Suspect sought by police – described as a white male adult, between 25 and 27 years of age, between 5’09” and 5’10” tall, with a skinny build, with dark hair, a beard, or a Goatee type facial hair
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, at about 7:16 PM, a female jogger was assaulted on the Iron Horse Trail, near the intersection of Jones Road and Treat Blvd., in Walnut Creek, CA. The jogger was traveling south on the trail, on the Robert I. Schroder overcrossing at Treat Blvd., when she was inappropriately grabbed from behind by a male assailant, a crime of Sexual Battery (243.4 PC). The suspect continued to run southbound on the trail and is still outstanding. The victim sustained no other injuries.
East Bay Regional Park District Police officers, along with officers from BART PD, Walnut Creek PD, and deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the area to assist with the investigation. The victim described the suspect as a white male adult, between 25 and 27 years of age, between 5’09” and 5’10” tall, with a skinny build, with dark hair, a beard, or a Goatee type facial hair and wearing all dark athletic type clothing.
The crime is the third incident of recent assaults on the Iron Horse Trail in the same area currently being investigated by the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department. The suspect’s description closely resembles the physical description of the suspect from two previous incidents.
The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department is carefully and diligently investigating all three of these incidents and believes they are related. Anyone who was on the Iron Horse Trail during this time or who may have cameras that may have captured the suspect’s photo is asked to contact our Dispatch Center at (510) 881-1833.
The Police Department is working with allied agencies to locate and arrest the suspect in these crimes. We ask the public to be aware of their surroundings while visiting the parks and to phone the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department any suspicious activity within the parks.
The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the assault, was in the immediate area during the time of 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or may have information regarding the identity of the suspect, to contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Dispatch Center at (510) 881-1833 or the anonymous Tip Line at (510) 690-6521.