For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Kusmiss, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5780

COMMUNITY CRIME ALERT - HELP NEEDED TO NAB PROWLING SUSPECT

Berkeley, California (Thursday, June 23, 2011) - The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is asking for the community’s help in nabbing a suspect who eluded arrest.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, a woman who lives in the 2200 block of Dwight Way called 911 at about 2:20 a.m. to report that a man was outside her window. When BPD officers arrived, they found a suspect nearby the home who matched the description that had been given. The suspect dashed off and officers chased him on foot. During the foot chase, the suspect scaled a metal fence and got stuck. The suspect tugged at his impaled leg forcefully enough that he was able to free himself and escape.

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BPD is asking for the community’s help with this investigation.
The suspect sustained significant injuries to his leg including puncture wounds to his left calf and left thigh, injury to rib cage – puncture or tenderness, and a laceration above his right eye. This suspect may not seek medical treatment to avoid arrest.

  • The following is a description of the suspect :

    »Black Male Adult, 19-22 years old with short hair
    »Spotted facial hair/stubble, 6’0” tall, 185-195 lbs, Athletic/slender build wearing a hooded shirt with the arms cut off & sides open and dark colored boxer shorts

Absent having the suspect in custody to interview, BPD Detectives do not know what this suspect’s intentions and/or motives were.

BPD is urging anyone who knows anything about this suspect to call the BPD Special Victims Unit at (510) 981- 5735 or the 24 hour BPD Non Emergency number of (510) 981-5900. If a community member wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS)  at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). Any information may be critical to solving this crime. Sometimes the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to arresting the suspect or suspects in any crime.

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