Ran, Not Hit
A woman called police Thursday morning to report that a driver had tried unsuccessfully to run her down with his car near the corner of Woolsey and California streets.
No arrest have been made, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Shira Warren.
Bullet Through Window
A Grant Street resident who lives near the corner of Bancroft Way called police shortly before 11 a.m. Friday to report that someone had fired a .22-caliber round through his window. He said he had no idea who fired the shot.
Tip Jar Heister Busted
Berkeley Police arrested a 34-year-old man toting the tip jar from Taqueria La Familia at 2971 Shattuck Avenue Thursday afternoon, just minutes after he’d entered the restaurant, pulled a knife and grabbed the jar, said Officer Warren.
Police immediately searched the area and quickly caught the suspect toting the rather commodious container.
He was relieved of his loot and transported to the city hoosegow, where he was booked on suspicion of armed robbery.
A gang of four young men in their teens to early twenties shoved a Berkeley man and made off with the bottle he was carrying near the corner of Rose and California streets shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.
They were probably surprised when they discovered its contents to be good ol’ vinegar.
A resident who lives on Prospect Street near the corner of Bancroft Way called police a 7:34 p.m. Friday to report that a man brandishing a knife had just walked in front of his house and appeared to be headed for his back yard.
He’d departed before the black-and-whites arrived.
Bottle Bashers Flee
A UC Berkeley officer called his city counterparts to report that two fellows were having at each other with bottles near the corner of Telegraph and Durant Avenues late Saturday morning.
By the time Berkeley officers arrived the belligerent bottle battlers had bolted.
Drunk, Disorderly and More
A couple’s dispute edged over the line late Sunday evening when police saw the woman throw the man to the ground near the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way.
Both departed, only to surface again when officers spotted the man trying to fend off the woman. Timely intervention left the man unhurt and the woman in handcuffs, facing charges of public drunkenness, possession of an open container of alcohol and resisting arrest.