Berkeley PD Chase TV Show Tips to Catch Fugitive

America's Most Wanted is helping solve a two-year-old Berkeley sexual assault case.


The Berkeley Police Department is inching closer to catching suspected sexual predator Omar Sosa Arenal thanks to national television show, America's Most Wanted.

Arenal, 29, is accused of escaping police after crawling through a Berkeley girl's window and sexually assaulting her in 2010.

America's Most Wanted featured Arenal's case on Aug. 10. Since the episode aired, Berkeley police have received numerous tips on the whereabouts of Arenal, according to a news release issued by the police department Thursday.

Berkeley police are working with the U.S. Marshall's Service to chase the new leads. Detectives believe Arenal could be in Veracruz, Mexico, where he is suspected to have fled after the assault. Police are asking for help from anyone with ties to the Veracruz area.

To help: Call the Sex Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5735 or (510) 981-5900. For anonymous tips, call Bay Area Crimes Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or the America’s Most Wanted at 1-800-274-6388.


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