Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Tuesday May 08, 2007

Berkeley Bowl theft 

On Wednesday at 9:33 a.m., a Berkeley Bowl employee called the police to report that somebody had been taken into custody for stealing. The thief, a 42-year-old Berkeley man, was cited and arrested. 


Willard break-in 

A Willard Middle School administrator called the police Wednesday afternoon to report that somebody had broken into the school Monday night. A television with a DVD player and a VCR was taken, along with a Sony boombox. There are no suspects. 



At the corner of Blake Street and Mathews Street, a man was stopped and robbed by two teenagers on Wednesday at 9:22 p.m. The suspects took a cellphone, some cash, and four wallets. They were last seen heading eastbound on Blake Street and northbound on Mable Street. 



A female victim called in Wednesday night to report that somebody had hit her black Volkswagen Jetta that was parked on the 2900 block of San Pablo Avenue. It is unknown who hit her car. 



A 22-year-old Berkeley female was at her apartment on the 2300 block of Durant a little after midnight on Thursday, when she witnessed a man breaking into her car and making off with her wallet. 


Simultaneous auto burglaries 

In front of Jefferson Elementary School at 7:43 a.m. on Thursday, two Oakland residents called in to report that somebody had pried the door lock on both of their vehicles. 

In the first car, a computer was taken, while in the second car, a wallet and its contents were taken. The police haven’t taken anybody into custody. 


Bike theft 

At 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, a female reported that someone had stolen her blue bike from the rear yard. The bike was unsecured and had a breast cancer ribbon painted on the seat. There are no suspects in this case.