Car chase ends in crash at Berkeley intersection

A car chase involving Oakland and Berkeley police Tuesday evening resulted in a crash, damaging four cars and injuring one person, according to police. Berkeley Police Department officers responded to a request from Oakland Police Department at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday for assistance in a car pursuit that was heading
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Rape reported near UC Berkeley campus

A rape was reported last week near the UC Berkeley campus. According to Berkeley Police Department Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the rape occurred Jan. 29 at approximately 12:45 a.m. on the 2300 block of Warring Street, an area with at least two sororities and three fraternities nearby. Kusmiss said she could
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Berkeley police officers involved in shooting

Berkeley Police Department officers were involved in a shooting this afternoon in Castro Valley, resulting in the hospitalization of one officer with “serious leg and hand injuries,” according to the sheriff’s office. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. J.D. Nelson, a BPD investigative unit was pursuing a suspect in
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Protester convicted of assaulting officer

Nearly a year after his arrest, a jury convicted People’s Park protester Michael “Midnight Matt” Dodt Thursday of trespassing and assaulting a police officer with a laser device. Dodt was arrested in January of last year after staging an 89-day tree-sit at People’s Park to challenge UC Berkeley’s ownership of
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Skateboarder involved in Berkeley Hills collision dies

An 18-year-old Berkeley resident involved in a car collision this week died Wednesday afternoon, according to the Berkeley Police Department. Tyler DeMartini, a former El Cerrito High School student, was “seriously injured” after colliding with a moving vehicle while riding his skateboard near the Berkeley Hills area Monday evening, according to
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Crime blotter: Jan. 30 — Feb. 2

The following is a sample of crime in Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Drunk in public arrest – 1800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way On Jan. 30 at about 11:51 p.m., a woman community member called to report someone knocking on her door in the
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Reward of $17,000 offered for information about Berkeley homicide

A reward of $17,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide information about a homicide that occurred last week in Berkeley. The city’s first homicide of 2012 took place Thursday when Kenneth Warren, a 35-year-old Hercules resident, was shot numerous times just before 6:50 p.m. and was later pronounced
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