Suspect in Ocean Front Grope Attack in Custody – Police Call for Witnesses

by on October 19, 2012 · 1 comment

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Suspect Arrested on Other Charges – SDPD Calling for Witnesses and Information to Attack in Ocean Front Alley on Wednesday

San Diego Police Department’s Lt Natalie Stone has confirmed a suspect who police think is the perpetrator in the grope attack is in custody – although he is in custody on other charges.  The man had just been released from jail last Monday – 2 days prior.

A 25 year old woman was ambushed while walking in the 1600 block of Ocean Front alley shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the 17th of October. She was hit on the head, told to be quiet, and then groped.  The man ran off. There is some new info – the assailant apparently was frightened off by the sudden appearance of a Cox Cable truck.

Police say they need any witnesses to come forward who may have any information regarding this most recent attack against a young woman in South Ocean Beach. If you do have info, contact the San Diego Sex Crimes unit by calling 619-531-2210.

This is a the moment when all concerned OBceans can rally to aid our most recent victim, so please take a moment to get the word out via facebook, twitter, email, neighbors and friends.

Joggers, Walkers and Riders – Anyone in the Area!

Again, if you were near the 1600 block of Ocean Front Street anytime that morning before 9am, Wednesday, police are requesting that anyone who may have seen the attack or might have any information and may have seen someone matching the description to immediately contact the San Diego Sex Crimes unit by calling 619-531-2210, call the police department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4800,  or Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477.

Lt. Stone provided additional facts, stating the assailant was, in fact, scared away when a Cox Communications vehicle arrived on the scene during the attack. No solid descriptions were provided, and the young woman only saw her attacker from behind.

In hopes our readers may recall the incident and be able to assist in the investigation, the assailant was described as muscular build, and approximately 5 feet, 5 inches. At the time he was wearing plaid shorts and a green-and-white basketball jersey. The assailant ambushed the woman from behind, striking her on the head. He then said he would not hurt her if she remained quiet. The attacker grabbed her breast and ran away when the vehicle approached.

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avatar Sunshine October 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

thanx, Chris, for such up-to-date news we can use. I do hope that someone comes forward to help this woman out. isn’t crimestoppers anonymous? while some don’t like to call the police, i believe they can remain anonymous via the crimestoppers number.


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