Camarillo – Attempt to Identify Battery SuspectEric Hatlee
Nature of Incident: Battery / Suspicious Circumstances / Attempt to Identify Suspect
Report Number: 19-13888
Location: Calleguas Creek Bike Path between Adolfo Road and Mission Oaks Boulevard.
Date & Time: 01/26/19 @ 3:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Patrol Services, Camarillo Investigations Bureau, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(s) Unknown male unknown 20-25
On January 26th 2019, at about 3:00 PM, a female walking along the Calleguas Creek Bike Path was battered by an unknown male suspect. The unknown male suspect then fled the area.
On January 26th 2019, at about 3:25 PM, Camarillo Police patrol deputies responded to a call of a possible assault and attempted robbery, which occurred in the area of Calleguas Creek Bike Path, between Adolfo Road and Mission Oaks Boulevard. A K9 Unit and a Sheriff’s Office helicopter also responded to search for the suspect. During the initial investigation, deputies spoke with a female victim whom reported she had been battered by an unknown male subject while she was walking along the east side of the Calleguas Creek Bike Path, between Adolfo Road and Mission Oaks Boulevard. The female victim defended herself and within a few moments the unknown male suspect ran away from the scene southbound along the bike path, towards Mission Oaks Boulevard. The female victim sustained minor scrapes as a result of the battery. The victim also provided statements which indicated a possible attempted robbery may have been the motive for the battery, although additional investigation is needed to corroborate this information. Detectives are currently investigating all available leads in order to confirm what exactly occurred during this incident.
The unknown male suspect fled the area before law enforcement arrived and has not been identified. The suspect was described as an Asian or Hispanic male, 5’0” to 5’7” in height, 110-115 pounds, a round shaped face with medium length straight black hair and no facial hair. The suspect was wearing a brown t-shirt, blue jeans and carrying a black back-pack. It’s possible the suspect also has injuries on his face, possible scratch marks or bruises.
This investigation is on-going and the Camarillo Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or any suspicious activity in this area on 01/26/19 at about 3:00 PM to contact Detective Herme at 805-947-6402.
The Camarillo Police Department will be conducting extra patrols in the area around Calleguas Creek Bike Path, including deputies walking the area on foot and patrolling on bicycles. In addition to these additional resources, the Camarillo Police Department would like to remind its citizens to keep alert when utilizing our local bike and walking paths. Always let someone know where you will be going, pay attention to your surroundings, carry a cell phone and always try to walk with a partner.
Prepared by: Sergeant Peter Frank
News Release Date: 01/27/19
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Julie Novak (805) 947-9363
Approved by: Captain Paris