Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Thursday January 15, 2009 - 06:56:00 PM

Domestic violence 

On Jan. 11 at around 3 p.m., a Berkeley resident called Berkeley police to report that a 32-year-old Mill Valley man had slapped his wife at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and University Avenue. The man was arrested on charges of domestic violence. 



A clerk at Royal Robbins, an outdoor clothing store at 841 Gilman St, reported on Jan. 11, just after 3 p.m., that a man with a gun had just robbed the store. A man walked into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded the money from the register. The suspect then exited the store and escaped southbound on Gilman towards Sixth Street. The suspect remains at large.  


Alarming arsonist 

At 3:33 a.m. on Jan. 12, a security guard called to report that a vehicle was on fire near the businesses on the 2900 block of Potter Street. The Berkeley Fire Department arrived on scene and put out the fire. Since the fire started in the compartment side of the car, it was believed that the fire was intentionally started.  


Dog bites man 

On Jan. 12 at 10:39 a.m. on the 2400 block of Grant Street, a 40-year-old man was bit by his friend’s Jack Russell terrier dog. While the man was moving a mattress up the stairs, the dog lunged out at him and bit him on the calf. He treated the wound himself, but the case was referred to animal control.  


Backyard visitor 

At 6:04 p.m. on Jan. 12, a resident on the 2600 block of Woolsey Street called the police to report that a man had appeared on the west side of his backyard. When confronted, the man reported that he was looking for somewhere to pee. When the resident denied his request, the man exited the yard the same way that he entered. The suspect has not been taken into custody.