Update on Assaults at Crown Beach

Update on Assaults at Crown Beach


Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

The two cases discussed took place in EBPRD jurisdiction. The attempted sexual assaults involved female senior citizen victims in the area of Crab Cove the mornings of Saturday, Sept. 1, and Tuesday, Sept. 4. APD presented cases involving children that were sexually harassed in the area of Lum and Wood Schools on Sept. 4. EBRPD is continuing to investigate their cases in consultation with the DA’s Office.

APD arrested a suspect the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 5, at approximately 9 a.m. The suspect is, and will remain, in custody while the cases continue to be investigated. Since that time, EBPRD has not had another fresh report of any attempted sexual assaults, indecent exposures or inappropriate sexual propositions in that region of parkland. Both investigating agencies believe that this single arrestee is responsible for all cases that are being jointly investigated by the two agencies.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. As always, members of the public should be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to their local police jurisdiction.  

Anyone with information related to any of these incidents, call the EBPRD Police Department Tip Line at 690-6549.