A 37-year-old man on probation for lewd conduct has been charged with a misdemeanor after a local mother said he exposed himself to her in South Berkeley in September.
Three days after police put out an alert about a probationer with a history of bizarre interactions with children, a local mother had her own troubling experience with him.
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.
A man who tried to give a baby a mystery drink in June has been charged with annoying or molesting a child, authorities report, after several bizarre run-ins with local kids.
A local mother who took her two children to play at Ohlone Park last week said a man tried to give her son liquid from a bottle without permission. The suspect was arrested.
An innovative program to offer secure storage containers for the possessions of Berkeley’s homeless could cost nearly $350,000 a year in staffing, along with $50,000 in start-up costs.
Over the last week a small group of neighbors, some of whom have property directly abutting the Ohlone Dog Park, have been organizing to valiantly make a point about democratic process. They failed before the City Council, which, again, put its concerns for expediting (failed) process above righting a wrong.
Update, Feb. 12: Berkeley Police have confirmed that the man arrested Wednesday after a car chase was Darryl Clarence Blackman, 37, of Berkeley.
Tuesday night’s council meeting ended abruptly with a split vote to adopt new laws proponents say will help clean up Berkeley streets and provide storage and improved restroom facilities for the homeless.
The Berkeley City Council passed a series of measures early Wednesday morning to address issues raised by the behavior of some members of the homeless population, including a new rule that will limit the amount of space on which people can spread their stuff on the sidewalk.
Tuesday night, advocates for the homeless are set to duke it out with supporters of more stringent standards for behavior on Berkeley sidewalks over three items on the City Council agenda related to those living on the streets.
More than 100 people crowded into the North Berkeley Senior Center on Saturday to strategize about how to address problematic behavior in Ohlone Park linked largely to the area’s growing nomadic homeless population.
City officials, parks and homeless outreach staff, police and community members will come together Saturday to discuss a range of problems that have cropped up recently at Berkeley’s Ohlone Park.
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