Police Blotter

Friday December 05, 2003

Indecent Exposure 

Police arrested a Sunnyvale man last week for masturbating in a parked truck while staring at two teenage Berkeley girls. Police said the girls were walking on Shattuck Avenue and Haste Street when they noticed the man fixated on them while he masturbated. They flagged down a passing police officer, who arrested the man for indecent exposure and performing lewd acts in the presence of a minor. 


Liquor Store Dispute 

Police tracked down a man who waved a gun in the face of a liquor store owner at his shop on the 2100 block of San Pablo Avenue Tuesday evening. According to police, the customer began arguing with the clerk, brandished a handgun, and poked the clerk in the eye. Police responded and found the man fleeing down Allston Way. Police pursued and arrested Marlon Whitmore, 31, of Berkeley for brandishing a gun, battery, and probation violation.  



A gang of five to six teenaged boys robbed a 19-year-old Berkeley resident Monday night on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of Fulton Street. According to police, the youths accosted the victim at 9:35 p.m., and when he refused to hand over his wallet, one boy pushed him into a car. The man then surrendered his wallet to another boy, who fled on foot along with his companions.