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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Monday May 29th, 2017 :: 12:39 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-01407
On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. an assault likely to cause great bodily injury occurred in People’s Park.  An altercation began between the male suspect and the male victim, both unaffiliated.  The suspect threatened the victim and then hit him in the back of the head with a skateboard.  The suspect fled the area.  The victim was treated for a head injury.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
A Black male, 35 years of age, 5’7” in height, 170 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact:
University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM / during business hours, except holidays
(510) 642-6760 / All other times

UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety tips:
  • If you need help dial 510-642-3333 on your cell or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).
  • Please do not delay in calling 911.  UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity in a timely manner to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects.
  • If harassed or assaulted, scream and attempt to run for safety.
  • Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady paced. Don’t stop to talk to strangers.
  • Be alert for subjects loitering in an area with no particular purpose.
Clery Timely Warnings are released by the University California Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. 


University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Barrow Ln
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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