$50,000 Reward Offer for the Apprehension and Conviction of The Arleta Rapist

August 26, 2004

News Conference

Deputy Chief Ronald Bergmann, Operations-Valley Bureau
Commanding Officer, Captain Anita Ortega
Commanding Officer, Devonshire Area and Operations-Valley Bureau
Sexual Assault Unit Investigators

Thursday, August 26, 2004, at 11:00 a.m.

LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Headquarters, Erwin Street Mall,
6240 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys, 91401

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department is seeking the public’s aid in locating and
capturing an individual we believe to be responsible for three
sexual assaults, that occurred in the San Fernando Valley.

The suspect whom we believe is Frank Briseno committed two
kidnap/rapes using a gun and an attempt sexual assault. The
crimes occurred in the areas of Pierce Street and Arleta Avenue,
9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard and El Caruso Park in Sylmar.
The victims range in age from 14 to 22 years old. A felony
warrant has been issued for Briseno’s arrest.

Frank Briseno is a 22 year-old male, Hispanic, brown hair, brown
eyes, 5’8″-5’10”, 150-180 pounds and has tattoos on both arms.
Briseno is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

We are asking anyone to call us immediately if they know of
Briseno’s whereabouts. Briseno is known to frequent the area
surrounding Arleta Avenue and Kagel Canyon Street in Arleta, as
well as areas in the cities of Lancaster and Anaheim.

The Los Angles City Council is offering a $50,000 reward for
information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the
person or persons responsible for the attacks. Anyone with
information is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department
Operations-Valley Bureau Sexual Assault Unit, at 818-756-8111,
during normal business hours. On weekends or after hours, contact
the toll free 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk,
at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news advisory was prepared by Los Angeles Police
Department’s Media relations Section, at 213-485-3586.