On Monday afternoon at about 4:44 p.m. a woman was walking on the Sacramento River Trail in Redding, one mile west of Court Street on the south side. The woman was struck in the head with an object that caused her to fall down, and she lost consciousness.
When she came to, she saw a suspect grabbing her ankles and trying to pull her into the brush along the trail. She began yelling, and was able to get away from the suspect. The victim suffered a laceration to her right eyelid.
The suspect is described as a white male juvenile, about 14-15 years of age. He is approximately 5’6 inches tall and weighs 140-150 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt, with a grey sweatshirt over the plaid. He had white tennis shoes. He has short brown hair, and green eyes. The suspect may be associated with a silver colored BMX style bicycle.
Earlier this same day at about 12:45 p.m. an assault was also reported on the River Trail. A woman was jogging near this same location, when a male suspect grabbed her buttocks. The suspect made derogatory statements to the victim and then rode off on a silver BMX style bicycle. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as a white male juvenile, approximately 17 years of age, and 5’5” tall weighing 140 pounds. He had brown hair, and was wearing blue jeans and had a black backpack.
Due to the nature of this active investigation we are not releasing victim names.
Redding Police Department press release.
the Redding Police Department Investigations Division at 530 225-4214.