Saturday, May 27, 2006

Rock Creek Park In the Police Blotter

There was an attempted assault in Rock Creek Park on Wednesday night:

In the Rock Creek Park incident, the woman was attacked from behind as she jogged in the densely wooded area just north of P Street. Fear said nothing similar had happened in more than two years.

The assailant tried to drag the woman into the woods, but she bit his finger, jumped into the creek and reached the parkway.

Police said the man was described as a thin, round-faced black man, about 35, between 5 foot 10 and 6 feet tall. He wore blue jeans and a long-sleeved pullover shirt with horizontal blue and black stripes.

Police asked those with information to call 202-610-8737.

P Street is pretty far south, where the park is just wide enough on both sides of the stream to accomodate a bicycle trail and roadway. This is not a real birding area, but it is a reminder to birders to be aware of their surroundings.