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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Crime calls: Gunfire on Stuart, battery arrest, psych eval

Berkeleyside got several questions Tuesday about police activity in town, including an investigation into gunfire on Stuart Street that damaged a vehicle, an arrest downtown after a fight, and an agitated man who ended up being taken for a psychiatric evaluation in South Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department responded at about 8:40 p.m. to the 1900 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Gun violence makes for busy weekend for Berkeley police

Berkeley police handled two significant incidents over the weekend involving gunfire, one that sent a man to the hospital and another that led to the arrest of three 18-year-olds. Police have been unable to respond to a request for information about the incidents, so Berkeleyside reviewed scanner transmissions to learn, at least preliminarily, about what took place. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police detain man after reported hammer attack

Berkeley police detained a man after he was allegedly involved in an assault using a hammer Tuesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. Because the suspect fled from the original scene, officers set up a perimeter that stretched from Telegraph Avenue between Stuart and Oregon streets to Regent Street, according to police spokeswoman Officer […]