North Bay alleged rapist still at large

PETALUMA (KRON) —  On September 19, 2015, at approximately 2:10 am, the victim was walking home from the downtown area of Petaluma.

The victim was in the area of 5th Street and D Street, when she noticed the suspect approaching her from behind.

The suspect said hello to the victim and then grabbed the victim’s buttocks with both of his hands.

The victim screamed and the suspect fled southbound on 5th street on foot.  An extensive search of the area was conducted by police with negative results.

This incident is not believed to be associated with the sexual assault that occurred in Petaluma on September 18, 2015.

The Petaluma Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or similar incident is encouraged to notify Petaluma Police Officer John Silva by telephone, 707-781-1262.

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