Berkeley Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • UPDATE 5-Documents show flash crash trader's freneti...

    Yesterday | via KNEK-FM Lafayette 

    The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, U.S. court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and authorities have sought to link his trades to the flash crash, when about $1 trillion was briefly wiped out from U.S. stock markets in a matter of minutes.

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    Related Topix: Prison

  • Driver in KPFA Host Death Sought

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via Berkeley Daily Planet 

    Police are still looking for a driver who abandoned a Dodge Charger at the scene of a crash that killed a KPFA radio host early Saturday morning. The crash at 2:20 a.m. Saturday killed Wesley Burton, 36, as he was driving a Mercury Sable south on Martin Luther King Jr. Way near 60th Street, police said.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA

  • Reward offered in KPFA radio host's hit-and-run death

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via San Jose Mercury News 

    While family and friends on Monday continued to mourn the death of popular KPFA radio host and producer Wesley Burton, killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend, up to $10,000 in reward money was offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest. A shrine was growing Monday at KPFA's Berkeley offices in honor of Burton, 36, an Oakland resident who leaves behind a wife and three children.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA

  • Oakland: Reward offered in KPFA radio host's hit-and...

    Monday Apr 20 | via Inside Bay Area 

    While family and friends continued to mourn on Monday the death of popular KPFA radio host and producer Wesley Burton, killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend, up to $10,000 in reward money was offered by police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland for information leading to the suspect's arrest. A shrine in his honor was growing Monday inside KPFA offices at 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley for Burton, 36, a married Oakland resident and the father of three young children -- two boys and a girl.

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    Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

  • Berkeley: Laptop stolen in strong-armed robbery

    Sunday Apr 19 | via San Jose Mercury News 

    The strong-armed robbery happened around 12:17 a.m. at the intersection of Channing Way and Bowditch Street, police said. A man walking east on Channing from Bowditch felt someone grab his laptop from his hand.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Science / Technology

  • 6-week U.S. Marshals' sweep nets 137 Bay Area arrests

    Thursday Apr 16 | via SFGate 

    A six-week national effort to track down and apprehend violent criminals included 137 arrests in the Bay Area, the U.S. Marshal's Service announced Thursday. Among the suspects arrested in the campaign dubbed "Violent Reduction 7" was Alex Davis, 25. Davis was arrested on charges related to the killing of Chyemil Pierce , a mother who died while trying to get her 7- and 9-year-old children to safety when they were caught in a crossfire between gang factions in West Oakland.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Berkeley, CA

  • PHOTO: Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, is se...

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via ABC News 

    The CEO of a credit-card payments company in Seattle said executive pay is "out of whack," so he's cutting his own pay and creating a minimum salary for his workers. Now, he will be earning $70,000 like many of them, and he's OK with it.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

  • Revisited queer cinema: Un Chant D'amour or A Song o...

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via Examiner.com 

    Un Chant D'amour , A Song of Love, was Jean Genet's only film . The short, running over twenty-five minutes in duration, is a black and white silent film made in 1950.

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    Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

  • Veganism Isn't Just for White People

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via East Bay Express 

    At the fourth annual Oakland Veg Week, which runs until April 26, featured events include a broad-ranging celebration of multiculturalism, a youth-oriented hip-hop show, and presentations by more than a half-dozen prominent African-American health experts and food activists. If that isn't the kind of cultural slant you've come to expect from the weeklong celebration - well, according to Oakland Veg Week organizer Katie Cantrell, that's precisely the point.

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    Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

  • Marchers Across Country Protest Police Killings6 min...

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via ABC News 

    Marchers carry a sign that reads "Stop murder by police" as they take part in a protest against recent shootings of unarmed civilians by police, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Seattle. Demonstrators took to the streets in dozens of cities across the country today to protest police officers killing unarmed black men.

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    Related Topix: International District (Seattle, WA), Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA, Chinatown (Los Angeles, CA)

  • UC Berkeley student charged with peeping with cell p...

    Monday Apr 13 | via The Fresno Bee 

    UC Berkeley Police said Monday 20-year-old Alfredo Mendez has been charged by Alameda County prosecutors with invading a person's privacy, a misdemeanor. Police say the 20-year-old student was arrested Thursday following a complaint by a UC Berkeley female student who saw him using his cell phone to record inside a co-ed restroom she was using.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Alameda County, CA

  • Man accused of peeping in Cal showers

    Monday Apr 13 | via SFBay 

    A man was arrested on suspicion of recording students without their knowledge inside the restroom and showers of a residence hall at the University of California at Berkeley, campus police said. Alfred Mendez, 20, is suspected of unlawful recording with an electronic device, UC police said.

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  • Ed Lucas lost his sight but not love for baseball

    Saturday Apr 11 | via New York Daily News 

    Newlyweds Allison and Ed Lucas pose for photographers in the Yankees dugout in Yankee Stadium after they took their vows on March 10, 2006. Ed Lucas took a baseball between the eyes during a Jersey City sandlot game and lost his sight at 12 years old.

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    Related Topix: Sports, Sports Etc.

  • OPD releases photos of persons of interest in Emilio...

    Thursday Apr 9 | via KRON 4 

    Oakland Police Homicide investigators released these three photos obtained from video surveillance footage showing the suspect vehicle and two persons of interest who were with the suspect the evening of the shooting of Berkeley-based musician Emilio Nevarez. Nevarez, a bass player and vocalist for the punk rock bank The Lucky Eejits, was packing up his equipment when a stray bullet struck him.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA

  • Berkeley Interfaith Religious Coalition Organizes &q...

    Wednesday Apr 8 | via Berkeley Daily Planet 

    An interfaith coalition representing over 40 Berkeley religious congregations is organizing "Interfaith Actions in Solidarity with Homeless" people Thursday April 9 5pm to 6:15am Friday--at Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, Center and Shattuck Street, Berkeley. Events will start with blessing of a meal at 5pm to 5:30pm by Rev.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Alameda County, CA

  • Service planned for musician slain in Oakland; famil...

    Wednesday Apr 8 | via Inside Bay Area 

    The family of a 26-year-old Oakland homicide victim is asking for help with a reward aimed at finding those responsible for his death early Sunday outside a downtown Oakland club. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are already offering up to $20,000 in the slaying of Emilio Nevarez, a bass player and vocalist for the punk rock band The Lucky Eejits.

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    Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Antioch, CA, Berkeley, CA

  • Three East Bay men plead not guilty to murder of man...

    Tuesday Apr 7 | via Inside Bay Area 

    Three suspects pleaded not guilty today to murder, robbery and assault with a firearm charges for the fatal shooting in December of a wheelchair-bound man in Berkeley and wounding a woman who was with him. Khalil Phanor, 18, and Carl Young, 20, both of San Leandro, and Gregory Foote, 19, of Hayward, are being prosecuted for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Kamahl Middleton in a parking lot near San Pablo and University avenues at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 29. The three young men are also charged with the special circumstance of committing a murder during the course of a robbery, which carries a potential penalty of life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, San Leandro, CA, Hayward, CA

  • Hayward Man 1 of 3 to Plead Not Guilty to Murder for...

    Monday Apr 6 | via Patch.com 

    Three suspects pleaded not guilty today to murder, robbery and assault with a firearm charges for the fatal shooting in December of a wheelchair-bound man in Berkeley and wounding a woman who was with him. Khalil Phanor, 18, and Carl Young, 20, both of San Leandro, and Gregory Foote, 19, of Hayward, are being prosecuted for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Kamahl Middleton in a parking lot near San Pablo and University avenues at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 29. The three young men are also charged with the special circumstance of committing a murder during the course of a robbery, which carries a potential penalty of life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

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    Related Topix: Hayward, CA, 9, Berkeley, CA, San Leandro, CA

  • Three suspects plead not guilty in fatal shooting of...

    Monday Apr 6 | via KRON 4 

    Three suspects pleaded not guilty today to murder, robbery and assault with a firearm charges for the fatal shooting in December of a wheelchair-bound man in Berkeley and wounding a woman who was with him. Khalil Phanor, 18, and Carl Young, 20, both of San Leandro, and Gregory Foote, 19, of Hayward, are being prosecuted for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Kamahl Middleton in a parking lot near San Pablo and University avenues at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 29. The three young men are also charged with the special circumstance of committing a murder during the course of a robbery, which carries a potential penalty of life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, San Leandro, CA, Hayward, CA

  • Black woman protesting police brutality is charged b...

    Monday Apr 6 | via NOLA.com 

    In this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 photo provided by Alexander Tu, a masked protester holds up the U.S. flag during a demonstration against police killings in Missouri and New York and stands by burning dumpsters in Berkeley, Calif. The next month at a protest in Sacramento, police say Maile Hampton responded inappropriately when police detained her friend.

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    Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison, New York, Opinion

Berkeley Law

Will I need to take the 18 month dui program?
Hi I got a dui when I was 18, it was dismissed in court and I never took the first offender program but I also did not request a hearing in those first 10 days, i paid 100$ and got my license reinstated. A year ago I got my second dui, this one did not get dismissed, I was convicted and told I had to do a 3 month dui first offender program by the court. I was not eligible to get a restricted license to and from work because of where I sit in the middle of 2 duis or not, my question is will i have to take the 18 month second dui offender program even if the court says I have to do the 3 month? I have to get an h6 from the dmv and I'm afraid my first dui will show up even if it was dismissed in court years ago. Thank you
We need to know whether the 1st DUI arrest was within 10 years of the second. If so, you will have to do the 18 month...
I was arrested for a DUI on Halloween.
Last march I was arrested for drunk in public with resisting but it was dismissed. 7 years ago I was convicted of a OWIL in Michigan. I honestly would have said in any of the prior occasions that I did not think that I have a serious problem, but man this is not looking like it is the case. I am a pre-med student and single father. I am terrified of the consequences and am looking into support groups for harm reduction/ abstinence. Is there any hope?
You best hope is to get a criminal defense attorney who has practiced in your area for decades. The attorney will...
How can I get my driver's license back in this situation?
If I got 2 DUIs in 2003, and have paid all the fines, completed all the community service, and am now enrolled (6 months) in the 18-month DUI program, can I get my license back? Another group member with the same situation has gotten hers (after just 3 months of enrollment), but a MAU clerk told me I couldn't until I completed the year-and-a-half program. Is there a way I can get it back (the clerk also said I was not ordered to have an interlock device installed)?
DMV controls when and if you can get a temporary license or actual license. If there are unpaid traffic tickets, there...
Is it possible that my breathalyzer test was LOWER than my blood test?
I was recently arrested for a DUI, my breathalyzer results were .09 - Once arrested, my blood was drawn for further analysis. Do I need to be concerned about the blood test results? Or are breathalyzer results typically congruent with blood analysis?
It really depends on many scientific factors. Just a few to start with are whether your alcohol level was going up or...
Got my first DUI and I'm planning to plead not guilty and get a public defender. Is that the right thing to do?
I was pulled over for speeding. The CHP asked if I had been drinking and I said I had one drink. They did a sobriety test and breathalyzer and then arrested me. I was breathalyzed again at the station and it was .11. I spent the night in jail. The cops were extremely nice to me and said I might not get charged with a full DUI. They didn't give me a speeding ticket, just the DUI. I'm extremely nervous about my court date, but I can't afford a lawyer. I'm just not sure what to expect. Any info you have would be most appreciated!
You'll be fine. If you qualify for the public defender, enter a not guilty plea and let the public defender do his or...
Can I get my DUI blood test results before my court date and can I leave town before then to visit family as long as I'm back?
I was arrested under suspicion of DUI last night and took a blood test. I have a court date in a month and would like to find out my results before I go to see what legal actions I need to take. Also, I would like to visit my family before then, but I wasn't sure if I'm allowed to leave the state before my court date. I'll be back for my court date though.
Sometimes DMV will give your attorney your blood results, but they are usually not ready for a number of weeks. If...
Can I become an attorney with three misdemeanors on my record?
September 2010: Wet Reckless. November 2010: DUI (original Wet Reckless from September then turned into a DUI) May 2011: Driving with a suspended driver's license Completed all of my court-ordered obligations. Fees and fines paid in full. Three misdemeanors altogether within a 9-month period or so. NO priors besides two speeding tickets and some parking citations. I'll have completed 2 bachelor's degrees by June 2014. Looking to get into a law program by 2016. Should I still pursue this?
Its possible that you could become a lawyer though this isn't certain. As you know attorneys must demonstrate their...