SHERIFF ASKS HELP TO FIND SUSPECT WHO ATTACKED WOMAN IN ALPINE

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By Miriam Raftery

July 8, 2017 (Alpine) – A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who violently assaulted a 63-year-old woman. The victim was walking along Harbison Canyon Road near Hunter Pass in Alpine on June 20th between 7:15 and 8:50 p.m. when the suspect attacked her from behind, pushing her into a fence and possibly striking her in the face with his hands or an unknown object.

A passing motorist saw the victim lying face-down on the ground. She sustained serious injuries to her face, including multiple cuts and abrasions.  The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Investigators from the Alpine Sheriff station and San Diego County Crime Stoppers seek public help to find the suspect in the felony battery case. He is described as a white man, 20-30 years old with short, unkempt hair, wearing a light-colored T-shirt.

A light-colored, single-cab truck was seen by the victim parked on Harbison Canyon Road, though it’s unknown if this vehicle is related to the case.

If you have any information on this case, please call the Alpine Sheriff’s Station at (619) 659-2600 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.