Assault Reported on River Trail

Sacramento River

On June 17, 2017 at 8:32 A.M. paramedics responded to the 2400 block of Washington Avenue on a report of an assault victim at that location. Upon arrival paramedics contacted the female victim, who not be named for confidential reasons. They transported the victim to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Redding Police Officers contacted the victim at the hospital. The victim reported she was in the area of the Sacramento River Trail near the Ribbon Bridge when she was contacted by a white male adult, 6’0 tall, stocky build, wearing a mask, blue hoodie, green army jacket, gray sweat pants and boots. The victim reported the suspect assaulted and raped her. After the rape, the suspect fled westbound on a dirt trail. The victim fled to the 2400 block of Washington Avenue where she called 911.

Redding Police Department K9 and officers, California Highway Patrol helicopter, and Shasta County Sheriff Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area but did not locate a suspect. The victim was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4214.

-from press release
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13 Responses

  1. Denise says:

    Devastated by this news. What can we do???

    Once again, angered by the audacity of this jerk to attack a woman.


  2. Debbie says:

    This is so wrong!

  3. Randall R Smith says:

    So much work by so many has been done to make things more safe, improve visibility, reduce fire danger, restore the native riparian savanna and lower the risk of such horror.  Please post more complete site information, if it becomes available.  The recent Anderson Study concluded that people need improved protection by 1) travel in numbers, 2) carrying legal devices (pepper spray, a sturdy stick, C. C. W., whatever!), 3) always being alert and aware of surroundings, 4) having a whistle or air horn.

    I am personally broken by this tragedy  in the beautiful natural surroundings of our village.  Hopefully, we can continue use and recapture the peace and tranquility sought and offered there.

  4. Beverly Stafford says:

    Rape is a minor injury?

  5. Patricia Harris says:

    The “injuries” this woman experienced are not now and never will be “minor”.  She will carry this for the rest of her life.

    Violence against women should be placed at the TOP of every priority in Redding and Shasta County.  And the justice system should respond to a guilty verdict with the severest of penalties.

    THIS MUST STOP!  All women should be able to walk or run on a public trail without having to carry a weapon.

  6. NITA Carter says:

    Thanks to those who resonated loudly and clearly that rape is not a “minor” injury.


  7. Patty says:

    Sending angels to this woman who was so brutally injured. Rape is a terrible crime that injures far more than your body. My heart goes out to her and her family.

  8. Richard Christoph says:

    Perhaps the original press release has been modified, but I see no reference here on in the R-S about the victim’s  injuries being “minor.”

    More details would be helpful since the site of the attack “near the Ribbon Bridge”, is more than 3 miles from 2400 Washington St. where the assault was reported via 911.

  9. Common Sense says:

    Very Tragic!! Prayers to her…..this is a Horrendous Crime! Every Lady out there needs a CCW in my Opinion…..that’s just My Opinion…..The Emotional Scars will be there long after the Physical…..I hope she can get past this and get some counseling and has a support network!

    • anon says:

      That is more of a fact, than an opinion.  No way would the guy be able to do that when his chest has at least 3 bullet holes in it…

  10. Lori says:

    I don’t believe the injuries from rape are ever minor. Survivable maybe but never minor.  It’s a lifetime injury.

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