Photo: Kevin S Shipley
BERKELEY — A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography at Tilden Regional Park. The suspect was until recently employed as the golf course superintendent at the Tilden Park Golf Course.
Kevin S. Shipley, a 46-year-old resident of Berkeley, was arrested on the morning of March 11. Shipley was at the golf course located at 10 Golf Course Drive, when he was apprehended shortly after 7 a.m.
His arrest follows an extensive investigation concerning an online account associated with images of child pornography. Initially, Berkeley police were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
American Golf Corp., the operator of this public golf course fully cooperated with law enforcement when the inquiry was launched.
Eventually, investigators determined an account associated with child pornography evidently belonged to Shipley. This account contained pornographic images and videos of children.
The Contra Costa County Internet Crimes Against Children assisted Berkeley police in investigating the matter. Evidence including numerous electronic devices were recovered during the inquiry, and when Shipley was finally taken into custody.
Shipley was held in lieu of $20,000 bond prior to being released from custody. He presently faces charges for (311.11) possession or control of child pornography.