Police are seeking the heavyset fellow who lobbed a rock at the head of a 34-year-old pedestrian near the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way about 12:25 p.m. Monday.
Though the rock connected with its intended target, the victim was not seriously injured.
A 19-year-old man called police to report that two fellows armed with a bat—or maybe a pipe—had confronted him near the corner of Ninth Street and Bancroft Way about 5:58 p.m. Monday. He fled before things got worse.
Police arrested a 42-year-old Bonar Street resident on charges of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon after he inflicted a minor knife wound during the course of a fracas. The victim refused medical attention, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies.
A pair of young men clad in hoodies and other dark garb threatened grievous bodily harm unless a 20-year-old pedestrian walking along the 1900 block of Milvia Street forked over his cash early Tuesday afternoon.
Instead, the intended victim darted into a nearby building and called police while the erstwhile robbers departed for safer turf.
Leaf It Alone
A distraught resident of the 100 block of Parkside Drive called police just before 8 a.m. Wednesday to report that a fellow in a dark SUV had just slashed off some of the branches of a much-favored tree and departed with them.
By the time police arrived, the thief had branched out.
Police arrested a 22-year-old man on a charges of assault with serious bodily injury Wednesday night after he kicked a 25-year-old man in the head during the course of a fight in the 2500 block of Telegraph Avenue, said Officer Okies.›