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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Man takes plea after beating 2 with bat at Berkeley frat

Police police cars outside the Zeta Psi fraternity in November 2014 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Two years after being charged with attempted murder in connection with the beating with a metal bat of a pair of UC Berkeley students, an Oakland man has entered dual “no contest” pleas for assault with a deadly weapon. Frank Paul Watson, […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley neighbors take on ‘noisy and drunken parties’

Residents, city staff and representatives from UC Berkeley met Monday to discuss parties around campus. Photo: Emilie Raguso Dozens of concerned neighbors met Monday night at the Berkeley Police Department to strategize about how to cut down on “noisy and drunken disturbances,” particularly in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. The city of Berkeley is working on an […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Man, 20, found dead after party at Berkeley frat house

Police cars outside the Zeta Psi fraternity at 2728 Bancroft Way where a man was found dead Sunday, Nov. 9. Photo: Emilie Raguso Police cars outside the Zeta Psi fraternity at 2728 Bancroft Way where a man was found dead Sunday, Nov. 9. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, Dec. 31, 5:18 p.m. The Alameda County coroner’s office on Tuesday, Dec. 30, determined […]

Posted inCrime

Man arrested after attempted Berkeley homicide with baseball bat following Cal frat house fight

Image: Google maps Police arrested a 23-year-old Oakland man over the weekend in Berkeley after he reportedly struck two males over the head with a baseball bat, causing what authorities described as “significant injuries.” Sunday, at 1:25 a.m., the Berkeley Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 2700 block of […]