Father arrested for allegedly abducting child

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A 35-year-old man from Berkeley was arrested after he allegedly abducted his child from the mother. 

On Monday, around 10 p.m., Berkeley police notified Hercules officers that a Berkeley resident who is in Hercules had abducted his 3-year-old child. 

Officers confirmed the biological mother had been granted sole custody of the child. 

Hercules police said they were requested to conduct a welfare check for the child and to detain the father if he was located at a specified address. 

After contact, the father was arrested without incident and the child was found safe and uninjured. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.