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ViCAP Alert

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Case Summary

On Sunday, June 17, 2012, at approximately 2200 hours, a female was sexually assaulted on the shoulder of South Foothills Highway (Highway 93), just south of the Boulder, Colorado, city limits. The victim was lost and had stopped on the highway shoulder to update her GPS. The offender approached her driver’s side window and asked if she was OK. He then ordered her out of the vehicle and displayed a handgun, possibly a compact, black semiautomatic. The suspect forced the victim to move to the backseat of his vehicle, described as a late model Jeep Cherokee or similar vehicle, gray or blue in color with cloth fabric. He then sexually assaulted her. After the assault, the offender ordered the victim out of the car and left her at the side of the road. The suspect last was seen making a U-turn and driving back toward Boulder.

According to the victim, she did not recall seeing the suspect’s vehicle on the shoulder when she first stopped, and she did not see it pull up behind her. The description of the suspect is vague. It is believed that he is a white male, approximately 5’11” in height.

To provide or request additional information, please contact Detective Mark Spurgeon, Boulder County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-3615 or the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) at 800-634-4097 or Contact ViCAP for information on how your agency can obtain access to the ViCAP Web National Crime Database and view this case.


August 2012 LEB portlet

Table of Contents

Back to the Cover

False Allegations of Adult Crimes
Investigators should learn to detect these offenses, which waste law enforcement resources and impact communities.
By James McNamara and Jennifer Lawrence

Leadership Spotlight
Falling Prey to Posturing

Redefining Police Power

ViCAP Alert
Sexual Assault Case

Research Forum
The Attitudes of Police Managers Toward Intelligence-Led Policing

Bulletin Alert
Deployment of Spike Strips

Notable Speech

Qualified Immunity
This doctrine provides important legal protections for officers in the performance of their duties.
By Richard G. Schott

Bulletin Notes

Patch Call

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