Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Tuesday August 29, 2006


On Aug. 23, just after midnight, a group of four males beat up a Larkspur man. The perpetrators took his watch and wallet. The suspects have not been identified. 


Sex with a minor 

At 3 a.m. on Aug. 21, police squad cars making rounds in Aquatic Park discovered a minor and an adult having sex in a car. 


Assault with a deadly paintball 

On Aug. 20, at 12:42 p.m., a 56-year-old Berkeley woman was walking down the 1800 block of University Avenue when a dark car, heading westbound, shot a paintball gun at her. The suspects have not been identified, and the victim is reported to be in good condition. 


Red car on fire 

The Berkeley Fire Department reported that a red car was set on fire at 1287 University Ave. across from the Shell gas station after midnight on Aug. 20. No suspects have been identified. 


Sexual assault reported 

A woman called in at 5 a.m. on Aug. 19 to report that she had been sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance two hours prior, reported Ed Galvan, Berkeley police spokesperson. 


Another paintball conflict 

A Berkeley male in a Blazer or an Explorer was driving eastbound on University Avenue at California Street just after 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 when he shot a paintball at a Berkeley resident. The next day the victim came to the police station to file a report. 


Attempted kidnapping 

Almost near midnight on Aug. 14, a grandmother called in to report that her grandchild’s father threatened to kidnap the child, of whom he did not have custody. The father did not follow through on his threat. 


Knife threat 

A homeless man reportedly threatened another man with a piece of pipe and a knife at around 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 11. Nobody was hurt and the suspect has not been identified.