Police responded to several illegal acts, including battery of a peace officer and a parole violation, at a rock concert at the Hearst Greek Theatre, above, on Saturday.

Police respond to illegal acts at Greek Theatre

UCPD responded to several illegal acts at a rock concert at the Hearst Greek Theatre this past Saturday evening, though the department said none were particularly raucous or unusual. Among the incidents were an arrest for alleged battery of a peace officer and several citations for alleged public drunkenness as
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Data show increasing safety on city streets

Over the past few years, Berkeley streets have become increasingly safe to walk on during the summer. Since 2009, Part I crimes  — which include both violent crimes such as homicide, rape and aggravated assault and property crimes — in Berkeley have had an overall decreasing trend in the summer
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Student protester begins formal trial proceedings

After nearly eight months of conferences and negotiations with district authorities, UC Berkeley student Eric-Michael Wilson, who faces misdemeanor charges for his involvement in protests during the November 2010 University of California Board of Regents meeting, began formal trial proceedings Friday. Wilson faces one count of assaulting an officer, two
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Man stabbed in Southside Tuesday night

An Oakland man was stabbed in Southside Tuesday night after an argument allegedly erupted over spilled coffee. At about 7:38 p.m., Berkeley police officers responded to a report of brandishing a knife and assault on the 2400 block of Dana Street, according to a UCPD crime alert. The victim, a
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South Berkeley shooting under investigation

Berkeley police officers are investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in South Berkeley Friday afternoon. At about 2:25 p.m., a group of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street, according to a statement from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt.
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Man allegedly robbed near People’s Park

A man was the victim of an alleged armed robbery near People’s Park on Saturday. Early that morning, the victim was sitting in People’s Park drinking a beer when two suspects allegedly approached him and began to punch and kick him. The suspects then allegedly continued hitting the victim with
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Student robbed of wallet on Southside

A man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in Southside Sunday night. At about 11:50 p.m., the victim, a study-abroad student, was walking on Telegraph Avenue near Dwight Way when he was approached by two males who allegedly demanded his wallet. One of the suspects took the victim’s wallet
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Man robbed in Downtown Berkeley

A man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in Downtown Berkeley Sunday morning. At about 2:15 a.m., the victim, a 23-year-old male, was on his bicycle on the intersection of Addison Street and Shattuck Avenue when he was allegedly approached from behind by two males who pulled him off
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