Sheriff's deputies seek suspect in sexual assault
Placer County Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a young man in connection with a reported rape near the Colfax Veterans Memorial Park early Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office released Wednesday afternoon.
The female victim told deputies that she was walking near the intersection of Rising Sun and Ben Taylor roads just after 2 a.m. Sunday when a young man wearing "skater-type" clothing pulled up alongside her in a newer-looking silver Honda Accord or Civic and whistled at her.
The victim reportedly turned and walked up a driveway at the rear of the Colfax ball park. The woman said the man allegedly pulled his vehicle in front of her, got out, pushed her to the ground, and then sexually assaulted her.
The suspect is described as white, with wavy blond hair and long sideburns. He is in his late teens or early 20s. He is about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. His clothing was black.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Detective Rick Harroun at (530) 889-7849. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest can call Placer County Crime Stoppers at (800) 923-8191. All information remains confidential.
~ Staff report