Police Ask for Help in Locating Stabbing Suspect

September 5, 2018 Updated: September 5, 2018

Berkeley police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who allegedly stabbed a woman in her 70s in Berkeley early morning on Sept. 3.

Police said officers responded at 2:47 a.m. to a call of a woman screaming for help near a home in the 1500 block of Edith Street. Officers found the woman with at least one stab wound. Police didn’t provide information on her condition.

The suspect was identified as Mark Edward Jekabson, 42, who is listed as 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Police provided a photo of the suspect in which he has a goatee but said he is believed to be clean-shaven now.

Police said Jekabson is known to visit Live Oak Park and the Solano Avenue corridor between Berkeley and Albany. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.