Recent Stories

  • Woman falls into ravine, escapes armed robbery attempt

    A pedestrian fell off a bridge into a steep ravine during an armed robbery attempt in Berkeley last week, and police are hoping information from the community could help them find the culprit.

  • 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.

  • Update: Man escapes police after Berkeley robbery

    Update, Nov. 11, 6 a.m. According to scanner recordings reviewed by Berkeleyside, police initially were called to the Berkeley Bowl parking lot — at 2020 Oregon St. — for a report of a man in his 50s who pulled a gun on a security guard after leaving the grocery store with a sandwich. He walked away on Russell Street carrying a red lululemon bag, which police ultimately recovered, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.

  • 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.

  • Armed robbery series has Berkeley police on alert

    Five armed robberies and one robbery attempt have been reported in North Berkeley since last weekend, and most have happened near the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.