Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Friday February 23, 2007

Aims, no shot 

A 23-year-old man was strolling near the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Channing Way Monday when a fellow approached, pointed a gun at him then jumped into a white windowless van and sped away headed south on Shattuck. 

No arrest has been made. 


Student robbed 

A pair of bandits, both packing pistols, robbed a 21-year-old Cal student of his valuables as he was walking along the 2200 block of Warring Street moments after midnight Saturday morning. 

The two suspects then fled on foot, heading northbound on Warring. Despite a search by both Berkeley and campus police, the duo affected an escape, reports UC Berkeley Police Chief Victoria L. Harrison 


Rape suspect caught 

Alerted by the sounds of a woman crying for help at 1:22 a.m. Saturday, Berkeley police spotted a 51-year-old man as he was sexually assaulting a woman in the 2200 block of College Avenue. 

Seeing the officers, the suspect fled on foot, and officers set out in pursuit. The suspect was arrested moments later near the corner of Dwight Way and Bowditch Street. 

The injured woman was taken to Summit Alta Bates Medical Center for treatment, and the suspect was taken to jail and booked on suspicion of rape.