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Press Contact: Byron White, Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5780


Berkeley, California (Monday, March 25, 2019) - The Berkeley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for sexual battery.

On February 22nd at 10:28 pm, a male suspect inappropriately touched a woman against her will who was walking on the 1300 block of University Avenue.  Witnesses described the suspect as 20 to 30 years old, 5’6” to 5’8” with a medium build, light facial hair and wearing a black hooded top.

(See video surveillance footage—https://youtu.be/bcMrPrAWb-s).

If you have any information about this suspect or this crime, please contact BPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5717.


While this type of crime is not a frequent occurrence in Berkeley, please keep these preventative tips in mind when you travel at night.

  • Whenever possible, travel with a group and avoid dark or deserted areas.
  • Keep an eye out for any open businesses or groups of others that you can escape to if necessary.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.


BPD Case 2019-00009870


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