Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilman Ben Bartlett have promised to increase police staffing and revive a recently disbanded specialized crime suppression unit to help address concerns about safety.
Police arrested a man and two women late Saturday after spotting them at a West Berkeley storage facility with methamphetamine and stolen property, authorities report.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man near a homeless encampment on Gilman Street in West Berkeley last week after he was reportedly "slashing tents with a sword" and brandishing the weapon at people inside the tents, authorities report.
A 20-year-old San Leandro man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing at a school for high-needs students in West Berkeley on Tuesday.
Police detained a student from a West Berkeley private school linked to the stabbing of a school staffer on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report.
Police are using excessive force, including deadly force, against mentally ill or disturbed people who could have been subdued through less extreme measures.
The cause of death of husband and wife Gary White, 56, and Dora Bibbs, 87, has not been determined, pending autopsy and toxicology results.
The Berkeley Police Department has released two photographs of a man investigators say burglarized a parked car in January, and is asking for help from the public to identify him.
BPD has agreed to document force during demonstrations and protests in more detail, and pledged to continue to work on getting body cameras for officers as part of a settlement reached this week.
Berkeley police arrested three people and seized two guns during a car stop over the weekend.
Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old from Oakland in connection with an armed robbery at a Berkeley fraternity in September, police announced Tuesday.
A manhunt was underway Tuesday evening after an attempted armed robbery in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley.
Armed robbers have been hitting Berkeley cafes and taking laptops and other items from their customers this month, authorities report.