A federal judge has ruled that Berkeley police officers used "minimal" force that was "reasonable" when they arrested several people who protested or resisted arrest during a homeless camp removal in 2016.
A crew of armed robbers with a gun may have targeted downtown Berkeley overnight, committing three robberies around the UC Berkeley campus — and attempting a fourth — over about four hours, police report.
A Berkeley Fire Department ambulance caught fire in the Berkeley Hills while taking a patient to the hospital Wednesday night, authorities report.
Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
Berkeley police handled at least 13 crashes in March that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data obtained by Berkeleyside. The number has fallen for the second month in a row.
Authorities have charged a man from Pittsburg and a man from Antioch with firing a gun near Cal over the weekend, according to court records and police. Also: Don't miss the Berkeleyside map of this year's shootings.
Lacisha Atkins turned herself in after police publicized the warrant for her arrest.
More than 60 steelhead trout were killed in Berkeley's Codornices Creek recently, likely as a result of 20 gallons of foam retardant used to extinguish a garbage truck fire in early April, authorities report.
Two men remained in custody Saturday night in connection with gunfire and marijuana sales allegations, while two other people were released on citations, police told Berkeleyside.
Firefighters rescued a mother and her teenage son off a second-floor balcony early Friday morning after someone set a fire outside their townhome on Stanton Street in South Berkeley, authorities report.
In the space of about 40 minutes starting at around 1:40 a.m. Friday, police responded to 10 gunshots in three locations near the UC Berkeley campus.
A Vallejo felon was charged this week in connection with a drive-by shooting at a crowded Berkeley park in August after he allegedly shot back when a rival gang member opened fire, according to court papers.
Berkeley police share news of several laptop and cellphone thefts, as well as an armed robbery in the past week.