Police ask for help to find a North Berkeley prowler

Berkeley police released several still frames of a man they identified as a suspected prowler. Photo: BPD

The Berkeley Police Department has issued an alert asking community members to help identify a prowler seen on video Sunday attempting to open car doors and entering the backyard of a home.

According to the BPD notice, on March 19, the man tried to open several car doors and walked into a backyard in the 500 block of Spruce Street, where he has been spotted multiple times, around 12:30 a.m. The police consider him a person of interest.

Police say the prowler appears to be a light-skinned black man with a “thin goatee” who is 40-50 years old, 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10, and 160-190 pounds.

“In all instances where he was caught on camera, he was wearing a dark jacket with a collar and a zippered front, blue jeans, black boots, and a black baseball cap with either a purple or blue bill,” according to police. The man walks with a limp.


Police ask anyone who recognizes him to call the Property Crimes Detail at 510-981-5737.