This piece has been updated with more information from UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich.
UCPD arrested a suspect Monday for alleged attempted homicide after an incident in People’s Park, according to a Nixle alert issued about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the alert, a female suspect, Sayyadina Thomas, approached a two-year-old boy at the People’s Park’s play structure and allegedly placed methamphetamines in the child’s mouth. The alert said the child’s nanny immediately checked the child’s mouth but found nothing in it.
The alert said the child’s nanny reported the incident to UCPD, and UCPD officers and paramedics responded to the scene. Thomas was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation while the child was taken to a local hospital where it was found Thomas had given the child methamphetamines, according to the alert.
Thomas is described as a 5-foot-5-inches tall 36-year-old Black female, weighing about 215 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, according to the UCPD alert.
According to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich, the child has returned home and is currently resting. Reich added the Alameda County District Attorney’s office charged Thomas with felony child endangerment and giving a controlled substance to a minor.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the UCPD Criminal Investigation Bureau at (510) 642-0472.