Albany High School lockdown lifted, suspect arrested

A lockdown at Albany High School has been lifted after a suspect in an earlier theft in Berkeley was arrested inside the school, according to law enforcement officials.

Earlier today a woman reported that her purse had been stolen at Elephant Pharmacy, located at 1607 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood said.

The victim then noticed that her car was missing from the parking lot, Greenwood said. Her car keys had apparently been in the purse that was stolen.

Elephant Pharmacy reported the theft at 12:28 p.m., Greenwood said.

A short time later, the victim's boyfriend spotted the stolen car in Richmond.

The boyfriend chased the vehicle, which was occupied by two male juveniles, into Albany, where at least one of the suspects fled into Albany High School, prompting a lockdown.

Police subsequently arrested at least one of the suspects inside the high school, according to police.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 2 p.m., according to police.

— Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure

Roughly 90 minutes into Tuesday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, local… Continue reading

Feds target donations from city contractors with new subpoena in Nuru scandal

Federal authorities have homed in on an apparent trail of donations from… Continue reading

Police union opposes proposal to hang ‘Black Lives Matter’ posters at stations

SFPOA criticizes plan for injecting ‘political agendas and wedge issues’ into policing

Twitter blocks verified accounts from posting after hack hits high-profile users

After the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West and… Continue reading

School board backs continued distance learning for fall

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, the Board of Education is backing plans… Continue reading

Most Read