July 27, 1989
Thirty people were arrested and at least one police officer was injured during what Berkeley police said was a riot set off by a series of charges by nearly 400 masked demonstrators on phalanxes of police officers near the University of California campus. It was the third such demonstration in five months by protest groups, said Berkeley Police Lt. Michel de Latour.
January 3, 1987 |
A police officer was shot with his own gun early Friday as he struggled with a suspect who was driving away in the officer's patrol car, authorities said. Police reported that Earvin Dennis, 34, an ex-convict, disappeared after abandoning the patrol car in the foothills east of the city, Lt. Don Williams said. But Dennis surrendered to police at midday Friday, Williams said. Officer Jerald McBeth, 26, had stopped Dennis and his wife at 1:20 a.m.
May 8, 1988 |
Guard Jeff Bregel and defensive tackle Kevin Fagan of the San Francisco 49ers were arrested early Saturday following an altercation with three Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies in the parking lot of a convenience store, police said. Both players had been taking part this week in the 49ers' mini-camp at their new Santa Clara practice facility. Lt. Bob Stith said the trouble began about 1:30 a.m., when a deputy observed a Chevy Blazer driven by Bregel turn right from a left-hand turning lane.
September 27, 1988 |
A national media watchdog organization and several groups opposed to U.S. policy in Central America have charged KNBC and three other California television stations with "irresponsible and flimsy" journalism for reporting earlier this month that the California Highway Patrol had warned its officers that they are the "special target of a Nicaraguan terrorist group" operating in the United States.
May 6, 1990 |
A party outside a student apartment complex near Cal State Chico erupted into a violent confrontation between revelers and police that resulted in 65 arrests and several dozen minor injuries, authorities said Saturday. Chico police, joined by reinforcements from more than a dozen neighboring law enforcement agencies, struggled for 5 1/2 hours to control the crowd that swelled from 500 people late Friday to more than 1,000 before dawn on Saturday, authorities said.