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.
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.
John Fox, who confessed to running a wine Ponzi scheme from his Berkeley store, Premier Cru, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his crimes.
John Fox, the former owner of Premier Cru, was not a very good criminal, according to the government, but his cooperation with them may see him served fewer years in prison.
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.
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.
Berkeley Police are investigating evidence of gunfire in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday in the area of Seventh Street and Channing Way.
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.
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.
Early Friday morning, Berkeley police dismantled an encampment that had been set up on Adeline Street to protest the way the city provides homeless services.
A 44-year-old nanny who has worked for “a number of different families” for over a decade has been charged with felony child abuse this week after being caught on video using “physical violence” against a baby boy who wouldn’t go to sleep, Berkeley Police report.
A former Berkeley High student has been charged with 13 felonies, including attempted murder and child abuse, after three shootings in Berkeley this year, two of which left teenage boys with injuries.
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