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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Sunday October 8th, 2017 :: 01:07 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-02758
On Saturday, October 7, 2017 UCPD responded to a local emergency room regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.  Earlier in the day, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the unaffiliated male victim was in People’s Park when he was assaulted with 2x4 piece of wood and a frozen bottle of water by the female suspect.  The victim suffered head injuries.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
A Black female, 30-40 years old, dark skin, black hair, 5’7”, 150 lbs., wearing faded jeans and gray top.

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 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.
  • Watch where you are going and what is going on around you.
  • 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.
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
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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