An annual enforcement effort targeting drinking at UC Berkeley as the semester kicks off has netted a record number of arrests and citations related to alcohol use around campus, but the calls for medical service for heavily intoxicated students have been on the decline, authorities reported this week.
Update, 6:15 p.m. Pet Food Express owners Mark Witriol and Michael Levy have announced they will increase their reward to $10,000, in addition to the $20,000 offered by Crime Stoppers.
A Berkeley musician was fatally injured by a stray bullet over the weekend, and police are asking for help to track down his killer.
Berkeley police are reporting huge increases in home burglaries in early 2015 compared to preliminary statistics recorded last year.
Berkeley police detained a man after he was allegedly involved in an assault using a hammer Tuesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday afternoon that a young man from Tracy will face the charges against him after authorities say he crashed a Corvette on Tunnel Road in Berkeley last summer and put his friend in a coma.
Police are asking for the community’s help after a startled burglar grabbed a North Berkeley resident who found him inside her home.
Berkeley Police traffic officers will be out for a special enforcement effort Saturday to educate — and potentially ticket — pedestrians who violate traffic laws.
Update: 4:22 p.m. The driver of the smashed Corvette is Anthony Edward Torpey, 21, of
Dublin,Castro Valley, according to Officer Jenn Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman. He was arrested at 3:52 a.m. and was taken to Berkeley Jail, where he is being held on $91,200 bail, according to police records. In addition to being held on a DUI charge and a felony hit-and-run charge, he was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.
A pilot program by the Berkeley Police Department to send out email and text alerts using a web-based service called Nixle has been live for about two weeks.
Update, 5:17 p.m. Police have canceled the alert, citing the work of a good Samaritan who found the missing woman at a local laundromat in Berkeley.
The city of Berkeley is kicking off its first foray into social media communication with a six-month pilot program to let police officers send crime and safety alerts directly to the public, city staff announced Monday night.