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San Luis Obispo Police Department
Friday July 13th, 2018 :: 11:29 a.m. PDT


Attempted Sexual Assault

During the early morning hours of Friday July 13, 2018, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Osos St. regarding an attempted sexual assault that just occurred. When Officers arrived, the suspect was no longer inside the residence and had fled the scene. Officers quickly set up a perimeter of the surrounding area. With the assistance of Officers from the University Police Department and a K-9 unit from the Paso Robles Police Department, a search of the area was conducted but unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

Two female victims in their 20’s told Officers that they awoke to an unknown male in their bedroom. The male suspect was holding a knife and threatened to harm them if they screamed. The suspect attempted to sexually assault both females. Both females fought the suspect, causing him to flee from the residence. Every available Officer responded to the scene and continued to search for the suspect and evidence. One witness reported that the suspect was seen running past the area of Osos and Leff towards the railroad station. Officers continued their search in that area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

Evidence was collected from the crime scene and is being processed. During the investigation, it was determined the suspect made entry into the residence through an unlocked window.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 40s, 5’-7”, muscular, wearing black boxer shorts and a nylon over his head. When the suspect fled the crime scene, he was reportedly only wearing a black shirt and socks. The suspect description and actions are similar to the sexual assault that occurred on 7/8/2018 and we are looking into the possibility that the crimes may be related.

We are currently seeking any video surveillance that may have captured the suspect entering or leaving the area of the 1500 block of Osos St. and the area of Osos St. and Leff St. towards the railroad station. If you have surveillance video in these areas, please contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department wants to remind the community to secure all windows and doors to their residence and vehicles, and immediately report all suspicious activity. Please contact Detective Pellouso with any information related to this crime (805) 594-8091.

San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-781-7337

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