Police are looking for a person described as armed and dangerous who authorities say is responsible for Berkeley’s first homicide of 2017.
Update, Jan. 9: Friends and family have identified Friday’s homicide victim, found at a home on Ashby Avenue, as Berkeley resident Emilie Inman. Inman, who was 27, did not know her killer. Preliminary information reported below indicating she knew that person was incorrect.
Berkeley police officers are looking into an assault Friday morning with links to multiple locations around the city.
Authorities arrested two men and a teenage girl after a carjacking attempt and subsequent robbery early Thursday morning.
The Berkeley Police Department has released dramatic surveillance footage of a man they say robbed a bank at gunpoint in December, and the bank is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the culprit.
Police are investigating a carjacking Wednesday night in northwest Berkeley involving three men in dark clothing, at least one of whom had a gun, authorities said.
A pedestrian who was clipped by a vehicle in Berkeley on Wednesday evening was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland with injuries, but authorities said he was expected to survive.
The U.S. Marshals Service and the Berkeley Police Department arrested a non-compliant sex offender Tuesday who had been wanted on a warrant out of Washington state after escaping from a “community custody” program there in October, according to authorities.
Despite the new calendar year, “Election 2016” is not quite over in Berkeley. Downtown residents will have another chance to cast a ballot, beginning Feb. 6, to choose the next City Council representative for the district.
Update, 5:30 p.m. BPD provided the following update Wednesday evening: “On 12/29/16 at approximately 11:05pm, BPD received several calls of loud reports in the 1400 block of Ward Street. Officers arrived on scene and found the intended victim standing next to his parked car in front of an address on the 1400 block of Ward Street. The victim had been parking his car when a sedan pulled up next to him and someone began shooting. The suspects then shot a round through the upstairs bedroom window of the victim’s apartment. The bullet narrowly missed the victim’s girlfriend and his 5 year old grandson who were both sitting on the bed. The 5 year old child sustained a small cut on the right side of his head from the shattered window glass.” The suspects were described as two men in their 20s or 30s.
Two teenage Oakland girls were arrested last week after back-to-back strong-arm robberies in North Berkeley, following an earlier robbery in Oakland, authorities report.
In a 7-1 vote Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council approved plans presented by the police chief to buy a bulletproof van it says will keep officers and community members safer when responding to calls with armed individuals.
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