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Update: Police believe new sexual assault in Berkeley is linked to prior attacks

Image: Google Maps Update, 5:30 p.m. The Berkeley Police Department has announced it believes this most recent sexual assault is linked to several sexual assaults around campus in February. Scroll down for video of the man police believe to be responsible. According to a statement from BPD on Saturday evening, the victim in this most recent incident was a […]

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Asian women targeted in 3 sexual assaults near UC Berkeley; police release video, ask public for help

Police are asking the community for help in the wake of three “similar” sexual assaults that have taken place in less than a week in the Southside neighborhood near the UC Berkeley campus. In each of these cases, the suspect targeted college-age Asian women, police said in a statement released Thursday evening. Berkeleyside reported Wednesday about two […]

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Woman charged in Berkeley teen sex trafficking case

Image via Facebook An Oakland woman is set to appear in court this week to face charges in a teen sex trafficking investigation that began at Berkeley High School. Trinice Suwanabart, 23, was arrested in November after police linked her to the case earlier this year. According to court papers, Berkeley High School Resource Officer Ethell Wilson began looking […]

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Homeless man arrested after daytime robbery, attempted rape of UC Berkeley student

Police arrested a 51-year-old homeless man after the robbery and attempted rape of a UC Berkeley student Monday, authorities said. The incident took place at 11:30 a.m., said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, when the female Cal student was walking near Arch and Virginia streets, not far from the northern border of campus. Coats said […]

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UCPD investigates abduction, sexual assault in Berkeley

UCPD announced, in a brief statement Friday, that it is investigating a sexual assault and kidnapping Thursday, Nov. 19. The victim told UCPD she was “abducted from Central Campus and driven to an unknown location where she was sexually assaulted.” Police found the victim after she was released on the morning of Nov. 20, “and are conducting an investigation.” […]

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Man sodomized while sleeping at People’s Park

A man woke up Thursday in People’s Park in Berkeley to discover that he had been sodomized, authorities reported Friday morning. The University of California Police Department received notification about the rape from Alta Bates Hospital, where the man had sought treatment. The 30-year-old man told medical staff Thursday that the assault had happened sometime […]

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Man charged with human trafficking, drug sales, hammer assault after Berkeley car stop

Image via Facebook A Lafayette man police say strangled a woman and hit her with a hammer, then tried to force her into prostitution, has been charged with human trafficking after he was stopped by a Berkeley police officer in late June. The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged Michael Green, 41, with six felonies: human trafficking for […]

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Berkeley neighbors take on ‘noisy and drunken parties’

Residents, city staff and representatives from UC Berkeley met Monday to discuss parties around campus. Photo: Emilie Raguso Dozens of concerned neighbors met Monday night at the Berkeley Police Department to strategize about how to cut down on “noisy and drunken disturbances,” particularly in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. The city of Berkeley is working on an […]