Friday May 06, 2005



Knife Flasher 

A 65-year-old man called police just after midnight Monday to report that a heavyset man had brandished a knife at him as he was walking in the 2000 block of Addison Street. 

The suspect had fled in a black car before police arrived. 


Moonlight Auto Supply 

Persons or persons unknown stole thousands of dollars worth of tires and wheels at McNevin Cadillac & Volkswagen at 1500 San Pablo Ave. sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning. 


Smash and Dash 

Police are seeking two men who threw a can or bottle that smashed the rear window of a car driving along the 1500 block of Cedar Street shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. 

The pair had fled by the time police arrived, perhaps aware that by throwing at an occupied car they had escalated their crime from a misdemeanor vandalism to a felony. 


Meter Tampering Bust  

Police have finally nabbed one of the folks who’ve been vandalizing the city’s parking meters! 

Responding to a report at 11 a.m. Tuesday, officers arrived in the 2100 block of Allston Way to find the criminal in the process of robbing a meter. 

Taking their arrival as an affront, said meter bandit hot-footed himself away from the scene, setting off a spirited foot chase that finally came to an end on Milvia Street just south of Kittredge Street, said Officer Okies. 

Beyond the felony theft charge—mandated because of a prior conviction—the 32-year-old meter bandit was also charged with resisting arrest and probation violation.  


Sexual Battery 

A Berkeley woman called to report that a bicyclist had ridden up behind her and groped her while she was walking in the 2500 block of Hillegass Avenue about 11:15 Tuesday night. 

The suspect, described as a man in his forties wearing a baseball cap and a gray or brown jacket, was long gone when officers arrived. 


Marina Robberies 

A man wearing a dark trenchcoat confronted two customers in the parking lot of HS Lordship’s at the Berkeley Marina about 11:30 Tuesday night and relieved them of their wallets before fleeing in a white van.