Crime in Berkeley: March 25 — March 29

The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Drunk in public arrest – 1500 block of Oregon Street On March 25  at about 9:32 p.m., a BPD patrol officer responded for a second time that night to an apartment building in the
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Police detain man near UC Berkeley campus

Berkeley police detained a man Thursday morning after he threw a plastic sign multiple times at another person and subsequently tried to flee, according to police. At approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday, the man tried to swing a plastic “wet floor” sign at a member of a social service program at
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A man was shot in front of Bobs Liquor, on the corner of Sacramento and Oregon.

Man fatally shot in Berkeley, suspect arrested

A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in Berkeley, marking the city’s third homicide of 2012. In what police say was a targeted shooting, multiple shots were fired at two men in South Berkeley, killing Devin Whitmire, 24, and leaving the other unhurt. Police are holding 18-year-old Randall Oscar
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Ten ninety-seven

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send an officer to a reporter’s house after midnight was wrong.

News reporters are beholden to the truth. The risk of inaccuracy is a constant concern each carries. They expect sources to inform them when mistakes of fact are discovered. But Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s nighttime effort to push Oakland Tribune journalist Doug Oakley for a correction was unacceptable. Oakley
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Meeting on The Alemeda street to discuss local murder and future saftey precautions, chief of police (tall white guy) speaking

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home

At 12:45 a.m., officer requests changes to a story at reporter's home

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to the home of a reporter around 12:45 a.m. Friday to request changes to a story that Meehan felt inaccurately portrayed him, media outlets reported this weekend. Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley covered a meeting Thursday night in which Meehan and others
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