Police Blotter

By Rio Bauce Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 28, 2009 - 07:28:00 PM

BB attack 

At 4:55 p.m. Jan. 25 on Acton Street near Russell, a 46-year-old Berkeley man called in to report that several young people had shot him with a BB gun while he was riding his bicycle. He saw a spring-loaded BB gun fire at him and felt the sting of the pellet against his inner forearm. Since he was wearing a jacket, he was not injured. Attempting to find the perpetrators, he cycled around and saw a group of six 9- to 14-year-old boys and girls laughing at him. As they started to run away, he called Berkeley Police and officers arrived at the home in which the youngsters went into. The mother handed over the pellets to the officer and the three young people were questioned. The man decided not to file charges.  


Broken window 

On Jan. 26 at 10:36 a.m., a school secretary at the School of the Madeleine on 1225 Milvia St. called in to report that someone had broken the window of a door at the school with a rock sometime over the weekend. It was a wooden door with glass in the middle on the east side of building. No suspects have been identified. 



At 4:12 p.m. Jan. 27, a 28-year-old Berkeley man was arrested for grabbing the breasts of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student on the 2000 block of Allston Way. The woman was walking down Shattuck Avenue near Center Street, when a man started walking beside her and asking if she was upset. He tried to grab her chest with his right hand. The woman took a step back and watched the man walk into Beckett’s pub. She called 911 and Berkeley police arrived and arrested the man until he could provide proof of identification. After finding identification, they released him on a misdemeanor citation and he is awaiting a court hearing.  


Tresspass and assault 

At 4:05 p.m. Jan. 27, an employee at the Acme Bar at 2115 San Pablo Ave. called in to report that a man had trespassed at the bar and assaulted her with posters and a muffin. She arrived at the business to unlock the security gates and open the doors. Going outside the business for a moment, she came back to find a man who had walked to the front of the bar. After telling him that the bar was not open, he refused to leave and called her several derogatory names. Additionally, he began to throw bar posters at her and then a muffin. The employee called 911, but the man had already escaped by the time that officers arrived. He remains on the loose.