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Posted inBusiness, Community, Crime, Crime & Safety

After latest shooting, neighbors talk public safety

“How much is too much?” The question lingered in the air as folding chairs were put away following what was described as an “action plan” meeting Saturday convened by Berkeley Councilwoman Linda Maio held at the Adult School in West Berkeley. Long-time residents joined young families, as well as a representative from the Berkeley Police Department, to […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Cousins take manslaughter plea in Berkeley shooting

Update, Jan. 5, 2015, 12:30 p.m. Cousins Maurice Thomas Jr. and Jevon Calland were sentenced Monday, Jan. 5, in connection with the killing of 34-year-old Zontee Jones in February 2013. As had been previously agreed to, Thomas received 21 years and Calland received 16, said Thomas’ defense attorney Ernesto Castillo. Original story, Sept. 24, 2:54 p.m. The […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Dispute over woman led to Berkeley man’s murder

Two cousins are slated to face murder charges in the shooting death in West Berkeley last year of Zontee Jones after an Alameda County Superior Court judge’s ruling this week. After a short hearing, which included testimony from two witnesses Wednesday morning, Judge Trina Thompson said the district attorney’s office had presented enough evidence for the […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

‘Ceasefire Walk Against Violence’ comes to West Berkeley

A small memorial was set up in West Berkeley near the site of Zontee Jones’ death earlier this year. Photo: Emilie Raguso Residents, officials and members of community and religious organizations will walk through West Berkeley on Thursday night to take a stand against violence and remember three men killed in shootings earlier this year.  Councilwoman […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

2 men named in Berkeley murder case; details emerge

A man arrested Sunday in connection with Berkeley’s only homicide of 2013 has been charged with murder by the Alameda County district attorney’s office, and authorities have named a second man, arrested earlier this year, in connection with the case. Police arrested Jevon Calland, 21, in connection with the Feb. 4 shooting of 34-year-old Zontee Jones, […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police make arrest in Zontee Jones murder

Police have arrested an Oakland man in connection with the premeditated killing of Zontee Jones, who was fatally shot Feb. 4 on Delaware Street near San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Jones, 34, was the city’s first homicide of 2013. Jevon Calland, 21, was arrested June 16 on suspicion of murder. He’s being held without bail at the Berkeley […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police arrest Oakland woman in Berkeley homicide

Update, March 4, 3:35 p.m. Berkeleyside has removed the name of the woman who was arrested because of the decision to release her without charging her last week. Update, Feb. 27, 10:50 p.m. According to the Alameda County district attorney’s office, the woman was released Tuesday by the Berkeley Police Department under Penal Code section 849(b). Charges […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

West Berkeley neighbors ask for answers after homicide

About 25 neighbors came together at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church over the weekend to share concerns and ideas about safety in west Berkeley following the shooting death earlier this month of Zontee Jones. Councilwoman Linda Maio organized the meeting with members of the Berkeley Police Department to make sure residents in her district could connect with authorities […]