Berkeley police were called to UC Berkeley Tang Center, where a young woman had been admitted reporting that she had been sexually assaulted.
When officers sought more information, the woman refused to talk to them, said Berkeley police spokesperson Ed Galvan.
Because the incident happened on university property, the investigation was handed over to university police, he said.
Four young men, at least one of them armed with a pistol, robbed a 19-year-old of his backpack and cell phone as he was walking near the corner of Sacramento and Prince streets moments after midnight.
Two young men, ages 10 to 15, staged the strong-arm robbery of another youth, age 15, in the 300 block of Deakin Street just after 10 p.m.
The two bandits departed with the other youngster’s wallet.
A Berkeley woman called police at 11:49 p.m. to report that she had just been robbed by a gunman in his 20’s who piled his black pistol on her as she was walking in the 2400 block of Durant Avenue.
Seven minutes later, a 23-year-old man called to report that two young men in a silver Pontiac Trans Am had pulled a gun on him as he was walking in the 1900 block of Stuart Street and stolen a black book that contained his personal identification papers.
Police were summoned to the U-Haul officer at 2100 San Pablo at 5:49 p.m. after two women went postal inside the store, throwing things about and hurling a stapler at the clerk.
The pair was last seen running northbound on San Pablo.
Police have identified one of the pair as an Oakland woman, but no arrests have been made, said Officer Galvan.
Two bandits grabbed a 19-year-old UC Berkeley student from behind and threw her to the ground as she was standing at the bus stop at the corner of Dana and Haste Streets ay 2:37 a.m.
The robbers made off with a backpack containing her laptop computer and several textbooks.
At 10:21 a.m., Berkeley police were called to the sidewalk outside the Walgreen’s Drugs at 2187 Shattuck Ave., where a Willard Middle School student reported that another youngster had punched him in the head during an aborted robbery attempt.
The young bandit had high-tailed it before officers arrived.
At 3:31 p.m., police rushed to the corner of Ellis and Fairview streets after an 18-year-old woman was struck in the head with a tire iron allegedly wielded by a 20-year-old Union City woman.
The injured woman then grabbed a pair of knives and ran after her attacked, but dropped the knives—which the suspect picked up and carried off as she fled.
The injured woman was taken to an emergency room for treatment. No arrests have been made, said Officer Galvan.
A 50-year-old Berkeley man called police to report that someone shot at him as he was driving in the 2100 block of Eighth Street at 12:16 a.m.
The man, who received minor injuries from flying glass, said he had no idea who shot at him or why.
Resident of Hearst Avenue called police at 10:35 p.m. to report that a man was swinging a club at passersby in Ohlone Park near the corner of Hearst and Sacramento Street.
Police found one man who had been struck but not seriously injured, and another woman who had been attacked.
They also found the bat-man, a 25-year-old man with serious mental problems. He was taken away for psychiatric observation.
Police arrested a 29-year-old homeless man for attacking another homeless man, age 52, with a cane in the 1900 block of Center Street, just a short walk from the city lockup.
An 18-year-old Berkeley woman called police to report that the night before, she had been confronted by a menacing man uttering threats who convinced her to hand over her purse after he approached her near the corner of Durant and Telegraph Avenues.
At 5:41 p.m., a pharmacist at United Pharmacy at 2929 Telegraph Ave. called officers to report that a gunman had just left the store, making off with narcotics the clerk had handed over after the gunman threatened to pistol-whip him.
A 54-year-old Berkeley man called police at 6:27 p.m., moments one of three young would-be carjackers who confronted him in the 1600 block of Woolsey Street, struck him with a pistol and tried to make off with his car.
The man kept his wheels, and a prompted response by police resident in the arrest of a 19-year-old Berkeley man, identified as the ringleader, on suspicion of attempted carjacking.
After hearing shouts and spotting a fight occurring nearby, callers told police at 8:35 p.m. that a fight was breaking out in the 2500 block of McGee Avenue.
Officers arrived to find that a group of young men had approached a couple as they were walking and grabbed the man’s wallet. He set out in pursuit, and managed to recover his wallet.
Officers found the suspects during a canvass of the area, but the robbed man, having recovered his wallet, declined to press charges against the youths.
A 24-year-old woman called police at 10:28 p.m. to report that a man professing to be packing a pistol had demanded her hot pink purse as she was walking near the corner of Durant Avenue and Ellsworth Street.
A search of the area turned up the purse, with most—but not all—of her belongings intact.
A 30-year-old Berkeley man was robbed of his c ash by a menacing teenager near the corner of Fairview and King Streets moments before 3 p.m.
A Berkeley woman called police at 8:45 p.m. to report that her 16-year-old daughter had just been sexually assaulted.
The young woman was rushed to an emergency room for treatment and examination, and police are looking for the suspect, who has been identified.
An 18-year old Oakland woman reported that a pair of strong-arm bandits had stolen her purse as she was walking near the corner of Russell Street and Telegraph Avenue about 1:40 a.m.
The pair departed in a white Honda Civic.
Three young bandits, ages about 13, robbed a 10-year-old of his belongings by landing a punch or two and threatening to add more shortly after 3:30 p.m. near the corner of Francisco Street and Franklin Avenue.
Offered medical aid, the young man decided to tough it out.
A gang of four women in their late teens beat a La Honda, CA, woman and stole her belongings near the corner of Regent and Russell streets just before 7:30 p.m.
The four were last seen fleeing in a green Toyota four-door. Their victim declined medical aid.
Two men in their 20s came up behind a Berkeley woman as she walked in the 2500 block of Ninth Street and demanded her purse at 12:45 a.m.
Their mission accomplished, he pair fled and was last seen running from the scene on Dwight Way.