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Man stabbed in arm near UC Berkeley campus

A man was stabbed this week in front of Bancroft Clothing Company, police said. Image: Google Maps
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Police in Berkeley are looking for an assailant reported to have stabbed a 60-year-old man in the arm multiple times early Tuesday morning, authorities said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

The assault took place Tuesday at 5:14 a.m. in front of Berkeley Clothing Company at 2530 Bancroft Way.

The victim walked into the UC Police Department lobby, at 1 Sproul Hall, to report the stabbing. UCPD is the agency that released Wednesday’s statement. … Continue reading »

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8-time felon arrested after attempted homicide

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An Oakland man with eight prior felony convictions has been charged with the attempted murder of another man after a nearly deadly attack in South Berkeley in April.

According to court documents, Roy Lee Savage, 42, stabbed another man twice with an 8-inch knife while the victim was sitting in a van in the 1600 block of 63rd Street on April 19.

“Doctors reported that the knife cut through his entire liver and punctured his small intestines,” according to the documents. The injury exposed the victim’s internal organs and resulted in a 3-centimeter-in-diameter wound, which penetrated 15 centimeters. Authorities say Savage also stabbed the victim in the arm, cutting through his entire arm with the 12-centimeter-deep injury, puncturing his armpit near a main artery. … Continue reading »

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Suspect stabs 2, sets house on fire on Harmon Street

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Update, 01.30.13, 2:45 p.m.: The suspect in the stabbing case is 50-year-old Victor Lamb. Lamb, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest unrelated to this event, was arrested at the scene and is being charged with two counts of attempted murder, domestic violence, violation of a court order and resisting a police officer, according to the Berkeley Police Department. He is also being charged with animal cruelty as he left a dog in the house at 1409 Harmon St. after setting it on fire, and the dog died.

Update, 01.30.13, 12:35 p.m.: The victims of the Jan. 29 stabbings were a 70-year-old female and a 20-year-old male, according to BPD. They were both treated at local hospitals and the male victim has been released. However the female victim is still currently being treated for her injuries. The crime is currently under investigation.

Original story: Berkeley police responded Tuesday to a report at 4:02 p.m. of a stabbing in the 1400 block of Harmon Street, between Sacramento Street and San Pablo Avenue, in south Berkeley.

According to Sgt. Joe Okies of the Berkeley Police Department, two stabbing victims were taken to the hospital. Their condition is currently unknown.

The suspect in the stabbings barricaded himself into the house where the incident took place, according to Okies. Berkeley police negotiators were called to the scene. In the negotiations, the suspect threatened to burn the house down. Flames were seen coming from the house. … Continue reading »

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