Tuesday December 06, 2005

Nasty swing 

An argument between two men took a very nasty turn Monday, Nov. 28, when one of them picked up a golf club and swung it at his 43-year-old co-disputant. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. 

The incident happened about 7:40 a.m. in the 1500 block of Cedar Street, said Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 


Art heist 

After Berkeley police officers discovered a stolen pickup in the 3400 block of Adeline Street about 5:20 p.m. that afternoon, they traced the crime to a nearby yard, where they found parts of the same vehicle. 

After further investigation, officers searched the home of the 32-year-old suspect, where they turned up 71 black and white as well as color photographic prints which had been stolen along with another truck in San Rafael on Nov. 4. 

The photographs belonged to San Francisco photographer Chris Honeysett, and were part of the more than 300 prints stolen when his truck was taken. 

The suspect was booked on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and probation violation. 


Stanford rage 

A 50-year-old man armed with a knife stormed into Stanford Liquors at 3400 Adeline St. shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and threatened to break bottles and harm the store clerk, said Officer Okies. 

Officers spotted the suspect in his car, and when he resisted arrest, he compounded his previous violations of statutes against brandishing a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats. 

Dangerous spat 

A Berkeley man violated a court order Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, and approached his former companion, a 25-old-woman who lives at the corner of Dohr and Oregon Streets. He then attempted to hit her with his car and fled before officers arrived. 

When apprehended he faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a deadly weapon and violation of a restraining order. 



Later that evening, just before 8:30, a 61-year-old man called Berkeley police to report that he had just been cut with a knife. 

Officer Okies said the man was taken to the Alta Bates Summit Emergency Room, where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. 

Police are seeking the assailant, whom his victim identified. 


Drive-by rat pack 

A witness called police at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, to report that four men in a four-door two-tone vehicle had just leaped from the car, assaulted a young man and robbed him of his backpack in the 2200 block of Shattuck Avenue. 



Two folks who were stopped at a turnout along Grizzly Peak Road in the pre-dawn hours Frida, Dec. 2 suddenly found themselves the target of three robbers who demanded their valuables. 

They fled in two cars, one of them belonging to the hapless couple, which was recovered soon thereafter and not all that far away. 

The victim got something, too—the license plate of the other car, which they passed on to police. ›