News in Brief

Related Articles »





  • Printer Friendly Printer Friendly
  • Comments Comments (0)

People's Park Frequenter Arrested by UCPD Monday

UCPD arrested People's Park frequenter Austin White and booked him on charges of battery and five outstanding misdemeanor warrants in the park Monday afternoon.

During a security check of the park, two UCPD officers observed White "striking another individual with his hand," at around 3:48 p.m. and arrested him on a count of battery, according to UCPD Lt. Alex Yao. White was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on the battery charge, in addition to five misdemeanor warrants. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

On the night of Jan. 27, White was allegedly assaulted by Matthew Dodt, who had been staging a tree-sit in the park for 89 days. Dodt was arrested by UCPD the following morning on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

In an interview with The Daily Californian the night before his arrest, Dodt said White and three other men had approached his tree that night, threatening to burn it down and "end this tree sit." As the men neared the tree, Dodt lowered himself onto a wooden platform, where he allegedly assaulted White who suffered a hand injury.

At Dodt's hearing Feb. 2, Judge Rhonda Burgess read aloud a police report stating that White's hands were slashed by Dodt's knife as White lifted his hand to cover his neck. Dodt pleaded not guilty on all three charges.

Dodt is currently being detained at Santa Rita Jail. His pre-trial is set for Feb. 17, with a preliminary examination of evidence scheduled for Mar. 16.






Comments (0) »

Comment Policy
The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regards to both the readers and writers of The Daily Californian. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged, but permitted. Click here to read the full comment policy.
White space
Left Arrow
Crime
Image Presentation shows downward trend in crime rates, ...
A presentation given by the Berkeley...Read More»
Crime
Image Former campus doctor faces charges
A former UC Berkeley health center doctor was charged Wednesday by the Alam...Read More»
Crime
Image Fire breaks out at Haas School of Business
A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the Haas School of Business...Read More»
Crime
Image Recent peeping incidents spark concern
The UC Berkeley dormitories have seen a marked increase in the number of pe...Read More»
Crime
Image Downtown Berkeley dumpster fire causes evacuation ...
Berkeley Fire Department firefighters respon...Read More»
Right Arrow




Job Postings

White Space