UPDATE: On October 4, 2015, an arrest was made in reference to the incident that occurred Friday, October 2, 2015 in the Town of Cape Charles, specifically in Central Park. A full press release will be issued.
Cape Charles Police report that a sexual assault and robbery occurred in Central Park around 5:00 pm on Friday. The assailant was armed, and forced a woman riding a bicycle into a ‘secured’ area. We have been unable to determine where the ‘secured’ area is, but is presumed to be either the new restrooms, or possibly behind the dumpster. The fact that this assault occurred in the vicinity of the newly opened apartments in the old high school, and could have involved the public restrooms, the Police should request surveillance tapes from Cape Charles Lofts (old school apartments); if the suspect fled or entered the park from the northeast, it should be on the camera footage.
Police alert with description of assailent and event below:
On Friday, October 2, 2015, at approximately 1722 hours, the Northampton County Sheriff Office Dispatch Center received a call of an assault that just occurred in the area of Central Park in the town of Cape Charles. Town of Cape Charles Police Officers responded and made contact with the female victim.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victim was riding a bicycle in Central Park when an armed suspect confronted the victim. The suspect forced the victim to a secure area where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a male Caucasian in his late teens, early twenties. The suspect is approximately 6’ to 6’2” tall, with a pencil thin mustache and straight dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Cape Charles Police Department at (757) 331-3096 or Northampton County Sheriff Office Dispatch Center, Non-Emergency at (757) 678-0458.