Early morning fire in West Berkeley deemed arson

A fire broke out in a vacant West Berkeley building Wednesday morning. According to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for Berkeley Fire Department, the fire broke out in a building used for residential and commercial purposes at 833 Bancroft Way in West Berkeley. The department received a call reporting the
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Electronic devices stolen from Wellman Hall

UCPD is investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend in a building on the UC Berkeley campus. Sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning, a single suspect, or suspects, broke into Wellman Hall by smashing a window, according to a UCPD crime alert. Drawers and cabinets appeared to have
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Two robberies reported Thursday on Southside

Two robberies occurred Thursday south of the UC Berkeley campus, according to a UCPD crime alert. In the first incident, a 30-year-old female was walking on the 2300 block of College Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Thursday when she was robbed of her purse. The Berkeley Police Department was not able
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Three pepper-sprayed south of UC Berkeley campus following protest

Three people were pepper sprayed south of the UC Berkeley campus Saturday afternoon after a pro-Palestine protest staged in an intersection drew pro-Israel supporters, according to police. According to Berkeley Police Department Lt. Dave Frankel, a group of about 10 pro-Palestine demonstrators protesting Israeli occupation momentarily took over the intersection
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Two robberies reported near People’s Park

The area around People’s Park saw two robberies reported in the same night two weeks ago, according to police. In the first incident, a 21-year-old female UC Berkeley student was walking on the 2500 block of Hillegass Avenue at around 8 p.m. Feb. 15 when three men approached her and
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