CRIME & SAFETY
2 women stabbed, 1 has died, after Berkeley Hills attack
One woman is dead and another in the hospital Saturday after a family disturbance that began on Overlook Road in the Berkeley Hills, authorities report. Berkeley police arrested a man linked to the stabbing after a car chase that ended on Gilman Street.
Missing Cupertino man found dead in the bay near Albany
Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in the water near Golden Gate Fields racetrack earlier this week as 26-year-old Kelei Tang of Cupertino. The Alameda County coroner's office said Tang's cause of death had not been determined as of Sunday afternoon pending the ongoing investigation.
'Yikes!' California car cruising night with 4,000 hot rods and classics ends in T-bone crash
A Bay Area nighttime car cruise featuring thousands of hot rods, classic cars, and other notable vehicles ended with a bang with one spiffy hot rod T-boned a car, police said. "Yikes!" the San Mateo Police Department wrote. "Officers are investigating a collision that occurred at the Bay Area Cruise Night where thousands of vehicles and people visited San Mateo to showcase their classic cars."
'He just stared': Albany shooter 'didn’t say a word to anybody'
Kevin Ball was in his office in Albany on Thursday morning when he got an alert from the Citizen app about an active shooter within 500 feet of his location. When he walked outside, there was only one cop there, he told The Scanner in an interview Friday. But then, the cavalry came.
'Never has Oakland been this dangerous,' Man killed in dinnertime shooting in 'rich neighborhood'
A man was shot and killed near Oakland's Lake Temescal in the city's Montclair District Friday evening, police said. Shots rang out on the 6500 block of Broadway Terrace at 7:45 p.m., according to police.
Fatal Stabbings in Berkeley Claims One Woman's Life and Injure Two Others, Suspect Arrested
One woman has died, and another individual has been injured in a devastating attack that took place on an overlook in the hills of Berkeley yesterday. The suspect, identified as Jonah Roper, has since been apprehended after a carjacking and a subsequent collision in the midst of his frantic attempt to escape, according to a tweet by @henrykleeKTVU.
Car break-in victim tracks stolen camera and gear to SF, gets surprising response from police
When Justin Schuck called the police to report he had located his stolen camera and gear worth $24,000, he was frustrated by the response he received. Police knew the location he was talking about as a "known fencing operation." So why hasn't it been shut down?
Update: Suspect who killed woman at Albany car dealership fatally shot by Berkeley police
A female employee at an Albany car dealership was fatally shot late Thursday morning by a suspect who later died in an exchange of gunfire with Berkeley police, authorities confirmed.Berkeley Police said officers were responding to a "critical incident" at 1025 Eastshore Highway just south of Buchanan Street in Albany city limits. The location, just east of the Buchanan Street exit from eastbound Interstate Highway 580/80, is the address of a Toyota of Berkeley dealership and service center.The shooting was reported at about 11:14 a.m. Berkeley Police said arriving officers encountered a shooting victim and a suspect, and that there...
1 arrested after deadly Oakland car crash
Officers arrested one man after an Oakland car crash left two dead and one injured Sunday morning, according to police. The Oakland Police Department said the crash happened just before 10 a.m. at the intersection of 73rd Avenue and Holly Street. One car was traveling southbound on 73rd Avenue when...
Tropical Storm Ophelia Downgraded to Depression; Coast Guard Rescues 5 Off NC Coast; Deadly Stabbing, Car Chase in Berkeley
Tropical Storm Ophelia has been downgraded to a depression. This change has brought heavy rain and strong winds to the East Coast, with predictions indicating it will move across the Del Marva Peninsula. The storm's dangerous conditions led to the Coast Guard rescuing five people off the North Carolina coast.
US Marshals Arrest 4,500 Nationwide in Crackdown, Including 137 in Oakland
A more than year-long crackdown called Operation North Star has yielded its third mass arrest of thousands of suspects across the country, including 137 in Oakland on murder, assault, robbery, and gun charges. It’s a stunning headline to see, as we did in Thursday’s Chronicle, that 137 people were arrested...
Deadly Shooting Shatters Car Dealership Calm in Albany, California
In a tragic turn of events, a car dealership in Albany, California, became the site of a deadly incident, leaving an employee and a suspect dead. The chilling incident unfolded amidst the hustle and bustle of the dealership, shattering the calm atmosphere and leaving the community in shock and mourning. As details continue to emerge, the horrifying shooting raises questions about workplace safety and the risks employees face in seemingly ordinary settings. Join us as we delve into this harrowing event, examining the circumstances leading up to the shooting and exploring its impact on the dealership and the community.
Motorcyclist Fatality on Highway 4 and Pine Street in Martinez
On the morning of September 17, 2023, the California Highway Patrol reported a fatality in a motorcycle collision that occurred on SR-4 and Pine Street in Martinez. The crash occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the westbound side of State Route 4, officials said. Details on the Motorcycle Fatality on...
Crash In Lafayette Saturday
On the First Street onramp to eastbound Highway 24. Two folks taken to local hospitals. The collision was reported at 7:31 p.m.
Berkeley Man's Murder in Oakland Marks City's 92nd Homicide of the Year
A Berkeley resident was recently killed in a shooting incident at Oakland's Upper Rock Ridge neighborhood, marking the city's 92nd homicide for the year. The incident occurred near Lake Temescal on Friday evening. Oakland Police responded to gunfire reports near the parking lot around 7:45 p.m. and found a critically injured man.
'We have reached peak Bay Area:' Tesla licence plate read DNTBIP
OAKLAND, Calif. - A post on Reddit is sure to hit home with many Bay Area residents whose cars have been broken into or who fear that their windows will be broken when they return to their vehicles. The headline of the post reads: "We have reached peak Bay Area"...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Shooting, Robbery, and Shootings Impact Berkeley
This week in Berkeley, California, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a fatal shooting at a car dealership, a robbery involving an AR-15 type weapon, a shooting near a bus stop, an incident where a contractor was shot, and a gathering to remember a local legend who was killed in a 2016 shooting.
A slain Bay Area boy, a bizarre confession and now a new suspect
After 36 painful years, two mistrials and one stranger-than-fiction police interrogation, the long-cold case of a slain Bay Area boy may be on the brink of being solved.
Sept. 15-21: Martinez Police Calls
The following is a sampling of the Martinez Police Calls reported between September 15-21 which focuses on the higher priority call responses in the City of Martinez. 9/20 – Elderwood Dr – Male outside bleeding from the head, rp does not know what happened con/fire to handle. Burglary.