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Press Contact: Jennifer Coats, Officer, (510) 981-5780

POLICE MAKE ARRESTS TO ENSURE SAFE DEMONSTRATIONS

Berkeley, California (Friday, September 15, 2017) - Berkeley Police and law enforcement partners arrested ninepeople as part of efforts to manage demonstrations andcounter-demonstrations at and near the UC Berkeley campus.

There were no reported injuries due to violence and no reportsof any damage to property.

At one point Thursday evening, crowds swelled to around athousand people.

Recent violence at protests prompted the City to enact regulations prohibiting various weapons on certain City streets andsidewalks as well as three City parks. Violations of thoseregulations were charged under Berkeley Municipal Code BMC13.45.020.

Those arrested and their charges arebelow:                                                  

  • Rourke, Sarah, 44, San Francisco, BMC13.45.020                                                                              
  • Benjamin, Hannah, 20, Fremont, BMC13.45.020, PC 243(b)                                                        
  • Sullivan, Michael Paul, 29, Hayward. BMC13.45.020                                                                        
  • Celik, Kerim, 18, Saratoga, 415 PC
  • Gudino, Noe Gonzalez, 24, Richmond, CA 415 PC, 647(f) PC
  • Reyes, Miguel, 21, Colton, CA 148 PC
  • Cabanillas, Jorge, 20, Rialto, CA, 242 PC
  • Robinson, Eddy, 44, Oakland, BMC13.45.020      
  • Bauer, Darin, 45, Berkeley, 242 PC

The Berkeley Police Department's investigation into crimescommitted during Thursday's demonstration is continuing. To helpfurther our investigations, we are asking members of the public tosend us photos or videos of Thursday's events, using anyweb-enabled device by visiting http://bit.ly/berkvideo.

The Berkeley Police Department is extremely appreciative of thesupport provided to our community by law enforcement agenciesthroughout the region, including the Alameda County Sheriff'sOffice, UC Berkeley Police, California Highway Patrol, OaklandPolice, Solano County Agencies, Monterey County Sheriff's Office,California State University Police, Fremont Police, Citrus HeightsPolice and Stanford University Police.

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