Berkeley Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Tuesday July 17, 2007

Corporal punishment 

On Sunday at 2:45 p.m., Berkeley police arrested a Berkeley woman and man for inflicting corporal punishment on their 12-year-old son on the 3200 block of California Street. The couple struck their son with a belt. The child was placed in protective custody following the incident. 


Car burglaries 

There has been a series of car break-ins surrounding Pyramid Brewery on the 900 block of Gilman Street. On Saturday, two patrons were inside between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When they returned to their cars, many things were missing such as a suitcase, toothpaste, and other toiletries. There are no suspects. 


Stolen food and beer 

On Friday at 9:24 p.m., an employee of Andronico’s, on the 1400 block of University Avenue, called in to report that a 21-year old Berkeley man had been caught stealing food and beer from the store. Store employees were able to recover the stolen items. Berkeley police arrested the man. 


Internal theft 

On Friday at 8:38 p.m., an employee from the Double Tree Hotel on 200 Marina Blvd. called in to report that somebody who worked there had taken $3,100 in cash from the building. It was reported that they have identified a suspect, whose description has not been released. 


More vandalism at BMHC 

On Friday at 5:13 p.m., someone called the police to report that the window at the Berkeley Mental Health Center, on the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, was broken. Investigators reported that it was a punch to the window. The crime is said to have happened between 4 and 5 p.m. No suspects have been identified. This follows two instances of arson at the center last week.