After a woman was found stabbed Feb. 15 at Aquatic Park, Berkeley Police Department arrested Christopher Crosby on Feb. 20 for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and the victim remains hospitalized.
The 38-year-old homeless woman was found stabbed in the neck. Berkeley police suspected the incident was perpetrated by 29-year-old Crosby, who is also homeless, according to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel. Berkeley Fire Department transferred the woman to a local hospital, and she was confirmed paralyzed because of a severe brain injury, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
This is the third reported stabbing and second reported assault with a deadly weapon near or in Berkeley this year.
Crosby also has several violent felony violations, which include a prior alleged strike, second-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property, according to Alameda County’s Inmate Locator.
Crosby is currently being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail and has a plea hearing set for March 6 at the René C. Davidson Courthouse at 9 a.m.