On Oct. 19, 9 p.m. a 16–year–old girl was walking home on Opechee Way just east of Verdugo Road when a male emerged from behind a bush and blocked her path. The man then grabbed the victim and touched her in a way that would constitute sexual battery. The victim screamed and fought the man off. The assailant then fled west on Opechee Way toward Cañada Boulevard.
The victim described the male as six foot tall, medium build, with dark brown eyes and “bushy” eyebrows. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled over his head, and dark blue jeans.
All witnesses are encouraged to call the Glendale Police Dept. at (818) 548-4911 if they have any information regarding this incident.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP,” or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
The Glendale Police Dept. reminds every one of the following safety tips:
• Be attentive of the people around you and the people you are approaching
• Be aware of your location and environment which could make you appear vulnerable to crime, such as alleys, dim streets, dark parking lots, etc.
• Walk in groups
• Look ALERT, self-confident, and look people in the eyes
• Inform others of your destination