Two sex­ual as­saults and one re­lated sus­pi­cious in­ci­dent

Orleans Star - - LOCAL NEWS -

All three events oc­curred the early morn­ing of April 27. The first re­garded a woman, age 22, be­ing fol­lowed by a sus­pi­cious male from Hur­d­man Sta­tion to a school in the 200 block of Knox Av­enue. The woman was not ap­proached, but the sus­pect was ob­served to en­ter the school. Less than a half hour later, in the 1600 block of Do­rion Av­enue, a 19-year-old woman was ap­proached from be­hind, and the male sus­pect pro­ceeded to pull her pants down. A strug­gle en­sued, and the male walked calmly away. Not long af­ter, a 41-year-old woman was vic­tim­ized in the same man­ner while walk­ing on In­dus­trial Av­enue near Alta Vista Drive. The sus­pect is de­scribed as a white male, 5’6", 20-25 years, medium build, short black hair, wear­ing a dark hooded jacket, blue jeans and a dark base­ball cap. quickly through wall and ceil­ing into at­tic and roof. A search proved that all 17 res­i­dents were out, and two dogs and two cats were res­cued from the build­ing. All miss­ing pets were lo­cated later. While fire dam­age may have been con­tained to the third floor and roof area, there was sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the lower level units due to water and smoke. In­ves­ti­ga­tors have con­cluded that an im­prop­erly dis­carded cig­a­rette was the prob­a­ble cause. Ev­i­dence showed that the fire started on the third floor bal­cony and spread to the in­te­rior of the unit and into the at­tic area. Dam­age es­ti­mates are $2,000,000 to the build­ing and $250,000 to con­tents. Four fire­fight­ers suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

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