Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday July 07, 2006

Rapists sought 

UC Police are looking for two men suspected of raping an intoxicated student in People’s Park on the night of June 25. 

The 20-year-old victim told investigators she was assaulted by two acquaintances while she was unconscious, according to an alert issued by campus police Chief Victoria L. Harrison. 

Officers found the woman in the park at 10:14 p.m.  

Chief Harrison asked anyone with information about the assault to call Detective Norma Caro of the department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at 642-0472 during business hours and 642-6760 during nights and evenings. 

Berkeley police received a report of another rape just after midnight on June 30. The incident happened in the 1900 block of Channing Way, but no further details were available.  


Rat pack robbery 

A 23-year-old pedestrian was robbed by a gang of six teenagers as he walked across the northern end of Sproul Plaza shortly before 7 p.m. June 27. 

According to UC Berkeley Police Chief Harrison’s crime alert, the pedestrian was struck in the back of the head and knocked to the ground after the gang surrounded him. 

The 17-year-old who landed the blow scooped up the fellow’s skateboard and the gang ran off, with their victim in pursuit. 

Campus officers spotted the chase and managed to arrest the skateboard-toting assailant, who turned out to be the 17-year-old they had arrested the night before for an assault that had occurred in the Dwinelle Hall parking lot.