Driver Rampages Through Campus
A motorist played demolition derby on the UC campus Saturday evening, nearly mowing down a professor, UC Police said. The sergeant on duty Tuesday said that at 6:15 p.m. the motorist drove onto a crowded Kroeber Plaza just east of the intersection of College Avenue and Bancroft Way and “drove wildly” before being apprehended by police and taken to a local hospital for “an illness”.
No one was struck by the car, the sergeant said, adding he heard second-hand that the driver came within two feet of striking a professor. Because of the Presidents Day holiday, police offered no other information about the incident.
Police Arrest Possible Car Thief
A man seen casing cars on the corner of Sixth and Page streets last weekend was arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia and misappropriation of public property, Berkeley police said.
Residents on the 1800 block of Francisco Street called police last weekend when a neighbor started screaming uncontrollably in his back yard. Police arrived and arrested the man for possession of methamphetamine.r