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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Berkeley Man, 60, Dies After Fall From Grizzly Peak Lookout Point

Berkeley Man, 60, Dies After Fall From Grizzly Peak Lookout Point

Donald Odwyer died on Sunday night, according to police officials.
District Attorney Announces Reduction of County's Rape Kit Backlog

District Attorney Announces Reduction of County's Rape Kit Backlog

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is trying to secure national funding specifically for the testing of rape kits.
Police Allege Protestors Pepper Sprayed Officers During March to Berkeley

Police Allege Protestors Pepper Sprayed Officers During March to Berkeley

The march started in Oakland and ended in Berkeley last night.
Berkeley Man Charged in Apparent Random Knife Attack of Woman on Bus

Berkeley Man Charged in Apparent Random Knife Attack of Woman on Bus

Police are praising the actions of a Good Samaritan who struck the suspect repeatedly with his skateboard to stop the stabbing attack.
Customers Pursue Would-Be Laptop Thief From Berkeley Business

Customers Pursue Would-Be Laptop Thief From Berkeley Business

The incident occurred on Monday in the area of Dwight Way and Telegraph Avenue.
Albany Police Conducting Speed Enforcement, Crash Prevention Enforcement

Albany Police Conducting Speed Enforcement, Crash Prevention Enforcement

The enforcement will take place on August 15.
Robin Williams Hanged Self With Belt, Sheriff's Office Says

Robin Williams Hanged Self With Belt, Sheriff's Office Says

The actor also had cuts on his left wrist, according to a sheriff's lieutenant who briefed reporters on Tuesday.
Possibly Suicidal Man Talked Out of Cal Bears Storage Shed

Possibly Suicidal Man Talked Out of Cal Bears Storage Shed

Police hostage negotiators talked the man out of the athletic storage facility.
Section of Sixth Street in Berkeley Shut Down Due to 'Police Activity'

Section of Sixth Street in Berkeley Shut Down Due to 'Police Activity'

Police issued the advisory around 12:50 p.m.
New Legislation Would Target Websites that Publish Mug Shots

New Legislation Would Target Websites that Publish Mug Shots

The bill would make it a crime for websites to charge a fee to remove, correct or modify mug shots.
I-80 Reopened After Morning Brush Fire

I-80 Reopened After Morning Brush Fire

The fire was reported just before 5 a.m.
Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales in Alameda County

Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales in Alameda County

Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team, targeted 119 establishments during the sting.
Albany Police Conducting Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention Monday

Albany Police Conducting Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention Monday

The enforcement efforts are scheduled for July 28.
Albany Police Conducting Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

Albany Police Conducting Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

The enforcement efforts are part of a $49,160 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Albany Police Issue Warning of IRS Tax Scam

Albany Police Issue Warning of IRS Tax Scam

Police say the "IRS Officers" yelled at their victims in the Albany cases.
UC Berkeley Student Attacked by Suspect with Knife

UC Berkeley Student Attacked by Suspect with Knife

The incident occurred early Wednesday morning at University Village in Albany.
Albany Police Special Enforcement, Crash Prevention Detail Next Week

Albany Police Special Enforcement, Crash Prevention Detail Next Week

Enforcement efforts will focus on speed, red light, stop sign and seat belt violations, according to police officials.
Albany Women Accused in Fatal 2012 Stabbing Found 'Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity'

Albany Women Accused in Fatal 2012 Stabbing Found 'Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity'

Diane Sydenham will spend the rest of her life in a state mental hospital.