Man robs credit union in Downtown Berkeley

An unknown male suspect allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Berkeley branch of the Patelco Credit Union in Downtown Monday morning. At about 11:01 a.m., the Berkeley Public Safety Communications Center received a silent hold up alarm from the credit union — located at 2033
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Examining escalation

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: The violence witnessed during an Occupy Oakland rally Tuesday was unacceptable. We hope nonviolence will ensue.

The streets of Oakland erupted in violence and chaos Tuesday night as an attempt by Occupy Oakland protesters to reclaim the location of their occupation culminated in clashes with police. One demonstrator sustained a fractured skull after being hit in the head with what was thought to be a police
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Crime in Berkeley: Oct. 24 — Oct. 26

The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Parole stop/search leads to narcotics arrest — Harrison and Eighth streets A BPD Patrol officer was familiar with a 31-year-old male parolee who was living in a Dodge van in the area of
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A mass of Occupy Oakland protesters marched around the streets of downtown Oakland.

UC Berkeley students march with Occupy Oakland demonstrators

When one UC Berkeley graduate student in the anthropology department heard from fellow students marching with Occupy Oakland that police were using tear gas against protesters Tuesday night, he headed down into the fray. Marching down Broadway, the protesters faced off with police as they reached 14th Street, the entrance
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Daphne, the pitbull who was shot 38 times with a pellet gun, is now being housed at the Berkeley Animal Shelter.

Dog shot 38 times abandoned in Berkeley parking lot

When an abandoned dog was dropped off by police at the Berkeley Animal Shelter last month, staff found nothing out of the ordinary. But when she was taken to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society last week to be spayed, the attending veterinarian discovered something odd: The dog had 38
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A charter bus crashed into a tree near the intersection of Hearst Avenue and Spruce Street on Friday evening.

Bus crashes into tree on Northside across street from campus

A charter bus crashed into a tree on Northside just across the street from the UC Berkeley campus Friday evening. At around 6 p.m., an Eastshore Charter Lines bus crashed into a tree outside a residence near the intersection of Spruce Street and Hearst Avenue, — close to the Northwest
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Woman robbed of purse at gunpoint on Southside

Police responded to an armed robbery directly south of the UC Berkeley campus on Sunday morning. At about 8:30 a.m., a woman was walking on the 2300 block of Channing Way, near Dana Street, when a man passed her on the sidewalk, turned around and pointed a gun at her,
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