Berkeleyside regularly reports on notable Berkeley crimes, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons, or that readers have asked about.
Police investigated three armed robberies on Wednesday night downtown and in the Southside neighborhood near UC Berkeley, authorities report.
Police have arrested an Oakland man on suspicion of three unarmed bank robberies in Berkeley in January and one in Pinole, authorities report.
Freddie Worthman of Berkeley was released on parole in 2019 after serving a 20-year sentence for a case in which he had been sentenced to 40 years to life, according to police.
For the third time in less than a week, an unarmed man took money from a Berkeley bank during a robbery, authorities reported Monday evening.
It’s rare when Berkeley has even one bank robbery, but Wednesday there were two.
Three teenage boys and two adults from Oakland attacked a woman walking in South Berkeley on Saturday night during a robbery that was interrupted by a Berkeley police officer who happened to be nearby, authorities say.
A former linebacker with the UC Berkeley football team was charged with two felonies Wednesday after he reportedly attacked a Berkeley police officer over the weekend, according to court papers.
Police arrested a former Cal football player over the weekend after he reportedly flagged down a police officer, tried to grab his gun during a struggle and attempted to take his patrol vehicle, authorities report.
Berkeley police officers arrested three youth after a report of an attempted armed carjacking on Woolsey Street on Friday afternoon, authorities report.
A teenager from Vallejo who tried to steal a laptop from a customer at Blue Bottle Coffee in downtown Berkeley was taken into custody after the driver of his getaway vehicle sped off and left him, authorities report.
A Vallejo man who was shot by a cashier during an East Bay gas station robbery in August has been charged with using a gun to rob that station and a gas station in Berkeley, too, according to court papers.