2 stabbings on Telegraph; gunshots on Mabel

Berkeley Police cruisers on Telegraph, March 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Berkeley Police cruisers on Telegraph in March 2014 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso

Update, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. Police said they later determined both stabbings on Telegraph were related to the same street fight, as reported Monday by the Daily Cal.

Original story, Oct. 17, 1:44 a.m. Berkeley Police officers had a busy night Friday, including two stabbings on Telegraph Avenue, and a call about gunshots on Mabel Street.

Berkeley Police Lt. Alyson Hart said neither of the stabbing victims appeared to have life-threatening injuries, and neither were cooperating with investigators. The stabbings did not initially appear to be related, but the investigation is ongoing.

At about 11:30 p.m., officers were called to Telegraph and Durant avenues, outside Pappy’s bar, for a report of an adult male stabbing victim. He was taken to the hospital for medical care.


Police did not locate a suspect in that case, but Hart said the incident looked to have been a “mutual fight.”

Shortly afterward, police responded to the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue, south of Keith Avenue, where a drunk driver ran into a vehicle that struck a house. Police took that person into custody. That was not related to the earlier stabbing.

Police then got two calls in quick succession, about a second stabbing on Telegraph, and gunfire in West Berkeley, near San Pablo Park.

Police responded at about 12:15 a.m. to Blondie’s, to where the second stabbing victim stumbled, apparently from the campus area. Paramedics took him to the hospital as well.

About a minute later, police began receiving numerous calls reporting gunfire in West Berkeley. More than a dozen people called police to report five to six shots fired.


Officers found casings in the 2800 block of Mabel Street, between Oregon and Russell streets. No victim has come forward, Hart said.

Berkeleyside will update this story if additional information becomes available.

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