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Berkeley Police detectives were able to track down a parolee who police say tried to rob a woman at knife-point earlier this week after a witness took a photograph of the man’s license plate when he fled the scene, authorities said Friday.
Tuesday afternoon at 2, a woman was on Fifth Street south of Hearst Avenue loading items into her car, said Capt. Andrew Greenwood of the Berkeley Police Department.
A man with a knife came up to her and tried to rob her. She screamed and he ran to a parked vehicle and drove off. … Continue reading »
Friday just after midnight, three people walking south of the UC Berkeley campus were accosted by three young men with guns who robbed them of their wallets, phones and sunglasses. The men fled, but police say officers caught up with them early Sunday during a traffic stop. All three were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
If it seems like this story, or at least the first part of it, has become all too common this year, that’s because robberies are up a whopping 25% when compared to the same period last year, police said Wednesday. … Continue reading »
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, on Wednesday. … Continue reading »
By Mal Warwick
A review of ‘Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party,’ by Joshua Bloom, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at UCLA. and Waldo E. Martin III, a professor of history at UC Berkeley.
When I moved to Berkeley in 1969, the Black Panther Party was in its heyday. Only three years earlier, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale had begun building the party around an image and a name they’d appropriated from other Black organizations then active in those turbulent years of the Vietnam War and exploding ghettos. Yet before the decade of the 1970s was out, the Black Panther Party had all but disappeared. Black Against Empire, Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin’s excellent study of the Panthers and their politics, makes clear why and how they grew into such a force — and why the party collapsed so few years later. … Continue reading »
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 males approached him. One of them, who had a gun, demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the suspects fled in a dark blue minivan. Police looked for the suspects but were unable to find them. … Continue reading »
A Berkeley High alum came back to school Thursday, after nearly two decades, to speak with students about the importance of resisting violence and standing up for each other in the face of bullying.
Victor Rios, now an associate professor in UC Santa Barbara’s sociology department, described to students how tough times in his teens — including temporarily dropping out of school and watching two loved ones get killed — nearly derailed his future.
Rios said it was mainly due to the efforts of Berkeley High staffer Flora Russ, who founded a small school in the district with an emphasis on serving at-risk students, that he didn’t end up in prison or dead. … Continue reading »
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department, unless otherwise noted. See past crime narratives from the police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service.
On Wednesday, the University of California Police Department also issued an alert about three recent armed and strong-arm robberies that occurred near campus. According to Berkeley Police Department data, four robberies took place near campus in less than 24 hours. Scroll down past the next map for more information.
From Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, there were 20 burglary reports, 24 auto break-in or theft reports, and 10 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Seven robberies and 10 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information. … Continue reading »
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, most of which were selected by the Berkeley Police Department. See past crime blotters, including Berkeleyside’s most recent list of calls for service.
From Jan. 20-26, there were 18 burglary reports, 52 auto break-in or theft reports, and 10 stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Six robberies and 11 assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information. … Continue reading »
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 be able to leave but people not on campus have been emailed not to come to the site. … Continue reading »
A veteran officer of the University of California Police Department was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while holstering his weapon, officials said.
Lt. Eric Tejada of the university Police Department said authorities are investigating whether an equipment malfunction may have resulted in the shooting.
The Bancroft Library recently received a donation of letters written by Elmer R. Drew, who attended the then-young UC Berkeley in the mid-1880s. As Tom Leonard, the University Librarian, was perusing them, he was struck by how different Berkeley was. The hills weren’t built up, cows grazed in fields around town, and hunting in the creeks and woods was commonplace. Yet the teenage student agonized over the same things today’s students worry about: the work load, competition, and of course, football.
By Tom Leonard
“There are so many improvements going on at Berkeley now, that we hardly know the place,” an undergraduate wrote. Roads are torn up, buildings changed to fit larger classes. The year is 1886. This new take on “back to school” is in a small white box of letters from Elmer R. Drew, recently discovered by his relatives. This is a teenager’s view of a campus that was itself a teenager. Mike Drew (Elmer’s grandson) and Mary Drew of Los Altos have given this California snapshot to the Bancroft Library. … Continue reading »
Seth Rosenfeld’s book on the FBI and UC Berkeley, a culmination of 30 years of work, has been out for just a week, but its revelations are already creating consternation.
It’s not just the news that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sent agents to spy on Berkeley professors and students starting in the 1940s and worked behind the scenes with Ronald Reagan to get UC President Clark Kerr fired. It’s not just Rosenfeld’s massive evidence that Hoover twisted the inner workings of the FBI to justify intensive spying on the Free Speech Movement and its leaders, including Mario Savio and Bettina Aptheker. And it’s not just the news that top UC Berkeley officials, upset about unrest on campus, worked closely with federal agents to harm the reputations of students and professors they considered subversive.
What has people fired up is Rosenfeld’s revelation that Richard Aoki, a revered radical leader best known for providing the first guns to the Black Panthers, was an FBI informant. … Continue reading »