Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:26:00 PM

Sink hole on Tunnel Road 

On Jan. 7, at 6 a.m., a water main broke on Tunnel Road, south of Bridge Road. East Bay MUD and CalTrans came on the scene nearly 20 minutes after the original call. Traffic was closed on the westbound side at around 6 a.m. until the afternoon. The water main created a sink hole that was about eight feet by five feet deep.  


Purse stolen 

On Jan. 6, a little after 11 a.m., a woman reported that her purse had been stolen from the front counter lobby of the Rose Garden Inn on the 2700 block of Telegraph Avenue. The woman left her purse unattended at the counter for about 10 minutes before she called to report it missing. No suspects have been identified at this time.  


Camera stolen 

On Jan. 5 at 2:13 p.m., the owner of Adams and Chittenden, on the 2700 block of Eighth Street, called in to report that a Nikon digital camera and lens had been stolen from his store over the last few weeks. There have been no suspects identified in this case.  



On Jan. 4 at 4:34 p.m., a Berkeley citizen informed Berkeley police that several people have been tagging a commercial property on the 2200 block of Dwight Way with spray paint. The people responsible for the graffiti remain at large.  


Drug bust 

On Jan. 3, at around 1:30 p.m., Berkeley police were dispatched to the intersection of Oregon and Sacramento streets with a report of drug activity. Police arrived, searched two people and found marijuana on them. One was a 20-year-old man, who was also arrested for possession of a 380 semi-automatic handgun on his waistband, and the other was a 19-year-old man, who also had a warrant out for his arrest.