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Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce
Wednesday January 21, 2009 - 07:36:00 PM


A Berkeley resident, who lives on the 2000 block of Prince Street, called on Jan. 17 at 3:30 a.m. to report that somebody had broken into the basement using a door pry and taken a bicycle and a power drill. No suspects have been identified. 



An 18-year-old man called the Berkeley Police on Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. to report that three black men around his age had just attempted to rob him at the corner of Bancroft Way and Bonar Street. They grabbed the man's bag, tried to steal it. When the man would not give it up, they kicked him and pushed him. They took off running westbound on Bancroft Way. The suspects remain at large.  


Robbery with fake gun 

A 19-year-old man called on Jan. 19 at 1:54 a.m. to report that he had been robbed with a simulated gun on the 2000 block of Haste Street. The three juveniles who robbed him approached him and asked him what he had on him while one produced a simulated gun. The man took off running and accidentally dropped his i-pod. The three apparently took it, since, when he came back later to find it, it was gone. The suspects remain on the loose.  


Corner fight 

A 19-year-old Richmond women called on Jan. 19 at 12:01 p.m. to report that she had been battered by three other women on the corner of San Pablo and Ashby Avenue. The suspects remain at large. 

“Basically, four prostitutes were having a fight over a particular corner,” said Berkeley Police Public Information Officer Andrew Frankel. 



A Berkeley restaurant-goer called on Jan. 19 at 6:14 p.m. to report that he saw two men on the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue slap and pat the buttocks of two women. Based on their reaction, the caller thought that the women did not know the men. No further suspect or victim information is available.