Portage Police Issue Public Safety Alert After Woman Assaulted at Gun Point at Park

Police are asking anyone who may have been at Imagination Glen Park just before !:00 p.m. contact Captain Joe Reynolds at 219-764-5704 or via the Portage Police Facebook page.
Suspect: White Male 5’6″-5’7″ tall, 25-35 yrs of age wearing a skull ring and had a dark colored tattoo on left forearm
Vehicle: Black Mitsubishi Outlander or ASX with a Harley Davidson Front Plate

April 1, 2017-Portage Police Chief Troy Williams issued a public safety alert tonight after a 27 year old woman said she was forced into a porta-potty at gun point and sexually assaulted. According to the statement, the incident occurred at approximately 1:56 p.m. today at Imagination Glen Park. “On April 1st, 2017 at approximately 12:56 p.m. our officers responded to Imagination Glen Park for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. Upon arriving at the park, our officers spoke with the victim (age 27) who advised that while visiting the park she went to use the portable-restroom and upon exiting was pushed back inside by the male suspect who then displayed a handgun. Once inside, the suspect committed sexual assault and at some point during the assault the victim was able to break free, run out and call 911. The suspect returned to his vehicle and left the area” the report states.

The subject is described as a white male, approximately 5’-6”/5’-7”, 170-180lbs and 25-35 years of age. The suspect was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, grey and black shorts, a black stocking cap, and dark colored athletic shoes with some white on them. He also had on a skull ring and had a dark colored tattoo that wrapped around his left forearm. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black Mitsubishi Outlander or ASX with a Harley Davidson front license plate.

Portage Police are asking anyone who may recognize the above physical description or vehicle description to contact Captain Joe Reynolds at 219-764-5704 or via the Portage Police Facebook page. Portage Chief Troy Williams stated “We have a good physical and vehicle description, but at this time we do not know his whereabouts and since that is the case encourage not only our residents, but all others communities to be mindful of their surroundings and report anything they deem suspicious. Someone knows who this person is and that one tip can help us solve this unspeakable crime.”

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