Berkeley Police Department

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Cops Looking for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Boy in Berkeley Bathroom

    Police are on the hunt for a man who reportedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy inside a public bathroom at the Berkeley Marina yesterday afternoon. Berkeley Police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss says the incident happened at about 1:37 p.m. when the boy told his parents he needed to use the restroom; his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Berkeley's Sgt. Mary Kusmiss Regrets Stoking High School Prostitution Hype

    Here, this always helps us journalist interpret stats ​The source of the Berkeley High School prostitution hype has fessed up, and believe it or not, the informant is a cop. Actually, the frenzy over talk of teen prostitutes at Berkeley High can be chalked up to a innocent, yet damning mistake.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Reports of Prostitution Referrals from Berkeley High School Hyped - But By Whom?

    Who's to blame - the source or the messenger? ​The Berkeley police are disputing a KTVU report last week -- that SF Weekly then blogged -- about the number of possible cases of student prostitutes that Berkeley High School refers to the Berkeley Police Department.Last week, KTVU reported that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Berkeley Cop Kills Man's Pup

    Rock ​A Berkeley man is heartbroken after police shot and killed his one-year-old pit bull, Rock -- also called Big Baby -- Saturday morning. Shay Ben Yishay told SF Weekly this morning that he and some friends shot about 20 rounds from air pistols in his backyard before going back to work inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight: A Musical Tribute to the Berkeley Mountain Lion

    This too shall pass​The Berkeley Police Department shot and killed an errant mountain lion early yesterday morning. In the minor controversy that has ensued over whether they should have made more of an effort to tranquilize her before pulling out the patrol shotgun, we've already lost sight of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Cops Bust Kidnap Suspect -- Thanks to Tip From Pot Club

    Outlaws unwanted...​When cops swarm into a pot club, it's usually not a welcome development. But it was today at the Berkeley Patients Group after club management alerted the police that a woman wanted on a parental abduction warrant had entered the building. Sergeant Mike Dougherty of the Berkele ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    Image Problem

    Why have SFPD Chief Heather Fong and Mayor Gavin Newsom pursued an overblown pseudo-scandal when theres so much else on the departments plate?

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