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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Violation Inforgraphic

UCPD report shows increase in liquor-, drug-related incidents in 2010

UC Berkeley experienced a spike in the number of liquor- and drug-related incidents resulting in police action in 2010 compared to 2009, according to UCPD’s annual campus safety report. The campus, campus-owned buildings and the surrounding public area — marked by Virginia Avenue to the north, Dwight Way to the
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Police respond to Southside apartment burglary Saturday

Officers from the Berkeley Police Department and UCPD responded to an apartment burglary on Southside early Saturday morning. A little after 1:30 a.m., a resident at 2555 Benvenue Ave. — on the corner of Benvenue and Parker Street — awoke to see someone in their apartment, according to Berkeley police Lt. Andrew
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UCPD grabs grenade found in Greenbrae ground

UCPD’s bomb squad was called into Greenbrae — a small community in Marin County — after a hand grenade was found in a residential neighborhood Monday. At around 4 p.m., the Twin Cities Police Authority called UCPD after a landscaper discovered the device protruding out of the ground while working in
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Graduate student, a mentor to family and friends, dies

UC Berkeley graduate student Vadim Karagodsky, known for his dedication to his friends, family and academia, died of natural causes Friday. He was 31. Police discovered Karagodsky’s body after his brother Igor Karagodsky called them to perform a welfare check because he had not been able to get a hold
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A hateful indicator

CAMPUS ISSUES: The huge spike in the number of hate crimes around campus should inspire further examination of climate.

The number of hate crimes around the UC Berkeley campus in 2010 was more than triple that of 2009 — 22 compared to six. While UCPD attributes this increase to improved reporting methods, even six is too many, and officials should seek to look further below the surface for a
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Littlebird sits in a tree in People's Park.

People’s Park tree-sitter preaches park issues to passersby

Sitting on top of a high cedar tree in People’s Park, a protester who calls himself Littlebird preached to a small audience Friday afternoon, shouting chants and poetry to park dwellers, police officers and passers-by. The conference, which lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, consisted of Littlebird reading poetry and
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