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Posted inCrime

3 teens arrested after Berkeley student fights downtown

Is it just that time of year again? Three high-school-aged students were arrested Thursday after fights broke out among youth in downtown Berkeley, authorities said. Berkeleyside was reporting similar news last year in April. Lt. Alyson Hart, the Berkeley Police watch commander Thursday evening, said there had been some type of disturbance at lunch involving Berkeley […]

Posted inSchools

Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out

Update, 8:10 p.m.: BHS acting principal Kristin Glenchur sent out an email to the school community at around 5:30 p.m. to report on the incident today and how the school managed it. She said the school had “exercised an abundance of caution” by increasing police presence on and around campus and that it had “issued school […]

Posted inCrime

5 arrested in Berkeley after 15-20 youth fights downtown

Update, April 13, 5 p.m. Regarding the students who were arrested Friday, the Berkeley Police Department has provided the following basic information: A 16-year-old female was arrested on suspicion of participating in a riot, as well as battery on a peace officer or other sort of officer or first responder. A 16-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of […]

Posted inCrime

Update: Rowdy high schoolers disrupt Berkeley downtown

Update, 10:50 p.m. According to Lt. Dave Frankel, Berkeley Police Department had planned a large police presence this afternoon, following two previous Fridays with what he described as “rambunctious” behavior. The police had received reports that some confrontations were expected between Berkeley High and B-Tech students. Today’s confrontations, however, spiraled into a series of fights and other […]