Milwaukee Police believe they have identified the suspect responsible for an attempted sexual assault that happened in the 3000 block of N. Bremen at about 7 p.m. on December 12. A 25-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect forced her into a small park and attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect stuck the victim several times when she resisted him, and he fled when the victim screamed. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. While this is the only assault reported in this neighborhood, Milwaukee Police are investigating whether it is connected to other sexual assaults that have happened over the past several months on Milwaukee’s north side. Officers are currently seeking the suspect.
UPDATE (9:40 a.m. on 12/15/14): The Milwaukee Police Department arrested a sexual assault suspect just before midnight on December 15 in the 2900 block of N. 6th Street. We are investigating whether the man is responsible for the December 12 attempted sexual assault in the 3000 block of N. Bremen Street and other sexual assaults on Milwaukee’s north side. We will continue to update you as the investigation progresses.
UPDATE (10:30 a.m. on 12/17/14): MPD’s investigation is ongoing but we now believe the sexual assault suspect arrested on December 14 is responsible for several sexual assaults on Milwaukee’s North Side. We are still determining whether he is responsible for the December 12 attempted sexual assault that took place in the 3000 block of N. Bremen Street. More investigating, including DNA testing and interviews, needs to be done to determine which assaults he is responsible for. Women in the Riverwest area should continue to be aware of their surroundings while walking in the neighborhood and should report any suspicious behavior to MPD. This is a very active investigation and updates will be provided when available.