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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Tuesday June 6th, 2017 :: 04:55 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Attempted Homicide

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Attempted Homicide
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-01468

On Monday, June 5, 2017 at approximately 3:31 p.m. an attempted homicide occurred in People’s Park.  The female suspect approached a 2-year old male who was at the park’s play structure with his nanny.  The suspect walked up to the 2-year old and placed something in his mouth.  She immediately checked the boy's mouth and found nothing in it.  The nanny called UCPD to report the incident.  Officers and paramedics responded and the suspect was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation.  While in route to the holding facility the suspect told the paramedics that she had given the child methamphetamines.  The toddler was taken to a local hospital where it was determined that the suspect had given the child methamphetamine.  The child is recovering in a local hospital.  The suspect has been arrested for attempted homicide.
The suspect is described as:
THOMAS, Sayyadina, a Black female, 36 years of age, 5’5” in height, 215 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 start to feel concerns about a person or a situation, trust your
    feelings and try to remove yourself from the potential threat, even if it
    is someone whom you know.
  • 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.


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

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