Man injured in South Berkeley shooting

A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in South Berkeley Saturday afternoon. Witnesses say they heard gunshots around 2:30 p.m. in the area arounf California Street and Ashby Avenue from an unidentified blue four-door vehicle, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. Kusmiss said police believe the
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Police officials increase vigilance

String of auto burglaries around the city spark concerns

Berkeley Police Department and UCPD officers reported they will be taking precautions and advised Berkeley residents to do the same following an increase in smash-and-grab auto burglaries in the last month in the city and the areas surrounding campus. Three auto burglaries were reported in the Witter Field parking lot
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Berkeley police chief used officers to search for son’s stolen iPhone

Berkeley Police Department Chief Michael Meehan used the department’s police forces and assistance to search for his son’s stolen cellphone, according to a department statement released Monday. Meehan’s son’s iPhone was reportedly stolen at Berkeley High School in January, but a report was not immediately written up following the incident.
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Man convicted in 2006 Berkeley killing

A Berkeley man charged with the 2006 shooting of a former Berkeley High School student was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday by the Alameda County Superior Court. Bahsson Carl Smith, now 31, was found guilty of the murder — with personal and intentional discharge of a firearm — of Keith Stephens, who
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