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  • Berkeley police arrest burglary suspects

    Wednesday | via Inside Bay Area 

    At 1:21 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block of Fifth Street for an attempted break-in. There, officers learned a resident heard a noise and saw two people running from a backyard before getting into a Chevrolet Malibu, police said.

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  • Berkeley cell-phone robbery suspects arrested

    Wednesday | via Inside Bay Area 

    Two men are in city jail after their arrests in connection with recent separate cell-phone robberies, authorities said Wednesday. At 10 p.m. Friday, an officer driving on Telegraph Avenue between Channing Way and Durant Avenue saw a young woman fall to the ground, police said.

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  • Devonte "Archy" Bernstine was sentenced to...

    Tuesday Jul 17 | via The Campbell Reporter 

    A man who was once facing life for several gang murder conspiracy charges accepted an 18-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal Friday, county prosecutors said. Devonte "Archy" Bernstine, of Richmond, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in exchange for the 18-year term.

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  • As reward in Oakland killing increases, victima s mo...

    Tuesday Jul 17 | via Inside Bay Area 

    As the mother of a 27-year-old Berkeley man fatally shot earlier this year in North Oakland said Tuesday she felt no hate toward the killer and urged the suspect to surrender, police and the FBI asked for the public's help in solving the case and said the reward for information has been tripled. Carol Ferguson Jones, who has spent much of her life advocating against violence, spoke to the media after a news conference at police headquarters, telling the still-sought killer "I don't hate you.

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  • Police seek help with Oakland homicide

    Tuesday Jul 17 | via SFBay 

    Oakland police and the FBI asked Tuesday for the public's help in finding the suspect or suspects in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man with a disability at a bus stop near the Oakland-Berkeley border in February. FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bertram Fairries said at a news conference at Oakland police headquarters that Patrick Scott Jr. was "an innocent victim" who was shot while waiting in the 6200 block of Market Street at about 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 3 for a bus to his grandmother's home.

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  • Suspect sought in strong-armed robbery near Cal campus

    Thursday Jul 12 | via Contra Costa Times 

    UC Berkeley police are seeking help from the public in their efforts to find the suspect in a strong-armed robbery at a bus station Tuesday night. The victim emerged OK physically after being pushed by the suspect, but he had his cell phone taken away.

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  • A Critique and Evaluation of the CPE Police Report

    Thursday Jul 5 | via Berkeley Daily Planet 

    This critique is divided into three sections. Part 1 deals with some problems with the report in general.

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  • Berkeley burglar offers cocaine to victim

    Thursday Jul 5 | via SFBay 

    An alleged burglar attempted to sell his victim cocaine after the resident woke up to the early-morning crime in progress on June 27, according to Berkeley police. The resident called police after a noise woke him up to find a stranger in his home in the 2700 block of Durant Avenue around 4:30 a.m. The man said the suspect claimed to be trying to find a different address, and then offered to sell the victim cocaine and pulled a baggie of white powder out of his pocket - but the resident told the suspect to leave, according to police.

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  • Burglary Suspect Caught, Allegedly Tried To Sell Coc...

    Thursday Jul 5 | via SFGate 

    An alleged burglar attempted to sell his victim cocaine after the resident woke up to the early-morning crime in progress on June 27, according to Berkeley police. The resident called police after a noise woke him up to find a stranger in his home in the 2700 block of Durant Avenue around 4:30 a.m. The man said the suspect claimed to be trying to find a different address, and then offered to sell the victim cocaine and pulled a baggie of white powder out of his pocket - but the resident told the suspect to leave, according to police.

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  • Ita s time for California to reform the felony-murde...

    Wednesday Jul 4 | via San Bernardino County Sun 

    In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to one of the inmate housing units in Madera, Calif. If our criminal justice system is to fulfill its purpose and exact justice, it is imperative that laws are designed to truly hold individuals accountable for their actions.

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  • Suspect Arrested in Berkeley April Stabbing Case

    Wednesday Jul 4 | via Berkeley Daily Planet 

    Berkeley police last week arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing someone in April while he was visiting the police station to recover a car that had been towed in an unrelated matter.

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  • Suspect Arrested In April Stabbing Case

    Wednesday Jul 4 | via SFGate 

    Berkeley police last week arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing someone in April while he was visiting the police station to recover a car that had been towed in an unrelated matter. Joshua Gertz, of Berkeley, allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old man in the 1700 block of McGee Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. on April 3. He was arrested on June 26 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and violating the terms of his probation.

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  • Police Identify Suspect In Theft Of Laptop, Make Arrest

    Tuesday Jul 3 | via SFGate 

    Saturday morning police arrested a man suspected of stealing a laptop at a caf in Berkeley last Tuesday. The theft was reported around 10:30 a.m. by a customer at Caf Strada at 2300 College Ave. Police said the victim was seated in the patio area and working on the laptop when the suspect allegedly took the computer right out of the victim's hands.

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  • Video: Berkeley laptop theft suspect arrested

    Monday Jul 2 | via Inside Bay Area 

    A 20-year-old resident was in county jail after his weekend arrest in connection with a laptop theft captured on video last week, authorities said. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. June 26, police responded to Caffe Strada, 2300 College Avenue, for a report of that theft.

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  • Patriot Prayer and Antifa battle it out on the stree...

    Monday Jul 2 | via AmmoLand 

    What was supposed to be a peaceful rally lead by Senate Candidate, Joey Gibson, and the Patriot Prayer group descended into what police describe as a riot when the alt-left group, Antifa, attacked the rally goers as they attempted their permitted march. Police in riot gear was separating the two sides as the Patriot Prayer group gathered to prepare to march down Third Street in Portland, but once the march started members of the Eugene Antifa group began throwing rocks, m80s, and bottles at the peaceful marchers.

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  • Older brother takes plea deal in East Bay bank robbe...

    Thursday Jun 28 | via Contra Costa Times 

    It's a case of brotherly love: An older brother accused of armed bank robbery agreed to a plea deal so his younger brother, accused of being the getaway driver, could avoid prison. Brothers Russell Bartlow, 54, and Jerron Bartlow, 38, were arrested in March 2017 for their alleged involvement in at least five bank robberies throughout the East Bay in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and Fremont.

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  • The People vs. People's Park

    Thursday Jun 28 | via San Francisco Magazine 

    It's a Friday during graduation season at UC Berkeley, but three blocks south of campus there are no caps and gowns, no proud parents, no picnicking grad students slapping grades on blue books in a flurry. Here in People's Park, it's chow time.

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  • Cops: Driver who submerged car intended to kill

    Tuesday Jun 26 | via SFBay 

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly driving his car into the water at the Berkeley Marina on Sunday evening with his girlfriend inside after a domestic dispute, police said. Officers responded to the area of the HS Lordships Restaurant at 199 Seawall Dr. at about 7 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a report that a vehicle had driven into the water with people inside, according to Berkeley police spokesman Byron White.

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  • Father shot and killed while camping with children

    Tuesday Jun 26 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw 

    Authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed while camping at a campground in California with his two daughters on Friday. Tristan Beaudette was camping in Malibu Creek State Park with his two daughters, ages four and two.

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  • Car fished out of San Francisco Bay, Berkeley man ar...

    Monday Jun 25 | via Inside Bay Area 

    A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and felony battery after he drove his car into the Bay on Sunday and punched a citizen rescuer, police said. Gregory Polk III, of Berkeley was booked into county jail after the incident, on the 100 block of Seawall Drive.

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