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Berkeley Police Department
Wednesday February 7th, 2024 :: 10:09 a.m. PST


Suspect arrested for threatening a City of Berkeley Employee

On February 4th, at approximately 11:48 am, BPD received a report that a City of Berkeley employee made threats to shoot themselves and other City of Berkeley employees. Our weekend patrol teams began working on this investigation, contacting the involved parties and ensuring people were safe. A warrant was obtained for Pat Urdahl, a City of Berkeley employee, and BPD established a security plan to ensure the safety of all involved parties.

On February 5th, Officers were dispersed throughout the City to provide additional security if Urdahl came to work. When Urdahl did not arrive at work, our Detectives Bureau, Special Response Team and additional officers, responded to a location in Concord to serve a search and arrest warrant. Around 1:18 pm, Urdahl was arrested without further incident. A search was conducted at the location, resulting in recovery of a firearm, ammunition, and controlled substances.
On February 7th, Urdahl was charged with PC 422(A)- Willfully threatens to commit a crime, PC 29800(A)(1)- Possession of a firearm by a felon, HS 11370.1(A)- Possession of a controlled substance while armed, along with several felony enhancements.
The Berkeley Police Department would like to thank the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department and the Concord Police Department for assisting in this investigation.

Berkeley Police Department
2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Non-emergencies: 510-981-5900

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