Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date March 31, 2004
Contact Sergeant Mike Cook
Phone (909) 320-8053
Fax (909) 320-8043


Sexual Assault Investigation

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 24, 2004, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the 4700 block of Kansas regarding a sexual assault. Officers contacted a 21 year-old female who advised that a lone male suspect armed with a handgun confronted her inside her residence and sexually assaulted her.

Detectives from the Sexual Assault Child Abuse Unit (SACA) responded to the location and conducted an initial investigation. As a result of information from the victim, investigators believe this incident may be related to two other sexual assault incidents in November of 2003, in the same general area.

The belief these incidents may be related is based on information from the victims as to the suspect’s method of operation and his physical description.

The suspect is described as:

Male Black, 5’11” – 6’4”, 165 –200 lbs., Unknown Hair / Brown Eyes
Early to Mid 20’s wearing dark colored clothing.

Residents are reminded to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary when returning to their residence after being away, and take appropriate measures to secure their property. Don’t enter your residence and call police if you find anything unusual.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Ron Whitt at 909-320-8068 or Detective Rick Wheeler at 909-320-8003.