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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, June 17, 2008) - City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Sex Crimes Detectives are requesting the community’s help in solving a recent sexual assault.  Detectives are sharing the details of this crime to keep the public informed and to better protect themselves.   

On June 15, 2008, at about 7:20 PM, a woman was assaulted in the area of Dwight Way and College Ave.  The suspect is described as:

                            sexual assault suspect 0608                             Hispanic Male, 20s, medium complexion, 
 6-0 tall, medium to muscular build, 
 long, dark, wavy hair greased back in a ponytail, 
 “glazed green eyes,” Mustache and goatee and 
 was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with a colored emblem.

Community members are reminded to employ crime prevention measures whenever possible.  By taking a few precautions, you reduce your risk as well as discourage those who commit crimes.

Be alert to your surroundings and people around you

Whenever feasible, walk, jog or travel with a friend

Walk confidently and at a steady pace

Don’t talk on cell phones or listen to iPods when alone, as they limit awareness

Be aware of locations and situations, which make you more vulnerable to crime such as alleys, doorways, parking lots and stairwells

Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible

Become familiar with your neighbors

Call BPD to report suspicious persons or activity

If you have any information regarding this assault, please call the BPD Sex Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5735.  For crimes in progress, call 911 or (510) 981-5911 from your cell phone.  To report suspicious persons or activity, call the BPD non-emergency line at (510) 981-5900.


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