Berkeley called off its emergency curfew on Thursday afternoon following two relatively quiet nights in the city, authorities report.
In a 5-4 decision, the Berkeley City Council voted to extend an emergency curfew in the city through Friday morning after an emotional three-hour discussion that didn’t end until 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Update: A Berkeley City Council majority voted early Wednesday morning to extend the city’s curfew to Friday morning but pushed the curfew start time to 9 p.m.
Caravans of cars carrying 30 to 40 people vandalized Farmacy Berkeley and other stores this weekend.
For hours on Sunday night into early Monday morning, police in Berkeley responded to numerous commercial break-ins around town as looters in vehicle caravans roved through the city, authorities report.
U.S. postal inspectors are investigating the theft of mail from a USPS vehicle in Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report.
The rapes took place less than 1 mile apart in South Berkeley. Neither woman knew the man who attacked her.
A 30-year-old Berkeley man was charged Monday with felony sex crimes against children after Berkeley detectives arrested him at his home Friday night, according to police and court papers.
The cyclist who reportedly struck a female pedestrian waiting at a Berkeley stoplight earlier this month, causing serious injuries to himself and the woman, may not ever recover from the crash, authorities said Tuesday.
As of Monday, the cyclist and pedestrian — a 60-year-old Berkeley woman — were still in the ICU, BPD said.
A teenage boy led the CHP on a chase from Richmond to Berkeley that reached 125 mph early Friday morning, authorities report.
Nobody was injured, but the driver was taken to a hospital to get checked out, Berkeley police said.
A woman was shot near People’s Park in Southside Berkeley on Saturday night.
Authorities asked community members to avoid Dwight Way and Seventh Street after a resident heard a gunshot, then saw a bullet hole in their ceiling.
Last week’s fatal shooting in Berkeley began as a road rage incident on University Avenue, according to court papers released Friday shortly after charges were filed in the case in Alameda County Superior Court.
Authorities have arrested the man they believe fatally shot a stranger on Chestnut Street in Berkeley on Friday afternoon.
A man who drove head-on at high speed into a vehicle in Berkeley in 2018, fatally wounding a 91-year-old woman and reportedly leaving her daughter with permanent injuries, is set to appear in criminal court Tuesday.
A man police say drove into a pole in South Berkeley on Tuesday morning died a short time later from his injuries, authorities report. Police have not determined the cause of the crash.
Court papers identify the woman who was killed as Bernadette Youngbear. The 58-year-old, who was run down on the sidewalk, is BPD’s first homicide in more than two years. Authorities are trying to find her family.
A noisy, upbeat convoy of East Bay fire trucks, police cruisers and more, with many vintage rides, took in five local hospitals.
Robert Dougherty escaped injury, but lost his home and his belongings after his tent caught fire while he was asleep inside.
One resident was displaced after a parked vehicle caught on fire on Byron Street in West Berkeley on Saturday afternoon then spread to an adjacent home, authorities report.
Berkeley’s Police Review Commission sustained just two allegations of misconduct in 2018, and one was later overturned on appeal, according to the PRC’s annual report.
Violent crime was down in Berkeley in 2018 for the first time in recent years, Berkeley police reported Tuesday night, and property crime was down, too.
The Police Review Commission sustained no findings of misconduct across 22 complaints against Berkeley police officers in 2017, according to the latest report from the PRC.
Crime reports in Berkeley fell by double-digit percentages in the first half of 2018, with fewer robberies, rapes, aggravated assaults and property crimes than in the first half of 2017, authorities reported.
The man who oversees maintenance at the Tilden Golf Course was arrested there after a child pornography investigation, authorities report.
On Friday, the Berkeley Unified School District publicly denied a recent claim by a student that a Berkeley High staff member failed to tell police about her sexual assault report.
An El Sobrante man was charged this week with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last year near the Golden Gate Fields racetrack where he worked, authorities report.
A female student at Berkeley High School has sued the Berkeley Unified School District over how administrators handled her attempted rape on campus last year, new records show.
A man police say stabbed another man in the abdomen Sunday morning after a fight in a homeless shelter dining room is now in custody at Berkeley Jail, authorities say.
Four men identified by authorities as gang members from Contra Costa County are set to appear in court this week after being charged with a violent attack on a UC Berkeley student in a Telegraph Avenue pizza shop.
Three teenage boys and two adults from Oakland attacked a woman walking in South Berkeley on Saturday night during a robbery that was interrupted by a Berkeley police officer who happened to be nearby, authorities say.
A former linebacker with the UC Berkeley football team was charged with two felonies Wednesday after he reportedly attacked a Berkeley police officer over the weekend, according to court papers.
Construction crews, people in parks, businesses and local churches: There have been nearly 200 shelter-in-place violations reported in the city of Berkeley since March 18.
A reader asked Berkeleyside to find out why firefighters on a call this week were discussing protocols for coronavirus. Here’s what we learned.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
Most addresses in the city had reportedly gotten their electricity back by Monday evening, authorities reported.