Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Friday November 02, 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. 


Walgreens robbery 

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


Road rage incident 

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.  


Witness/victim scare 

On Saturday, two men approached a UC student. While one hit him, the other went through his pockets. The men took a cell phone and a wallet containing cash and credit cards. The injured student ran by a witness who asked if he should call the police. After the young student said yes and the witness began to call, one of the suspects noticed and chased the witness down to the bottom level of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where station agents called the police. The 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, since the battery was mutual, said Lt. Wes Hester, spokesman for the Berkeley Police Department.