Photo: Jeremiah I. Robinson
BERKELEY— A young man has already been arrested five times since he turned 18 last May. His most recent arrest is for carrying an assault weapon on the campus of the University of California.
Jeremiah I. Robinson of Berkeley was arrested shortly before noon on February 16th by the University of California Police Department. Robinson remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $155,000 bond.
Robinson was arrested, after being observed with two other individuals engaged in suspicious activity, possibly drug dealing. Among these individuals, Robinson was found in possession of a loaded weapon.
Weapons are prohibited on all UC campuses. Notwithstanding, UC police in Berkeley say Robinson was carrying a concealed weapon inside his pocket.
Initially, Robinson provided false identification to the police, but that didn’t fool the UC police. However, the weapon recovered by UC police had no discernible serial number—it was filed off.
Presently, Robinson faces five weapons-related charges, including possession of a loaded firearm on a college campus. He is scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing on March 18.
Last February, Robinson was a ward of juvenile court. When Robinson was 17, he was arrested on firearms charges in San Francisco. That arrest was for being an addict in possession of a loaded firearm, and possession of ammunition.