A 42-year-old Peeping Tom observed ogling a juvenile through a window along Berryman Path shortly after midnight last Thursday morning was given another sort of window to contemplate, this one featuring bars, after he was spotted and police were summoned, catching him in the act.
Gunman Gets Wallet
A man with a gun confronted two pedestrians walking along Ridge Road near Euclid Avenue just a block from the UC Campus shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday and departed with a wallet.
Alta Bates Sexual Battery
Police are investigating a report that a 53-year-old woman was subjected to sexual battery at Alta Bates Hospital on Ashby Avenue early Thursday morning.
Battle Brandisher Busted
Berkeley Police arrested a 62-year-old man on charges of brandishing a deadly weapon after he was reported slashing the tires of a car on Cedar Street near San Pablo Avenue and threatening the vehicle’s owner with jagged glass.
Hot Checks and Cold Drugs
One of Berkeley’s less-than-stellar criminal masterminds suffered a severe setback when he tried to cash checks he’d stolen and forged at the Shattuck Avenue Union Bank at 1 p.m. Friday, said Berkeley Police spokesperson officer Joe Okies.
The 46-year-old felon was so obvious that bank official called police as he attempted his transaction, enabling Berkeley’s finest to bust him on the spot on no less than 10 criminal charges, including forgery, possession of stolen property (the checks), parole violation, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia and parole violation.
Gunmen Get Wallet
A 24-year-old woman was robbed of her wallet by two armed bandits who approached her near the corner of Adeline and 63rd Street just after 4 p.m. Friday.
Shell Station Robbed
A gunman walked into the Shell Station at University Avenue and Bonar Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday and demanded cash. Receiving same, he departed.
Robbery Try Fails
Two strongarm artists failed in their attempt to stage the strong-arm robbery of a pedestrian near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and University Avenue at 9:15 Monday evening.
A Saturday night dustup ended when a 66-year-old man stabbed his victim in the chest, inflicting non-life-threatening injuries. As the victim was transported to the hospital, the suspect was hauled off to jail and booked on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Strongarm Duo Gets Green
A pair of strongarm artists robbed a 55-year-old man of his cash near the corner of California and Ward streets just before 1 p.m. Sunday. No suspects have been arrested.