Woman Sexually Assaulted When Her Car Broke Down Near Hopland, Says CHP
A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted when her vehicle broke down near Hopland yesterday. The CHP has released the following information on the incident. [With this incident, the mom and her daughter being protected by a CHP officer south of Rio Dell seems particularly heartwarming. See that story here.]
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03/7/16, CHP Dispatch received a call of a an assault victim on US 101 south of Hopland. It was reported that the victim had been assaulted in the dirt turnout south of Hopland. Officer Simas was dispatched to the scene of the incident and while en route was advised that the victim had moved to McNabb Ranch Road. Upon Officer Simas arrival, the victim clarified that she had been sexually assaulted, and gave a vehicle description and description of the suspect.
CHP Dispatch broadcast a “Be On The Lookout” for the suspect vehicle. Sonoma County Sheriffs Office located and detained the suspect on US 101 near Geyserville. Ukiah CHP personnel responded to Sonoma County and transported the suspect [Alex Joseph Greene of Kelseyville] and suspect vehicle back to Mendocino County. Mendocino County District Attorney investigators responded and assisted Ukiah CHP with the investigation. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail.
The California Highway Patrol would like to remind all motorists of some important tips to stay safe in the event your vehicle becomes disabled. 1) Stay inside your vehicle and keep your doors locked. 2) Don’t accept help from strangers. 3) Use your cellular phone to call for roadside assistance. 4) Use your cellular phone to call the Highway Patrol if you feel you are not safe.