Members of the Berkeley Police Department have been busy in the past few weeks. Below are just a handful of the incidents they responded to.
Corrections Department officials received a call on Feb. 27 informing them that BPD officers had captured a a 63 year-old man had skipped bail. Police describe the suspect as being a fugitive from justice. The defendant was discovered to have the outstanding arrest warrant after he was pulled over during a routing traffic stop. Lenard Henry was arrested on the spot and was taken to the Santa Rita Jail. The defendant was given a no-bail hold and is currently pending extradition.
The following day, officers arrested a sixth woman believed to be tied to a recent home-invasion robbery. Investigators have not said how they came to believe the suspect was involved. Defendant Dena Jackson was transported to the Alameda County Jail in order to be booked and processed. She is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.
Later that evening police received a series of calls relating to burglaries, robberies and one theft from inside a vehicle. None of the reported items have been recovered. The suspects remain at large.
Lastly, on March 3 officers with the UC Berkeley Police Department responded to a call about an assault. The caller said two unknown men approached him, his friend and their two female companions. Defendants Aaron Carmona and Sean Carter reportedly began harassing the women. They are also accused of engaging their male companions in a physical altercation. The suspects proceeded to flee on foot but were captured a short time later. Carmona and Carter are being held at the Santa Rita Jail on undisclosed bail amounts. They are scheduled to appear before a judge later this month.