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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.

  • 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.

  • Berkeley police warn about 5 Northside robberies

    After three new pedestrian robberies in North Berkeley in just five days — all of which involved a gun — police are warning local residents to pay attention to their surroundings, and say they believe the crimes may be linked.

  • Convicted killer sentenced to 118 years to life

    Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson has denied a defense motion for a new trial and sentenced Brandon Wallace, 27, to 118 years to life in prison for a 2010 shooting in Berkeley that claimed one life and could have taken another.

  • 2 juveniles tied to North Berkeley vandalism spree

    Nearly 30 businesses on the north side of Solano Avenue were vandalized early Wednesday morning by two youths who scratched “Felipe” and some obscene words on their windows, authorities report.

  • Berkeley police warn community about robbery spree

    In just 20 minutes, there were two pedestrian robberies, and one attempt, in Berkeley on Wednesday night, and police are warning the community to be on the lookout for the trio believed to be responsible for them. In two of the incidents, victims were punched while their property was taken, according to police and community reports.