Police are actively investigating an assault on the Stevens Creek Trail late Monday evening that left one woman seriously injured.
Just before 10 p.m. last night (Feb. 25), a woman visiting from Massachusetts was walking along the Stevens Creek Trail near the bridge to Creekside Park (located at Gladys Avenue and Easy Street), when an unknown man approached her from behind. The man, who introduced himself as “Jerry,” tried to speak to the woman, who refused to interact with the man.
The suspect then grabbed the woman and pushed her into the bushes several feet off of the trail. The man then began to punch the woman repeatedly in the face. While he was attacking her, a pair walking along the trail spotted the man, and when they shouted out to him, he became distracted. The victim was able to bite the man as he was trying to muffle her screams.
The victim then was able to jump up and run to the pair who had distracted the suspect. According to the witnesses, the suspect then walked away south on the trail, under Highway 85. Officers immediately responded to the area and began an extensive search, both with our patrol teams and with a K9 track. But unfortunately, the man was not located.
The woman was treated for serious injuries to her face.
The suspect is described as a black adult man, between 20 and 30 years old, roughly 6 feet tall with a slender to medium build. He was last seen with short hair and was described as having a Caribbean accent. He was last seen wearing a gray Golden State Warriors sweatshirt.
We are actively investigating this case, and are looking for any information on the suspect. If you may know the identity and the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact Detective Robert Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Media inquiries should be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at email@example.com.
We will release additional information on this case as it becomes available.