Detectives investigate two attempted assaults in Aloha
Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an attempted assault at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, near the 5000 block of Southwest 173rd Avenue in Aloha.
An adult female reported that she was walking her dog in the area when an unknown male approached her from behind and grabbed her. The man allegedly ran away after the victim began screaming.
The suspect is described as a male with tan skin (unknown race), approximately 6-feet tall, wearing dark clothing and white shoes. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The victim did not sustain any injuries.
Detectives are investigating a similar incident that occurred near Southwest 192nd Avenue and Farmington Road at around 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. In this case, an 11-year-old girl was walking to school when she was approached by a strange male who asked to borrow her cell phone. When the girl refused, the man allegedly attempted to grab her by the backpack.
A passerby yelled at the male, causing him to run away, detectives said.
The suspect in this incident has a similar physical description, but was described as wearing a camouflage hoodie and dark jeans with the word "peace" written down one of the legs and a peace symbol on the knee. He was reportedly concealing his face with a yellow bandana covered in peace symbols.
It is unknown whether these incidents are related and investigations are on-going.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about either of these incidents to contact non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.