Martin John
Wanted: John Anthony Martin, 33, of Berkeley

The Berkeley Police are asking  for the community’s help in locating John Anthony Martin, 33, of Berkeley, who is wanted in connection with a sexual assault incident.

On Sunday, June 23 at approximately 9:30 a.m. a suspect entered a multi-unit residential building in the 2400 block of Piedmont Avenue. The suspect prowled through several rooms. During this time, the victim was asleep in her room. The suspect entered the room finding the victim in bed.

The suspect touched the victim in an inappropriate manner causing her to wake up. Finding the suspect in her room the victim started to yell. The suspect then fled the building.

Through a subsequent investigation, the suspect has been identified as Martin who is described as being 6’6” tall, 280 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

The police advise members of the community to not approach Martin. Should you see him, immediately call 911. If you have information on his whereabouts or the investigation please contact the Sex Crimes Detail at 510-981-5735 or the non-emergency line at (510) 981-5900. If a person wishes to remain anonymous, he/she can call Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800) 222- TIPS (8477).

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