Police Blotter

Tuesday December 11, 2007

Assault with a deadly weapon 

On Sunday at 5:11 p.m., a caller reported that three men had assaulted a 20-year old man with a knife near the Amtrak station on the 2000 block of Fourth Street. The victim was bleeding when police arrived on the scene and suffered severe head wounds. No suspects have been identified. 


Child abuse 

At 12:09 p.m. on Sunday, somebody called the police to report that a man was beating his 6-year-old daughter on the 1500 block of Prince Street. Police are investigating the matter. 


Connected series of burglaries 

A caller at 1:26 a.m. from an apartment complex on the 1900 block of Dwight Way reported that someone had broken into their apartment and stolen some cash. They thought that the burglary occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. 

In the following hour, three more people from the same apartment complex called in to report similar attempted burglaries. However, nothing was taken. 

Police believe that the same person robbed another house. At 2:16 a.m. on Sunday morning, a person who lives on the 1700 block of Parker Street, three blocks away, reported an attempted burglary. “We believe that there is a connection,” said Lt. Wes Hester, spokesman for the Berkeley Police Department.  


Shots fired 

At 12:16 a.m. on Sunday morning, somebody called police to report that shots were fired near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Derby. There are no suspects in custody.