Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 25, 2017 Westminster Md. Police investigating Sexual Assault

Westminster Md. Police investigating Sexual Assault

This makes me really sad. I have run and walked this trail for years and years and always thought it to be safe. Our heart and prayers for the crime victim. The Westminster Police Department is looking for a male suspected of sexually assaulting a woman walking her dog Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2017, on the trail near Tahoma Farm Road.

January 25, 2017

On Wednesday January 25, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Westminster Police were called to the area of Tahoma Farm Rd and Md Rte 31 for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred in the immediate area.

Arriving officers contacted the victim, an adult female who reported she was accosted by a lone male while she and her dog were walking on a footpath between Tahoma Farm Rd and Long Valley Rd in Westminster, MD.

The unknown assailant sexually assaulted the woman and fled the area on foot. Police established a perimeter in the area and a search for the suspect was initiated but failed to locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a young male, age 1620, 58 to 510, no facial hair, slender, thin build wearing all dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt. The suspect was described as having a dark skin completion.

There were no weapons involved. The victim is currently being interviewed by investigators. The victim has been taken to Carroll Hospital Center for a checkup. Citizens are reminded to remain vigilant of their surroundings. The police will increase patrols of the area.

Citizens who may have witnessed this incident or who have information as to the identity of the suspect are asked to contact Det. Cory Vandergrift of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office or Sgt. Jeff Schuster of the Westminster Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at (410) 8484646, or send a confidential text to 847411, keyword TIPWPD or contact the TIPS line at (410) 8578477.
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