Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sgt. Angela Vey-Public Information Officer
PIO #: 23-047
On August 26th, at 12:40pm, The Hamden Police Department responded to East Rock Park, 190 Davis Street, for a report of suspicious activity. Officer John Glass responded and spoke with the 24 year-old Victim, who stated that as she was walking up the main roadway to East Rock Park, a male approached her from behind. The Victim stated that the male tried to pull her into the woods, and she began yelling and screaming, eventually causing him to flee into the woods. The male suspect is described as a White/Hispanic male, 30-40 years of age with black wavy hair, wearing a white shirt with a red stripe on it, and shorts.
The Hamden Police Department canvassed the area for the suspect, but was unable to locate him.
The investigation is ongoing and was transferred to the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit. The Hamden Police Department would like to remind the public of some general safety tips:
- Avoid secluded areas
- Make sure someone else knows your plan
- Avoid distractions such as headphones which can prevent you from hearing potential dangers
- Be alert, observant and aware of your surroundings at all times
- Keep your hands free
- Try to avoid walking alone
- Walk with confidence and purpose
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 203-230-4000.