WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A man suspected in at least one of a series of sexual batteries of female joggers running along the popular Iron Horse Trail has surrendered to East Bay Regional Park District Police, authorities announced Wednesday.
Regional Park police had released a photo of the suspect last week and asked for the public’s help in locating him.READ MORE: Hertl’s Hat Trick Leads Sharks Past Flames, 5-3
The batteries have occurred between March and June on the Trail near the intersection of Jones Rd. and Treat Blvd. between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.READ MORE: COVID: High Demand For Vaccines, Boosters Strains Staffing At San Mateo Clinic
The female joggers in these cases were recreating on the trail when they were inappropriately grabbed from behind by a male assailant.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was identified in at least one of the assaults. An arrest warrant was issued and the suspect had turned himself in to East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Investigators Wednesday morning.MORE NEWS: Firm Once Owned By 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli To Pay $40 Million To Settle Price Gouging Lawsuit
He has been booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. The investigation remains active. If you have been a victim of a sexual battery while jogging on the trail, please contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department at 510-881-1833.