Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday April 28, 2006

Bloody arrest 

A fracas that broke out during an arrest by undercover Berkeley police officers resulted in bloody but minor injuries to a 33-year-old Oakland man suspected of dealing drugs in South Berkeley. 

Though some witnesses told Berkeley Copwatch that the officers attacked the man after they stopped him using unmarked vehicles, Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Steve Burcham said force was used only after he resisted arrest. 

The arrest, which took place on Adeline Street between Fairview and Harmon Streets, just after 2 p.m., was made in conjunction with the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s Oakland residence, where officers recovered two ounces of crack cocaine and two shotguns, Officer Burcham said. 

Strongarmed wallet 

Two bandits, described by the victims as men in their 20s, robbed a 63-year-old Berkeley man at midnight Friday as he was walking along the 400 block of Colusa Street. 

The strongarm artists wrestled the man’s mallet away from him, then departed. 


Broken nose 

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault with serious bodily injury after an April 13 fracas in the 2500 block of Haste Street. The victim, a Berkeley man, sustained a broken nose and other injuries in the 4:30 p.m. attack. 


Armed robbery 

A pair of bandits, one packing a pistol, robbed a 22-year-old Berkeley woman of her purse and its contents after they confronted her at 12:30 p.m. last Thursday as she walked along the 1800 block of Solano Avenue, said Officer Burcham. 

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident..