Friday December 03, 2004

Nondescript Slasher 

A Monday afternoon dispute between two fellows outside the US Liquors at 2997 Sacramento St. took a nasty turn when one pulled a knife and slashed the other’s forearm. 

When police arrived, the injured disputant could offer no description whatsoever of the fellow who slashed him, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 

With no information, there was little officers could do beyond making sure the victim received medical treatment for the relatively minor wound. 


Witness Call Leads to Bust 

An alert eyewitness called police after spotting a stealthy fellow extracting golf clubs from a car parked in the 2100 block of San Pablo Avenue just after 7:15 p.m. Monday. 

Officers promptly arrived and spotted the suspect, whom they relieved of the clubs and other items taken from the car, along with the burglary tools used in the heist. 

The 51-year-old suspect was handcuffed and driven to the city lockup on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property. 


More Burglary Tools 

Four hours after the car burglar’s bust, officers arrested a 39-year-old man near the corner of Sixth and Page streets for holding his own set of burglary tools and for giving a false ID to the arresting officer. 


Traffic Stop Leads to Abuse Arrest 

What began as a routine traffic stop in the 1500 block of Dwight Way late Wednesday afternoon ended in a felony arrest for a 26-year-old mother. While talking to the driving, the officer who made the stop noticed signs of abuse on her young child and arrested the mother. 


Late-Breaking Bank Heist 

Berkeley Police were summoned to the 2124 Shattuck Ave. branch of Wells Fargo Bank at 2:15 Thursday, after a gunman walked into the bank, produced a pistol and demanded cash. 

Tellers complied, and the robber fled with the contents of their tills. 

Bank cameras captured the image of a white male, approximately 6’ to 6’1” tall with salt and pepper hair, a gray mustache and a scab or cut over his right eye. 

Anyone with information is requested to call the Berkeley Police Robbery Detail, anonymously or otherwise, at 981-5742 or e-mail police@ci.berkeley.ca.us.