Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday July 11, 2006

Drive-by shooting 

A pedestrian was shot in the arm minutes before midnight on June 28 by a gunman who fired from the window of a white Honda as the victim was walking near the corner of Prince and Stanton streets. 

Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Ed Galvan said police were alerted to the shooting by an emergency room worker at Summit Alta Bates Medical Center, where the wounded man had driven himself after the attack. 

After the victim, an 18-year-old Oakland man, described the shooting, officers searched the scene, turning up a spent shell casing. 


Roxie again 

The often-robbed Roxie Food Center at 2250 Dwight Way was the scene of yet another crime on June 28. Police were called at 10 p.m. after the discovery that a burglar had managed to make off with 10 cartons of cigarettes, said Officer Galvan. 


Repels robbers 

A 40-year-old Oakland man fought off a pair of robbers who knocked him off his bicycle and tried to make off with his backpack just after 3 p.m. on the 28th. 

Officer Galvan said the two attacked the man near the corner of corner of Carleton Street and McGee Avenue, but fled on foot after they realized their would-be prey wasn’t about to yield without more of a struggle than the not-so-dynamic duo wanted to offer. 


Liquor store heist 

Two robbers, one of them armed with a small black pistol, robbed Statewide Liquor at 1491 San Pablo Ave. just before closing time on June 30. 

Officer Galvan said the pair confronted a store clerk near the cash register just before 1:40 a.m. and demanded the contents of the till. 

After the clerk complied, the bandits fled out the back door. 


A resident of the Ninth Street and Hearst Avenue area called police at one minute after midnight on June 30 to report that he’d just been stabbed. 

Reluctant to give any information at first, the injured man finally said his attacker was a woman he knew and named the suspect. 

Officer Galvan said the man had been stabbed in the stomach, and shortly after officers arrived the injured man—who had also been drinking—began to lose consciousness. 

The case is still under investigation. 



A belated report adds yet one more victim to the list of Berkeley residents shot by an unknown assailant armed with a paintball gun. 

While four victims were paintballed between June 13 and 16, the latest victim was struck on June 21 as she walked near the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Cedar Street. The woman didn’t report the crime until June 30. 


Another knifing 

Alerted by a call reporting a stabbing near Sacramento and Harmon streets at 8:16 p.m. on June 30, Berkeley officers and paramedics arrived to find a 45-year-old Berkeley man suffering from multiple stab wounds. None of wounds was life-threatening, said Officer Galvan. 

Before he was taken to an emergency room for treatment, the man told investigators he had been stabbed by a woman. 



UC Berkeley Police were called to Tang Medical Center at 1:30 a.m. Friday, where an injured man told them he had just been beaten by a gang of three as he walked southbound on Dana Street near the campus. 

The 19-year-old student said one of the three walked up to him, fired off an insult, then punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground where two others joined the assault. 

“The victim suffered significant injuries to his head, face and hands,” reported UCPD Chief Victoria L. Harrison in a press release.