Berkeley saw a number of robberies and other crimes in November, many of which have been sent out as Nixle alerts by the Berkeley Police Department and the University of California Police Department.
A woman who struck two strangers in the head with a large stick and threw a tree branch at an officer — possibly causing a concussion — was arrested Thursday in downtown Berkeley, authorities report.
A woman walking north of the UC Berkeley campus was kicked and punched during an armed robbery Monday night, authorities report.
In the past week, Berkeley police have handled a felony attack, recovered two guns, and dealt with a spate of street robberies and laptop thefts, amid other enforcement activities, BPD reported Thursday.
An officer on patrol arrested four men and a teenage boy near the UC Berkeley campus earlier this week after recognizing their vehicle from a recent robbery series involving knives and a gun, authorities report.
There have been at least six robberies, and two robbery attempts, since Friday, the Berkeley police report. Most took place at knifepoint, though one involved a gun.
A college professor charged with four counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon has taken a deal resulting in three years of probation, court records reveal.
A fight broke out Wednesday in the Southside neighborhood between skateboarders and local residents, sending one person to the hospital, police said.
A 72-year-old man walking downtown earlier this month was seriously injured during an attack from behind when a group of young men shoved him down and kicked him, BPD said.
A man who walked up to a stranger with a large rock and struck him over the head in downtown Berkeley on Tuesday has been charged with hate crime allegations and two felonies.
A man authorities say used a rock to strike a cyclist in downtown Berkeley walked to the police station to turn himself in after the crime, according to BPD.
A man arrested on suspicion of punching a police officer, and giving her a concussion, has been charged with misdemeanor battery on a peace officer, according to jail records.
"It's been over a year of this," one of the defendants told Berkeleyside on Monday afternoon. "It was intense. We're all just ready to move on with our lives."