Regional Park Attack Investigated

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the attack of a female jogger Friday night in North Natomas.

At about 7:35 p.m. on June 10 officers responded to a call at New Market and Town Center Drive for a female jogger who was attacked. Based on the investigation, the suspect grabbed the female jogger from behind, pulled her to the ground, and began choking her. The victim was able to break free and run away.

The suspect was described as an African American male, 20’s, 5’5” -5’10”, wearing a black shirt, and white shorts.

Although there is no evidence of a connection, a similar attack was reported in May in the Westlake area of North Natomas. In that attack, a female jogger was also grabbed from behind and choked. The suspect in that incident was described as a male Hispanic or Asian, dark skin, 5’6″, wearing a black baseball cap, light colored shirt and dark colored baggy shorts.

The police department reminds residents to always be aware of their surroundings and to watch for any suspicious persons or activity in the neighborhood. Because there is safety in numbers, police suggest walking and jogging with a partner when possible.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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