BERKELEY (KRON) — Berkeley police have released the names of 20 of the people who were arrested in violent pro and anti-President Donald Trump rallies on Saturday.
The protests happened at Civic Center Park. Charges include battery, assault with a deadly weapon, and committing a criminal offense while wearing a mask.
Police are still working to identify more suspects. They said they will comb through social media video footage.
There are the names and charges of the 20 arrested.
- Sean O’Brien 35, of Oakland, for Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code
- Addae Reciado 19, of Richmond, for Resisting / Obstructing a Police Officer
- Rachel Schwarz 33, of Oakland, for Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code and for Resisting / Obstructing a Police Officer
- Levi Romero 23, of Palmdale, Ca, for Battery and Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code
- Robert Rundo 26, of San Clemente, Battery on a Police Officer and for Resisting / Obstructing a Police Officer
- Nicholas Ryan 24, of San Mateo, Battery, and Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code
- Genevieve Jones 27, of Berkeley, Battery and Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code
- Vincent Yochelson 23, of Oakland, Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code, and wearing a mask while committing a criminal offense
- Moira Vandewalker 21, of Albany, Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code and wearing a mask while committing a criminal offense
- Jonathan Dalili 32, of Berkeley, for Battery
- Christopher Smith 37, of Martinez, for Battery
- Enrique Yarce 22, of Santa Rosa, for Battery, Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code, wearing a mask while committing a criminal offense, and resisting arrest
- Dennis Luke 36, of Huntington Beach, Assault With a Deadly Weapon
- Kyle Chapman 41, San Francisco, for a Warrant for Battery from the March 4th Berkeley Demonstration
- Robert Scott 39, of Oakland, for Battery and Violation of a Berkeley Municipal Code
- Robert Peete 51, of Berkeley, for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Female Juvenile 17, for Battery
- Lee Robinson 68, Berkeley Nomad, Public Intoxication
- Allyn Jensen 30, of San Francisco, for Vandalism and wearing a mask while committing a criminal offense
- John Cookenboo 27, of Albany, for Inciting a Riot, Possession of switchblade knife, and wearing a mask while committing a criminal offense
Police are encouraging people to submit video or photo evidence at this link: http://bit.ly/berkvideo
A spokeswoman for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office said no one has been formally charged yet because Berkeley police are still reviewing video and social media evidence and may make additional arrests.
The protests, which were similar to ones at the same park on March 4, started Saturday morning at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park at 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. and spread to city streets.
Ten people were arrested in the March 4 protests but the District Attorney’s Office hasn’t yet filed charges against anyone.
Eleven people were injured during the protests on Saturday and seven of those were taken to hospitals, according to police.
None of the businesses in the area reported being damaged.
Additionally, no one who did not participate in the event was injured, police said.
The Berkeley Police Department said it “remains focused on protecting the peaceful expression of free speech and will continue to develop criminal cases and seek prosecution against all those who infringed on the rights of others and participated in riotous acts.”
The mayor, Jesse Arreguin, has released the following statement:
“Berkeley values are rooted in the ideas of free speech and peaceful protest. Unfortunately outside groups chose Berkeley as the location for a confrontation with intentions to create violence. When violence broke out in the streets, the Berkeley Police Department ultimately arrested 20 people and are currently investigating leads on others who were identified as committing crimes. No property damage was reported, and there were no injuries to people uninvolved with the event. We are committed to bringing perpetrators of violence to justice and protecting the right for peaceful assembly. I want to express my appreciation to Chief Greenwood and our police officers for the excellent job they did in responding to this very challenging situation. The safety of our residents and our businesses will continue to be our top priority.”
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