A five-hour standoff last week ended with a woman being taken to the hospital for medical evaluation after several disturbances at her West Berkeley home, police said.
Scores of paramedics and police met Thursday at a Muslim college in North Berkeley to practice how they might respond if gunmen one day target the campus.
Police activity on Dohr and Russell on Tuesday morning: The scene as of about 10:45 a.m. Photo: Kester Allen A 50-year-old Berkeley man who threatened to kill himself as he held a knife to his throat surrendered to officers early Tuesday morning after about six hours with a police negotiator, authorities said. The standoff began in the […]
Berkeley police practice de-escalation skills during a drill in the old Pyramid brewery. (The helmets they are wearing are safety gear due to the type of rounds used in the drill.) Here, officers respond to an armed bank robbery scenario. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two officers pull up to a house in Berkeley. There’s yelling coming […]
Henry’s hostage crisis: Berkeley Special Response Team officers move in. Photo: David Yee Henry’s hostage crisis: Berkeley Special Response Team officers move in. Photo: David Yee The shots rang out just after midnight, leaving seven people injured and dozens held hostage in Henry’s Publick House at the Hotel Durant in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. One of […]
Berkeley police officers searched homes near Sacramento Street for a man who robbed a laundromat at gunpoint last Monday. Photo: David Yee Berkeley police officers searched homes near Sacramento Street for a man who robbed a laundromat at gunpoint last Monday. Photo: David Yee One week after a police operation in southwest Berkeley sparked community questions about whether […]
Police search Sacramento Street, near Dwight Way, for an armed robber who robbed a laundromat, in Berkeley, on Monday. Photo: David Yee Update, 2:10 p.m. Berkeley police have left the area around Sacramento Street after the search for an armed robber who struck a laundromat Monday morning turned up empty. According to a 2:02 p.m. Nixle alert sent […]
The approximate location (accurate only to the block level) of Friday’s call on Woolsey. Image: Google maps The approximate location (accurate only to the block level) of Friday’s call on Woolsey. Image: Google maps Police have detained one man after he reportedly challenged officers to a confrontation in South Berkeley on Friday morning. Berkeley Police […]
Berkeley Police Urban Shield team. Photo: Berkeley Police Association A team of Berkeley Police officers took first place at a recent Bay Area competition to gauge their preparedness in a 48-hour series of grueling emergency response drills, authorities said this week. The fifth annual Bay Area Urban Shield event, which is organized by the Alameda […]