Photo: Jesus Dickey
BERKELEY — A man was arrested Monday for his alleged involvement in several crimes, which include menacing women at the University of California at Berkeley, after following them to their residence halls.
The man was detained on April 23 shortly before 4 a.m., after he was located on campus property at People’s Park by University of California Police, following two incidents nearby involving two women students.
The suspect struck up a conversation with one of the women while she was walking home from a nearby food court, and then followed her into a residence hall.
The suspect was asked to leave the residence hall by a security monitor, when he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances on a woman as she was entering the building at 2650 Durant Avenue at 1:15 a.m.
The man left, but he’s suspected of being involved in a second incident involving another woman returning home shortly after 3 a.m.
In the second incident, the suspect allegedly pushed his way in as a woman was entering another residence hall, where he allegedly choked her and pulled her into a stairwell, before she was able to break free and call 911.
The man identified as Jesus Dickey, 45 of Berkeley, was arrested by Berkeley police, who said Dickey also matched description of a suspect wanted for burglary and false imprisonment in unrelated incidents.
Dickey is charged with sexual battery, kidnapping to commit robbery or rape, assault with intent to rape, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and burglary.
Dickey is being held in custody at the Berkeley City Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on April 25.