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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Breaking: 2 injured in shooting at Berkeley park

Update, 4:56 p.m. BPD clarified that one of the victims turned up at the North Berkeley BART station and was then taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared, according to the preliminary investigation, to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made. Original story, 3:24 p.m. Two people have been injured in a shooting at Strawberry […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Richmond police chase ends in Berkeley with crash, arrest

Update, 1:25 a.m. Authorities have just confirmed this incident began in Richmond at around 10:35 p.m. “Richmond PD officers were attempting to stop a vehicle. The suspect vehicle turned onto a dead end street and made an abrupt u-turn. The suspect vehicle then rammed her car into a marked RPD patrol car and fled,” Lt. Felix Tan, […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Video

Police arrest 2 after Bonar music video shoot

[Editor’s Note: This story was updated after publication to include a comment from Berkeley rap musician Hotboi Weez.] Police arrested two men on suspicion of firearm-related violations during a music video shoot on Bonar Street in West Berkeley over the weekend. At about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police received several calls about a group of 10 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing

Update: On April 14, 2017, Krishna Ferreira was convicted of voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to serve his time in San Quentin State Prison and will be eligible for parole in August 2025, according to prison records online. Original story: A 24-year-old San Leandro man has been ordered by a […]

Posted inCommunity

Gang violence, drug use, graffiti spark renewed push to clean up West Berkeley park

Stepped up police patrols, trimmed-back bushes and increased efforts to clean up graffiti around Strawberry Creek Park are among a slew of recent steps by the city following two troubling incidents in March, including a drive-by shooting nearby and the violent robbery of a Berkeley middle school student. Community members around the West Berkeley park have been […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police on 3 recent shootings: ‘Responding to these incidents is our top priority’

Three shootings in Berkeley since last weekend have raised safety concerns around town, and police area coordinators have been using their email lists to ask for cooperation and assure residents that the incidents are under investigation. Two shootings took place on Harmon Street in South Berkeley, on Saturday and Monday, and the third incident took […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Update: Police respond to shooting in West Berkeley

Berkeley Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of Bonar Street on Tuesday night, authorities said. Residents reported hearing 6-12 gunshots in West Berkeley on Bonar at roughly 10:10 p.m. Police officers in the area also heard the shots, and responded immediately to investigate, said Berkeley Police Lt. Randy Files. Police canvassed the […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 6-12

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See recent Berkeley crime coverage here. The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From March 6-12, there were nine burglary reports, 28 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 14 […]