Police Blotter

Friday July 02, 2004

Pair Strongarms Victim’s Cash 

Two men approached a pedestrian walking along Bancroft Way near Ellsworth Street shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and strongarmed him into handing over his cash. 


Probationer Flashes Privates and Blade 

Police arrested a 31-year-old Berkeley man in Civic Center Park at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday on charges of indecent exposure, brandishing a deadly weapon, and probation violation after a woman called to report that he’d exposed himself to her, then flashed a blade. 


Toothbrush-Chewing Bandit Foiled By Karate Kick 

While a mob of fans was thronging the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street Tuesday in hopes of obtaining an autograph from a former president, a short, rotund felon wearing a three-quarter-length black leather duster and chewing on a toothbrush attempted a strongarm robbery of one of the crowd. 

The would-be victim told officers he warded off the bandit with a well-placed karate kick, said police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 


Pursesnatchers Land in Juvie 

A trio of young robbers landed in juvenile hall after they relieved a woman of her purse near the corner of Parker and Ellsworth a few minutes after 7 o’clock Tuesday evening. 

Police captured the youths and escorted them to new quarters in Juvenile Hall. 


Duo Nabs Victim’s Keys 

Two juvenile strongarm types relieved a man of his keys in the parking lot of the University Avenue Andronico’s Park & Shop shortly before 9 o’clock Tuesday evening. ›