Lake Balboa: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division are seeking
the public’s help in identifying a violent predator.
On June 1, 2017, around 8:30 p.m., officers responded to an “Attack
Suspect” radio call. They met a female victim at Burbank Boulevard
and Woodley Avenue. She advised officers that she was running on
the bike path bath when she was approached from behind by a lone
suspect. The suspect demanded, and forcibly took, the victim’s cell
phone. He then grabbed the victim and dragged her to some tall
bushes. He told her, “If you scream, I’ll kill you!” The victim
feared she was going to be raped and fought back. The suspect
kicked her several times and threw her over a fence before fleeing
on the bike path.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
treated the victim for various injuries.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30 years
old, with black hair, brown eyes and a “scruffy” beard. He stands 5
feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was
wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black sweat pants.
Anyone with information, including any possible additional victims
of this suspect, are urged to call Detective N. Toosbuy at
818-374-7730, or the West Valley Division Watch Commander at
818-374-7611. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call The LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.