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Police Briefs

Hank Sims
Wednesday November 14, 2001

A man told police he was the victim of hate speech on Friday, according to Lt. Cynthia Harris of the Berkeley Police Department.  

The man, who called the police Saturday morning, said he had told his neighbors that he was prepared to report their incessant arguing and noisy behavior to the building manager. The neighbors then got angry at the man and allegedly made disparaging comments about his sexual orientation.  

Harris said the man wanted to make sure the comments were on record in case any further trouble developed. 




A man was arrested after allegedly stealing money from an unattended parking lot cash box early Sunday morning, according to Harris. 

Around 12:55 a.m., the BPD received a call from an anonymous tipster, saying that a man was prying open the self-pay box at Ampco Parking, 2020 Center St.  

The responding officer saw a suspicious man, who fled the scene when the officer attempted to question him. The suspect was apprehended along with an undisclosed amount of cash and taken into custody.