Police announced Thursday that they have arrested a UC Berkeley student after he allegedly became intoxicated and sexually assaulted two women in his residence hall late last week.
Police said Vincent Andrew Melika, 18, first grabbed one woman in the residence hall where he lived; after she pushed him away, authorities say he proceeded to pin another woman against a wall and kiss her.
The incidents occurred just before midnight Friday, police said in a written statement released Thursday afternoon and signed by University of California, Berkeley, Police Department Chief Mitchell J. Celaya III.
Police said Melika was in the lobby of the Unit 1 Housing Complex at Putnam Hall, and that he had been drinking, when he grabbed a female victim on Friday. She pushed him away and he then got into the elevator.
Later, police said Melika "pinned a second female victim against a wall while groping and kissing her against her will. Other residents on the floor pulled the suspect off the victim. The suspect left the scene."
The University of California, Berkeley, Police Department was notified and later arrested Melika.
Police said Melika is no longer a resident of Putnam Hall.
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