Auto burglaries trend continues on East side of campus

Three auto burglaries were reported in the Witter Field parking lot on Sunday afternoon, in what has become a recent trend on the UC Berkeley campus and surrounding city. According to the UCPD crime logs, all the victims of Sunday’s incidents had their car windows smashed and reported losses ranging
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Friends remember UC Berkeley graduate and mother Milanca Lopez

Milanca Alicia Lopez, 22, a 2012 UC Berkeley graduate, died in a car accident Friday morning in Berkeley. According to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the fatal crash was reported to Berkeley Police Department at 1:13 a.m. Officers responded to the scene at California Street, just north of
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Trial begins for suspect in six-year-old Berkeley killing

Six years after the death of Berkeley native Keith Stephens, the man accused of killing him has started standing trial. Opening arguments began last week in Alameda County Superior Court as Deputy District Attorney Stacie Pettigrew told jurors that defendant Bahsson Carl Smith, now 31, almost got away with murder
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CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send an officer to a reporter’s house after midnight was wrong.

News reporters are beholden to the truth. The risk of inaccuracy is a constant concern each carries. They expect sources to inform them when mistakes of fact are discovered. But Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s nighttime effort to push Oakland Tribune journalist Doug Oakley for a correction was unacceptable. Oakley
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Meeting on The Alemeda street to discuss local murder and future saftey precautions, chief of police (tall white guy) speaking

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home

At 12:45 a.m., officer requests changes to a story at reporter's home

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to the home of a reporter around 12:45 a.m. Friday to request changes to a story that Meehan felt inaccurately portrayed him, media outlets reported this weekend. Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley covered a meeting Thursday night in which Meehan and others
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Report shows drop in city crime rates

Property and violent crimes in Berkeley reached their lowest rates in five years in 2011, according to a report on crime trends set to be presented to Berkeley City Council next week. The number of reported incidents of property and violent crime went from 6,472 crimes in 2010 to 5,145
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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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