Police & Fire

Update: Suspect Arrested in North End Sexual Assault Incident

10/18/14 9:00 p.m. update: A suspect has been arrested in Fall River regarding this incident, according to Boston Police A-1 Captain Ken Fong and NEWNC Public Safety Chair David Marx.

Great team effort by BPD A-1 officers, detectives, sexual assault unit, fugitive unit and Fall River PD,” said BPD District A-1 Captain Fong.

Below is the original report.

Boston Police are reporting that about 2:45 am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a female victim stating that she had been indecently assaulted in the area of Tileston & Wiggin Streets.

According to the victim, she was walking home when she noticed an unknown individual (described as a Hispanic male in his early thirties, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” tall, stocky build, with black spiked hair, wearing a white zip-up jacket, blue jeans and camouflage boots) walking behind her.

When the victim turned to acknowledge the suspect, a brief conversation ensued before the suspect grabbed the victim in an indecent manner and then ran off. According the victim, the suspect spoke with what she believes to be a Hispanic accent. Officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful in their efforts to locate him.

Anyone with information relative to the above incidents is asked to call detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

See more about past sexual assaults in the North End.