Assault reported near Desert Vista

Police Beat

A student reported Aug. 26 that she was assaulted near the Desert Vista Campus.

The assault occurred just after noon as the student was walking to a Desert Vista class from the bus stop at Drexel and 12th Avenue, according to the PCC Department of Public Safety.

As the student crossed into a dirt area between Drexel and the north campus parking lot, a “transient-looking” male motioned her over to him. When she got closer, the male grabbed the student’s arm.

The student told police she broke away from his grip and ran to the campus police office. College police searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.

The student described the suspect as Caucasian, in his late 30s to early 40s, with short hair and a beard. He had a small build, standing about 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt with stripes. It is not known in what direction he traveled.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or 88-Crime.


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