The Berkeley City Council shifted more than $9 million out of the police department budget Tuesday night to help pay for a range of reforms called for by community members and city officials alike in recent weeks.
Two men with a gun fired it twice in separate incidents Sunday night in Berkeley and one of them pointed the gun at a woman walking alone that night when she rejected his “flirtatious advances,” police report.
A woman who was asleep in her bed Friday woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger looming over her, authorities report. The alleged intruder was charged Monday with sexually motivated burglary.
Residents locked themselves in their rooms while they waited for police to arrive. The man was ultimately arrested on suspicion of burglary and sent for a psychiatric evaulation.
Police arrested two men outside the 7-Eleven in Southside Berkeley after hearing gunfire there Sunday night, authorities report.
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Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and persistent calls to reform policing, officials pledged Tuesday night to remake the city budget as a “moral document” that better reflects Berkeley values.
The man had stopped on University Avenue facing oncoming traffic with his engine running and his BMW in gear Wednesday, authorities report.
Police in Berkeley responded to Oregon and California streets Wednesday night for gunfire in the area, authorities report.
Officials have promised to overhaul what public safety looks like in Berkeley in response to protests that have resonated across the city and nation in recent weeks.
The city of Berkeley has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith on Monday night.
The young man found on Dwight Way late Monday night with a fatal gunshot wound to the head has been identified as a 19-year-old student who was set to begin his third year at UC Berkeley.