UCPD reports rise in alcohol-related casualty calls

Twice as many UC Berkeley students were rushed to the hospital for alcohol intoxication in the first few weeks of the semester this year than last year, according to UCPD statistics. Between move-in weekend and Labor Day weekend last year, UCPD officers responded to seven alcohol-related casualty calls — instances
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City commission closes March 3 crowd control complaint

The Berkeley Police Review Commission voted at a meeting Wednesday night to close a policy complaint raised earlier this year regarding police use of force and crowd control tactics at the protests on the UC Berkeley campus in March. The complaint — brought March 17 by Copwatch member Andrea Prichett
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Protester Moonshato sits in a tree in People's Park.

Tree-sitter falls from tree, protest ends

The People’s Park tree-sit that began just over a week ago came to an end early Tuesday morning after one of the protesters fell out of the tree and had to be rushed to the hospital. A 19-year-old female fell out of the tree at about 4 a.m, sustaining major
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Riders head through Berkeley in the 27th annual Turkey Ride.

Berkeley, UCPD officers cycle to feed community

Berkeley police officers set out on a three-day, 195-mile bike ride this morning to raise money to provide Turkey dinners for underprivileged families in the city this holiday season. The 27th annual Turkey Ride united 18 cyclists — from the Berkeley Police Department, UCPD and the community — who will
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Taking safety seriously

CAMPUS ISSUES: The recent reports of sexual battery around UC Berkeley raise the question of how much students are aware of their safety.

Students read about the mother who reported being sexually battered while moving her son into the dorms Aug. 21. Students also read about the woman who was allegedly grabbed inappropriately while walking through the Eucalyptus Grove on campus that same day and about how, on the following day, a UC
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Man robbed of cell phone on Southside

A man was robbed of his cell phone late Wednesday night on the threat of a gun on Southside. At about 10:50 p.m., the victim, whose affiliation with UC Berkeley is unknown, was walking along the 2700 block of Dwight Way near Unit 2 when he was approached by two
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UCPD responds to three sexual battery incidents

From the wee hours of Sunday morning up until Monday night, the UC Berkeley grounds and the area directly south of campus saw a combined total of three sexual battery crimes, two in which a student and parent were victimized. In each of the three cases, one suspect — who
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