Berkeley police ID suspects arrested during Donald Trump rally
BERKELEY (KTVU) -- Police on Monday released the names of several people who were arrested this weekend when a weekend rally between pro- and anti-Trump rallies turned violent.
At least 11 people were hurt and seven people were taken to area hospitals for medical treatment after the event, which occurred after 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park at 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
None of the businesses in the area reported being damaged. And no one who did not participate in the event was injured, police said.
Police attempted to restore order to the melee by arresting several people and some observers said some type of gas was used to control the crowd.
Berkeley investigators said they were reviewing videos posted to social media in order to identify and arrest any other suspects who may have committed crimes during the Saturday protest.
Berkeley police identified those arrested as:
- 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, Calif., 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.
- A 17-year-old girl was also arrested on suspicion of battery but police declined to identify her because she is a minor.
Violence has broken out during previous rallies in Berkeley when pro- and anti-Trump factions clashed in the college town.
A protest on March 4, 2017 erupted into violence that resulted in at least 10 arrests and several injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone has been charged in connection with that incident.
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."
Berkeley police said anyone with video and/or photos of those who may have committed criminal acts during the April 15 protest can submit those items to investigators. Those images can be uploaded by: Clicking here
Bay City News contributed to this report.