Police Blotter

Friday May 04, 2007

Residential Burglary 

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 29th, the owner of Shen Hua Chinese Restaurant in the 2900 block of College Avenue called to report that somebody had broken in through the back window of the restaurant. The owner didn’t notice what might have been stolen. There are no suspects in this case. 



At 3:44 a.m. on Sunday morning, a Berkeley police officer witnessed an argument between a man and a woman on Adeline Street at Russell Street. The man was assaulting her by pushing her. No arrests have been made. 


Thievery at Whole Foods  

At 4:39 p.m. on Sunday, a Whole Foods employee called the police to report that a 58-year-old Berkeley man was caught stealing groceries. Police arrived on the scene and arrested the thief. 



On Sunday evening, a male phoned the police to report that somebody had struck his vehicle, which was parked in the 2300 block of Channing Way, and didn’t leave a note. No suspects are in custody. 


Grand Theft 

On Sunday at 5:37 p.m., a female called the police dispatcher to report that somebody cut her bike lock and stole her Giant Cyprus seven-speed bicycle, which is worth about $600. The victim reported that the incident occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 


Mail Theft 

At 6:40 p.m. on Monday evening, a caller reported that over the weekend somebody stole mail and two mailboxes that were joined together in the 800 block of Channing Way. There are no suspects identified in this case. 


Tenant/Landlord Feud 

On Monday, a tenant of an apartment complex on the 2000 block of Hearst Avenue called in to report that his landlord had assaulted him with a punch. No medical treatment was needed. The police contacted the landlord, issued him a citation, and gave him a court date. 


Stolen Vehicle 

At 8:44 p.m. on Monday, a man reported that his 1997 Red Ford Ranger was stolen from where he had parked it on Fulton Street, between Dwight and Blake streets, a day prior. The case is still outstanding.