Police arrest suspect in tire-puncturing incident

Berkeley police have arrested one suspect who they say is responsible for puncturing dozens of tires and spray painting a few vehicles in South Berkeley last week, police announced Thursday morning. At about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Berkeley Police Department officers arrested Berkeley resident Mandisa Monroe, 33, near her home, according
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Man beaten unconscious outside Cal-Fresno State football game

A man was beaten unconscious outside of San Francisco’s Candlestick Park prior to the start of the Cal-Fresno State football game Saturday afternoon. According to the San Francisco Police Department, the incident occurred in the parking lot of Candlestick Park, when a sergeant on bicycle patrol responded to commotion coming
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Berkeley police solve tire-puncturing incident

Berkeley police say they have solved last week’s massive tire-puncturing incident and determined the crime was committed by a single person. Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said at a city Police Review Commission meeting Wednesday night that the investigation has “led us to a single person” and that the department
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Protester Moonshato sits in a tree in People's Park.

Tree-sitter falls from tree, protest ends

The People’s Park tree-sit that began just over a week ago came to an end early Tuesday morning after one of the protesters fell out of the tree and had to be rushed to the hospital. A 19-year-old female fell out of the tree at about 4 a.m, sustaining major
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Statistics show decrease in violent and property crimes

Preliminary statistics indicate an overall decrease in violent and property crime in Berkeley during the first six months of 2011 compared to the same time period the previous year — a trend mirrored in surrounding cities. The Berkeley Police Department recorded 4 percent fewer Part One Violent Crimes — which
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South Berkeley residents awake to punctured tires

South Berkeley residents awoke Wednesday morning to find tires punctured on over 50 of their cars on California, King and Julia streets. The tires were most likely damaged with a puncture tool such as a fireplace tool, a small pocket knife or an ice pick between 8 p.m. Tuesday and
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