Boulder Police ask witness in early-morning sex assault case to come forward
Boulder police believe there may be a witness to the sexual assault of an 18-year-old female that occurred around 4:30 Saturday morning.
The victim was walking alone along the 28th Street Frontage Road, north of Baseline, when she was allegedly grabbed from behind and then sexually assaulted. The victim believes a male walking by might have heard or seen part of the incident.
The witness is described as a blonde, white male in his 20’s. He was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt with some type of white graphics, and gray sweatpants. He made a comment as he passed by. Police believe the witness may not have known or understood that a sexual assault was taking place.
Detectives would like to talk to this witness, and are asking him to come forward.
The witness, and anyone who may have information about this crime, is asked to contact Detective Brian Scott at (303) 441-3381. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Police release sketch of early-morning sex assault suspect
Police in Boulder are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect allegedly involved in an early-morning sex assault near the area of 28th and Baseline Saturday morning.
A sketch of the suspect is attached. The victim in the attack describes the suspect as a light-skinned black male with glasses and green eyes. He is about 6’0” tall with a medium build. He has a three-inch long light brown afro, and may have been wearing a pick in his hair. At the time of the assault he was wearing a purple shirt with neon-green lettering, along with khaki pants.
The victim is an 18-year-old resident of Boulder. She was walking alone to a fast-food restaurant along the 28th Street frontage road at about 4:30 Saturday morning. She heard footsteps and was grabbed from behind, and then was sexually assaulted. The victim’s arm had been broken several weeks ago, and it was broken again during the assault.
After the assault, the victim went to a nearby business to ask for help and call police. She was treated at a hospital, and has been released.
Police remind residents to take safety precautions if they are out late at night:
- Never walk alone. Walk in pairs or groups, especially during late-night or early-morning hours.
- Stay in well-lit areas and avoid alleys or other areas which are poorly lit.
- Carry a cell phone, and make sure it’s easily accessible.
- Report crimes immediately and call police if you see anything that looks suspicious.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department’s tip line at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.