Officers in Berkeley handled a series of felony calls over about 90 minutes Monday evening that included two violent robberies, police report.
A Berkeley man with a machete slashed a woman Saturday afternoon when she asked him to move along and leave her alone, police report.
A Berkeley City Council proposal to put a police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot has run out of time to be considered this fall.
Two young men have now been charged with a pair of gang-related shootings in Berkeley earlier this year after a new arrest last week, according to court papers.
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.
Civilian oversight of the police is an emerging best practice. Enlightened police leaders understand that independent oversight is a critical part of fair and impartial policing.
The man taken from a Berkeley motel room over the weekend "was kidnapped after a marijuana transaction went awry," police said this week.
A 22-year-old Berkeley man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing Sunday evening at a downtown Berkeley park, according to court papers.
Witnesses led police to the suspect and the knife used in the stabbing, authorities said.
Two teenagers with serious gunshot injuries drove themselves to the hospital Saturday night but are expected to survive, authorities in Berkeley report.
A grass fire at Aquatic Park on Tuesday led to the arrest of a homeless woman in the area on suspicion of felony arson, police report.
The Berkeley City Council voted 5-4 Monday night to let the city's first responders, including police, join in this year's Urban Shield exercise.
A man used a note to make off with an undisclosed amount of cash while robbing a downtown Berkeley credit union last week, authorities report.