In the past nine days, Berkeley has seen 35 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and has gone from an average of one new case each day since the outbreak began to an average of four new cases each day.
A woman who was asleep in her bed Friday woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger looming over her, authorities report. The alleged intruder was charged Monday with sexually motivated burglary.
Residents locked themselves in their rooms while they waited for police to arrive. The man was ultimately arrested on suspicion of burglary and sent for a psychiatric evaulation.
Police arrested two men outside the 7-Eleven in Southside Berkeley after hearing gunfire there Sunday night, authorities report.
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Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and persistent calls to reform policing, officials pledged Tuesday night to remake the city budget as a “moral document” that better reflects Berkeley values.
The man had stopped on University Avenue facing oncoming traffic with his engine running and his BMW in gear Wednesday, authorities report.
Police in Berkeley responded to Oregon and California streets Wednesday night for gunfire in the area, authorities report.
Officials have promised to overhaul what public safety looks like in Berkeley in response to protests that have resonated across the city and nation in recent weeks.
The city of Berkeley has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith on Monday night.
The young man found on Dwight Way late Monday night with a fatal gunshot wound to the head has been identified as a 19-year-old student who was set to begin his third year at UC Berkeley.
Berkeley police investigated the sound of gunfire late Tuesday night and found evidence of a shooting but no victims, authorities report.
Police in Berkeley are investigating the death of a man found with a gunshot wound to the head late Monday night.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban tear gas permanently and stop the police use of pepper spray and smoke during demonstrations that take place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It took 14 months for authorities to release their investigation into how Michael Hermon died from injuries he sustained during a fight at Santa Rita Jail in 2019. The Gulf War veteran had been one day shy of freedom.
Berkeley called off its emergency curfew on Thursday afternoon following two relatively quiet nights in the city, authorities report.