Update on Three Assaults Last Night
Yesterday evening, three assaults in Eureka were reported within approximately a one hour span.
The first was reported at 6:27 p.m. near L and Wood Streets. According to Eureka Police Department spokesperson, Brittany Powell, “The caller stated two males assaulted him and took his bike.”
The victim said that one of the suspects ran into him with the stolen bike and one assaulted him, said Powell. “The subjects returned the bike and left south on K Street on foot.” Emergency medical personnel determined that the victim had minor injuries.
One of the suspects was located near the scene, arrested, and taken to juvenile hall. (See earlier story: Youth Allegedly Robbed of His Bike and Left with Injuries)
A second assault report came in at 7:08 p.m., according to Powell. A 13-year-old female reported that she had been assaulted near Wabash Avenue and B Street thirty minutes prior. Emergency medical personnel found evidence of a head injury. The victim was taken to the hospital. The officer learned that the suspect who was alleged to have assaulted the victim is another female. Officers know the suspect’s name but no arrests were made initially. (See earlier story: 13-Year-Old Victim of Assault in Eureka)
The third assault was reported at 7:26 p.m. near the Burger King on 4th Street. According to Powell, a citizen called in describing a male subject “with his pants down” had “just dragged an unconscious female into the bushes” and then left in a silver SUV.
The victim was taken to the hospital but, according to Powell, at 8:15 p.m. officers again “contacted the female near hospital.” Powell said, the woman was walking, “coherent and refused to state a crime occurred.” (See earlier story: Apparent Crime Victim Dumped Near 5th Street)