Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Tuesday May 01, 2007


On Wednesday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m., a Berkeley man was walking along Shattuck at Cedar Street, when another man punched him. The suspect was carrying a skateboard. No emergency services were needed for the victim. 


Scooter thieves 

A Berkeley High School sophomore was walking to sports practice at San Pablo Park after school on Wednesday when four to five teenagers assaulted him and took his Razor Micro scooter. No emergency services were needed. 


Meth abuse 

At 6:34 p.m. Wednesday, a homeowner phoned the police to report that somebody was shooting up in the basement of their 2500 block of Hillegass apartment complex. Berkeley Police Department Officer O’Donnell arrived at the scene and found somebody there. Emergency services were dispatched for a possible methamphetamine overdose and the trespasser was transported to a local hospital. 


Assault with gasoline 

At Ohlone park late Wednesday night, a Berkeley resident called in to report that a 67-year-old man had thrown gasoline on his face. The two had an argument but the contents of that argument remain unknown. 


Laptop steal 

Just before the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, an Oakland man called in to report that somebody had broken into his car. It was reported that the incident happened between 7 and 10 p.m. that night. Somebody took a laptop from the car. There are no suspects. 


Convertible slash 

On Thursday evening, a victim reported that somebody had slashed the top of his convertible parked on the 2600 block of Piedmont Avenue. The police suspect that the burglar was scared off, since nothing was missing from the car. No suspects have been identified in connection with this case.