Thursday, August 28, 2008

With the Help of Courageous Woman Police Arrest Man in Eagle Rock Attack

Thanks to the diligence of Northeast police officers and a courageous young woman who was able to describe her attacker in great detail, a 25-year-old man was arrested August 28th and charged in connection with a brutal sexual assault and robbery in Eagle Rock that occurred on July 26. I offered a $50,000 reward through the City Council for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this horrendous attack. Police say they received a tremendous amount of tips from a concerned public. With the police and community’s help, we passed out fliers with a composite sketch of the suspect and they were posted throughout the area. Eagle Rock is a safe community with a low crime rate and all of us did our best to make sure our friends and neighbors were aware of what happened. On behalf of the community I want to thank the detectives for the great work they did on this case. I want to again send my heartfelt prayers to the woman attacked in this incident and to thank her for having the courage to step forward to make sure this didn’t happen again.