Police report 2 robberies with guns near UC campus

Robbers with guns struck twice near campus this week, and the University of California Police Department released information on both incidents. Twelve other incidents have been reported in recent days; click the map above for details. On Monday, at about 7:40 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking near Warring Street and Dwight Way when two […]

Berkeley Police investigate gunshot at Ed Roberts Campus

The Ed Roberts Campus near the Ashby BART station has been locked and closed for the day following a report of a gunshot inside one of the building’s public restrooms. A sign on the doors as of about 3:15 p.m. informed people that the campus, at 3075 Adeline St., will re-open tomorrow. Those inside will […]

4 teens arrested with 2 guns after Berkeley robbery

Police recovered two guns and arrested four teenage boys, including a 14-year-old, after a robbery in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood Saturday night. Lt. Alyson Hart said police received a call at 9:20 p.m. about an armed robbery that had just taken place at College Avenue and Parker Street. Responding officers tried to stop a vehicle they believed […]

2 stabbings on Telegraph; gunshots on Mabel

Update, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. Police said they later determined both stabbings on Telegraph were related to the same street fight, as reported Monday by the Daily Cal. Original story, Oct. 17, 1:44 a.m. Berkeley Police officers had a busy night Friday, including two stabbings on Telegraph Avenue, and a call about gunshots on Mabel Street. Berkeley […]

Berkeley Police nab 3 after robbery south of Cal campus

A traffic stop by Berkeley Police officers early Sunday morning led to the arrest of three young men police say are responsible for an armed robbery south of campus late last week. Friday at 12:37 a.m., police received a call about a robbery at Carleton and Dana streets, said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, […]

Berkeley Police: Gunshots on Harmon and more

Earlier this year, the Berkeley Police Department relaunched its monthly newsletter to let community members know about notable arrests and incidents, as well as crime prevention tips and safety resources. Along with beat maps and police contacts for each neighborhood, the newsletter highlights arrests and open cases in Berkeley from the prior month. The fifth edition of the newsletter came out […]

School committee finalizes report in wake of guns

In a small conference room on the second floor of old City Hall, a group of school administrators, parents, students, police and safety officers have met regularly over the past nine weeks to debate how to tackle the issue of guns at Berkeley High. They have talked about the colors gang members wear – and […]

Expelled BHS student involved in gun incident seen on campus

A 17-year-old Berkeley High student who was involved in an incident in which a gun was fired in a men’s bathroom on campus on March 22 was spotted on school grounds Monday, despite him having been expelled. BUSD spokesperson Mark Coplan said the student was seen at around midday by Berkeley High security staff who called […]

Berkeley releases safety plan to reduce guns at schools

The Berkeley Unified School District released a plan on Tuesday to improve security at the high school, but didn’t address one of the major recommendations made by the police – to put security officers in uniform. The district will pay to have a police officer on campus five days a week instead of four; accelerate […]

Gunshot fired at Berkeley High School, no injuries

A gun was fired on campus at Berkeley High School this morning at around 8:45 a.m. A bullet went through the wall of a portable classroom from where the round was fired. Two suspects, at least one of whom was a BHS student, were detained by the Berkeley Police Department and the school’s security staff […]

Berkeley schools implement $2M safety plan

When gun violence in the school’s neighborhood forced LeConte Elementary School to go on lockdown earlier this month, second grade teacher Pamela Diebel and her colleagues weren’t able to lock their own classrooms, and students in bathrooms and hallways missed the announcement on the loudspeaker. But the next campus in the district to go on […]

Student voices are missing from gun safety report

Some significant voices are missing in the 11-page report the Ad Hoc Safety Committee prepared on how to reduce guns in Berkeley high schools: that of the students. While two Berkeley High students sat on the committee — at least until the end of the academic year — efforts to find out and understand why […]

Best of Berkeleyside: This week’s most popular posts

Berkeley boy is “getting real” in the Whole Foods parking lot Berkeley High alum David Wittman (class of ’92) pokes fun at a familiar experience for many Berkeleyans, and his music video, above, goes viral (1.2 million views on YouTube and counting) Five restaurant’s Executive Chef Banks White: “Berkeley keeps me on my toes” Banks […]