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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Tuesday April 17th, 2018 :: 10:05 a.m. PDT


Timely Warning

Please note this message may contain information that some may find upsetting.

Aggravated Assault
Wheeler Hall
UCPD Case # 18-00916
 (Suspect Arrested)

UCPD would like to inform the community that the suspect involved in this crime has been arrested and is in custody.

On Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at approximately 1:35 a.m. a UC Berkeley female employee was the victim of an assault with caustic chemicals.  The victim entered a restroom in Wheeler Hall and encountered the male suspect.  The victim told the suspect that the building was closed and he must leave.  The victim left the restroom and was followed by the suspect who threw a caustic chemical at her.  The suspect fled the scene.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.  The victim suffered chemical burns and was transported by BFD to a local emergency room.
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 911or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).
  • Be safe. Try to avoid a confrontation with the subject if at all possible.
  • 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. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the issuance of the warning.



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

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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