A man took matters into his own hands when thieves burglarized his home, and more in the latest crime roundup.
At 7:15 a.m., police used a loudspeaker to call for the suspect to come outside, then made the arrest without incident.
Investigators arrested both men in June and found an extensive cache of weapons at their homes, police said.
A final determination has not been made in the case: the Internal Affairs Bureau has not completed its report and the police chief has yet to weigh in.
Mitchell, 17, was killed in an Oakland shooting last month. He is remembered as a budding scientist, loyal friend and source of positivity.
Police are reporting three more hate crime arrests in May, and there’s a new community survey out to seek input about the PRC.
Berkeley has had 20 confirmed gunfire calls in 2021. Last year at this time, there had been 12.
Police found bullet holes in a white sedan, and believe there were people inside the car when the gunfire broke out.
“Some people just thought it was kind of a joke and were not taking it seriously,” one patron said. “Some people started getting really scared and started calling family.”
During the operation to arrest the man, police said they found a fully-automatic “ghost gun” with a loaded extended magazine hidden in his car.
Shootings have been on the rise in Berkeley since 2018: There have already been twice as many this year as there were in 2020.
Police found casings but no victims at University Avenue and West Frontage Road, authorities said.