The trail went cold for nearly a decade until police got the man’s fingerprints due to a minor traffic violation in 2016.
A woman was walking on Colusa Avenue when a stranger approached her from behind, threatened to have a knife and then sexually assaulted her.
Berkeley native Tobias Eagle was just 30 years old when he was fatally shot in his backyard on Blake Street. Detectives are still trying to solve the case.
Matthew Bissell is no longer allowed to teach in California public schools after a commission permanently revoked his teaching credential.
Staff say the man has circled Sylvia Mendez Elementary at least 10 times since October. He was identified as a BUSD employee only after his arrest.
One of the women told police she had been terrified by the encounter. The other waved down a stranger driving by and got into their car to escape.
A man who taught in the after-school program at two Berkeley schools was arrested after a child pornography investigation, officials said.
Police believe there may be other victims and are asking the public to call BPD’s Sex Crimes Unit with tips.
Jodonnell Powell Jr. was also charged with sexual battery in 2019 but the case was dropped when the victims could not be found, court records show.
Police say the man — a sex offender convicted of child molestation — approached three teenage girls in Berkeley beginning in August.
The man claimed to have a knife and said he wanted a hug. Police say he did something similar in September to a girl on Gilman Street.
Prompted by Berkeleyside’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher, Wicks is considering changes to the California Public Records Act and Education Code.