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 suspect.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 5:45 a.m., the victim was walking in
the area of 14000 block of Vanowen Street in the City of Van Nuys.
As she was approaching her apartment, she was confronted by the
suspect, a male Hispanic, brown eyes, bald head, standing at 5 feet
9 inches tall, weighing approximately 40-45 years of age.
The suspect stepped in front of the victim and engaged in a
conversation and then suddenly, without warning reach out to grab
her. The victim resisted and the suspect attempted to take her
The struggle continued with the suspect and victim wrestling on the
ground. The victim was finally able to wrestle free from the
suspect and, the suspect fled from the location.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van
Nuys Area Detectives at (818) 374-9500. 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.