Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Friday, February 23, 2007
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Police Seek Public Assistance In Identifying Violent Assaults Suspect

Riverside, Ca- Police are seeking public assistance in the identification of a male subject committing violent assaults against women in the Eastside area near Iowa Avenue and Spruce Street.

On 01-31-07 at approximately 2230 hours, in the 2500 block of Colgate Way, a male subject approached a lone female subject and attacked her with some type of metal bar. A short time later, the same male subject attacked a second female subject near the same location using a similar type weapon. The suspect beat the victims and then fled on foot in a westerly direction.

On 02-14-07 at approximately 2100 hours, in the 2500-block of Gonzaga Lane, two female victims were attacked with a metal bar while in the carport area of an apartment complex. A short time later, in the 1400 block of Clemson Street, another female subject was attacked in the same manner using a similar weapon. The suspect fled on foot in a northerly direction.

In each attack the lone suspect ran up to the victims and without a word started to beat them with the unknown weapon, which is still outstanding. It is unknown if a vehicle is involved to further assist in fleeing the area. The attacks were unprovoked, and apparently robbery/sexual assault was not the motive. The victims have been all races and ages. Some of the victims required medical attention and needed to be transported to a local area hospital.

The suspect has been described as a Male Hispanic Adult, 20ís, 509, 190-200, shaved head, most said clean-shaven (One victim thought he had a thin brown moustache and could have been a white male).

The following is a composite sketch of the suspectís description based on information provided by one of the victims.


Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call Detective Dave Smith at 951-353-7103 or Detective Greg Rowe at 951-353-7136.