Police evacuated customers and employees from Andronicos Community Markets after receiving a call describing a man in the store with an assault rifle. No such man was found in the subsequent search.

Berkeley police evacuate Andronico’s market

Berkeley police officers with guns drawn evacuated customers and employees from Andronico’s Community Markets on Telegraph Avenue near Derby Street Friday night. At about 8:15 p.m., a community member called the Berkeley Police Department to report a suspicious circumstance, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. The 21-year-old
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Pedestrian robbed in the Downtown

A pedestrian was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in the Downtown Thursday evening. At about 5:43 p.m., the victim, who is not affiliated with the university, was in front of 2068 Center St., according to a UCPD crime alert. The victim allegedly attempted to purchase prescription pills from a
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Student robbed at gunpoint on Southside

A man was the victim of an armed robbery on Southside Wednesday night. At about 11:45 p.m., the victim, a 19-year student, was standing on the intersection of Dwight Way and Etna Street when he was allegedly approached by three other men who pushed him to the ground while pointing
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Three arrested in Southside hit and run

Three of four suspects involved in a Southside hit and run were arrested on Sunday evening by the Berkeley Police Department. At approximately 6:50 p.m., a Berkeley police officer on Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue spotted a maroon Toyota run a red light, almost causing an accident, and attempted to
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Woman robbed in Downtown Berkeley

A woman was the victim of an alleged strong-arm robbery Sunday afternoon in Downtown Berkeley. At around 2:30 p.m., the woman was standing on Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue when she was allegedly approached by a man who forcibly took her iPhone and fled the scene in a green Jeep
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Police officers meet up after planned protests in Oakland. Some thought protests would spring up in Oakland and Los Angeles after the release of Johannes Mehserle.

Mehserle’s release from jail passes by quietly

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant III in 2009, was quietly released from jail early Monday morning. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Mehserle was released from the Los Angeles County Jail after serving 11 months for the involuntary manslaughter of Grant, the 22-year-old Mehserle
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Woman allegedly robbed in North Berkeley

A woman was allegedly attacked and robbed of her purse in North Berkeley last Monday night. At about 10:55 p.m., the 26-year-old woman was walking home from the Downtown Berkeley BART station when she was approached by another woman on Le Conte Avenue between Scenic Avenue and Hearst Avenue, according
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Two men injured in South Berkeley shooting

When Berkeley police responded to reports of a shooting on the 1500 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley Friday night, they found two men suffering from injuries sustained that night. At about 10 p.m., a group of young men were socializing in front of an apartment building on the
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