Berkeley police cruiser. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Berkeley police cruiser (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso

Update, Sept. 9: Emauj Roos has also been charged in connection with a shooting over the prior weekend on Carleton Street. Read more on Berkeleyside.

Original story, Aug. 27: Police arrested three teenagers with a loaded handgun earlier this week after receiving a report about a suspicious vehicle in West Berkeley.

Monday at 7:15 p.m., said Officer Byron White, a Berkeley Police spokesman, the department got an anonymous tip about a vehicle described as suspicious that was parked on Seventh Street near Channing Way.

According to the unknown caller, the people inside the suspicious vehicle were talking about ‘quantities and cost,’” said White in an email. 

Police responded to the scene and detained four people in the vehicle. During the detention, officers found a loaded handgun and “some burglary tools,” said White. The handgun was confiscated as evidence.

Two of the people arrested were juveniles, both males in their late teens. One was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and being a minor with a prior in possession of firearm. The other teen was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools.

The other young man arrested was Emauj Malik Roos, 18, of Berkeley. He was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Roos remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $40,000, and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Sept. 1 at 9:05 a.m. at the Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

Roos was a fullback on Berkeley High’s varsity football team according to the website, which includes a highlight video of Roos and identifies him as part of Berkeley High’s class of 2015.

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...