February 4, 2020
A 42-year-old Berkeley man has been charged with trying to take a toddler from her parents in January with the intent of committing a sex crime, according to court papers.
The incident took place at the Berkeley Marina on Jan. 17 at about 10:50 a.m., according to court documents. The girl’s father confronted the man — later identified as Bryan Blanchard — and punched him in the face as he fled in his vehicle, police wrote. Berkeley officers caught up with the culprit and arrested him later that