Earlier today the Elk Grove Police Department arrested a 15 year in connection with last week’s attempted sexual assault at an Elk Grove park. It was also determined the suspect was responsible for another attempted assault a week earlier. More details in the press release below.
Officer Christopher Trim, EGPD Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016
JUVENILE IN CUSTODY FOR ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT
ELK GROVE, CA – Today, Detectives from the Elk Grove Police Department took a 15-year-old male juvenile (Elk Grove resident) into custody for an attempted sexual assaultthat occurred on August 5th near Betschart Park (5600 block of Adobe Spring Way).
During the course of the investigation, detectives received several tips from the community regarding the identity of the person who may have been responsible for the assault. In addition to the tips, a second person contacted the department after watching news reports and indicated that she had been confronted by the same suspect a week earlier (July 29th at 11:00am) near the same location. During this incident, the 39-year-old victim was jogging in the area of Beryl Creek Way near Weeping fig Way when she was approached from behind by an African-American male juvenile who grabbed her buttocks. After the assault, the victim chased the suspect but she was unable to catch up to him.
The 15-year-old suspect, who is not being identified due to his age, was transported to the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall and booked on the following charges: Penal Code 664/261 (Attempted Rape), Penal Code 220 (Assault with Intent to Rape), Penal Code 207 (Kidnapping), Penal Code 236 (False Imprisonment), Penal Code 243.4(E)(1) (Sexual Battery).
Anyone with additional regarding these crimes 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.