As noted Monday, there was slightly more violence than usual last Tuesday, Jan. 8. Berkeleyside said we would follow up with police for more detail about what happened.
Battery, Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue
At about 4:10 p.m., Berkeley police officers came across a large crowd that had gathered. Several pedestrians told police that there was a fight. As the officer approached, she saw the involved parties being separated. She was told the fight started when the victim got out of his vehicle and was attacked. The attacker “pushed the victim to the ground and started hitting him.” The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police arrested the attacker at the scene on suspicion of several violations, including battery and public intoxication.
Felony Assault, Ohlone Park
Two men got into a fight in Ohlone Park, 1701 Hearst Ave., at about 6:45 p.m. after an incident during a basketball game. Police said Clarence Bailey, 44, of San Pablo picked up a rock and punched a 57-year-old Berkeley man in the face with it. Police arrested Bailey and the other man declined medical attention after receiving non-life-threatening injuries.
Felony Battery, 1700 block of Derby Street
At about 10 p.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance on Derby Street. According to police, a brother punched his sister and knocked her unconscious after getting into a fight about “family issues.” Police said the brother fled. A family member called police to report the incident and took the sister to the hospital for care. She suffered serious non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident. Police were unable to find the brother.
Overall, from Jan. 5-11, there were eight calls for service involving assault or battery, not including domestic violence calls.
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