Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday November 21, 2006

Drive-by slaying 

Oakland police are investigating the drive-by murder of a 20-year-old Oakland man who was gunned down Saturday on the street near the intersection of 63rd and Baker streets, one block south of the Berkeley city limits. 

OPD spokesperson Sgt. Michael Poirier said Marcel Campbell was struck by multiple rounds during the attack that occurred moments before 5:40 p.m. 

The injured man was rushed to Highland Hospital, when he died of his injuries, becoming Oakland’s 134th homicide victim of 2006, said Sgt. Poirier. 


ATM heist 

Berkeley police are seeking a bicycling gunman who robbed a customer at a downtown ATM machine. 

According to Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies, the man approached his victim and forced the person to walk with him to a nearby ATM and withdraw cash. 

Unbeknownst to the suspect, a camera built into the machine captured images of the robber, who is between the ages of 18 and 20 and is described as a mixed-race man who stands six feet tall. 

He was wearing a cap and the ever-popular hoodie. 

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call BPD’s Robbery Detail at 981-5742, and anyone who sees him is asked to call 911, or 981-5911 if using a cell phone.