BERKELEY — A man has been arrested twice this month for allegedly harassing women and girls. The same suspect is also accused of assault for aggressively driving towards victims and nearly hitting them.
Beginning in February, incidents were reported in Alameda, Contra Costa and Sacramento counties. Investigators from Berkeley, Danville, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office collaborated to identify the suspect.
The suspect identified is a San Ramon resident, 27-year-old David D. Saeed. Sacramento PD arrested him on a warrant on April 1. Saeed was subsequently released but arrested again April 5 by Berkeley PD. He is presently no longer in custody, pending further investigation.
In Berkeley on March 9, Saeed allegedly engaged two girls in conversation, ages 13 and 16. Feeling uncomfortable, the girls walked away from the suspect who then followed them in his car.
Realizing that they were being followed, the girls ran into a nearby business and asked for help. Meanwhile, the suspect parked his car nearby and continued watching them. Photographs were taken of the suspect sitting inside his car.
Other victims reported being followed while walking or driving. Some women reported the suspect drove aggressively towards them and nearly caused a collision.
Consequently, Saeed also faces charges for assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily injury. This is in addition to annoying/molesting children.
On April 19, Berkeley police released a statement seeking information from witnesses and other potential victims. Anyone with information can call 510-981- 5735.
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