Police Blotter

Thursday September 04, 2008 - 09:25:00 AM

Sacramento Street barbershop shooting 

One person was injured Tuesday in a shooting at Johnson’s House of Style at 2914 Sacramento St. 

At 12:49 p.m., Berkeley police res-ponded to reports of shots fired in the 2900 block of Sacramento. Upon arrival, police found the victim, a 22-year-old man, with apparent gunshot wounds. 

The victim was transported by the Berkeley Fire Department to Highland Hospital. Berkeley Police Public Information Officer Andrew Frankel, could not disclose the victim’s condition. 

According to Frankel, although the police have no one in custody, they are still “working the scene” and investigating the crime. 


Strong-arm robberies near campus 

UC police reported a series of four strong-arm robberies early Monday morning on the south side of campus. 

The first occurred at 2:38 a.m. at Blake and Ellsworth streets. The four suspects, reportedly males in their late teens or early 20s, stole a purse and its contents. 

At 3:02 a.m., BPD responded to a robbery involving three suspects at Telegraph Avenue and Parker Street. 

The third robbery, at 4:25 a.m., occurred at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. 

The final reported robbery occurred at 4:33 a.m. at College and Dwight. The suspects may have fled the scene in a silver four-door vehicle traveling west on Dwight. 

Anyone with information about these crimes can contact the Berkeley Police Department at 981-5900. 


Shots fired at crowded party 

Shots were fired Saturday night when the Berkeley Police and Fire departments were called to clear the crowd at a party at Pria Restaurant, 2072 San Pablo Ave. 

Both departments were notified when the party’s crowd exceeded the restaurant’s occupancy permit. As the crowd started to disperse, “someone pulled a pistol and started cranking rounds into the air,” said Officer Frankel. 

There were no injuries, and the police have no one in custody for the disturbance.