A man who threatened to shoot up a South Berkeley barbershop because he was angry when he couldn't get a haircut was charged with two felonies this week, according to authorities and court papers.
A crash at Sacramento and Fairview streets in South Berkeley left a pedestrian unresponsive Wednesday night. Crista Carlson, 70, of Emeryville died in June.
A woman was attacked and robbed when three people stole her Range Rover in a violent carjacking in South Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, according to police and community reports.
Self-defense was not a factor for five young men, including three from Berkeley, charged in the fatal shooting of a lone 24-year-old in Oakland last year, a judge ruled this week.
In this week's blotter: a spate of stolen vehicles, proactive patrols at People's Park, youth fights downtown, a repeat offender is back in custody after a robbery, a fire displaced 30 people, and a difference of opinion led to a head-butt battery at Willard. See what happened in your neighborhood.
In this week's blotter: New video from the recent robbery series reported by BPD, a UASI grant award to help BPD get an armored van, a purse snatch robbery on Hillside, a 19-year-old woman fell off a frat roof (but survived), the discovery of a skull and bones at Berkeley Lab and much more. All the Berkeley crime news you won't find anywhere else is wrapped up for you here.
BB gun vandal shooting out car windows, man arrested for third time after Berkeley beatings, group arrested at Oakland hotel in connection with ID theft, resident reunited with cat after fire, and more in this week's crime blotter. See what happened in your neighborhood.
Five felony sexual assaults, including a rape on campus by two men, nine robberies, man arrested in arson case, man arrested in hammer attack during protests, more.
Daytime home burglary series in Westbrae, 10 robberies in town, man reunited with stolen bike after help from neighbor, and more.