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Posted inCrime

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Jan. 1-7

Selected calls to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. Scroll down for detailed maps. Click the map above for the list. See the map key here. This is an overview of recent crime in Berkeley, exclusively compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Arrested anti-police protesters may wait up to a year to find out if they will be charged

210 people were arrested Dec. 8 during a demonstration which saw part of I-80 in Berkeley shut down. Photo: Davoud Kermaninejad Hundreds of protesters who took part in anti-police and Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the East Bay in December will need to wait, possibly up to a year, to find out if they have been charged after […]

Posted inEvents

Protesters stage ‘Black Brunch’ on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

A Black Brunch protester makes a black power salute at Tacubaya restaurant on Fourth Street on Sat. Jan. 3, 2014. Photo: Blake Simons More than two dozen African-American students, many from UC Berkeley, tried to disrupt “business as usual” on Saturday by staging a protest in Berkeley’s upscale Fourth Street shopping district. The students, as well […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Dec. 4-10

Selected calls to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for larger maps.) Click the map for the full list. See the map key here. This is an overview of recent crime in Berkeley, exclusively compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fire

Exclusive: Man died after Berkeley protests delayed help

A man in this Kittredge Street apartment complex died after paramedics were delayed from responding to his medical crisis on the second night of Berkeley’s recent protests. Photo: Emilie Raguso A man in this Kittredge Street apartment complex died after paramedics were delayed from responding to his medical crisis on the second night of Berkeley’s recent protests. Photo: Emilie […]

Posted inBusiness

After Berkeley protests: Local merchants react to damage, looting at their businesses

McDonald’s in Berkeley was one of the many businesses damaged during recent protests in the city. Photo: Kim Aronson McDonald’s in Berkeley was one of the many businesses damaged during recent protests in the city. Photo: Kim Aronson Berkeley’s major commercial districts are awash with plywood — some of it covers broken glass, some has been erected […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Determined crowd demands fast action from Berkeley council; officials set meeting on protests for January

The crowd at Tuesday night’s Berkeley council meeting listened closely to public testimony. Photo: Emilie Raguso The crowd at Tuesday night’s Berkeley council meeting listened closely to public testimony. Photo: Emilie Raguso An emotional crowd nearly shut down the Berkeley City Council multiple times Tuesday night during a public comment period that lasted the better part of four hours. […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Police warn South Berkeley to prepare for protests

Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps The Berkeley Police Department has released a warning to South Berkeley neighbors to help them prepare for expected crowds attending the Berkeley City Council […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 11/27-12/3

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of robberies, burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Click the map for the full list. See the map key here. This is an overview of recent crime in Berkeley, exclusively compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Neighbors complain about Berkeley Police commandeering their street to get ready for protests

During the week of protests that began Dec. 6, police commandeered McKinley Avenue in Berkeley to set up a staging area for mutual aid from other departments. On Dec. 9, 2014, a Hayward Police Department van was parked on the street. Photo: Ashley Atkinson During the week of protests that began Dec. 6, police commandeered McKinley […]