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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:    Sunday, November 3, 2013/7:30 P.M.    

Incident:    Attempted Sexual Assault-Suspect At-Large

Location:    Sugarloaf Park, Big Bear

Suspect(s):    white male, 25-35 years old, 6' tall, 160-170 lbs

Victim(s):    Confidential female


On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to Bear Valley Community Hospital to a reported assault.  A 32 year old female drove to Sugarloaf Park and parked her vehicle in the parking lot.  The victim got out of her car and was attacked by a white male adult. 


The male suspect pushed the victim against a tree and forcefully held her there while he attempted to sexually assault her.  During the struggle, the suspect became angry with the victim, pushed her to the ground, and burned her face and arm with a disposable lighter.  The suspect released the victim and fled the park and the victim was able to make an outgoing call on her cell phone.  The victim drove herself to Bear Valley Community Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.


Deputies conducted area checks at Sugarloaf Park and the surrounding neighborhood, but were unable to locate the suspect.  The suspect was last seen heading north from Sugarloaf Park into a wooded area toward the cemetery.  He is described as being a white male adult, 25 to 35 years of age, 6 feet tall, between 160-170 pounds, with medium length hair and an unshaven beard.  At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing jeans, a dark sweatshirt, and a backpack. 


Anyone having information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.  Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or .      




Refer:             Tiffany Swantek, PIO


Station:          Big Bear Sheriff’s Station


Phone No.     909-866-0100


Case No.       061300866

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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