Van Nuys: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Area are asking for
the public’s assistance in identifying a sexual assault
On October 26, 2017, around 6:07 a.m., the victim was jogging
southbound Fulton Avenue towards Hatteras Street. The suspect
approached the victim from behind and sexually battered her. The
victim struggled with the suspect to break-free from his control.
The suspect then attempted to pull her to the ground. The victim
kicked and elbowed the suspect. The suspect released his grip and
fled northbound Fulton Avenue and then eastbound Oxnard Street. The
victim followed the suspect for approximately 20 feet while calling
911. The victim eventually lost sight of the suspect.
The suspect is described as a male
hispanic, he stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall, thin built, goatee,
and is approximately 25-30 years of age. He was last seen wearing a
blue hoodie and black workout pants.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective III
Lisa Householder, Van Nuys Area at 818-374-0010. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.