SILVER LAKE — A 30-year-old man has been arrested after he assaulted two women and confronted a third during a nearly one-hour crime spree near the Silver Lake Reservoir last week.
The suspect, who has no prior convictions, was arraigned on Friday on two counts of assault with the potential to commit rape, said Detective Art Espino with the LAPD Northeast Division.
The incident began shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 when the suspect approached and startled a woman who was getting out of a car parked near the reservoir. He ran off and soon after assaulted a female jogger near the reservoir path. She was able to fend off the suspect, but he later assaulted another woman in her car a short distance from the reservoir. That woman was also able break free, and a male who responded to her request for help detained the suspect for police.
The “very unusual” attacks appeared to be isolated and not part of any other crimes, Espino said. The investigation remains ongoing.
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