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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Aggravated assault on Telegraph Avenue

The following is a crime alert, provided by UCPD. On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, about 8:30 p.m., a 17 year old pedestrian was the victim of aggravated assault along the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.  The victim told the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) that he was with a
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Attempted strong arm robbery in the Downtown

The following is a crime alert, provided by UCPD. On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, around 9:40 p.m., UCPD was informed that City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Street.  BPD Officers detained a suspect,
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Armed robbery at Channing and Fulton

The following is a crime alert, provided by UCPD. On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, around 2:30 a.m., UCPD was informed that City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the intersection of Channing Way and Fulton Street. The unidentified suspect took a
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Police responded to several illegal acts, including battery of a peace officer and a parole violation, at a rock concert at the Hearst Greek Theatre, above, on Saturday.

Police respond to illegal acts at Greek Theatre

UCPD responded to several illegal acts at a rock concert at the Hearst Greek Theatre this past Saturday evening, though the department said none were particularly raucous or unusual. Among the incidents were an arrest for alleged battery of a peace officer and several citations for alleged public drunkenness as
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Data show increasing safety on city streets

Over the past few years, Berkeley streets have become increasingly safe to walk on during the summer. Since 2009, Part I crimes  — which include both violent crimes such as homicide, rape and aggravated assault and property crimes — in Berkeley have had an overall decreasing trend in the summer
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Man stabbed in Southside Tuesday night

An Oakland man was stabbed in Southside Tuesday night after an argument allegedly erupted over spilled coffee. At about 7:38 p.m., Berkeley police officers responded to a report of brandishing a knife and assault on the 2400 block of Dana Street, according to a UCPD crime alert. The victim, a
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