A man described by authorities as a “ringleader” in West Berkeley’s Waterfront gang has been charged with two Oakland murders dating back to 2009, as well as an attempted murder.
The documented gang member charged with shooting a rival gang associate in the leg on Halloween went by the street name "Savage," according to court papers.
Self-defense was not a factor for five young men, including three from Berkeley, charged in the fatal shooting of a lone 24-year-old in Oakland last year, a judge ruled this week.
Jose Paz-Leja, 26, of Berkeley, a known member of the West Side Berkeley Norteño gang, was charged Tuesday with three felonies and an enhancement, says BPD.
Two men — including a teenager walking his dog — were shot in the leg while walking in the same South Berkeley neighborhood in the past two weeks, police report.
Two young men have been arrested in connection with a loaded gun recovered during a car stop Thursday evening, according to police.
A gang member arrested last week in South Berkeley after he brandished a gun at a woman, according to police, is set to enter a plea in court Wednesday.
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
A young man police say was targeted in "numerous recent" attempted shootings in Berkeley has been charged, along with two others, after a fight involving guns in March.
A 19-year-old man in custody after being found with an unregistered gun is facing new charges tied to two shootings in December.
Two teens described by police as "known gang members" were arrested with a loaded gun after authorities say they scared at least one woman while "banging" on doors and asking how to find BART.
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.
The attorney for a 27-year-old man found guilty earlier this year of a 2010 murder in Berkeley has filed a motion for retrial and plans to bring in new testimony from a convicted accomplice in the case to dispute her client’s guilt.