Berkeley Police Searching for Burglary and Sexual Battery Suspect
On Sunday, June 23, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. a suspect entered a multi-unit residential building in the 2400 block of Piedmont Avenue. The suspect prowled through several rooms. During this time, the victim was asleep in her room. The suspect entered the room finding the victim in bed. The suspect touched the victim in an inappropriate manner causing her to wake up. Finding the suspect in her room the victim started to yell. The suspect then fled the building. Through a subsequent investigation the suspect has been identified as John Anthony Martin, 33 years old of Berkeley. Martin is described as being 6’6” tall, 280 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Please do not approach Martin; BPD is urging anyone who sees Martin to immediately call 911. If you have information on his whereabouts or the investigation please contact the Sex Crimes Detail at 510-981-5735 or the nonemergency line at (510) 981-5900. If a person wishes to remain anonymous, he/she can call Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800) 222- TIPS (8477).