KENSINGTON -- A 22-year-old Richmond man was arrested on suspicion of molesting an 11-year-old girl who woke to find him in her bed Monday morning, police said.

Police arrested Brian Hubbard at Tacoma Avenue and The Alameda in Berkeley about 3 hours after the girl found him in her bed.

At 1:13 a.m. Monday, police were dispatched to a house in a neighborhood off Arlington Avenue in Kensington on a report of a man in bed with a young girl. The suspect ran away when the girl woke up and began screaming, police said.

Police, assisted by an El Cerrito police dog, searched the area unsuccessfully.

At 4:08 a.m., Berkeley police were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Vincente Avenue on a report of a possible prowler looking in a window. A short time later, Berkeley Officer Greg Michalczyk stopped a man in the area of The Alameda and Tacoma Avenue. The man was later identified as Hubbard, who matched the description of the man wanted in connection to both incidents, police said.

Kensington police Chief Gregory E. Harman could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon. It was not immediately known if Hubbard knew the girl or her family or if he has ties to the Berkeley home where he is suspected of prowling.


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Hubbard was booked into County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts committed against a child and burglary. The Alameda County District Attorney will review the case, and Hubbard could face additional charges of peeping and prowling, said Berkeley police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats. His bail was not available Monday afternoon.

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