Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday August 18, 2006

Hoodied heisters 

Two teens clad in the traditional black hoodies and packing a matching pistol robbed a 21-year-old man of his wallet and two cell phones as he walked on Emerson Street near the Shattuck Avenue intersection just before 11 p.m. on Aug. 3. 


Grill robbery 

No, it wasn’t the cooking kind that was stolen, but the fancy gold gear that slips over front teeth. 

A 17-year-old Berkeley fellow was relieved of his dental accouterment as well as his cell phone and a small amount of cash by a rat pack of four or five young fellows who punched him in the head as an inducement to cough up the goodies. 

The crime went down just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 near the corner of Adeline Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, said Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Ed Galvan.