A renegade bicyclist has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery and assault after a wild thunder run along the Iron Horse Trail in Alamo Wednesday.
The ride-by batterer, identified by police as Joshua Bergeleen, 24, from El Cerrito, was reportedly hard to miss during his rampage, allegedly riding with blue-tipped hair aboard a lime green bicycle.
Police were first contacted at 1:50 p.m. after trail walkers began calling in reports that the man was randomly hitting and “blocking” people – allegedly slapping one woman in the face while she was holding an infant. East Bay Regional Park District police, who are investigating the bizarre string of events, said there are three confirmed victims and possibly two more – one of whom may be a juvenile.
Contra Costa sheriff’s deputies apprehended the suspect at 2:45 p.m. near Ridgewood Road in Alamo and Park District police took him into custody shortly thereafter. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
Anyone with information is asked to call the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department is (510) 881-1833.