In the latest crime round-up, a teen girl was surrounded by a group of youth who took her phone, a man was stabbed in West Berkeley, and a boy who claimed he had to call his mom scammed a 19-year-old out of her phone.
An officer on patrol who stopped to talk with a driver in West Berkeley found a gun hidden under the man’s floor mat, leading to the driver’s arrest, court papers show.
As of May, the Berkeley Police Department had confirmed 12 incidents of gunfire in the city. Berkeleyside has mapped those incidents.
Nathan Hohmann was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Unlike San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond and UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley does not have a warning siren. Its Disaster and Fire Safety Commission believes it’s time that it did.
The University of California Police Department released two photographs Tuesday in an effort to determine who left a video camera in a campus restroom stall and recorded multiple people there.
Police say one woman jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape him. Another threatened to break his car window after he touched her and locked his doors so she couldn’t flee. The Oakland man was charged Monday.
Berkeley police who investigated reports that a man brought a gun to a North Berkeley middle school Thursday found them to be inconclusive, authorities say.
Four BUSD students who threatened a woman who tried to stop them from taking her laptop Friday at a Berkeley café have been arrested, officials report.