Police Briefs

Friday October 11, 2002

Assault with pick axe 

An adult male attacked a pedestrian with a pick axe after the pedestrian inadvertently touched the suspect’s pick up truck with the tip of his umbrella at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, the victim was trying to cross the intersection at Sacramento Street and Berkeley Way and stuck out his umbrella to draw the attention of passing motorists. The suspect, driving a beige pickup truck, jumped out of his vehicle with a pick axe and said, “Why did you touch my car bitch?” The suspect swung the pick axe at the victim, hitting the victim’s umbrella and breaking the handle. The suspect then ran back into his truck and drove off. He is described as a white male in his 40s or 50s about five feet nine inches with brown hair and a medium build. 

Stolen cars 

A Mazda Miata, license 4BIK759, was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Parker Street at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday. 

A grey Nissan Sentra, license 4EXJ749, was stolen from the 2900 block of Durant Avenue at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday. 


Budweiser heist 

A man stole a 12-ounce can of Budweiser from a convenience store on the 2500 block of Hearst Street at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, the clerk saw the suspect leaving the store with the beer in his back pocket and proceeded to chase him down the street before the suspect was able to escape onto UC Berkeley property.