The Elk Grove Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in attempted sexual assault this morning at an Elk Grove park.
Officer Christopher Trim, EGPD Public Information Officer 916.627.3709 (Office)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2016 ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating the person responsible for an attempted sexual assault that occurred this morning around 8:00 a.m. on the bike path near Betschart Park (5600 block of Adobe Spring Way). A 58-year-old woman was jogging down the bike path when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect. The suspect initially grabbed the victim’s butt. When the victim turned around, she discovered that the suspect’s pants were down and he was exposing himself. As the victim began to walk away, the suspect grabbed the victim by the shoulders and attempted to pull her into some nearby shrubs. While being pulled, the victim screamed for help and resisted the suspect’s efforts. During the struggle, the suspect pulled down the lower portion of the victim’s clothing. As the victim continued to scream for help, the suspect let go of the victim then ran away in a southbound direction. The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. The suspect was described as an African-American male juvenile or adult (16-19), 5’9” to 6’0”, 160 to 180 lbs., with a muscular build. He was wearing a dark gray shirt and black athletic pants. With the assistance of a composite sketch artist, a sketch of the suspect was created (see below). Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.