Articles by Emilie

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  • 3 men sought after Berkeley carjacking

    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.

  • Pedestrian taken to Highland after Berkeley crash

    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.

  • Authorities arrest escaped sex offender at protest camp

    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.

  • Child hurt by shattered glass after Berkeley shooting

    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.

  • Armored van for police sparks public outcry from some

    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.