Tuesday February 28, 2006

Fake gun 

Alarmed civilians called police Saturday evening after they spotted a 17-year-old who appeared to be drawing a pistol as he walked along the 2900 block of King Street. 

Officers from the Berkeley Police Drug Task Force were the first to arrive, and when the young fellow spotted them, he leapt a fence and tried to outrun the police radios—a futile effort. 

Though he’d ditched his gun in his flight, officers found what turned out to be a fake pistol, and not the real thing. 

He was booked on suspicion of brandishing a fake firearm. 


Domestic spat 

Berkeley police arrested a 31-year-old South Berkeley man after he reportedly took a stick to the mother of his child just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, said Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Ed Galvan. 

The woman was not seriously injured and decline medical attention, said the officer.