Berkeley Police Looking for Sex Offender

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:48:00 AM

Berkeley police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near Dwight Way and College Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. 

The woman, who was walking by herself, was able to fend off her attacker by screaming and fighting. She was not injured. 

The woman then called the Berkeley Police Department, but officers were unable to track down the suspect after they arrived at the scene. 

Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Andrew Frankel said police were sharing information about the crime and flashing a sketch of the suspect in the media to request information from the community. 

Frankel described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 6-feet-tall, medium complexioned, medium to muscular build, long, dark, wavy hair greased back in a ponytail, “glazed green eyes,” with a mustache and goatee. 

He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt with a colored emblem. 

Call the BPD Sex Crimes Detail at 981-5735 with any information about this crime. To report suspicious people or activity call 981-5900.