Three auto burglary suspects spent the night at Highland Hospital with serious injuries after crashing in South Berkeley late Friday night while fleeing from police, authorities report.
More than a third of nearly 1,200 votes in Berkeleyside's non-scientific poll of worst paved streets in Berkeley went to one street. And, yes, we have video.
"It's been over a year of this," one of the defendants told Berkeleyside on Monday afternoon. "It was intense. We're all just ready to move on with our lives."
The stairway outside a small building in downtown Berkeley collapsed Saturday evening underneath two people, injuring one, authorities report.
Two parolees, a woman from Oakland and her 2-year-old toddler crashed their Acura while fleeing officers who tried to stop them Friday to investigate an auto burglary, police said.
Berkeleyside got several questions Tuesday about police activity in town, including an investigation into gunfire on Stuart Street that damaged a vehicle, an arrest downtown after a fight, and an agitated man who ended up being taken for a psychiatric evaluation in South Berkeley.
A transient Berkeley woman who’s had repeated run-ins with police in the past is back in custody Thursday after authorities say she set at least one dumpster on fire by the library Wednesday night.
A woman who lit two toilet paper rolls on fire at Berkeley’s City Hall while a man in a wheelchair was using the restroom has been charged with a misdemeanor by the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night.
A two-alarm fire over the weekend in the Milvia Street building occupied by a popular Berkeley spa caused up to $100,000 in damage, temporarily closed the operation and displaced six residents, authorities said Monday.
A new eight-story building could take the place of the Firestone garage and parking lot at Milvia and University, if a newly proposed development at 1974 University Ave. is approved by the city of Berkeley.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at email@example.com.)