September 8, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore has released a sketch of a man suspected of assaulting and trying to kidnap a 19-year-old woman on Saturday at 5 p.m. The teen was jogging near Quail Canyon Road and Palomino Ridge in the Blossom Valley community.
An earlier Sheriff's release stated that the attacked occurred in Lakeside; today's bulletin indicates it was in the unincorporated area of El Cajon. Additional details and a photo of a vehicle similar to the suspect’s van have also been made public.
The man is described as an unshaven white or Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old with an average build, five feet six to five feet ten inches tall. He wore a blue Padres cap and drove a white box-style van, possibly a Ford, with tinted rear windows.
According to the Sheriff, the man pulled up next to the jogger, got out and tackled her. During the struggle, both lost their balance and fell to the ground. A Neighborhood Watch Commander informed ECM that the teen hit her attacker and was able to flee, and that her shirt was ripped.
The suspect escaped and was last seen driving away on Quail Canyon Road. Deputies searched the area extensively, but could not locate the suspect.
If you have information on this crime, contact (858)565-5200 and refer to case #10055762, or contact Detective Brambila at Brambila@sdsheriff.org in the Santee Sheriff’s substation.