Update, 4:56 p.m. BPD clarified that one of the victims turned up at the North Berkeley BART station and was then taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared, according to the preliminary investigation, to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made.
Update, 1:25 a.m. Authorities have just confirmed this incident began in Richmond at around 10:35 p.m.
[Editor’s Note: This story was updated after publication to include a comment from Berkeley rap musician Hotboi Weez.]
A Berkeley man has been reunited with his stolen bike thanks to an alert resident who recognized it in the neighborhood — after seeing a post on social network Nextdoor — but the owner is still hoping to find a second identical bicycle that was also stolen from his home over the weekend.
A 24-year-old San Leandro man has been ordered by a judge to face charges in the murder case against him for a fatal shooting in Berkeley last year.
Stepped up police patrols, trimmed-back bushes and increased efforts to clean up graffiti around Strawberry Creek Park are among a slew of recent steps by the city following two troubling incidents in March, including a drive-by shooting nearby and the violent robbery of a Berkeley middle school student.
Two men have been charged in the robbery of a 14-year-old boy in West Berkeley earlier this month in what police described as a “high gang area,” according to court papers.
Three shootings in Berkeley since last weekend have raised safety concerns around town, and police area coordinators have been using their email lists to ask for cooperation and assure residents that the incidents are under investigation.
Berkeley Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of Bonar Street on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Berkeley residents who participate in community crime prevention efforts met with police this week to share concerns and learn about recent crime trends.
Berkeley Police officers arrested two men after they allegedly hurled glass bottles at a police officer and shouted insults at him Friday night, authorities said.