Monday January 03, 2005

BHS Rat Pack Robbers 

A Berkeley High School student told police he was robbed at school by a crew of six or seven juveniles shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. 

Police are investigating, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 


Strongarm Gunman 

A ski-masked gunman with a strong arm walked into the Walgreen’s stores at 150 Gilman St. just after 6 p.m. Monday, picked up the cash register and walked out. 

Neither the gunman nor the register have been seen since. 


Violent Drunk Busted 

A cab driver flagged down Berkeley police officer near the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Blake Street late Monday night because of problems with a tipsy fare. 

The inebriated rider was handcuffed and hauled down to city jail for booking, where, after offering up a false ID, he proceeded to try to bash his captors. 

When the dust had settled, a simple public intoxication arrest had turned into five charges, including interference with a peace officer, assault on a peace officer, and giving a false ID. 

The reason for the last charge became clear when a record check yield a parole violation, said Officer Okies. 


Lotta Sirens, No Victim 

Police cars and a fire department ambulance rushed to the intersection of Harper and Russell streets late Monday night after a youthful caller reported a stabbing. 

A thorough search of the area revealed neither blood nor victim, and police are investigating leads to the identity of the caller. 


Robbers Panic, Flee 

A crew of would-be robbers, three men and a woman, tried to rob the Black and White Liquor Store at 2730 Adeline St. late Wednesday night, only to change their minds for reasons unknown and flee the scene.