Police Blotter

Friday January 16, 2004

Cyclist Shot 

A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and robbed while riding his bicycle to a relative’s house just after midnight Wednesday on Martin Luther King Junior Way and 62nd Street. 

The victim, whose name is being withheld, was taken to Highland Hospital and didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries, Berkeley Police spokesperson Kevin Schofield said. 

At 12:13 a.m. the gunman jumped at the victim from nearby bushes and tried to pull him off his bike, The victim broke free, at which point the assailant shot him in the leg knocking him to the ground. 

The man then took the victim’s wallet and drove off in a gold four door sedan. He is described as a light skinned African American male, 5-foot-10, approximately 150 pounds, with a slight build, gold teeth and four-inch dreads. 


Angry Man Busts Couple’s Front Door 

A drunk man saw a woman park in front of her house on the 2100 block of Tenth Street Sunday evening and followed her up the stairs to her apartment. 

The woman hurried inside and closed the door, while the man demanded to be allowed inside. According to the woman’s husband, the man began kicking their door so hard he broke the lock, locking the couple inside. 

Eight police officers arrived and arrested Dale Norris, 36, of Oakland. Since the couple remained trapped inside, they positively identified Norris by poking their heads out of their daughter’s bedroom.  


Residents Nab Burglar 

Roommates at a house on the 2700 block of Hillegass Avenue overwhelmed a burglar they found with two bags full of their belongings Wednesday afternoon. They detained him until police came and arrested Austin Patten, 23, of Berkeley.