City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130514-071
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Help Us Identify

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying a suspect.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 3:55 p.m., an eleven-year-old female was walking in the area of Honor Parkway and Bill Bean Circle when she was approached by a black SUV.  The unknown driver pulled to the side of the road, stepped out of his vehicle, and told her to get in.  The child ran off and later reported the incident to her family. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with dark blue eyes and long black hair. 

Officers responded and checked the area, canvased for witnesses and searched for potential video surveillance footage.

Felony Assault Investigators were assigned to the case and have been working with the victim and her family.  A Sacramento Police Department sketch artist worked with the eleven- year-old to create a composite of the suspect.  (See attached)

The Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department are in communication and are investigating two separate incidents to determine any possible connection.

The Sacramento Police Department is asking the community for any information regarding this incident and to also remind your children of a few important safety tips:

  • There is safety in numbers - avoid walking alone to and from school
  • Avoid short cuts - walk only in safe areas
  • Never go into a stranger's home or car
  • If approached or followed by a car, do not approach the car or speak to those inside - run and seek help
  • Remain alert to surroundings
  • Always report suspicious behavior

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Communications Center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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