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.
A UC Berkeley student charged with raping one young woman at his former fraternity in 2017 and forcing another to perform oral sex on him earlier this year must stand trial, a judge ruled Monday.
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.
Rather than ticketing people walking and biking, the city must accelerate efforts to build complete streets — a more effective and fair way to improve safety for all.
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.
Police briefly detained a man on the platform and three trains did not stop at the station during the investigation.
An arrest was made after three incidents on Aug. 14 when people were assaulted in cafés, including Paris Baguette and Café Mezzo, police report.
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.