Press Release: Berkeley Demonstration Has Dispersed

From Ofc. J. Coates, Berkeley Police
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11:19:00 AM

The demonstration has dispersed. The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) has resumed normal patrol operations. We would like to thank the California Highway Patrol and the Oakland Police Department for their assistance.

This evening at approximately 8:49 p.m. the Berkeley Police Department was noticed by the Oakland Police Department that large groups involved in a violent demonstration were headed into the City of Berkeley. 

Shortly after entering Berkeley, demonstrators damaged property in the 2800 block of Telegraph Avenue. 

During the demonstration a trashcan was set on fire near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street, which was quickly extinguished by BPD officers. 

BPD made two arrests during the course of the demonstration. Taylor Tengwall, a 24 year old male, of Berkeley, was arrested for PC 148(a)(1), resisting or obstructing a police officer and Lael Montgomery, 19 year old male, of Vallejo, was arrested for PC 148(b), attempting to take a weapon other than a firearm from a police officer and PC 148(a)(1), resisting or obstructing a police officer. They were both transported and booked into the Berkeley City Jail. 

There have been no reported injuries associated with the demonstration.