Suspect in Lake Oswego assault still at large
A Lake Oswego resident who was victim to a brutal assault July 30 is recovering from serious injuries at a local hospital, and police have released a description of the suspect.
In a release on the city's website, police said that around 11 p.m. that Thursday, a 74-year-old woman had just picked up a package from her porch near the 2600 block of South Shore Boulevard when she was "brutally assaulted" in her garage by an unknown person.
Nothing was stolen, LOPD Sgt. Tom Hamann said.
"We're just really fortunate that her husband found her as soon as he did and summoned help, and that she is continuing to improve," Hamann said. "This could have been a lot worse."
The suspect is said to be a white 25- to 35-year-old with tan skin and long, brown and curly hair. Police said she stands roughly 5 feet, 6 inches, and is 130 pounds with a slender build. The suspect was described wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt and khaki pants, according to police.
"The suspect may have been in the area for five or six days prior to the assault, so police are asking that anyone who may have video or information about someone matching this description anywhere in Lake Oswego [to] please call the Lake Oswego Police Department at 503-635-0238," the release read.
Hamann could not comment on why they think the suspect may have been in the area prior to the assault.
So far, the police have received a number of tips they are following up on.
"While it's always a scary incident any time it's a stranger assault ... it's important for people to remember that that type of incident is extremely rare here in town," said Hamann. "It's important to keep it in perspective."
He added that it's nothing the community should be panicked about, but people should be aware of their surroundings, have their porch lights on and know that security systems are an important tool.
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