BPD: "At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping."
Two Berkeley brothers, ages 11 and 12, started an organization encouraging other kids to participate in the March for Science on April 22.
Sightings and online reports of creepy clowns some real, many fake, are keeping police departments busy nationwide.
In this week's blotter: an 18-year-old reported having been raped on Grizzly Peak, an elderly man with mental issues tried to rob a bank using a note, there was a high-speed chase and crash on Dohr, and a local sandwich shop owner said he was underwhelmed by the police response when he found a drugged-out man locked in the bathroom when the owner came in to open the shop one morning.
Two Berkeley middle schoolers escaped a possible attempted child abduction Monday after a man in a parked car beckoned them to come over and said he would drive them home.
When Jolie Gobler, an eighth-grader at King Middle School in Berkeley, left school at the end of the day Wednesday last week she was surprised to see people right outside campus assertively passing out religious pamphlets to students, titled “Our Savior Jesus Christ.”
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
On Thursday, May 2, officials say two sixth grade girls, who were waiting to be picked up from King Middle School, were approached by a man who asked them to help him retrieve an item from his car. The case is being treated as a possible attempted abduction.
It’s like a game of musical chairs at Berkeley schools right now, as a group of new faces move into top positions following the departure of key personnel.