Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday July 14, 2006

Short blotter 

If the Police Blotter has been on the skimpy side of late, blame Community Crime View, the new online software that Berkeley Police are counting on to provide information to the community and themselves. 

As of Thursday afternoon, the site hadn’t been updated since July 2, and police spokesperson Office Ed Galvan said the department’s techies are working on the problem. 


Car hits cyclist 

Galvan said a Berkeley man sustained severe jaw injuries as well as lacerations when he was struck by a car as he biked along Euclid Avenue Tuesday night. 

Galvan said the man, who in his late 20s, was struck by a car that struck him as the driver turned onto Euclid from Hilgard Avenue. 

The injured man was rushed to an emergency room for treatment. 

“At this point it looks like the driver of the car was at fault,” said Galvan, adding that the incident is still under investigation. 

The officer said the car was driven by a Berkeley woman in her 50s. 

The cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Galvan said. His bicycle was equipped with the required lights that were functioning at the time of the accident. 


Campus assault 

A 33-year-old man sustained a broken tooth when an unknown assailant punched him with a fist or an elbow as he walked through the ASUC breezeway at Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday. 

According to a crime bulletin released by UC Berkeley Police Chief Victoria L. Harrison, the attacker came running down the steps connecting the plaza’s upper and lower levels, landed his blow, then fled westbound on Grinnell pathway. 

He was gone by the time officers arrived on the scene.