A knife-wielding man in crisis who repeatedly threatened to commit "suicide by cop" eventually agreed to be taken into custody for a medical evaluation after a standoff Wednesday.
First responders rescued a man in crisis from the San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, then got him to the hospital for a welfare check and medical evaluation, authorities report.
A five-hour standoff last week ended with a woman being taken to the hospital for medical evaluation after several disturbances at her West Berkeley home, police said.
A 50-year-old Berkeley man who threatened to kill himself as he held a knife to his throat surrendered to officers early Tuesday morning after about six hours with a police negotiator, authorities said.
Berkeley police spent three hours Monday negotiating with a man who had locked himself in his family’s apartment in the 1500 block of Prince Street after threatening to kill officers and harm his mother and brother.
Two officers pull up to a house in Berkeley. There’s yelling coming from inside: Roommates are fighting about the rent and police have been dispatched to respond.
At least two Berkeley Police officers are seeking medical care after being injured during the arrest outside a West Berkeley grocery store of a man who had earlier been armed with a knife.
A 17-year-old male with a baseball bat who authorities say attacked another male, causing potentially life-threatening injuries, then climbed on top of the Grove Park baseball field backstop, ultimately surrendered to officers who focused on talking him down Friday afternoon.
Note: An update about this incident appears toward the bottom of this article.
Responding to people with mental health issues is the number one drain on police resources in Berkeley, a police officer who specializes in the topic said this week.
Police officials will give the Berkeley City Council a broad overview of 2014 crime trends Tuesday night, showing significant reductions in the city’s most serious incidents.