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.
Berkeley police arrested a man with a firearm Thursday night after officers heard a gunshot in South Berkeley, authorities report.
A teenager from Vallejo who tried to steal a laptop from a customer at Blue Bottle Coffee in downtown Berkeley was taken into custody after the driver of his getaway vehicle sped off and left him, authorities report.
Police closed several blocks near the city border Wednesday afternoon due to a report about an armed man in the 3300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley.
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.
An arrest was made after three incidents on Aug. 14 when people were assaulted in cafés, including Paris Baguette and Café Mezzo, police report.
The man was found on the steps of 2425 Channing Way at Telegraph.
The assailant ran away.
Bullets “riddled” a car Southside Friday night, according to the Berkeley Police. Two 24-year-old former UC Berkeley students who were minutes away from getting into the 2004 BMW said they “consider ourselves lucky.”
Prius owners throughout Berkeley have tried to start their cars only to be greeted with a thunderous roar and a nonfunctional car.
A woman took a child from a father going to Habitot, a man shot a gun inside his home, a business owner was attacked when he confronted a man outside his shop, and more in this week's Berkeley crime roundup.
A man and woman were stabbed while riding the escalator together from the downtown Berkeley BART station up to Shattuck Avenue early Tuesday morning, BART reports. They are expected to survive.