In this week's crime blotter: fundraiser information and a May 2016 video interview with the young man who was slain last week in South Berkeley, a new photo released by OPD they hope will help solve the killing of a Berkeley musician in 2015, and much more.
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In this week's blotter: BPD arrested a man and woman after two robberies, a sex offender who was out of compliance has been charged after a stalking report, a homeless man is facing a judge after an assault in West Berkeley with a baseball bat, and UCPD arrested two men during bike theft attempts. The BART Police reported a catalytic converter theft in North Berkeley. See what happened in your neighborhood.
Eight robberies in one week, a probationer found with a loaded gun, multiple arrests for ID theft and fraud, vehicle break-ins at the Berkeley Art Museum and a reported pit bull attack at Eastshore Park. This week also saw drones damage a skylight and a golf ball damage a Berkeley Lab employee's vehicle, according to reports. All this and more.