Frank Somerville arrested in Berkeley after stepping into battle with member of the family: report

BERKELEY – Ex-KTVU anchor Frank Somerville was arrested Monday night time in Berkeley after getting right into a battle with a member of the family, based on jail information and media experiences.

Officers have been known as round 6:30 p.m. to a house within the 800 block of Indian Rock Avenue, the place Somerville’s brother was restraining Somerville, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A spokesperson for the Berkeley Police Division advised the newspaper Somerville had arrived on the residence intoxicated. He then acquired right into a dispute that rapidly escalated, police mentioned.

Somerville, 65, was being held on the Berkeley Metropolis Jail on misdemeanor expenses of battery, felony threats and disorderly conduct, based on jail information. His bail was set at $27,500.

Somerville is ready to be arraigned Thursday on the Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

The police spokesperson didn’t instantly return messages looking for particulars concerning the arrest.

Somerville’s 31-year profession at KTVU ended on Jan. 31, 2022, when his contract expired and the station opted to not convey him again. He had been arrested a month earlier on suspicion of driving beneath the affect in Oakland. Somerville mentioned in an interview on the time that he didn’t imagine his arrest was a think about KTVU’s choice.

“They’d advised me lengthy earlier than that,” Somerville mentioned.

The crash occurred Dec. 30, 2021, round 7:45 p.m. close to West Grand Avenue and Broadway. Police mentioned Somerville was driving a Porsche and rear-ended one other automobile.

In November 2021, Somerville advised this information group that administration had not contacted him since his suspension three months earlier for an off-air dispute about protection of the Gabby Petito case.

The suspension was his second of the 12 months. He was off-air for a lot of the summer time following a Could 30 newscast during which he repeatedly slurred and stumbled over his phrases.

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