Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Tuesday October 30, 2007


On Sunday at 9:58 p.m., a young man evaded local authorities after he stole cash and a pack of cigarettes from Andronico’s at 1501 University Ave., said Lt. Wes Hester, spokesman for the Berkeley Police Department. 


Walgreens robbery 

An elderly Berkeley man stole a bunch of items from Walgreens on Stuart and Adeline at 3:39 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. When the automatic door didn’t open upon his exit, an employee detained him. At this point, he pulled out a knife and ran from the store. Local police stopped the man a mile away from the scene and arrested him. 


Road rage 

Shortly past 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, two men got into a fight near Grocery Outlet on the 2000 block of 4th Street. One male struck the other male and escaped. The suspect is not in custody. 


Witness / victim scare 

On Saturday, two African-American men approached a UC Berkeley student. One smacked him, and the other went through his pockets. The two men took a cell phone and a wallet containing cash and credit cards. The injured Cal student ran and passed by a witness who asked if they should call the police. After the young student said yes, and the witness began to call the police, one of the suspects noticed and chased the witness down to the bottom of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where station agents called the police. The Cal student went to the hospital. No suspects have been taken into custody. 



At 1:20 p.m. on Friday, two adults fought each other at the corner of University and 8th Street. No arrests were made.