Press Releases


Tuesday June 28, 2005

Youth dies in crash 

17-year-old Berkeley resident Eric Green died in a one-car accident in Richmond at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Richmond Police Sgt. Enos Johnson said. 

He was driving a stolen vehicle, a 1990 Nissan sedan taken in Richmond, when he hit an embankment, was thrown out of the car and crushed as the vehicle rolled over him, said Sgt. Johnson. 

“He died of massive head injuries,” said the officer. 


Stereo heist bust 

Berkeley police arrested a 39-year-old man on a charge of robbery after he strong-armed a stereo away from a 38-year-old woman near the corner of Sacramento and Russell streets shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 


Victim, robber busted 

A report of a robbery near the corner of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue turned out to be bad luck for both parties. 

By the time the dust settled, the 23-year-old robber was booked on one felony charge and the 18-year-old victim was charged with resisting an officer. 

Officers recovered the ten bucks taken in the strongarm heist. 


Teen tries to steal cane, cash 

A 19-year old was charged with attempted robbery after he tried to take the cane and cash belong to a 59-year-old man as he walked near the corner of California and Ord streets just before 9 Sunday morning, said Officer Okies.