Second suspect charged in South Berkeley homicide

A suspect allegedly involved in a police shooting last month has been charged with the March 29 killing of Devin Whitmire. The Berkeley Police Department announced Tuesday that Calvester Stewart, 19, has been charged with the alleged murder of Whitmire, 24. Whitmire was fatally shot on the night of March 29 at
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Mary Souza - missing person

Police search for missing woman with dementia

Berkeley police are searching for an 86-year-old Berkeley resident with dementia who was discovered missing from her South Berkeley assisted living facility sometime Thursday night. At about 8 p.m., a staff member from the facility located on the 2600 block of Shattuck Avenue called the Berkeley Police Department to report
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A notice posted on the door of what will become the new Peet's Coffe and Tea.

Peet’s to open ninth Berkeley store this fall

About 45 years since first setting up shop in Berkeley, the ninth Peet’s Coffee & Tea in the city is opening its newest store this fall on College and Alcatraz avenues, right on the Oakland border. After several years of eyeing the storefront — located 3200 College Ave. — Peet’s
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Police arrest suspect in tire-puncturing incident

Berkeley police have arrested one suspect who they say is responsible for puncturing dozens of tires and spray painting a few vehicles in South Berkeley last week, police announced Thursday morning. At about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Berkeley Police Department officers arrested Berkeley resident Mandisa Monroe, 33, near her home, according
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South Berkeley residents awake to punctured tires

South Berkeley residents awoke Wednesday morning to find tires punctured on over 50 of their cars on California, King and Julia streets. The tires were most likely damaged with a puncture tool such as a fireplace tool, a small pocket knife or an ice pick between 8 p.m. Tuesday and
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The Joint Southside Safety Patrol began three years ago when UCPD and BPD officers shared squad cars to increase patrol presence on Thursday through Saturday nights.

Departments collaborate to improve Southside safety

With a new school year under way, UCPD and the Berkeley Police Department are teaming up to keep crime in check. The Joint Southside Safety Patrol, which was launched last August as an effort to curtail violent crime and public nuisances, is a partnership between the two police agencies that
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South Berkeley shooting under investigation

Berkeley police officers are investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in South Berkeley Friday afternoon. At about 2:25 p.m., a group of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street, according to a statement from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt.
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