On Saturday, August 30, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm, officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the Sacramento River Trail area near Caldwell Park for a reported assault.
Officers contacted Ronald Poli, 53 years old of Palo Cedro, who told them he was attacked by an unknown male while walking on the River Trail. It was only after witnesses saw the assault and intervened, pushing the suspect away, did the assailant give up his attack on Poli and flee.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years old, five foot eight inches tall weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with a grey sweatshirt around his waist. Witnesses stated the suspect ran from the scene towards the Quartz Hill Road area.
Poli had multiple injuries to his face and head which required medical attention. He was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center for care, via ambulance.
– Press Release