The alleged assailant “yelled several hateful statements about people of Mexican descent” during the encounter Tuesday, police said.
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook Berkeley on Thursday morning, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Police arrested a parolee after a car crash in University Village and found a gun Tuesday night. Detectives are also investigating a stabbing.
Last week, the city of Berkeley reported its highest number of positive COVID-19 test results on a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began.
At least 60% of the Elmwood Care Center’s 70 residents have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to state data. The facility declined multiple interview requests.
Vincent Bryant has been charged with robbery, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, as well as parole violation. All of the charges are listed as felonies.
Readers asked Berkeleyside about several crimes over the past week: a carjacking and a catalytic converter theft Monday as well as three arson reports on New Year’s Day.
Berkeley police officers shot a chain-wielding robbery suspect with a bullet and less-lethal projectiles Saturday night, sending the man to Highland Hospital with serious injuries.
Police reported several felony arrests this week and Berkeleyside also received multiple inquiries about an arrest Thursday night.
A 42-year-old Berkeley man is in custody Thursday after allegedly stabbing a man at Civic Center Park on Wednesday evening, sending him to the hospital, authorities report.
Officials are forging ahead with efforts to reimagine policing in Berkeley and voted unanimously Tuesday night to launch a new community task force focused on that work in January.
Two shootings damaged multiple buildings and vehicles in broad daylight Sunday, bringing the tally of gunfire incidents in the city to 40 so far this year, authorities said.
More than 300 people at Golden Gate Fields have now tested positive for COVID-19. The racetrack has approximately 540 workers, the state has said.
Hess told Berkeleyside from his ICU bed recently he was looking forward to his next meal at his favorite restaurant, Bette’s Oceanview, where he had eaten more than 8,000 times.
Her colleagues commended Cheryl Davila for her “unbridled passion” and commitment to the environment and the unhoused. Then she told them what she really thought of them.
An Oakland man was charged this week with the rape of an unconscious woman after a night out at Kip’s bar in 2019, according to court papers.