A local resident caught a would-be burglar on camera before the man tried to run off with a bag of jewelry, according to a community report.
BPD: "At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping."
An off-duty Berkeley police officer witnessed a robbery Tuesday night and three people ended up in custody, authorities report.
The Berkeley Police Department has asked the community to be on the lookout for a man linked to several bizarre run-ins with local children earlier this year.
Berkeley police are asking the public for help to find a man they said robbed and assaulted another person, who was streaming video live, during a protest in Berkeley in April.
The Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to let police use pepper spray during demonstrations if protesters are violent.
Anyone violating these rules will be subject to citation and arrest.
Police are asking city officials to toss out a 1997 rule against the use of pepper spray during demonstrations so they can avoid using tools like tear gas and smoke.
Police are investigating reports of three armed robberies in Berkeley in less than 30 minutes Wednesday, according to unconfirmed scanner dispatches.
First responders rescued a man in crisis from the San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, then got him to the hospital for a welfare check and medical evaluation, authorities report.
Berkeley has been relying on its historic reputation for being liberal. But a suggestion to classify Antifa as a gang and the actions of police at the Aug. 27 rally show otherwise.
Numerous readers have reported significant police activity in South Berkeley around Longfellow Middle School.
With several heat warnings in effect over the next few days into Labor Day weekend, Berkeley is preparing for temperatures into the upper 90s, the city announced Thursday.