A transient Berkeley woman who’s had repeated run-ins with police in the past is back in custody Thursday after authorities say she set at least one dumpster on fire by the library Wednesday night.
Police arrested two people in East Oakland in connection with drugs and guns, and police were out in Berkeley today doing a narcotics enforcement operation, too. Learn why it's especially important to buckle up, and see what a recent DUI checkpoint led to. All this and more in this week's blotter.
Police recovered a number of guns and made arrests in connection with many of them; asked for help — and released a new suspect sketch — to solve a murder on Grizzly Peak; and arrested four people in connection with identity theft. One of the guns, which was loaded, was taken to school by a BUSD student. Another one, also loaded, was found in the purse of a woman who had just purchased marijuana from a medical cannabis dispensary, police said.
In this week's blotter: a spate of stolen vehicles, proactive patrols at People's Park, youth fights downtown, a repeat offender is back in custody after a robbery, a fire displaced 30 people, and a difference of opinion led to a head-butt battery at Willard. See what happened in your neighborhood.
In this week's blotter: New video from the recent robbery series reported by BPD, a UASI grant award to help BPD get an armored van, a purse snatch robbery on Hillside, a 19-year-old woman fell off a frat roof (but survived), the discovery of a skull and bones at Berkeley Lab and much more. All the Berkeley crime news you won't find anywhere else is wrapped up for you here.
In this week's blotter: an 18-year-old reported having been raped on Grizzly Peak, an elderly man with mental issues tried to rob a bank using a note, there was a high-speed chase and crash on Dohr, and a local sandwich shop owner said he was underwhelmed by the police response when he found a drugged-out man locked in the bathroom when the owner came in to open the shop one morning.