A crew of armed robbers with a gun may have targeted downtown Berkeley overnight, committing three robberies around the UC Berkeley campus — and attempting a fourth — over about four hours, police report.
Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
Authorities have charged a man from Pittsburg and a man from Antioch with firing a gun near Cal over the weekend, according to court records and police. Also: Don't miss the Berkeleyside map of this year's shootings.
Lacisha Atkins turned herself in after police publicized the warrant for her arrest.
Two men remained in custody Saturday night in connection with gunfire and marijuana sales allegations, while two other people were released on citations, police told Berkeleyside.
Firefighters rescued a mother and her teenage son off a second-floor balcony early Friday morning after someone set a fire outside their townhome on Stanton Street in South Berkeley, authorities report.
In the space of about 40 minutes starting at around 1:40 a.m. Friday, police responded to 10 gunshots in three locations near the UC Berkeley campus.
A Vallejo felon was charged this week in connection with a drive-by shooting at a crowded Berkeley park in August after he allegedly shot back when a rival gang member opened fire, according to court papers.
Berkeley police share news of several laptop and cellphone thefts, as well as an armed robbery in the past week.
A 47-year-old Gulf War veteran with a PhD in philosophy, who was arrested in Berkeley in February, died one month later after a brief altercation in jail, according to the Alameda County sheriff's office.
This week, the city secured a restraining order against Zachary RunningWolf Brown, a long-time Bay Area activist, alleging he made "credible death threats" against Mayor Jesse Arreguín and scared a member of his staff.
Berkeley police have released photographs of three people investigators say are connected to the theft of more than $20,000 in merchandise from the Fourth Street Apple store in the past week.