in connection with a shooting that happened around 5 pm, according to the police scanner, and Berkeleyside tipsters. Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies are talking to a man who went to Highland Hospital with possible gunshot wounds, according to the scanner. Berkeley police […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Police chief: ‘Not some kind of preferential treatment’

Embattled Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said Wednesday that having 10 police officers search for his son’s stolen iPhone on January 11 was not “some kind of preferential treatment,” but is something the department “would do for anybody in the city.” “This is being cast as some kind of preferential treatment, but it was not,” […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Car strikes tree in central Berkeley kills one, injures two

Update, 11:32 am: All three of the occupants of the Cadillac are currently Berkeley residents, according to new information released by BPD. The male driver and the child remain in the hospital. Very preliminary evidence suggests the Cadillac was travelling northbound on California Street when it struck the roundabout in the intersection of Allston Way, then collided with […]