Berkeley Bad Boy Busted on Briggs


The Berkeley Police Department’s (BPD) special response team was on Briggs Avenue just before 8:30 a.m., Thursday morning, Aug. 9, to arrest Anthony McCurty of Berkeley. 

According to BPD, the 37-year-old McCurty discharged a firearm near Berkeley’s San Pablo Park shortly before 4 p.m., on Monday, July 24. No one was hit during the shooting, but one of McCurty’s stray bullets passed through a wall of a home on the 1300 block of Burnett Street and nearly struck a resident in the head. 

Before they arrested McCurty, investigators had already recovered a .45-caliber pistol and illegal narcotics at an Emeryville apartment, where they had learned McCurty had been staying. 

Two days after the arrest, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged McCurty. Among the charges he faces are: battery, offering to sell a controlled substance, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

McCurty is being held at Santa Rita Jail with bail set at $635,000. He is due to appear in Alameda County Superior Court Department 7 before Superior Court Judge Yolanda Northbridge on Thursday, Aug. 31 for a plea hearing.