Man assaulted and killed in Berkeley, suspect detained

The city of Berkeley saw its second homicide of the year Saturday night, when a man was assaulted and killed in North Berkeley, police say. At about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Berkeley Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious person possibly trespassing near the garage of the caller’s Shasta Road
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Traffic stop turns to arrest for weapons violations

A routine traffic stop turned into an arrest for weapons violations Wednesday in Southwest Berkeley. Berkeley Police Department officers pulled over a car that did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Harmon and King streets and “smelled a strong smell of burnt marijuana” coming from inside
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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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