A sex offender who took a high-school-aged girl to a park, where he kissed her and touched her over her clothes, has been charged with child molesting and sexual battery by restraint, according to authorities.
Police responding to reports of catalytic converter thefts in North Berkeley this month found five of them in an abandoned minivan and one, still on a vehicle, that had been partially cut off, authorities report.
A Vallejo man who was shot by a cashier during an East Bay gas station robbery in August has been charged with using a gun to rob that station and a gas station in Berkeley, too, according to court papers.
A Berkeley man has been charged with multiple felonies after he held a gun on his adopted daughters and threatened to kill them, according to police, then fired his gun outside their home when one of the girls ran away.
A 37-year-old man was arrested Monday after grabbing three women in their 20s last week near the UC Berkeley campus, police report. He rode a bike and wore a pink backpack during all three incidents.
A Southern California man who was drunk when he ran a red light, striking a UC Berkeley student as she jogged through a crosswalk near campus one year ago, has been sentenced to one year in jail.
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Two men and a woman on opposite sides of a South Berkeley shoot-out have been charged with attempted murder, according to court papers and police.
Robbers holding onto a man's backpack dragged him at least 70 feet with their getaway car. A GPS ankle monitor and Tesla camera helped solve an auto burglary series. A prolific home burglar caught a new case. And more.
A man who worked for an authorized Verizon dealer in North Berkeley has been charged with using the credit card numbers of elderly customers to rack up thousands of dollars in fraudulent fees, according to court papers.
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.