The East Bay Regional Park District Police released a photograph of an attempted sexual assault occurred on the Iron Horse Trail.
The incident occurred on January 11 at 5:30 pm on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek Police Department Officers responded and conducted a preliminary investigation and East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Officers arrived to assume primary investigative responsibility.
The following is a press release by the East Bay Regional Park District
Attempted Sexual Assault Investigation
Case # 18-01048
On Thursday January 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 PM, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a call from the Walnut Creek Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. East Bay Regional Park District Police Department responded to the area and immediately began searching for the suspect along with WCPD. A police K9 was utilized but was unsuccessful in locating the assailant.
According to the adult female victim, about 5:30 PM, she was walking from the Broadway Plaza area when a black male adult approached her from behind and assaulted her. Based on the suspect’s actions and comments, it was clear he intended to sexually assault and/or physically harm the victim. The suspect then suddenly fled the area for an unknown reason, running northbound on S. Broadway. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and the suspect should be considered possibly armed and dangerous.
The suspect was described as a black male adult of thin build between the ages of 30-40 years old, with a black beard/unshaven, approximately 5’9, wearing a black beanie, black zip up sweatshirt, white t-shirt, dark jeans, and brown shoes with white tips.
At this time, the identity of the suspect is unknown, Investigators from East Bay Regional Park District Police Department and the Walnut Creek Police Department would like the public’s help identifying a person of interest in this attached photograph.
This is an active investigation and anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department’s Tip Line at 510-690-6521.