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.
Berkeley after-school worker arrested in child pornography case
A man who taught in the after-school program at two Berkeley schools was arrested after a child pornography investigation, officials said.
Police: Felony stalking charges filed against man who followed Cal students
Police believe there may be other victims and are asking the public to call BPD’s Sex Crimes Unit with tips.
Alert parking officer helps cops catch sexual battery suspect on Shattuck
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: Sex offender who posed as cop, followed girls has been arrested
Police say the man — a sex offender convicted of child molestation — approached three teenage girls in Berkeley beginning in August.
Cop impersonator accosts another teenage girl in Berkeley, asks for hug
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.
Buffy Wicks considers legal changes to prevent educator sexual misconduct from getting ‘swept under the rug’
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.
In 2nd lawsuit, another student accuses Berkeley High chemistry teacher of sexual assault
The suit argues that the Berkeley school district’s inaction reveals a pattern of protecting “predators over students.”
Berkeley High knew for 15 years of allegations chemistry teacher sexually harassed students
After years of sexual misconduct complaints, the school district signed a gag order allowing Matthew Bissell to quietly resign.
Half-naked man arrested on suspicion of rape attempt, home break-in
Police were investigating a report of a prowler outside a teenage girl’s window when a neighbor began screaming about a stranger in her home.
Police: Man posing as cop with gun ‘demanded a hug’ from Berkeley girl
Police are asking for the community’s help to identify the man and have released two brief videos from the incident Sept. 29.
Berkeley High alum, 19, posted stolen nude photos of underage girls online, police say
Police said Liam Burgmann also amassed more than 100 child pornography videos of youth between 3 and 12 years old.