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Possible Suspect Arrested in Orange County Assaults

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(FOX 11/CNS) - Police will wait until victims make positive
identifications before releasing the name and a booking photo of a person of
interest taken into custody in connection with five assaults on women within
five hours in Garden Grove and Anaheim, one of them a multiple stabbing, a
lieutenant said today.

Investigators had been on the hunt for a man in his early 20s who was
suspected of committing the attacks, which occurred between 5:28 p.m. and 10:03
p.m. Thursday in the 11300 blocks of Euclid Street, Clarissa Street and Lampson
Avenue in Garden Grove and at a motel in the 1000 block of Katella Avenue in
Anaheim.

All of the attacks occurred within a two mile radius, police said.

The person of interest, whose name and age were not released, was taken
into custody at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6100 block of Robin Way in Buena
Park, Garden Grove police Lt. Ben Stauffer said.

"Investigators are working diligently to determine if this subject is
the same subject that committed the assaults reported on January 16th," he
said.

All of the victims would be asked to identify the suspect as the person
who attacked them, Stauffer said. It will take some time to contact them.

The first assault involved the suspect striking a female victim on
Euclid several times and then dragging her before fleeing, Stauffer said.

In the second incident, at 7:17 p.m., the suspect allegedly burglarized
a home and stabbed a resident three times before fleeing. Stauffer said the
victim was expected to recover from her injuries.

According to Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt, the same suspect attacked
two women in a room at the Alamo Motel at 1040 W. Katella Avenue at about 7:50
p.m. Both victims were beaten and suffered cuts and were treated at a hospital
and released, he said.

A fifth victim reported being struck several times by the same suspect
on Lampson at 10:03 p.m. before she was able to escape, Stauffer said.

A search of several hours was unsuccessful. Bloodhounds brought in to
assist in the search lost the suspect's scent in a parking lot at the southwest
corner of Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue, Stauffer said.

The suspect, whose image was captured as he entered and left the Anaheim
motel and inside a convenience store, is described as white or Hispanic, in
his early 20s, tattooed on both arms and possibly pierced through his bottom
lip. He was last seen wearing a gray short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. Police
have also released a composite sketch of the suspect.

Police warned that the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous
and should not be approached.

Police will continue to operate a hotline for tips in the case,
Stauffer said. That number is (714) 741-5070.

 
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